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John Cale - Music For A New Society flac album
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Music For A New Society
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New Wave, Art Rock
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FLAC album size:
1190 mb
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Rating:
4.8 ✪

Complete your John Cale collection. Way overlooked, this album contains a large sum of The Maestros greatest works. A lot of it was written and recorded when Mr Cale was heavily self medicated and for when I understand is the main reason this out it's one he would like to forget. However every track is extremely from the heart and as genuine A musician and writer get. Whether they are of sound mind are nearly losing their mind.

That John Cale’s discography outside of his work with the Velvet Underground starts and ends with Paris 1919 is indeed a most impoverished viewpoint. Right up there is 1982’s oft overlooked Music For A New Society, which catches Cale on the verge of a nervous breakdown. With the item back in print on vinyl, along with a visceral new re-working album M: FANS, Martin Aston revisits Cale at his most anguished and fractured.

Music For A New Society is a music studio album recording by JOHN CALE (Prog Related/Progressive Rock) released in 1982 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. MFANS is another critically acclaimed album from John Cale that yet has to start speaking to me. It combines the mellowness of 1919 with an ill-fitting artsy pretension. Not the most exiting of combinations thinkable.

Music for a New Society was released in 1982 to critical acclaim and dire sales. It sounds like a 1982 record, so it can hardly be called ‘out of time’. Cale’s experimental studio techniques – much was improvised on tape – is pulled together by very eighties keyboards and big open spaces. Music for a New Society is an album that seems to come from an era of music for music’s sake that is being rediscovered now with a staggering kind of urgent lackadaisicalness by the internet generation. It seems that while U2 and Jay-Z worry about how the music industry will continue to make money, much more interesting artists are releasing music regardless, just because they can.

In 1982, Velvet Underground architect John Cale recorded Music for a New Society, an album of wrenching, d torch songs that prophesied a denatured dystopia. His compositions conjured a world somewhere between Blade Runner and Metropolis, full of vintage violence and hysterical laughter, homicidal mothers and greedy angels with broken wings exfoliating the crawling skin of God. Thirty-four years later, we may not quite be there yet, but you can see it from here.

John Cale, for his part, explored extremes throughout most of his career, engaging in the brilliant chamber-pop beauty of Paris 1919″ one moment, and delivering the most fucked-up cover of Heartbreak Hotel the next. His 1982 album Music for a New Society, though, is its own unique moment of quiet melancholy. It’s a work defined simultaneously by soft textures and defeated personalities.

Music for a New Society is the eighth solo studio album by Welsh musician John Cale, released in September 1982 by ZE Records and Island Records.

When John Cale looks back at his experimental solo album Music for a New Society, all he remembers is personal chaos and turmoil. Since exiting the Velvet Underground in 1968, he had explored different hues of art rock, minimalist classical music and straight-ahead rock on since-celebrated albums like 1973’s Paris 1919 and the following year’s Fear. The original intent of Music for a New Society was to imagine where music could go. How did you approach that challenge again? In those days, it was just how many different characters can you get into a record. I look back at it now, and it looks as if there are a lot of very similar characters. The claustrophobia comes from ideas that sound contradictory. On the new one, I just went for all those parts that I didn’t really think were quite as strong. Now, there were a lot of strong ideas in there, and I felt like I could ignore those and let them happen.

Tracklist

Taking Your Life In Your Hands 4:45
Thoughtless Kind 2:45
Santies 5:56
If You Were Still Around 3:24
Close Watch 2:11
Mama's Song 0:58
Broken Bird 4:43
Chinese Envoy 3:11
Changes Made 3:12
Damn Life 5:11
Risé, Sam And Rimsky Korsakov 2:12

