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  • Fragments Of A Rainy Season Fragments Of A Rainy Season Quick View

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    Fragments Of A Rainy Season

    Fragments Of A Rainy Season is the first live John Cale album to feature him performing solo and "unplugged" - before that term became a mid-'90s buzzword. In contrast to the jaundiced punk truculence of Sabotage/Live (1979) or Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1986), Fragments gives us Cale at his most melodic and moving, a mellowed and certainly a soberer man in a Yamamoto jacket and a lopsided haircut running through a selection of his prettiest songs.


    The album features incredible versions of 'Paris 1919,' 'Dying On The Vine,' 'Chinese Envoy,' cover versions of the Elvis classic 'Heartbreak Hotel,' his devastating treatment of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' and a suite of Dylan Thomas' works 'On A Wedding Anniversary,' 'Lie Still, Sleep Becalmed' and 'Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night.'

    LP 1
    1. On A Wedding Anniversary
    2. Lie Still, Sleep Becalmed
    3. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
    4. Cordoba
    5. Buffalo Ballet
    6. A Child's Christmas In Wales
    7. Darling I Need You
    8. Guts
    9. Ship Of Fools
    10. Leaving It Up To You


    LP 2
    1. The Ballad Of Cable Hogue
    2. Chinese Envoy
    3. Dying On The Vine
    4. Fear (Is A Man's Best Friend)
    5. Heartbreak Hotel
    6. Style It Takes
    7. Paris 1919
    8. (I Keep A) Close Watch
    9. Thoughtless Kind
    10. Hallelujah

    John Cale
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    M:FANS

    Over 50 years in the business of Contemporary Music and John Cale remains as active and
    unpredictable as ever; is there a more restless and ruminating spark of an artist, who, at the age of
    73, admits he still goes to the studio every day and writes? From classical roots as a precociously
    gifted Welsh boy to modern-classical experiments in New York, that lead to co-founding The Velvet
    Underground, Cale has filtered that mindset through singer-songwriter, proto-punk and post-punk
    prisms. His endless fascination has kept us endlessly fascinated, as Cale has consistently created
    new fissions, including the digital advances of the day, absorbed by hip hop as much as conventional
    songwriting.


    Which is where we find Cale at this precise moment, with not just the re-mastered version of one of his
    most unique and lauded solo records, the 1982 masterpiece Music For A New Society, but a complete
    new reworking of the album under the title M:FANS, a record that explores the relationship between
    old and new, in terms of the sound and vision, and Cale's memories of the experience, in terms of his
    life, and the recording. M: FANS ends with "Back To The End", a previously unfinished outtake that Cale
    rediscovered among the original tapes, whose haunting spectral mood matches anything on the 1982
    record. (This version retains Cale's original vocal and piano while adding viola). Back and forth M:FANS
    goes, sampling the original, while creating brand new soundscapes, giving Cale the opportunity for
    closure on one of the most testing eras of his life, and a way to keep moving forward.


    Music For A New Society had a fraught birth, to say the least. With Cale having folded his Spy label
    imprint into Michael Zilkha's Ze Records, and retired his band for a run of solo concerts, Zilkha proposed
    an album to capture this new phase. Rising to the challenge - "a very good one" - Cale created a brief
    for the exercise; to only allow himself the ten days booked in the studio to complete the record, and to
    only set the tape rolling when he was ready to improvise. Cale once recalled the recording process as,
    "like method acting. Madness. Excruciating. I just let myself go. It became a kind of therapy, a personal
    exorcism." But that fed into the album's extreme qualities; its nerve-shredding raw intimacy, its fractured,
    anguished beauty.


    "Close Watch" is one of the most radical of M: FANS tracks - it's now a spectral trance-duet that features
    Amber Coffman of the Dirty Projectors, a band Cale has long admired. The most straightforward ballad
    on the original, "Chinese Envoy" is even more radical, "which is so refreshing, I'd done it so many times
    as a ballad. It's a happier song the way it is now, but it doesn't offend the sensibility of the song." I think
    the tracks have benefited from being given more attention this time. I was really rushing through things
    the first time.


    In 1982, Music For A New Society sounded exactly like its title: something futuristic, a new kind of
    songwriting exercise. In 2015, M:FANS is exactly that too, full of electrical crackle and disturbed
    frequencies, a different kind of dystopian future awaits. John Cale forages on; it's the only way he knows
    how.

