Paris 1919

~ Release group by John Cale


John Cale has one of the richest resumes in pop, with experience in avant-garde music even before he met Lou Reed and they formed the Velvet Underground. His record productions include such landmarks as the debut by the Stooges and Patti Smith's Horses. But as a solo artist, Cale has often seemed caught between his sophisticated leanings and his fondness for punky attitudes. Two early albums, Vintage Violence and Paris 1919, were the work of a highly-developed pop musician; later albums found Cale the pop provocateur dominating the show. Cale's a fairly deadpan singer, but the sweet mix of rock band instrumentation and fuller orchestration make --Paris 1919 one of his strongest efforts, and the lovely "Andalucia" one of his very best songs. If the righteous boogie of "Macbeth" sounds familiar, that's because Lowell George and Richie Hayward, guitarist and drummer of Little Feat, formed the core of Cale's studio band. --John Milward--

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Paris 1919Vinyl9
Paris 1919CD9
  • US1993-10-26
Warner Archives2-2131075992592628
Paris 1919 (Reissue expanded)CD21
  • XE2006-06-19
Reprise Records (genuine label, not for bootleg use), Rhino UK (a division of Warner Music UK Ltd.)8122 74060 2081227406028


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