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
204 951, 204 951-320 John Cale Music For A New Society ‎(LP, Album) Island Records, ZE Records, Island Records, ZE Records 204 951, 204 951-320 Europe 1982
PC-5010 John Cale Music For A New Society ‎(Cass, Album) Passport Records PC-5010 Canada 1982
PBC 6019 John Cale Music For A New Society ‎(Cass, Album) ZE Records, Passport Records PBC 6019 US 1982
L 37931, ILPS 7019 John Cale Music For A New Society ‎(LP, Album) ZE Records, Island Records L 37931, ILPS 7019 Australia & New Zealand 1982
204 951-320, 204 951 John Cale Music For A New Society ‎(LP, Album) Island Records, ZE Records 204 951-320, 204 951 Germany 1982
ILPS 17019 John Cale Music For A New Society ‎(LP, Album) ZE Records, Island Records ILPS 17019 Italy 1982
ILPS 7019 John Cale Music For A New Society ‎(LP, Album) ZE Records, Island Records ILPS 7019 UK 1982
PB 6019 John Cale Music For A New Society ‎(LP, Album) ZE Records, Passport Records PB 6019 US 1982
ILPS 7019 P John Cale Music For A New Society ‎(LP, Album) DACAPO ILPS 7019 P Portugal 1982
6313 416 John Cale Music For A New Society ‎(LP, Album) ZE Records, Island Records 6313 416 France 1982
PB 6019 John Cale Music For A New Society ‎(LP, Album) ZE Records, Passport Records PB 6019 US 1982
ILPS 7019 John Cale Music For A New Society ‎(LP, Album) ZE Records, Island Records ILPS 7019 Greece 1982
L 37931, ILPS 7019 John Cale Music For A New Society ‎(LP, Album) ZE Records, Island Records L 37931, ILPS 7019 Australia & New Zealand 1982
PL 5010 John Cale Music For A New Society ‎(LP, Album) Passport Records PL 5010 Canada 1982
204 951 John Cale Music For A New Society ‎(LP, Album, M/Print) ZE Records, Island Records 204 951 Europe 1982
ILPS 17019 John Cale Music For A New Society ‎(LP, Album, TP) ZE Records ILPS 17019 Italy 1982
204 951 John Cale Music For A New Society ‎(LP, Album, RE) ZE Records, Island Records 204 951 Europe 1987
R2 71743 John Cale Music For A New Society ‎(CD, Album, RE) Rhino Records R2 71743 US 1993
YM 003 CD John Cale Music For A New Society ‎(CD, Album, RE) Yellow Moon Records, Fnac Music YM 003 CD France 1993
592288 John Cale Music For A New Society ‎(CD, Album, RE) Fnac Music 592288 France 1993
R2 71743 John Cale Music For A New Society ‎(CD, Album, RE) Rhino Records R2 71743 US 1993
REWIGCD93 John Cale Music For A New Society / M:FANS ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album + Comp) Domino, Electric Drone REWIGCD93 UK & Europe 2016
REWIGCD93P John Cale Music For A New Society ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Domino REWIGCD93P Europe 2016
none John Cale Music For A New Society ‎(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Domino none Europe 2016
REWIGCD93S John Cale Music For A New Society ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Domino, Electric Drone REWIGCD93S Europe 2016
REWIGLP93 John Cale Music For A New Society ‎(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Domino Recording Co. Ltd. REWIGLP93 UK & Europe 2016


Reviews:
  • Niwield
The original Music for a New Society album is amazing. However, M:FANS is a truly horrible re-recording complete with awful auto-tuned vocals and lifeless digital arrangements. The lost track, Back to the End, is beautiful and fits in with the original concept. It is well worth it for that and the 1982 outtakes of Chinese Envoy and Thoughtless Kind. I will likely never play the thoroughly dreadful new version again though.
  • shustrik
This vinyl sticker belongs to the lp Carribean Sunset, not to Music for a New Society.
  • Thetalen
I got one which is stamped in matrix runout on side 1 "ILPS 7019 A - 2U-1-1- -", Side 2 "ILPS 7019 B - 1U - 1-1 - -". Handscratched "GRAEME SOUND CLINIC" on side 1. Though this differs little from this version, it would be nice to know if the original contribute was missread (2 instead of 1 etc) or a different one.
  • Voodoolkree
The runouts on my record say "204951 A-1/82 S III" and "204951 B-1/82 III"; so with an 'S' between.
  • Vishura
Way overlooked, this album contains a large sum of The Maestros greatest works. A lot of it was written and recorded when Mr Cale was heavily self medicated and for when I understand is the main reason this out it's one he would like to forget. However every track is extremely from the heart and as genuine A musician and writer get. Whether they are of sound mind are nearly losing their mind. Taking your life in your hands. Thoughtless Kind. Chinese Envoy. Damn Life. And by far the best in studio recording of Close Watch (of this heart of mine).
  • Defolosk
test pressing pic is from the USA not Canada
  • Garr
There is only one extra track on the cd versions compared to the vinyl. That is "In the Library of force". "Santies" and "Sanities" are the same song and appear on vinyl and cd with different spellings. The short (0.58 seconds) "Mama's song" is on the cd uncredited and segued with "Close Watch"The original version of "Mama's song" was withdrawn from release by Cale at the UK test pressing stage and remains unreleased. Cale also wanted "Changes Made" to be withdrawn from the release.