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John Cale

POPtical Illusion

£11.99

Released: 14th June 2024. Despite the album's playful title, Cale's second album in just over a year still contains the same feelings of fierce and inquisitive rage that were present in 2023 album 'MERCY'. He remains angry, still incensed by the willful destruction that unchecked capitalists and unrepentant conmen have hoisted upon the wonders of this world and the goodness of its people. But this is not at all MERCY II, or some collection of castoffs, as throughout his career of more than six decades, Cale has never been much for repetition. His vanguard-shaping enthusiasms have shifted among ecstatic classicism and unbound rock, classic songcraft and electronic reimagination with proud restlessness.

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  • Details

    Released:
    14th June 2024
    Category:
    Rock & Pop
    Format:
    CD Album
    Barcode:
    887832017822
  • Description

    Despite the album's playful title, Cale's second album in just over a year still contains the same feelings of fierce and inquisitive rage that were present in 2023 album 'MERCY'. He remains angry, still incensed by the willful destruction that unchecked capitalists and unrepentant conmen have hoisted upon the wonders of this world and the goodness of its people. But this is not at all MERCY II, or some collection of castoffs, as throughout his career of more than six decades, Cale has never been much for repetition. His vanguard-shaping enthusiasms have shifted among ecstatic classicism and unbound rock, classic songcraft and electronic reimagination with proud restlessness.
  • Track listing

    Disc 1

    Track name
    Artist
    1.God Made Me Do It (Don't Ask Me Again)
    John Cale
    2.Davies and Wales
    John Cale
    3.Calling You Out
    John Cale
    4.Edge of Reason
    John Cale
    5.I'm Angry
    John Cale
    6.How We See the Light
    John Cale
    7.Company Commander
    John Cale
    8.Setting Fires
    John Cale
    9.Shark-shark
    John Cale
    10.Funkball the Brewster
    John Cale
    11.All to the Good
    John Cale
    12.Laughing in My Sleep
    John Cale
    13.There Will Be No River
    John Cale
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