    1. Prelude
    2. If You Were Still Around
    3. Taking Your Life In Your Hands
    4. Thoughtless Kind
    5. Sanctus (Sanities Mix)
    6. Broken Bird
    7. Chinese Envoy
    8. Changes Made
    9. Library of Force (feat. Man In The Book Excerpt)
    10. Close Watch
    11. If You Were Still Around (Choir Reprise)
    12. Back To The End
    John Cale
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  • At The End Of Cole Ave - 1st Night At The End Of Cole Ave - 1st Night Quick View

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    At The End Of Cole Ave - 1st Night

    The Velvet Underground were arguably at their live peak in late 1969. Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, Maureen Tucker, and Doug Yule (who'd replaced John Cale a full year previously) had developed into a sensationally tight and adventurous quartet, and this show - the first of two recorded on consecutive nights before a tiny audience in Dallas, Texas - is unquestionably one of the finest surviving documents of them in performance.
    LP1
    1. It's Just Too Much
    2. Waiting For The Man
    3. I Can't Stand It
    4. I'm Set Free
    5. Beginning to See The Light
    6. The Ocean
    7. Venus In Furs
    8. What Goes On
    9. Heroin


    LP2
    1. I'll Be Your Mirror
    2. Femme Fatale
    3. Pale Blue Eyes
    4. Candy Says
    5. Jesus
    6. That's The Story Of My Life
    7. I Found A Reason
    8. Sunday Morning
    9. After Hours
    10. Jam

    Velvet Underground
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    Fear

    Nearly five years into his solo career, Velvet Underground alum John Cale headed to the studio to reinvent himself yet again in 1974. The result, Fear, became the first of a trio of eclectic albums all released in a period spanning just inside 14 months for Island Records. On this, his fourth solo release and first collaboration with Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera and Brian Eno, Cale changes form with every composition.


    Back on domestic vinyl for the first time in decades, this RTI-pressed edition of Fear is cut at Mobile Fidelity by in-house engineer Krieg Wunderlich and features stunning sonics. Quiet surfaces, faithful artwork, and the opportunity to hear Cale's incisive fare unfold amidst wide soundstages and black backgrounds-not to mention the intense content within-make this Wax Cathedral LP a must for music aficionados.


    A smooth, textured departure from the clamor of the Velvets but a darker, more rage-filled concoction than Cale's 1973 set Paris 1919, Fear amazes with boundless range. Whether he's channeling the sweet, gentle Doctor Jekyll in symphonic ballads like "Emily and Ship of Fools, sharpening his teeth as the demented Mr. Hyde in the graffiti-strewn city-rock anthem "Gun, or thrilling with morbid joy in Fear is a Man's Best Friend," Cale effortlessly metamorphoses from one persona to the next. The whimsical Man Who Couldn't Afford to Orgy bounces into the earnest, misty You Know Me More than I Know."


    In the background, Manzanera's guitar buzzes and stings as Eno sculpts a changing landscape of textures with his synthesizer. Infused with sarcastic or cynical lyrics, sweeping melodies, and a wide-eyed sense of exploration, Fear spins rage into beauty and back again.


    Cale is a shapeshifter. Listen to him transform.

    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
    John Cale
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    Slow Dazzle

    In 1975, mad scientist and Velvet Underground alum John Cale returned to the lab to record another experiment. Slow Dazzle, his fifth solo album and second collaboration with Roxy Music's Brian Eno and Phil Manzanera, dissects rock and avant-garde, hacks the limbs off of pop and jazz, and fuses the styles together into a limber, impassioned creation.


    Back on domestic vinyl for the first time in decades, this RTI-pressed edition of Slow Dazzle is cut at Mobile Fidelity by in-house engineer Krieg Wunderlich and features stunning sonics. Quiet surfaces, faithful artwork, and the opportunity to hear Cale's incisive fare unfold amidst wide soundstages and black backgrounds-not to mention the emotionally unsettling content within-make this Wax Cathedral LP a must for music aficionados.


    Sometimes jaunty and beer-soaked, sometimes maniacally spitting into the microphone about killing his wife's lover, sometimes despairing, sometimes sweet, Cale holds forth with schizophrenic authority. Manzanera's sordid guitar dirges ambidextrously switch to cheerful riffs as Eno's synthesizer rubber-bands its way through sunshine and smoke-machine fog. Chris Thomas, who recorded with the Beatles and engineered albums for Pink Floyd and the Sex Pistols, throws haunted violin and dissonant electric piano into the formula.


    Whether he's heaping neon sleaze atop earnest surf harmonies in an ode to the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson (Mr. Wilson), lulling you into a blurred, easy-listening trance (Ski Patrol, I'm Not the Loving Kind), or growling a pre-goth era cover of Elvis' Heartbreak Hotel" with mascara-running intensity, Cale delivers an elastic range of artistry. Ditties like "Dirty Ass Rock 'N' Roll" and "Guts" place psychopath tendencies into the body of a catchy pop song, turn up the electricity, twitch, and grab.


