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John Cale - Music For A New Society / M:FANS flac album

John Cale - Music For A New Society / M:FANS flac album
Title:
Music For A New Society / M:FANS
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New Wave, Art Rock
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FLAC album size:
1613 mb
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Rating:
4.8 ✪

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.

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. Setting aside M:FANS for now, Music For A New Society is a very strong contender for the most fascinating and compelling record of Cale’s solo years: the restless questing artist on the verge of a nervous breakdown. After studying music in London and New York through the early ’60s, Cale’s initial recordings took a drier, cerebral approach with avant-garde experiments in minimalist form before taking an entirely new direction when Cale met Lou Reed and they formed The Velvet Underground.

For Cale, the new album is not so much about revisiting the past as it is about reinventing it as the present. M:FANS is arguably as good as anything he's released since leaving The Velvet Underground after the release of White Light/White Heat in 1968-maybe better. Forty-eight years and 16 solo albums later, he's still bringing his A game. Not too shabby for a guy who turns 74 this March  . Has the new society you refer to on Music for a New Society finally arrived 34 years later? No. What is that new society you're envisioning? Is it utopian or dystopian? Dystopian.

Now Cale, age 73, has given Music for a New Society a second look and re-recorded most of it as M:FANS, an album of variations on his themes. A lot had changed in the three decades since he’d first sequestered himself in the studio. He had new technology to experiment with, a new friend to record with - Dirty Projectors’ Amber Coffman sings on Close Watch - and he had hindsight. Why was the original album so difficult for you? There were personal pressures and professional pressures. I wanted it to be a real honest album about what was happening now, and I wanted to make it very now. That’s when I came up with the rubric of It doesn’t count unless the tapes are rolling.

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.

It starts with a complete John Cale-overseen remaster of the long out-of-print 1982 album "Music for a new society", along with 3 exclusive new tracks. But the real meat of the work is M:Fans, a complete reworking of the entire original 1982 album, to which the remastered "Music for a new society" serves merely as preface. John Cale re-contextualises the original songs into radical new forms to resonate with the digital age. Includes a new recording of 'Back To The End' - a previously lost track from the original session. That needling chronograph tick on "Thoughtless Kind" is now gregarious, beefy with fizzing synths and hyper-processed coos.

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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. Following from the commercial success of his previous album Honi Soit, John Cale turned his label SPY, which had released singles from Marie et les Garçons, Lester Bangs, and Cale himself between 1977 and 1980, over to Michael Zilkha. 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.

Tracklist Hide Credits

Music For A New Society
1-1 Taking Your Life In Your Hands 4:47
1-2 Thoughtless Kind 2:48
1-3 Sanctus (Sanities) 6:07
1-4 If You Were Still Around 3:28
1-5 Close Watch 3:07
1-6 Broken Bird 4:46
1-7 Chinese Envoy 3:13
1-8 Changes Made 3:16
1-9 Damn Life 5:14
1-10 Risé, Sam And Rimsky Korsakov
Vocals – Risé Cale
2:23
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1-11 Library Of Force (Unreleased) 4:47
1-12 Chinese Envoy (Outtakes) 3:39
1-13 Thoughtless Kind (Outtakes) 2:34
M:FANS
2-1 Prelude
Keyboards, Noises, Vocals, Recorded By – John CaleMixed By – Dustin BoyerVoice – John Cale, Mom*, Dad*
2:17
2-2 If You Were Still Around
Bass – Joey MarambaCello – Matt Fish Guitar, Guitar Synthesizer, Recorded By – Dustin BoyerOrgan, Keyboards, Noises, Vocals – John CaleRecorded By, Mixed By – Adam MoseleySampler – Alex Thomas Viola – Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Tom LeaViolin – Jesse Greene*
5:19
2-3 Taking Your Life In Your Hands
Guitar, Loops, Recorded By – Dustin BoyerKeyboards, Programmed By, Bass, Vocals – John CaleRecorded By, Mixed By – Adam Moseley
5:44
2-4 Thoughtless Kind
Drums – Alex Thomas Guitar, Programmed By, Recorded By – Dustin BoyerKeyboards, Guitar, Bass, Programmed By, Vocals – John CaleNoises, Keyboards – Deantoni ParksRecorded By, Mixed By – Adam MoseleyTrumpet – Chris Bautista
5:28
2-5 Sanctus (Sanities Mix)
Drum Machine, Recorded By, Mixed By – John CaleKeyboards, Noises, Programmed By, Vocals, Mixed By – John Cale
5:20
2-6 Broken Bird
Mixed By – Nita ScottPiano, Vocals – John CaleRecorded By – Adam MoseleyRecorded By, Mixed By – Dustin Boyer
5:11
2-7 Chinese Envoy
Guitar, Bass, Drum Programming, Recorded By, Mixed By – Dustin BoyerKeyboards – Deantoni ParksKeyboards, Electric Guitar, Bass, Programmed By, Vocals – John CaleMixed By – Nita ScottRecorded By – Adam Moseley
3:52
2-8 Changes Made
Guitar, Bass, Drum Programming, Recorded By, Mixed By – Dustin BoyerKeyboards, Bass, Guitar, Programmed By, Vocals – John CaleMixed By – Nita ScottRecorded By – Adam Moseley
3:55
2-9 Library Of Force (feat. Man In The Book Excerpt)
Bass, Loops – Joey MarambaCello – Matt Fish Drums, Electronic Drums – Alex Thomas Guitar, Loops, Recorded By, Mixed By – Dustin BoyerKeyboards, Noises, Vocals, Mixed By – John CaleRecorded By – Adam MoseleyViola – Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Tom LeaViolin – Jesse Greene*
3:09
2-10 Close Watch
Bass – Ralph EspositoCello – Matt Fish Drums, Programmed By, Recorded By, Mixed By – Dustin BoyerKeyboards, Guitar, Bass, Sampler, Drums, Vocals – John CaleMixed By – Nita ScottRecorded By – Adam MoseleyVocals – Amber Coffman
5:15
2-11 If You Were Still Around - (Choir Reprise)
Choir – New Direction Church, CaliforniaDirected By – Elder Benjamin GoodmanGuitar, Loops, Programmed By, Recorded By, Mixed By – Dustin BoyerKeyboards, Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Mixed By – John CaleNoises – Deantoni Parks
4:45
2-12 Back To The End
Electric Piano, Viola, Bass, Organ, Vocals, Mixed By – John CaleRecorded By – David Lichtenstein, David YoungRecorded By, Mixed By – Dustin Boyer
3:35

