" I WENT OUT WALKING THROUGH STREETS PAVED WITH GOLD " 
A PERFECT STRANGER

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 Release Date October 27, 1998
 Artist Marianne Faithfull
 Record Label Island Records
 Singles With U2 None
 Promotional Releases Not Available
 TRACKS FEATURING U2
Bono and the Edge wrote the song "Conversation on a Barstool" for Marianne Faithfull.
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics)
Disc One:
  • Broken English (4:36)
  • Witches' Song (4:44)
  • Guilt (5:10)
  • The Ballad of Lucy Jordan (4:10)
  • Working Class Hero (4:42)
  • Why D'Ya Do It (6:43)
  • Sister Morphine (6:07)
  • Sweetheart (3:17)
  • Intrigue (4:32)
  • For Beauty's Sake (3:32)
  • So Sad (4:31)
  • Truth, Bitter Truth (7:22)
  • The Blue Millionaire (12" Version) (8:23)
  • Falling From Grace (3:54)
  • Running for Our Lives (4:43)
Disc Two:
  • Ballad of the Soldier's Wife (4:25)
  • Trouble in Mind (The Return) (4:23)
  • Boulevard of Broken Dreams (3:07)
  • Yesterdays (5:20)
  • Strange Weather (4:15)
  • Gloomy Sunday (3:13)
  • Hello Stranger (2:31)
  • As Tears Go By (3:47)
  • A Perfect Stranger (4:49)
  • Conversation on a Barstool (4:18)
  • A Waste of Time (5:04)
  • Isolation (3:13)
  • Blazing Away (4:13)
  • When I find my Life (Live) (3:01)
  • Time's Square (Live) (4:37)
  • Ghost Dance (3:45)
  • Sleep (3:36)
  • Love in the Afternoon (3:31)
  • Bored by Dreams (3:09)
  • She (3:23)
LINER NOTES
Conversation on a Barstool: Written by Bono.  Vocals by Marianne Faithfull.  Bass: Fernando Saunders. Guitar: Bill Frisell.  Produced by Hal Wilner and Fernando Saunders. Recorded February, 1998 by Joe Ferla at RPM Studios, New York.
OTHER NOTES
Bono and the Edge wrote "Conversation on a Barstool" specifically for Marianne Faithfull although this release only lists Bono as the writer.  Although Faithfull had performed it live in concert throughout the 1990s, she had never released a studio version of the song until this 1998 compilation.  Both Hazel O'Connor and Annie Ross had recorded this song before this release of Marianne Faithfull's.  This version by Faithfull is a gorgeous recording of the song.

This retrospective of Faithfull's career was released to coincide with Island Records' 40th Anniversary.  And this particular recording would see the inclusion of Bill Frisell on guitar and Hal Wilner producing, both names who would turn up again on the Million Dollar Hotel soundtrack as part of the Million Dollar Hotel band.

RELATED RELEASES
  • Hazel O'Connor recorded "Conversation on a Barstool" on her Private Wars album.
  • Annie Ross recorded "Conversation on a Barstool" for the Short Cuts Soundtrack album.
CATALOG INFORMATION
 5" CD:
 USA Pressing, 314 524 579-2
Label: Island Records
UPC: 7 31452 45792 9
Package: Slimline Double Jewel
Matrix A: 314 524 5802 01!
Matrix B: 314 524 5812 01%
Catalog Information:
UK, Island, 524 579-2 USA, Island, 314 524 579-2
Track Listing:
As listed above.
Further Information:
More information on international pressings welcome.
Other Images:
Disc pictured above is the second disc of the set (the one with the U2 related track)
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