Marianne Faithfull collaborated with a number of fellow rock luminaries to create her forthcoming, new album, Give My Love to London. Roger Waters, Nick Cave, Steve Earle, Anna Calvi, Pat Leonard and Tom McRae all wrote music, to which Faithfull supplied lyrics, Pitchfork reports.
Her backing band on the album includes Ed Harcourt, Portishead's Adrian Utley, and the album's producers, Rob Ellis and Dimitri Tikovoi. Members of Cave's backing band, the Bad Seeds – Warren Ellis and Jim Sclavunos – made special guest appearances on the album as well. The record is due out in September.
In addition to planning her album release and lining up a world tour for the fall, Faithfull will publish a book of photos of herself from throughout her career along with commentary she wrote herself. The tome, Marianne Faithfull: A Life on Record, will come out in October.
Over the past 15 years, Faithfull has teamed with a number of notable musicians for her records. Waters and Emmylou Harris guested on her 1999 album Vagabond Ways, which featured her recording of the otherwise unreleased Elton John–Bernie Taupin collaboration "For Wanting You" and Waters' "Incarceration of a Flower Child," a song the bassist had written for but did not record with Pink Floyd in 1968. In 2003, she worked with Beck, Billy Corgan, Pulp, Blur and Eurythmics' Dave Stewart. She also collaborated with Cave on her 2005 album, Before the Poison, which also featured musical contributions from PJ Harvey, Blur's Damon Albarn and producer Jon Brion.