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Broken English is a 1979 album by singer Marianne Faithfull. It is often cited as Faithfull's definitive recording; Faithfull herself describes it in her autobiography as "the masterpiece". The album contains some of her most famous songs, including the title track and "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan", and was notable for the controversy surrounding the final number "Why D'Ya Do It".

Track listing

  1. "Broken English" (Marianne Faithfull, Barry Reynolds, Joe Mavety, Steve York, Terry Stannard) – 4:35
  2. "Witches' Song" (Faithfull, Reynolds, Mavety, York, Stannard) – 4:43
  3. "Brain Drain" (Ben Brierley, Tim Hardin) – 4:13
  4. "Guilt" (Reynolds) – 5:05
  5. "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan" (Shel Silverstein) – 4:09
  6. "What's the Hurry" (Joe Mavety) – 3:05
  7. "Working Class Hero" (John Lennon) – 4:40
  8. "Why D'Ya Do It" (Heathcote Williams, Reynolds, Mavety, York, Stannard, Faithfull) – 6:45
    • Original Australian pressings omitted this track for a bonus 7" of the extended version of "Broken English". However, "Why D'Ya Do It" was included on the Australian re-issue of the album, which was re-released on Island in 1988.




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