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Learn more about Slow Dazzle (eng):

Format: CD
Sku: 63902909
UPC: 042284606929
UPC 14: 00042284606929
Release Date: 4/4/2006
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Mr. Wilson ~ John Cale
2. Talking It All Away ~ John Cale
3. Dirty-Ass Rock 'N' Roll ~ John Cale
4. Darling I Need You ~ John Cale
5. Rollaroll ~ John Cale
6. Heartbreak Hotel ~ John Cale
7. Ski Patrol ~ John Cale
8. I'm Not the Loving Kind ~ John Cale
9. Guts ~ John Cale
10. Jeweller, The ~ John Cale
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: John Cale (vocals, guitar, viola, piano, Clavinet, organ, keyboards); John Cale; Geoff Muldaur (vocals, background vocals); Chris Thomas , Chris Thomas (violin, electric piano); Andy Mackay (saxophone); Brian Eno (keyboards, synthesizer); John Wood (synthesizer); Pat Donaldson (bass guitar); Keith Smart (drums); Chris Spedding, Phil Manzanera (guitar); Gerry Conway, Timi Donald (drums).
Muze PNote Recording information: Sound techniques, London, England.
Muze PNote Arranger: John Cale.
Muze PNote Recording again with Phil Manzanera, along with noted journeyman guitarist Chris Spedding, Cale kept up the focus and amazing music on Slow Dazzle, easily the equal of Fear in terms of overall quality. With Brian Eno again helping out on synth work, Slow Dazzle comes across as a little more fried and unsettling than earlier work. Even the warm, epic lift of the chorus of "Mr. Wilson," very much a tribute to the Beach Boys' main man and one of the best he's ever received, is surrounded by strings and piano both lovely and paranoid. The more accurate tone of the record can be found in such numbers as "Dirty Ass Rock 'n' Roll," an intelligent, sly demolition of the lifestyle done to a glam-touched chug topped off with brass and backing singers, and even more dramatically with "Heartbreak Hotel." One of the most amazing cover versions ever, and arguably the best Elvis Presley revamp in existence, the slower pace, freaked-out Eno synth arrangement, and above all else Cale's chilling delivery make it a masterpiece. Then there's "Guts," which deserves notice for its low-key but still sharp feedback snarl and steady, cool rhythm, but perhaps has its best moment with Cale's gasped, killer starting lyric: "The bugger in the short sleeves f*cked my wife." For all of the stronger rock power, Cale's obviously not out to be pigeonholed, thus the calmer swing of many other numbers, like the great '50s rock tribute "Darling I Need You," featuring great guest sax from Andy Mackay, and the quick, almost sprightly "Ski Patrol." In terms of his own performance, Cale's voice again sounds marvelous, balanced perfectly between roughness and trained control, while his piano skills similarly find the connection between straightforward melodies and technical skill. ~ Ned Raggett

Producer: John Cale; John Cale

Engineer: John Wood; Victor Gamm

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations More Music From Northern Exposure
Muze Music Compilations Basquiat
Muze Music Compilations Sid & Nancy

Associated Artists and Works

Eno, Brian
John Cale & Terry Riley
Original Soundtrack
Reed, Lou
Reed/Cale

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 06/30/2003
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1975
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 8460692
Music Label Name Label : Island (Label)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00042284606929

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