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on 24 August 2017
This is good but she does have a knack of making every song sound more or less the same; and has anyone else noticed how, if you don't know who is singing, this could be fellow Island-er, Grace Jones? Not just the voice but the delivery, the beat and the arrangements...
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on 20 May 2017
Marianne faithful is a force with in her self , she sings great songs with feeling and emotion .
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on 24 August 2016
I have two early Marianne Faithful 12 inch albums which I really like. Her style has changed considerably and, for me, for the worse
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on 2 March 2017
An excellent album. I am only just discovering Marianne Faithfull, having only previously known the single Broken English. She has a unique sound and her style of music varies. No fillers on here.
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on 12 January 2009
I've played this album, on vinyl, until destruction! Now on CD and wearing better (almost, that is.....what they say about vinyl IS true!) I continue to listen to Miss Faithfull's haunting voice.....and will do, always!
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on 31 October 2015
Very nice.
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on 28 June 2013
Marianne's singing is very addictive,I love her voice,you get the feeling she is there with you to share everything in her life....what a woman!
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on 18 February 2013
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TOP 100 REVIEWERon 4 May 2015
Two years after the critically acclaimed, completely unexpected masterpiece that was the Broken English album, Marianne Faithfull followed it up with her second album on the Island label, and what an album!

1981's 'Dangerous Acquaintances' was more accessible, radio-friendly, and even in some ways, superior (in my opinion) to 'Broken English'. It's certainly easily a strong contender for the title of her best record of the 1980s in terms of commercial value. Once again, we heard Marianne, as a result of all the drink and drug taking (the latter of which she still wasn't completely free of at the time), with her 'new' voice, playing the powerful rock chick, and singing a strong set of synth-pop/rock songs, most of which could easily have been hits. Although I'm an avid fan, I honestly don't believe there to be any fillers amongst the nine, mostly-autobiographical tracks, seven of which were co-written by Marianne herself.

'Sweetheart' and 'For Beauty' Sake' are both upbeat numbers with killer hooks that have 'eighties' written all over them. Despite their inclusion (as well as the sassy 'Eye Communication'), this is a record of mostly mellow songs. The confessional and gorgeous 'Intrigue' is my favourite number here, followed by 'Tenderness', and the aptly named 'So Sad'. The lyrics of 'Strange One' are about a former boyfriend who cheated on her with another man, and the slow-burning closer 'Truth, Bitter Truth', which is sang with the utmost sincerity, a very important quality that Marianne has always had, both as a live, and recording artiste, is an absolute gem, devastating in it's frank lyrics of a life lost, and deep personal unhappiness.

Although what we have here is an instantly addictive album, 'Dangerous Acquaintances' is, nevertheless, something of a lost-classic, though it did manage to peak at a respectable no.45, the highest chart position she had had in Britain since the 1960s, and ever since, but if you're a fan of her, you must hear it. Also, just look at the cover photograph of our goddess - what a beautiful, photogenic woman she was, and at nearly 70, she still is!
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on 10 March 2011
This superb album, the 2nd in a trilogy on Island Records, has long languished in the long shadow cast by its immediate predecessor 'Broken English' but for many it is 'Dangerous Acquaintances' that ranks as arguably the most brilliantly realised collection of the lady's career. It certainly lacks the shock value of 'Broken English' but the sheer quality of what's on offer here is simply staggering. This is Marianne's inner confessional & is a riveting listening experience from start to finish. Island re-issued this & its successor 'A Child's Adventure' on CD at the turn of 1994/95 without any publicity as I recall & I was fortunate to snap the pair up before they quickly disappeared from the racks. On the grounds that 'Dangerous Acquaintances' is one of the greatest albums ever released by Island I was expecting it to figure in the label's high-profile anniversary re-releases of a couple of years ago, but there was no sight of it. Now Island is one of my favourite labels but it seems that those who now own its back catalogue remain woefully ignorant of this exquisite work of recording art. This is the hidden jewel in Marianne's impressive repertoire & the passage of time has done nothing to diminish its appeal. This is the one to track down & cherish. It really is THAT good.
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