    By all means, Cale's experiment was a success. Slow Dazzle is alive.

    1. Mr. Wilson
    2. Taking It All Away
    3. Dirty-Ass Rock 'N' Roll
    4. Darling I Need You
    5. Rollaroll
    6. Heartbreak Hotel
    7. Ski Patrol
    8. I'm Not The Loving Kind
    9. Guts
    10. The Jeweller
    John Cale
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    Helen of Troy

    To his chagrin, John Cale's record label released his unfinished demo tapes while he was busy producing Patti Smith's groundbreaking Horses. But to his surprise, the resulting album, Helen of Troy, is considered the most stylistically cohesive of the eclectic Island Trilogy, the trio of albums Cale recorded for Island Records during the course of 1974-75. Featuring Brian Eno's lithe synthesizer, Phil Collins' expert drumming, and Cale's manic streetwise songwriting, Helen of Troy delivers more sophistication than most final cuts, and cuts deeper in its roughness.


    Back on domestic vinyl for the first time in decades, this RTI-pressed edition of Helen of Troy is cut at Mobile Fidelity by in-house engineer Krieg Wunderlich and features stunning sonics. Quiet surfaces, faithful artwork, and the opportunity to hear Cale's engaging fare unfold amidst wide soundstages and black backgrounds-not to mention the moody content within-make this Wax Cathedral LP a must for music aficionados.


    From the celestial opening strains of My Maria, which sounds in places like a hymn, to the teeth-gnashing Sudden Death, Cale shows us heaven, hell, and the life in between. Employing a cocktail of wild experimentation, tonal versatility, and range of emotion, Cale's compositions whip from soaring serenades like I Keep a Close Watch to the unhinged, wild-eyed Leaving It Up to You (pulled from the original release due to its reference to the murder of Sharon Tate) to the soulful, surf-derived China Sea. Eno's synthesizer casts love spells and shadows while Chris Spedding's guitar drills bluesy, ragged holes through every composition. A tormented, sinister cover of the Modern Lovers' Pablo Picasso (Cale produced the Lovers' debut) shows what you get when you replace Jonathan Richman's dreamy smile with Cale's bared teeth.


    Although we'll never know what the one-time Velvet Underground cohort had in mind for the finished product, with its labyrinthine arrangements, theatrical spontaneity, and primal rawness, Helen of Troy is a gem that's better unpolished.

    1. My Maria
    2. Helen of Troy
    3. China Sea
    4. Engine
    5. Save Us
    6. Cable Hogue
    7. I Keep A Close Watch
    8. Pablo Picasso
    9. Leaving It Up to You
    10. Baby What You Want Me to Do
    11. Sudden Death
    John Cale
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  • Velvet Underground (45th Anniversary) Velvet Underground (45th Anniversary) Quick View

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    Velvet Underground (45th Anniversary)

    The Velvet Underground is the third album by American rock group The Velvet Underground. It was their first record to feature Doug Yule, John Cale's replacement. The album's sound - consisting largely of ballads and straightforward rock songs - marked a notable shift in style from the group's previous recordings.
    1. Candy Says
    2. What Goes On
    3. Some Kinda Love
    4. Pale Blue Eyes
    5. Jesus
    6. Beginning To See The Light
    7. I'm Set Free
    8. That's The Story Of My Life
    9. The Murder Mystery
    10. After Hours
    Velvet Underground
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  • Music For A New Society Music For A New Society Quick View

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    Music For A New Society


    Available For The First Time On 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl


    Re-Mastered From The Original Tapes And Overseen By John Cale


    Over 50 years in the arena of Contemporary Music and John Cale remains as active and unpredictable as
    ever; is there a more restless and ruminating spark of an artist, who, at the age of 73, admits he still goes
    to the studio every day and writes? From classical roots as a precociously gifted Welsh boy to modernclassical
    experiments in New York, that lead to co-founding The Velvet Underground, Cale has filtered
    that mindset through singer-songwriter, proto-punk and post-punk prisms. His endless fascination has
    kept us endlessly fascinated, as Cale has consistently created new fissions, including the digital advances
    of the day, absorbed by hip hop as much as conventional songwriting.


    Which is where we find Cale at this precise moment, with not just the re-mastered version of one of his
    most unique and lauded solo records, the 1982 masterpiece Music For A New Society, but a complete
    new reworking of the album under the title M:FANS, a record that explores the relationship between
    old and new, in terms of the sound and vision, and Cale's memories of the experience, in terms of his
    life, and the recording. M: FANS ends with "Back To The End", a previously unfinished outtake that Cale
    rediscovered among the original tapes, whose haunting spectral mood matches anything on the 1982
    record. (This version retains Cale's original vocal and piano while adding viola). Back and forth M:FANS
    goes, sampling the original, while creating brand new soundscapes, giving Cale the opportunity for
    closure on one of the most testing eras of his life, and a way to keep moving forward.


