Seducing Down the Door: A Collection 1970-1990

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All Music Guide
The range of John Cale's work can be shocking: it's hard to believe that the piano duets with minimalist composer Terry Riley on Church of Anthrax, the lush orchestral pop of Paris 1919, and the raucous, dissonant guitar rock of "Gun" and the rest of Fear are all the work of the same man, much less that they were all released within a four-year span. The well-chosen 38-track, two-and-a-half-hour double-CD/cassette anthology Seducing Down the Door does nothing to reconcile the apparent musical contradictions in Cale's classical-to-punk sensibility, but it does bring coherence and consolidation to a recording career that, spread across a multitude of labels and plagued by popular indifference, has been difficult to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
The range of John Cale's work can be shocking: it's hard to believe that the piano duets with minimalist composer Terry Riley on Church of Anthrax, the lush orchestral pop of Paris 1919, and the raucous, dissonant guitar rock of "Gun" and the rest of Fear are all the work of the same man, much less that they were all released within a four-year span. The well-chosen 38-track, two-and-a-half-hour double-CD/cassette anthology Seducing Down the Door does nothing to reconcile the apparent musical contradictions in Cale's classical-to-punk sensibility, but it does bring coherence and consolidation to a recording career that, spread across a multitude of labels and plagued by popular indifference, has been difficult to grasp as a whole. ~ William Ruhlmannn
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/19/1994
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227168520
  • Catalog Number: 71685

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Protege
  2. 2 Big White Cloud
  3. 3 Amsterdam
  4. 4 Days of Steam
  5. 5 Temper
  6. 6 Dixieland and Dixie
  7. 7 Child's Christmas in Wales
  8. 8 Paris 1919
  9. 9 Andalucia
  10. 10 Fear Is a Man's Best Friend
  11. 11 Gun
  12. 12 (I Keep A) Close Watch
  13. 13 Heartbreak Hotel
  14. 14 Dirty-Ass Rock 'N' Roll
  15. 15 Guts
  16. 16 The Jeweller
  17. 17 Pablo Picasso
  18. 18 Leaving It up to You
  19. 19 Coral Moon
  20. 20 Memphis
Disc 2
  1. 1 Jack the Ripper
  2. 2 Hedda Gabler
  3. 3 Walkin' the Dog
  4. 4 Dead or Alive
  5. 5 Strange Times in Casablanca
  6. 6 Taking Your Life in Your Hands
  7. 7 Thoughtless Kind
  8. 8 Chinese Envoy
  9. 9 Caribbean Sunset
  10. 10 Waiting for the Man
  11. 11 Ooh la La
  12. 12 Everytime the Dogs Bark
  13. 13 Dying on the Vine
  14. 14 The Soul of Carmen Miranda
  15. 15 One Word
  16. 16 Cordoba
  17. 17 Trouble with Classicists
  18. 18 Faces and Names
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Cale Primary Artist, Organ, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Conductor, Harmonium, Harpsichord, Keyboards, Viola, Vocals, Clavinet
Geoff Muldaur Vocal Harmony
Terry Riley Organ, Piano, Soprano Saxophone
Phil Collins Drums
Garland Jeffreys Guitar, Background Vocals
Phil Manzanera Guitar
Lou Reed Track Performer
Chris Spedding Guitar
Lowell George Guitar
Jim Keltner Drums
Bobby Gregg Drums
Jimmy Bain Bass
Bruce Brody Moog Synthesizer
Harvey Brooks Bass
Doreen Chanter Background Vocals
Irene Chanter Background Vocals
Bobby Colomby Drums
Gerry Conway Drums
Ernie Coralla Guitar
Kevin Currie Drums
Timi Donald Drums
Pat Donaldson Bass
Brian Eno Synthesizer, Track Performer
Wilton Felder Bass
Ritchie Fliegler Guitar
Richie Hayward Drums
Sanford Konikoff Drums
Sturgis Nikides Guitar
Bill Payne Keyboards
Liza Strike Background Vocals
Stan Szelest Keyboards
Archie Legget Bass
Chris Thomas Violin, Electric Piano, Tambourine
Fred Smith Drums
Technical Credits
Hoyt Axton Composer
John Cale Arranger, Composer, Producer
Elvis Presley Composer
Lou Reed Composer
Lowell George Contributor
Ken Perry Remastering
Brian Eno Composer
Bill Inglot Remastering
John McClure Producer
Lewis Merenstein Producer
Gary Peterson Discographical Annotation
Ted Templeman Producer
U.C.L.A. Orchestra Contributor
Barry Alfonso Liner Notes
Geoff Gans Art Direction
Chris Thomas Producer
Tommy Durden Composer
Larry Sloman Composer
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