When Jean-Luc Goddard filmed a British pop video

Lovely a capella singing, a little too much vibrato.

marianne faithfull

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  • A magnificent piece of 1960s chic. The framing, the colours and the reflective mood are perfect – like an aria from a Handel opera.

    I do hope Norman Tebbitt was tuning in.

  • Ah, the young Marianne – beautiful… catch another lovely early performance of hers (“Something Better”) in the Rolling Stones’ legendary long-unreleased December 1968 TV special “Rock ‘n’ Circus” (and then why not also check out the bonus features of that DVD for one of the last-ever public appearances by the late Julius Katchen, playing de Falla’s “Ritual Fire Dance” and a little Mozart for the assembled rock denizens of the day to lap up, which they did, most appreciatively – outtakes that never made it to the main film – he died from cancer just four months later, aged 42). … Those early songs of hers were a long, long way from the unsettling darkness of her classic “Broken English” a decade and a half later, but that’s another story.

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