    Music For A New Society had a fraught birth, to say the least. With Cale having folded his Spy label
    imprint into Michael Zilkha's Ze Records, and retired his band for a run of solo concerts, Zilkha proposed
    an album to capture this new phase. Rising to the challenge - "a very good one" - Cale created a brief
    for the exercise; to only allow himself the ten days booked in the studio to complete the record, and to
    only set the tape rolling when he was ready to improvise. Cale once recalled the recording process as,
    "like method acting. Madness. Excruciating. I just let myself go. It became a kind of therapy, a personal
    exorcism." But that fed into the album's extreme qualities; its nerve-shredding raw intimacy, its fractured,
    anguished beauty.


    In 1982, Music For A New Society sounded exactly like its title: something futuristic, a new kind of
    songwriting exercise. In 2015, M:FANS is exactly that too, full of electrical crackle and disturbed
    frequencies, a different kind of dystopian future awaits. John Cale forages on; it's the only way he knows
    how.

    1. Taking Your Life In Your Hands
    2. Thoughtless Kind
    3. Sanctus (Sanities)
    4. If You Were Still Around
    5. Close Watch
    6. Broken Bird
    7. Chinese Envoy
    8. Changes Made
    9. Damn Life
    10. RisÉ, Sam And Rimsky Korsakov
    John Cale
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  • Church Of Anthrax Church Of Anthrax Quick View

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    Church Of Anthrax

    John Cale is best known as a member of the Velvet Underground. Terry Riley is best known for his exploration of avant-garde music. They formed a one time collaboration on Church Of Anthrax.
    1. Church of Anthrax
    2. The Hall of Mirrors in the Palace at Versailles
    3. The Soul of Patrick Lee
    4. Ides of March
    5. The Protege
    John Cale & Terry Riley
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  • The Stooges The Stooges Quick View

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    The Stooges

    Ranked 185/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Long before the raw power of punk icon Iggy Pop became legend, his first incarnation as Iggy Stooge of proto-punk trailblazers The Stooges roared into being. The essence of punk years before the genre existed, The Stooges' furious music was a howling, visceral, fuzztone-drenched, and unprecedented vortex of sound, as evidenced on this, their revolutionary self-titled, John Cale-produced 1969 debut album.

    1. 1969
    2. I Wanna Be Your Dog
    3. We Will Fall
    4. No Fun
    5. Real Cool Time
    6. Ann
    7. Not Right
    8. Little Doll
    The Stooges
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  • Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real Quick View

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    Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real

    Since their formation as teenagers 10 years ago, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real have quietly developed into one of America's most dazzling new live acts, playing hundreds of shows and major festivals all over the world, attracting a deeply devoted underground following.

    Still, with a bounty of invaluable experience under their belts, nothing foretold the artistic leap of Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real their new, self-titled album, a mesmerizing, emotionally genuine, endlessly rewarding work of cosmic country soul set for release via Fantasy Records.

    Recorded at The Village Studios in West Los Angeles Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real was produced by John Alagia (Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer) and features the band's new six-piece line-up: Lukas Nelson (guitar, vocals), Tato Melgar (percussion), Anthony LoGerfo (drums), Corey McCormick (bass, vocals) along with new members Jesse Siebenberg (steel guitars, Farfisa organ, vocals) and Alberto Bof (piano, Wurlitzer, B3). Jess Wolfe and Holly Lessig of the indie-pop group Lucius contribute background vocals on five tracks evoking Exile on Main St.'s ecstatic, gospel-rooted harmonies, and Lady Gaga added stirring background vocals to Carolina and Find Yourself. Elsewhere, the lilting, Glen Campbell inspired gem, Just Outside of Austin features a guitar solo from Lukas' dad, country music icon Willie Nelson, and piano from his 86-year-old Aunt Bobbi.

    The new album includes 12 Lukas Nelson originals that draw on his country and rock lineage including literate Texas songsmiths like his father and 'uncles' Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings, along with the enduring influence of J.J. Cale, The Band, Clapton-era Delaney & Bonnie and of course, his mentor Neil Young.

    Young, an essential member of the POTR family, met the band after he caught them at Farm Aid several years back. Neil got in touch after that, and we started talking by email, Lukas recounts. Eventually, he asked us to record with him. We fell in love with each other musically, one thing led to another and we became Neil's band.

    I knew I had a lot of good songs that transcended the cultural boundaries between rock & roll and country, Lukas says of his vision for the album. We owe a lot to Neil; we made this record after coming off the road with him for two years. Neil's been mentoring us, and we've been absorbing that energy, and I think it shows. We got acclimated to a different level of artistic expression. I wanted to get the songs as pure as they could be. We've grown.

