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John Cale – Words For The Dying – Cassette Tape

 

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John Cale – Words For The Dying – Cassette

Words for the Dying is a collaborative album between Welsh musician John Cale and the composer and producer Brian Eno. The album was released in 1989.

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. Much has been made of his schooling in classical and avant-garde music, yet much of what he’s recorded has been decidedly song-oriented, dovetailing close to the mainstream at times.

Words for the Dying features Cale’s interpretation of the poetry of Dylan Thomas, a Welsh poet known for his lyrical and evocative writing. The album was originally commissioned as a live performance piece for the celebration of Dylan Thomas’s birth centenary in 1983.

The album incorporates Cale’s unique musical style, combining elements of rock, classical, and experimental music. Cale’s arrangements provide a haunting and atmospheric backdrop to the poignant and powerful words of Dylan Thomas.

Terming him a forefather of punk and new wave isn’t exactly accurate either. Those investigating his work for the first time under that premise may be surprised at how consciously accessible much of his output is, at times approaching a fairly “normal” rock sound.

There is always a tension between the experimental and the accessible in Cale’s solo recordings, meaning that he usually finds himself caught between the cracks: too weird for commercial success, and yet not really weird or daring enough to place him among the top rank of rock’s innovators.

Notable tracks from “Words for the Dying” include “The Soul of Carmen Miranda,” “The Unknown Soldier,” and “The Falkland Suite,” among others. The album’s somber and introspective tone creates a captivating listening experience.

Words for the Dying is regarded as a significant release in John Cale’s discography, showcasing his talent as both a composer and interpreter of poetic material. The collaboration with Brian Eno adds an additional layer of artistic depth to the project.

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Track Listing
1. There Was A Saviour
2. Falklands Suite, The (Continued)
3. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
4. Interlude II
5. Falklands Suite: Introduction
6. Songs Without Words
7. Songs Without Words II
8. Lie Still, Sleep Becalmed
9. On A Wedding Anniversary
10. Soul Of Carmen Miranda, The

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