John Cale Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Similar to John Cale:
Nico, The Modern Lovers, Television, Big Star, Wire, The Fall, Tim Buckley, Scott Walker, Suicide, Jonathan Richman, Lee Hazlewood, The Feelies
An interesting move here from John Cale, who is simultaneously re-releasing and re-interpreting his 1982 album Music For A New Society. The new version, M:FANS, is unlikely to be confused with the original, as it is laden with very modern electronic production, often coming through as a weird kind of R&B. This 2CD release has both versions. On Domino.
Kevin Ayers - John Cale - Eno - Nico
June 1, 1974
Some A&R guy at Island Records suggested that Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Eno and Nico, a real bunch of musical mavericks, get together for a gig in an attempt to promote Island as a rock label. All four artists had recently signed with the label and had released, or were about to release, their own albums. It happened, as the title suggests, on June 1, 1974. The album features some key performances from Cale, Eno and Nico on side one, whilst side two is entirely performed by Kevin Ayers. As an additional garnish to the already stellar cast, Mike Oldfield plays bass and Robert Wyatt plays drums. Limited edition reissue of 1000 copies on Island.
- Vinyl LP (8435395502488)
- Limited edition
This unique collaboration was originally released in 1971 and saw Cale (fresh from his ground-breaking work as a member of the Velvet Underground and now finding his feet as a solo artist) and Riley (noted for his highly influential works “In C” and “A Rainbow in Curved Air”) create a work of atmosphere and uniqueness. All instrumental, with the exception of the song “The Soul of Patrick Lee”, “Church of Anthrax” was the perfect melding of the experimental genius of two unique musicians. Hard to catagorise, the album was recorded a year prior to its release by Columbia in February 1971 and actually preceded Cale’s first solo album.
Fragments Of A Rainy Season captures John Cale live and musically stripped back to the bare bones. It was originally released in 1992. The album features tracks from John Cale’s classic albums such as Fear and Paris 1919, but it is perhaps most notable for his cover of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. It is John Cale’s version that inspired Jeff Buckley to make it the centrepiece to his Grace album.
An interesting move here from John Cale, who is simultaneously re-releasing his 1982 album Music For A New Society and producing a wholly new version, M:FANS. This vinyl release of the original album includes an additional 3 bonus tracks that were previously unreleased. LP with download code on Domino.
An interesting move here from John Cale, who is simultaneously re-releasing and re-interpreting his 1982 album Music For A New Society. This new version, M:FANS, is unlikely to be confused with the original, as it is laden with very modern electronic production, often coming through as a weird kind of R&B. What a bold move. 2LP on Double Six.
Ex-Velvets member and founded John Cale used 'The Academy In Peril' to think outside of the punk rock box and make music informed by classical and instrumental compositions. It answers a fundamental question of life: what would it be like if John Cale played with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra? 'The Academy In Peril' plays high and low at the same time, fusing more conventional rock music with subtle orchestral arrangements. Cale is joined by a bunch of old rockers, including the Rolling Stones' Ron Wood, who turns up to play guitar.
Legs Larry At Television Centre
The Academy In Peril
Days Of Steam
Capt. Morgan's Lament
Lou Reed, John Cale and Nico
By 1972, this configuration of Velvet Underground were a distant memory, but they got it together for a one-off show at the Bataclan club in Paris. Some wise soul recorded the whole thing off of the soundboard, capturing these classics played in a largely acoustic setting. Its back on vinyl here with a couple of extra rehearsal cuts and some new liners.
- Vinyl Double LP (DS047LPX)
- Vinyl Double LP (DS047LP)
Fear is the first of John Cale’s 3-album mid-1970’s hot-streak, and a very strong example of Cale in dramatic songwriter mode. It is at once stagey (especially when just Cale and the piano), experimental, and a little bit punky. Also features Richard Thompson and Brian Eno! White vinyl reissue, limited to 1000 copies only.