    Set Me Down on a Cloud, the soulful, country-rock epic that opens the album features Lucious' angelic background vocals and Lukas' lovely, lyrical guitar solo as the band stretches out behind him. Forget About Georgia unfolds to a Layla-like outpouring of yearning, as it vividly retraces the turbulent, bittersweet final stages of a doomed love affair. Lukas delivers a full-throttle vocal on the closing track, If I Started Over, a Roy Orbison-inspired rumination of tender devotion. The R&B grind of Find Yourself is a particular triumph as Lukas and Lady Gaga weave an impassioned, romantic ultimatum.

    1. Set Me Down On A Cloud
    2. Die Alone
    3. Fool Me Once
    4. Just Outside Of Austin
    5. Carolina
    6. Runnin' Shine
    7. Find Yourself
    8. Four Letter Word
    9. High Times
    10. Breath Of My Baby
    11. Forget About Georgia
    12. If I Started Over
    Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real
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    Horses (Speakers Corner)

    Ranked 44/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Patti Smith, the first published poet to move her poetry completely into rock 'n' roll and to entice experimental rock fans into the forbidden cinema of her hallucinatory fantasy (New York Times), began her musical career unconventionally. It took off at a poetry reading where she was backed by Lenny Kaye on guitar; later star photographer Robert Mapplethorpe financed her punk-rock cult single Hey Joe. In 1975, encouraged by her success, Patti Smith released Horses, an album in which she fused rock riffs and spoken rhythms to create a punk-trash sound. The rock scene was electrified, raging about the best garage sound of the 70s (Creem Magazine) and conjectured that Smith had drawn up material from Rimbaud, Burroughs, Dylan and Velvet Underground into a hot needle and injected it under the skin (Sounds Magazine). Later productions were dismissed as sentimental and self-loving outpourings, since the rock-poet didn't continue in the same vein as Horses, with its metallic harshness and raw language. That's why this recording remains an impressive unique production by a visionary rock 'n' roll singer.



    Musicians:



    • Patti Smith (guitar, vocals)

    • Richard Sohl (piano)

    • Lenny Kaye (bass, guitar, vocal)

    • Tom Verlaine, Allen Lanier (guitar)

    • Ivan Kral (bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals)

    • Jay Dee Daugherty (drums)




    Recording: January 1975 at Electric Ladyland Studios, New York City, by Bernie Kirsh

    Production: John Cale




    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Gloria
    2. Redondo Beach
    3. Birdland
    4. Free Money
    5. Kimberly
    6. Break it Up
    7. Land
    8. Elegie
    Patti Smith
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    Singles 1966-1969

    Sundazed is proud to release The Velvet Underground Singles 196669, a 7 x 7 single box set honoring the legendary New York combo's 7 vinyl output in their rare mono versions. The set features exact reproductions of Velvet Underground singles, two of them with their original picture sleeves. The singles are packaged in a distinctively designed box, along with rare vintage photos and new liner notes by Rolling Stone's David Fricke (who also penned the acclaimed notes for the historic 1995 Velvets CD box set Peel Slowly and See).


    The Velvet Underground whose membership included Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Maureen Tucker, Doug Yule and Nico introduced numerous sonic and thematic innovations that laid much of the groundwork for punk and alternative rock. Although they're now acknowledged as one of the most influential bands in rock history, during their existence the Velvets barely registered on mainstream radar, and were often reviled by mainstream observers as well as hippie-era arbiters of cool. But, as Fricke writes in the new set's liner notes, Somewhere, in another rock & roll universe, the Velvet Underground are more than a legendary band. They are stars, with hit singles, the original seven-inch masterpieces inside this box.


    Although they never came close to scoring a hit, the Velvet Underground was ideally suited to the 7 single format. The Velvet Underground were a great singles band, David Fricke notes, adding that the Velvets invented modern rock with searing guitar distortion, throbbing improvisation and brutally realistic tales of life on the wild side. But they did it all in these classic pop songscompact miracles of raw drive, intimate beauty and Top 40 ecstasy, heard again in the original, thrilling mono single mixes.


    The seven singles included in The Velvet Underground Singles 196669 comprise the four Velvets singles originally released in the U.S. on the Verve and MGM labels, plus an additional pair of singles that were prepared for release but never made it to the marketplace and a special radio-only promotional single. The singles feature alternate mono versions that differ in significant ways from the songs' better-known stereo album versions. For instance, the band's 1966 debut single All Tomorrow's Parties appears here in a special mono edit that amplifies the song's melodic beauty and sonic tension, and a mono mix of their sophomore single Sunday Morning emphasizes the song's haunting quality. Meanwhile, the mono single version of White Light/White Heat exemplifies the vintage Velvets' stark, distortion-laden fury, while a mono edit of What Goes On accentuates that song's inherent pop jangle.


