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.
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.
Hazel O'Connor recorded "Conversation on a Barstool" on her Private