Kissin Time

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Kissin Time
Marianne Faithfull - Kissin Time.jpg
Studio album by
Marianne Faithfull
ReleasedMarch 4, 2002
Length44:28
LabelVirgin, Hut Recordings
ProducerBilly Corgan, Beck, Jarvis Cocker, Étienne Daho, Ben Hillier, Tony Hoffer, Steve Mackey, Barry Reynolds, Dave Stewart, Les Valentins

Kissin Time is the sixteenth album by British musician Marianne Faithfull. It featured three songs (co-)written and/or performed by Billy Corgan, in addition to recording, production and mixing. The Smashing Pumpkins personnel Howard Willing (pre-production), Bjorn Thorsrud (mixing, recording) and Matt Walker (drumming) also contributed. Other artists featured on the album include Beck, Blur and Pulp.

AllMusic gave the album four out of five stars, calling it "another raise of the bar" for Faithfull, noting that it was Billy Corgan "who gets the highest marks here for capturing Faithfull's dominant strengths … the pace of her delivery, and the dynamic her lyrics demand."[1]

Tracks of interest[edit | edit source]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
4."I'm on Fire" (co-sung by Corgan)Billy Corgan, Marianne Faithfull5:11
5."Wherever I Go"Billy Corgan4:26
11."Something Good" (cover of I'm into Something Good)Gerry Goffin, Carole King3:23

Personnel[edit | edit source]

  • Billy Corgan
    • Vocals – "I'm on Fire"
    • Guitar, bass, piano/keyboards, programming/sequencing, production, mixing, recording – "I'm on Fire", "Wherever I Go", "Something Good"
    • Songwriting – "I'm on Fire", "Wherever I Go"
  • Bjorn Thorsrud – mixing/recording ("I'm on Fire", "Wherever I Go", "Something Good")
  • Howard Willing – pre-production ("I'm on Fire", "Wherever I Go", "Something Good")
  • Marianne Faithfull – lead vocals ("I'm on Fire", "Wherever I Go", "Something Good")
  • Matt Walker – drums ("I'm on Fire")

Release history[edit | edit source]

Released Label Catalog ID Format Country Discogs MusicBrainz
March 4, 2002 Hut Recordings CDHUT71 CD UK & Europe 3139736 8eac9acb-0ab1-418c-909c-ccf8f1280e29 [1]
August 13, 2002 Virgin 7243 8 12009 2 6 CD US 2210096 f8e1f86b-e38f-4bb4-88a3-fca6e23e04ae [1]

More releases: DiscogsMusicBrainz

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jurerk, Thom. "Kissin' Time – Marianne Faithfull". AllMusic. Retrieved March 4, 2021.

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