    The Velvet Underground Singles 196669 also includes two unissued singles, one with a never-released pairing of White Light/White Heat backed by I Heard Her Call My Name, and the other with Temptation Inside Your Heart and Stephanie Says, recorded in the waning days of the band's classic Reed/Cale/Morrison/Tucker lineup and unheard by the public for nearly two decades thereafter. The set's seventh single is a reproduction of a vintage promotional disc, a two-and-a-half minute radio spot promoting the band's eponymous third album and featuring legendary disc jockey Bill Rosko Mercer, with excerpts from Im Set Free, What Goes On and Beginning to See the Light, as well as a picture sleeve with an un-airbrushed variation on the album's iconic cover art.


    By presenting the Velvets as a singles band, The Velvet Underground Singles 196669 shows, in David Fricke's words, rock history the way it should have been: the Velvet Underground as the New York Beatles, guaranteed to blow up your radio and your mind.

    Single 1
    All Tomorrow's Parties / I'll Be Your MirrorVerve VK-10427


    Single 2
    Sunday Morning / Femme FataleVerve VK-10466


    Single 3
    White Light/White Heat / Here She Comes NowVerve VK-10560


    Single 4
    White Light/White Heat / I Heard Her Call My Name Cancelled Single


    Single 5
    Temptation Inside Your Heart / Stephanie Says Cancelled Single


    Single 6
    What Goes On / JesusMGM K-14057


    Single 7
    VU Radio Spot / VU Radio SpotMGM VU-1

    Velvet Underground
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    Loaded

    Ranked 314/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The Velvet Underground's self-titled third album was in many ways the debut of a new band as John Cale had departed by this time and was replaced by Doug Yule. Cale's more experimental style was replaced by Sterling Morrison's eloquent guitar accompaniment which allowed the human side of Lou Reed's songwriting to emerge like never before. Unobstructed by walls of sonic noise, Reed's insight and genius really shines here.

    1. Who Loves The Sun
    2. Sweet Jane
    3. Rock And Roll
    4. Cool It Down
    5. New Age
    6. Head Held High
    7. Lonesome Cowboy Bill
    8. I Found A Reason
    9. Train Round The Bend
    10. Oh! Sweet Nuthin'
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    Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood

    Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood is a title to set tongues wagging and minds wondering, but for an album that seems born of a return to John's youth it seems safely apt in its mischievousness.


    After nearly 50 years of making music it's still freshly evident that Cale draws from a make believe world first imagined by his young self. Track title 'Mothra' pays homage to the Japanese monster from Godzilla movies. As a boy practicing scales in grey skied Welsh valleys such fantastical flights of fancy must have been reassuring of the path that was potentially about to unfold for him. Lyrics reveal even more explicitly earlier incarnations of Cale and in the same song we relive an encounter with a local bully, You see me running, you see me climb, reading my books and always trying, laughing and teasing and I love to play, dreaming my dreams are never far away.


    Elsewhere Cale's doing what he does best, guiding listeners through the places, politics, and people of the day. A wide range of human experience is reflected and often it's for the listener to dig deeper to find what's being documented. Sometimes however part of the tapestry is pulled soberingly into focus; when listening to 'Scotland Yard' while the Leveson enquiry plays out, it's all too easy to recognize the guilty.


    As a producer Cale has reached a new plateau on this record. At the albums most maximal, it feels like looking at a collection of precious stones. Myriads of differently coloured and textured surfaces carefully placed together, each finding their own space to beckon the ear. It's a blend of chaos and beauty in equal measure and a testament to the exploratory spirit at work, which ensures that as always, there's something new to the ears here.

    1. I Wanna Talk 2 U
    2. Scotland Yard
    3. Hemmingway
    4. Face To The Sky
    5. Nookie Wood
    6. December Rains
    7. Mary
    8. Vampire Cafe
    9. Mothra
    10. Living With You
    11. Midnight Feast
    12. Sandman (Flying Dutchman)
    John Cale
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    Out Into The Snow

    Out Into The Snow is full of gorgeous human gestures from well-developed characters rising and falling in overlapping arcs of time. Brazen songwriting, like all great art, challenges even more than it entertains. Another mile-stone performance from Simon Joyner, perhaps the greatest songwriter you've never heard.Sounding sometimes like Doug Yule era Velvet Underground (with some Paris 1919 John Cale thrown in for good measure), On the Beach period Neil Young , Happy/Sad era Tim Buckley, and Our Mother the Mountain period Townes Van Zandt, the album is littered with complex characters.
    Side A

