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Listen to New Roger Waters Song on Marianne Faithfull’s New Album

Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull
Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull

As previously reported, Roger Waters wrote a new song for Marianne Faithfull’s new album which is due out next month in September 2014.

The song is called Sparrows Will Sing and you can now listen to the new song below courtesy of Marianne’s YouTube channel.

In addition to the new album from Marianne, she will also be touring for twelve months so look out for that news.

You may also want to listen to another song Roger wrote for Marianne released in 1968 called Incarceration of a Flower Child. Enjoy.

Don’t forget also that Roger Waters is also working on a new album and we live in hope that there will be some news to share with you sometime soon. David Gilmour also has a new album that is being worked on which could be released in 2015 and Pink Floyd also have an offering in the form of The Endless River which features repurposed sessions material back from 1993/1994 from around the time of The Division Bell sessions.

New Roger Waters Song on Marianne Faithfull’s Forthcoming Album

Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull
Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull

Pink Floyd co-founder and principal songwriter Roger Waters has penned a new song for Marianne Faithfull’s new album Give My Love to London.

The album will be released in September 2014 and does not feature Roger Waters performing as a musician. Some will be disappointed by that, others less so.

The new album also features music contributions from Nick Cave, Steve Earle, Anna Calvi, Pat Leonard and Tom McRae, to which Faithfull supplied lyrics.

The backing band is made up of Warren Ellis and Tikovoi along with Portishead’s Adrian Utley and Ed Harcourt. Warren Ellis and Jim Sclavunos of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds are featured as special guests.

Mick Jagger Marianne Faithfull
Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull

This is the second song Roger has let Marianne record – she did a recording of the 1968 Roger Waters song Incarceration of a Flower Child, which is assumed to be written about the late Syd Barrett. It’s very obviously a Roger Waters song and was produced by him too.

I guess people are wondering where on earth Roger Waters new album is up to. He has said fairly recently that he is working on one. Then there is also The Wall Live DVD from his 2010 to 2012 tour which people are eagerly anticipating.

Those Pink Floyd bunch certainly do like to keep us fans waiting don’t they? Talking of which, The Division Bell 20th Anniversary box set will be released soon so expect a full review of the contents of that glorious box in the next couple of weeks. Then there is David Gilmour’s new album and possibility of a tour…

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Read more on this story from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and NME. Or have a listen to some more Marianne Faithfull…