Island Years

The Island Years

by John Cale
     
 
This double CD combines all three of John Cale's mid-'70s Island albums (Fear, Slow Dazzle, and Helen of Troy) into one package, with the addition of some interesting bonus tracks: outtakes from Slow Dazzle and Helen of Troy, the B-side "Sylvia Said," "Leaving It up to You" (which

Overview

This double CD combines all three of John Cale's mid-'70s Island albums (Fear, Slow Dazzle, and Helen of Troy) into one package, with the addition of some interesting bonus tracks: outtakes from Slow Dazzle and Helen of Troy, the B-side "Sylvia Said," "Leaving It up to You" (which only appeared on early copies of Helen of Troy before "Coral Moon" took its place), and "Mary Lou" (from the 1977 Guts compilation). This was undeniably one of Cale's most fertile periods. There is also no other body of work from the mid-'70s with such a confluence of listenable FM radio-ready tunes and sneaky, at times subversive experimentation, its eclecticism encompassing art rock, macabre recitations, and Beach Boy pastiches.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/30/1996
Label:
Ume Imports
UPC:
0731452423528
catalogNumber:
524235
Rank:
108140

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Fear Is a Man's Best Friend
  2. Buffalo Ballet
  3. Barracuda
  4. Emily
  5. Ship of Fools
  6. Gun
  7. The Man Who Couldn't Afford to Orgy
  8. You Know More Than I Know
  9. Momamma Scuba
  10. Sylvia Said
  11. All I Want Is You
  12. Bamboo Floor
  13. Mr. Wilson
  14. Taking It All Away
  15. Dirty Ass Rock 'N' Roll
  16. Darling I Need You
  17. Rollaroll

Disc 2

  1. Heartbreak Hotel
  2. Ski Patrol
  3. I'm Not the Loving Kind
  4. Guts
  5. The Jeweller
  6. My Maria
  7. Helen of Troy
  8. China Sea
  9. Engine
  10. Save Us
  11. Cable Hogue
  12. (I Keep A) Close Watch
  13. Pablo Picasso
  14. Leaving It up to You
  15. Baby, What Do You Want Me to Do?
  16. Sudden Death
  17. You & Me
  18. Coral Moon
  19. Mary Lou

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Cale   Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Clavinet
Geoff Muldaur   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Phil Collins   Drums
Phil Manzanera   Guitar,Slide Guitar
Richard Thompson   Guitar,Slide Guitar
John Wood   Synthesizer
Judy Nylon   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Chris Spedding   Guitar
Bryn Haworth   Slide Guitar
Trevor Burton   Bass
Tony Carr   Percussion
Doreen Chanter   Synthesizer,Background Vocals,Girl's Choir
Irene Chanter   Synthesizer,Background Vocals,Girl's Choir
Gerry Conway   Drums
Michael Desmarais   Drums
Timi Donald   Drums
Pat Donaldson   Bass
Brian Eno   Synthesizer
Andy Mackay   Saxophone
Keith Smart   Drums
Barry St. John   Background Vocals
Liza Strike   Synthesizer,Background Vocals,Girl's Choir
Brian Turrington   Bass
Archie Legget   Bass
Alan Courtney   Background Vocals
Fred Smith   Drums
Raymond Duffy   Drums
Fred E. Smith   Drums
Chris E. Thomas   Violin,Keyboards,Electric Piano

Technical Credits

John Cale   Arranger,Producer
Phil Manzanera   Executive Producer
John Wood   Engineer,Executive Producer
Hugh Brown   Cover Photo
Ben Edmonds   Liner Notes,Essay
Brian Eno   Executive Producer
Victor Gamm   Engineer
Robert Kirby   String Arrangements,Choir Arrangement
Geoff Gans   Art Direction

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