    1. The Drunken Boat  

    2. The Arsonist     

    3. Ambulances     

    4. Sunday Morning Song For Sara



    Side B

    1. Last Evening On Earth

    2. Peace In My Time

    3. Out Into The Snow

    4. Roll On
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    The Academy In Peril

    "The Academy In Peril" by former Velvet Underground member John Cale was originally released in 1972. The album is an exploration of his influences and training in classical music and features mainly instrumental compositions including two tracks that feature the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Cale balances the rock-classical fusion on the record with touches of humor while the music is beautiful and subtle showing Cale's skills at composing and arranging. Contributors include Ron Wood on guitar, Del Newman on drums and Legs Larry Smith of The Bonzo Dog Band. Cover art and design by Andy Warhol. 180 gram vinyl reissue in a die-cut custom gatefold jacket.
    1. The Philosopher
    2. Brahms
    3. Legs Larry At Television Centre
    4. The Academy In Peril
    5. Intro
    6. Days Of Steam
    7. Faust
    8. The Balance
    9. Capt. Morgan'S Lament
    10. King Harry
    11. John Milton
    John Cale
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    Live At Rockpalast

    When John Cale appeared onstage at Grugahalle Essen, Germany on October, 13th 1984, it was nearly 3 o'clock in the morning and the atmosphere in the hall was as tense and menacing as the conert that followed.



    Starting with the self ironic Autobiography, this concert represents the rock musician John Cale, playing highlights from his last studio album Caribbean Sunset as well as all-time classics like Fear Is A Man's Best Friend, Paris 1919 and a breathtaking version of the Velvet Underground classic Waiting For The Man.



    Supported by David Lichtenstein (drums), Andy Heermans (bass) and David Young (guitar), John Cale presented the songs in very rough, sparse, nearly minimalistic arrangements, always cutting the edge and strictly combing the point in every song. Up to this day, this performance remains one of the most spectacular concerts in the history of the Rockpalast series.

    1. Autobiography
    2. Oh La La
    3. Evidence
    4. Magazines
    5. Model Beirut Recital
    6. Streets Of Laredo
    7. Dr. Mudd
    8. Leaving It Up To You
    9. Caribbean Sunset
    10. The Hunt
    11. Fear Is A Man's Best Friend
    12. Hearbreak Hotel
    13. Paris 1919
    14. Waiting For The Man
    15. Mercenaries (Ready For War)
    16. Pablo Picasso/Love Me Two Times
    17. Close Watch
    18. Buffalo Ballett
    19. Antarctica Starts Here
    20. Guts
    21. Fear Is A Man's Best Friend
    John Cale And Band
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    Live In San Diego (with Special Guest JJ Cale)

    Eric Clapton's Live in San Diego With Special Guest JJ Cale is a live album from the 2007 tour featuring JJ Cale, Doyle Bramhall II, Robert Cray, Derek Trucks and more. Almost 2 hours of music including previously unreleased versions of Layla, Tell The Truth, Cocaine and Crossroads.


    Recorded at Clapton's March 15, 2007 performance at the iPayOne Center in San Diego, CA, this concert was part of a world tour that was much loved by Clapton fans and featured a stellar band that included guitarists Derek Trucks (now of the Tedeschi Trucks band) and Doyle Bramhall II. The two-hour San Diego concert was a highlight of the tour as it featured JJ Cale as a special guest on five tracks (including "After Midnight" and "Cocaine"), as well as Robert Cray on the final song of the record, "Crossroads."


    After successfully covering several JJ Cale songs over his career, Clapton finally collaborated with Cale in 2006 on the original album Road to Escondido. At the time, Clapton said "This is the realization of what may have been my last ambition, to work with the man whose music has inspired me for as long as I can remember." So it is fitting that one year later, Cale joined Clapton on stage for this special concert where they performed five songs together - underlining the mutual respect the two musicians had for each other.


    The concert features a superb set list from across Eric's career. Notably, it includes songs from Eric's classic Derek and the Dominos album Layla, with Derek Trucks playing many of Duane Allman's original guitar parts.


    Clapton's career, spanning more than 50 years, has resulted in 18 Grammy Awards and the distinct honor of being the only triple inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.


