John Cale | Fragments Of A Rainy Season | 180g Vinyl 2xLP

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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.'

Track Listing

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