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Domino Recording Co. Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Domino Recording Co. Ltd.
  • Remastered At – ARM Studio
  • Remixed At – ARM Studio
  • Manufactured By – www.Noisebox.co.uk
  • Pressed By – Sony DADC

Credits

  • Accompanied By – Allen Lanier (tracks: 1-1 to 1-13), David Lichtenstein (tracks: 1-1 to 1-13), David Young (tracks: 1-1 to 1-13), John Wonderling (tracks: 1-1 to 1-13), Mike McClintock (tracks: 1-1 to 1-13), Rob Elk (tracks: 1-1 to 1-13), Tom FitzGibbon (tracks: 1-1 to 1-13)
  • Executive-Producer [Reissue] – Nita Scott (tracks: 1-1 to 1-13)
  • Remastered By [Re-mastered By], Mixed By [Re-mixed By], Engineer [Re-engineered By] – Adam Moseley (tracks: 1-1 to 1-13)
  • Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards – John Cale (tracks: 1-1 to 1-13)

Notes

"Double CD Pack: Music For A New Society & M:FANS

Music For A New Society, the long out of print 1982 masterpiece
Completely re-mastered from the original tapes and overseen by John Cale
Includes 3 exclusive tracks:
'Library Of Force' - an unreleased gem -
Plus 2 out-takes from the original session

M:FANS
A complete reworking of the original album
John Cale re-contextualises the original songs into radical new forms to resonate with the digital age
Includes a new recording of 'Back To The End' - a previously lost track from the original session"

Conversation on Prelude: Mom, Dad & John Cale

"Made in the EU" printed on CD 1.

NOTE: The version of "Library of Force" on CD 1 is a different mix from the version included on the 1993 Rhino/Fnac/Yellow Moon reissues.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 887830009324
  • Label Code: LC 10192
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1): Sony DADC
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1): www.noisebox.co.uk
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1): REWIGCD93P 01
  • Mastering SID Code (CD 1): IFPI LY33
  • Mould SID Code (CD 1): IFPI AEW24
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2): DS108CDP 01
  • Mastering SID Code (CD 2): IFPI LY33
  • Mould SID Code (CD 2): IFPI AEW52

Other 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
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
R2 71743 John Cale Music For A New Society ‎(CD, Album, RE) Rhino Records R2 71743 US 1993
REWIGLP93 John Cale Music For A New Society ‎(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Domino Recording Co. Ltd. REWIGLP93 UK & Europe 2016
ILPS 17019 John Cale Music For A New Society ‎(LP, Album, TP) ZE Records ILPS 17019 Italy 1982


Reviews:
  • Vonalij
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.