    MUSICIAN CREDITS:

    Eric Clapton: Guitar & Vocals

    JJ Cale: Guitar & Vocals (Tracks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

    Doyle Bramhall II: Guitar/Backing Vocals

    Derek Trucks: Slide Guitar

    Willie Weeks: Bass

    Steve Jordan: Drums

    Chris Stainton: Keyboards

    Tim Carmon: Keyboards

    Michelle John: Backing Vocals

    Sharon White: Backing Vocals

    Robert Cray: Guitar & Vocals (Track 16)


    ALBUM CREDITS:

    Produced and mixed by Simon Climie

    Additional engineering by Alan Douglas

    LP 1
    1. Tell The Truth
    2. Key To The Highway
    3. Got To Get Better In A Little While
    4. Little Wing
    5. Anyday
    6. Anyway The Wind Blows


    LP 2
    1. After Midnight
    2. Who Am I Telling You?
    3. Don't Cry Sister
    4. Cocaine
    5. Motherless Children
    6. Little Queen Of Spades


    LP 3
    1. Further On Up The Road
    2. Wonderful Tonight
    3. Layla
    4. Crossroads

    Eric Clapton
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    Velvet Underground (3rd LP) (Awaiting Repress)

    Ranked 314/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The Velvet Underground's self-titled third album was in many ways the debut of a new band as John Cale had departed by this time and was replaced by Doug Yule. Cale's more experimental style was replaced by Sterling Morrison's eloquent guitar accompaniment which allowed the human side of Lou Reed's songwriting to emerge like never before. Unobstructed by walls of sonic noise, Reed's insight and genius really shines here.

    1. Candy Says
    2. What Goes On
    3. Some Kinda Love
    4. Pale Blue Eyes
    5. Jesus
    6. Beginning To See The Light
    7. I'm Set Free
    8. That's The Story Of My Life
    9. The Murder Mystery
    10. After Hours
    Velvet Underground
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    Velvet Underground (3rd LP)

    Ranked 314/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The Velvet Underground's self-titled third album was in many ways the debut of a new band as John Cale had departed by this time and was replaced by Doug Yule. Cale's more experimental style was replaced by Sterling Morrison's eloquent guitar accompaniment which allowed the human side of Lou Reed's songwriting to emerge like never before. Unobstructed by walls of sonic noise, Reed's insight and genius really shines here.

    1. Candy Says
    2. What Goes On
    3. Some Kinda Love
    4. Pale Blue Eyes
    5. Jesus
    6. Beginning To See The Light
    7. I'm Set Free
    8. That's The Story Of My Life
    9. The Murder Mystery
    10. After Hours
    Velvet Underground
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    Velvet Underground (3rd LP)

    Ranked 314/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The Velvet Underground's self-titled third album was in many ways the debut of a new band as John Cale had departed by this time and was replaced by Doug Yule. Cale's more experimental style was replaced by Sterling Morrison's eloquent guitar accompaniment which allowed the human side of Lou Reed's songwriting to emerge like never before. Unobstructed by walls of sonic noise, Reed's insight and genius really shines here.

    1. Candy Says
    2. What Goes On
    3. Some Kinda Love
    4. Pale Blue Eyes
    5. Jesus
    6. Beginning To See The Light
    7. I'm Set Free
    8. That's The Story Of My Life
    9. The Murder Mystery
    10. After Hours
    Velvet Underground
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    Desertshore

    This 1970 Reprise Records album finds Nico reunited with her Velvet Underground bandmate John Cale as producer, main instrumentalist and harmony vocalist... co-produced by Joe Boyd (legendary producer of Nick Drake, Sandy Denny and Incredible String Band), 'Desertshore' contains 8 songs of deep haunting beauty featuring Nico's dark voice and harmonium and is one of her very best solo albums (also used as soundtrack for the 1971 Philippe Garrel's experimental French film 'La Cicatrice Interieure')... this reissue has new exclusive liner notes by Dawson Prater and Dean Roberts... audiophile remastering from the original master tapes... 180 gram HQ vinyl... original artwork... gatefold sleeve...

    1. Janitor of Lunacy
    2. Falconer
    3. My Only Child
    4. Petit Chevalier
    5. Abscheid
    6. Afraid
    7. Mutterlein
    8. All That Is My Own
    Nico
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    They're Flowers

    Luxury Liners is the new solo project of Carter Tanton. The first single, "Caribbean Sunset," has received praise from Spin for its "synth-built bliss." With lyrics adapted from John Cale's composition and a completely unique melody, the song is a perfect introduction to the warm, summery album. They're Flowers retains a twinkling pop sound filtered through electronic hooks, rich with drum programming and sampling, as Tanton wrote the album primarily on a laptop while on tour with The War On Drugs and his previous band, Lower Dens. A marked distinction from Tanton's previous work, They're Flowers embraces the pop aesthetic while veering into blissful electronic.
    1. Caribbean Sunset
    2. Memphis Alex
    3. Valley High
    4. Sit & See
    5. Lash by Lash
    6. Life's A Beach (feat. Nightlands)
    7. Dog Days / Afternoons
    8. Clear or Brown
    9. Broad Daylight
    Luxury Liners
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