One night in june i downloaded paris 1919 on itunes and listened to. As the velvet underground seemed to be reaching the zenith of its artistic potential in 1968, there was unfortunately another type of escalation that the band was experiencing. The shows and the original cd had an energy and a musicality to them, the latter only spoilt by omitting one of the highlights of the show, when cale was joined by his support act on strings to recreate a number of songs, most notably an utterly haunting heartbreak hotel, and the strings friendly paris 1919. When you gave me cales paris 1919, i had expected to find some sort of. Ive always considered paris 1919 to be john cales best album. All scores are available for download in zip format. Learn how to play john cale songs for oboe, bassoon, contrabass, viola, clarinet and piano online. John cales songs on paris 1919 are hyperliterate numbers filled with political intrigue and shady characters loosely based around the versailles conference alluded to in the albums title.
Originally released in 1973, paris 1919 is john cales fourth solo release following his departure from the velvet underground. John davies cale, obe born 9 march 1942 is a welsh musician, composer, singersongwriter and record producer who was a founding member of the experimental rock band the velvet underground. On this track, as elsewhere on paris 1919, cales lyrics veritably drip with intrigue and thinlymasked violence it must all seem like second nature chopping down the people where they stand with the albums central narrative based very loosely upon the versailles conference in. Nixons secretary of state from 19691973 william rogers.
Ive always considered paris 1919 to be john cale s best album. Much has been made of his schooling in classical and avantgarde music, yet much of what hes recorded has been decidedly songoriented, dovetailing close to the mainstream at times. A consciously literary work the songs even bear titles like childs christmas in wales, macbeth, and graham greene paris 1919 is close in spirit to a collection of short stories. What is john cales secondbest album after paris 1919. It is a great place to start a long friendship with music of john cale. Winsome stuff it is, toodelectable melodies, dulcet singing, and such civilized rhymes as andalucia and see ya. While john cale is one of the most famous and, in his own way, influential underground rock musicians, he is also one of the hardest to pin down stylistically. John cale paris 1919 180g vinyl lp shop music direct. The distinctive driving piano is a wondrous backdrop for the lyrics combining the best of cales own eccentricity and former partner lou reeds introspection.
Stream tracks and playlists from john cale on your desktop or mobile device. Paris 1919 john cale sheet music download free in pdf or. Paris 1919 is the third solo studio album by welsh musician john cale. Paris 1919 by john cale released in 1973 via reprise. Musicians such as lowell george and wilton felder worked with cale on the release. Paris 1919 was cales fourth solo album, and while two of them church of anthrax and the academy in peril showcase cales classical training, this one and vintage violence are more. The chasm between the two grew until reed threatened to. Crystal bird tonight, tonight tunnel hard luck and trouble fantasy girl let me down easy again aya rl plussimo ronnie mcneir wendy is gone nicola di bari mi corazon es gitano il cuore e uno zingaro william alwyn, royal northern college of music wind orchestra, mark heron, clark rundell film. Listen to your favorite songs from paris 1919 by john cale now. Listen free to john cale paris 1919 childs christmas in wales, hanky panky nohow and. Tracking down the sheetmusic for eric saties vexations, which cale. John cale, gravel drive live on sound opinions, blackacetate, emi, 2005.
Vintage violence tries to be popular, the island years albums also have enough lush tracks to compare. Terming him a forefather of punk and new wave isnt. Features song lyrics for john cales paris 1919 album. John musack say yes to good music say no to dead links. John cale, obe born 9 march 1942 is a welsh musician, composer, singersongwriter and. John cales 1973 album paris 1919 has long been justly celebrated as the most accessible and most purely beautiful record of his storied, multifaceted career. Paris 1919 is a music studio album recording by john cale prog relatedprogressive rock released in 1973 on cd, lp vinyl andor cassette. About paris 1919 its hard to point to one album and say its john cales best. Much has, of course, been written about john cales 1973 masterpiece, not least around its many and complex themes political, artistic, literary, personal, etc, but nothing should be allowed to detract from or blur the fact that with paris 1919 wales finest penned an idiosyncratically sublime set of songs, full of often subtle melody and highly poetic though often obscure lyrics. Our look at the top tracks of the 1990s continues with nos. Download the qobuz apps for smartphones, tablets and computers, and listen to your purchases wherever you go. She makes me so unsure of myself standing there but never ever talking sense just a visitor you see so much wanting to. Paris 1919 reprise, 1973 in which cale subsumes little feat, the academy in stasis, and other subversive elements into a form known generically dont tell anyone as schlockrock. Download your purchases in a wide variety of formats flac, alac, wav, aiff.
Reviews of paris 1919 by john cale album, baroque pop. The third solo studio album by john cale, released on 25 february 1973 by reprise records. Particularly great is the title track presented with just a piano minus the stringsalthough the album version is also great, of course. It was released in october 2010 on german record label made in germany. Few of us care or remember what was on the charts back then. Mp3 is a digital audio format without digital rights management drm technology. I was just listening to it and had the thought that perhaps cale is using the metaphor of paris in 1919 to comment on his own times. One of john cales very finest solo efforts, paris 1919 is also among his most accessible records, one which grows in depth and resonance with each successive listen. Two early albums, vintage violence and paris 1919, were the work of a highly developed pop musician. But youre not getting all of cale if you dont get some of the batshit, discordant, crazy screaming stuff.
It was released on 25 february 1973 by reprise records. Could someone please explain me the lyrics to john cales. Its title is a reference to the 1919 paris peace conference, and song contents explore various aspects of early 20th century western europe culture and history. John cale performing paris 1919 live at the paradiso amsterdam netherlands. Musixmatch for spotify and itunes is now available for your computer download now. Already a longtime velvets convert, and lou reed fan, i was interested in investigating other. However, it wouldnt be surprising if most people put this atop their lists.
And add eno and manzanera into the mix, and that killer kind of title song and its just a great album. Listen to john cale soundcloud is an audio platform that lets you listen to what you love and share the sounds you create 276 tracks. With a catalogue of such gems as fear 1974 and 1973s paris 1919 to choose from, cales opted to revisit a. Live at rockpalast is a twodisc live album by welsh musician john cale.
The sixth and title track to john cales 1973 album, paris 1919, is four minutes and five seconds on the studio disc and three minutes and 21 seconds on his 1992 live recording, fragments of a rainy season. The inveterate experimentalist who melded rock with the avantgarde, john cale paris 1919 and a tribute to nico, 2012 next wave has exerted an incalculable influence on the last halfcentury of popular music, from punk to noise to chamber pop. Its a great album and john cales most accessible album. John davies cale, obe born 9 march 1942 is a welsh musician, composer, singer, songwriter and record producer who was a founding member of the american rock band the velvet underground. Sign in paris 1919 john cale rock 1973 play shuffle.625 1111 431 18 1015 143 32 1643 1473 665 1203 1197 31 1392 966 927 297 12 891 732 873 1428 12 1014 1495 396 1328 872 1244 1573 42 1213 620 107 221 453 728 885 1351 215 276 869