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 John Cale - Helen of Troy

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Release Date:04/07/2015;Notes:From the celestial opening strains of "My Maria," which sounds in places like a hymn, to the teeth-gnashing "Sudden Dea...Click To Read More About This Product

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Release Date:04/07/2015;Notes: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 it's 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.;Track List: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


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