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Marianne Faithfull: Child's Adventure (Island)

Penny Reel, New Musical Express, 5 February 1983

THE NEOPSYCHE portrayed in the skirmishes related here is quite that which an unprejudiced layman – having perhaps some passing memory of tears gone by – might anticipate of Marianne Faithfull. A damaged frailty is seen the recurring testament, nor is the general view of her as "Jagger's slag" repudiated by her air of offhand, disreputable ill care.

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