Label: ZE Records - L 37931,Island Records - ILPS 7019 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Australia & New Zealand • Genre: Rock • Style: New Wave, Art Rock
Meanwhile, Cale had dropped working with a band and was touring extensively as a solo performer. Cale said, "Before the tapes were rolling I had to have everything mapped out. So I would sit in the studio and work out what the structure of the piece was, then start the tape and off we went.
Cale did not want the track to be included on the album, but the record label insisted. When she was taken ill, Cale decided not to include it on the Sixty Eight Guns - The Alarm - Standards, a decision he was later to regret. Shepard had sent some poems to Cale, which he then in turn set to music.
The song "Close Watch" is a re-recording of the version originally found on 's Helen of Troy but with a shortened titled and was released as a single in both the UK and Europe in October Celebration Music - Soulmate From Space - Songs For Gay Dogs (File) Cale described his mood while making Music for a New Society as "grotesque.
It was like method acting. I just let myself go. It became a kind of therapy, a personal exorcism. The songs are mostly about regret and misplaced faith.
What I was most interested in was the terror of the moment Chinese Envoy - John Cale - Music For A New Society was a bleak record all right, but it wasn't made to make people jump out of windows. The CD reissue calls it " Sanities ". In JanuaryMusic for a New Society was remastered and reissued on vinyl for the first time since its original pressing, and was also reissued as a double CD set including his remake of the album entitled M:FANS.
Music for a New Society received positive reviews by critics; however, according to Cale, Clid - WasherFlagland - Flagland/Washer Split 7 the record being his "best-received ever", the record was a commercial failure. The epigraph is paraphrased by Adrian Veidt "I envision a stronger, loving world" in the fifth episode of the Watchmen television series In a retrospective review, Mark Deming of AllMusic described Music for a New Society as "among the most compelling music of his career; the open spaces of the arrangements are at once ambient and melodically compelling, and the songs have an emotional resonance that communicates on a deeper and more emotional level Spare, understated, and perhaps a masterpiece.
Over an aloof, majestic keyboard drone and fragmenting percussion, Cale's possessed narration evoked disaster on all fronts, ending with an ominous prediction of terrible things to come, the bleak promise of 'a stronger world, Before The War - Helloween - High Live - Part II stronger loving world Twenty years after the album's release, Cale said in Uncut magazine about the album's continued popularity that "Maybe what people are seeing there is the pain involved.
People like watching suffering. I just have painful memories of it. There's only so much heroism you can milk from a situation like that. I think it's really passionate, really interested in the humanity of people. It is something I am proud of.
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