John Cale
Fear Is A Man's Best Friend - John Cale

Timeline: 2006

Velvet Redux Live MCMXCIII DVD

Velvet Redux Live MCMXCIII DVD

The live video Velvet Redux Live MCMXCIII is re-released on DVD. The DVD has been remixed in 5.1 Surround Sound. No extra tracks compaired to the original video released in 1993.

Jumbo in tha Modernworld

Debut of the new song Jumbo in tha Modernworld at The Garage in London - January 25.

Compounds and Elements

Compounds and Elements: Cordoba & Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

The album Compounds and Elements on the All Saints record label features the album version of Cordoba from Wrong Way Up and the live version of Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night from Fragments Of A Rainy Season.


OuttaTheBag released as an electronic download only single. Promo copies exist.

Here Comes the Rain

Ladybug Transistor covers Empty Bottles

Ladybug Transistor covers Empty Bottles on their Here Comes the Rain EP.

Nicolai Dunger covers Amsterdam

Nicolai Dunger plays Amsterdam during a live broadcast by the 89.3 The Current live at South By Southwest, March 16, 2006 at Capital Place Hotel, Colorado Room (18th Floor), Austin, TX.

Alejandro Escovedo: The Boxing Mirror

Alejandro Escovedo: The Boxing Mirror

The Cale produced album The Boxing Mirror by Alejandro Escovedo is released on may 2. The album was recorded in 2005. Cale also mixed one track: Take Your Place.

Take Me Away is included on the Conflict & Catalysis: Productions & Arrangements 1966-2006 compilation album (2012).

Paris 1919

Paris 1919 remastered & expanded

Rhino re-releases Paris 1919. All tracks are remastered. There is one outtake - Burned Out Affair - and numerous alternate takes.

Paste Magazine

Perfect Video on Paste DVD

A free DVD with no #21 of Paste Magazine contains the promo video for Perfect.

Uncut July 2006

Cale in Uncut

The July issue of English music magazine Uncut has a review of the expanded Paris 1919 album. Free cd with Hanky Panky Nohow.

Jumbo in tha Modernworld

Jumbo in tha Modernworld single

Jumbo in tha Modernworld is released as a digital download, june 19, 2006. A CDEP version was anounced but withdrawn. Promo copies exist which also includes an instrumental version of the song The video can be found on the DVD of Circus Live.

Jumbo in tha Modernworld

Jumbo in tha Modernworld video

Animation created by Set in fictional world where thin creatures get fucked over by fatter creatures. Justice is done, when the biggest fattie throws up .. flowers.

A small civilisation's greed, results in a filthy gastronimical stampede. Yeah, that rhymes... and there's some fatties in it too.

The video can be found on the Circus Live DVD.

The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground

Richard Witts, a music teacher at Goldsmith College, publishes yet another book about The Velvet Underground. Good information about The Dream Syndicate and the tunings and instruments Cale used. Nicholas Lezard in a review for The Guardian:

A note before the title page says it is "designed for undergraduates and the general reader". Never mind the general reader, it was the fact that the Velvet Underground are now being studied by undergraduates that had me pacing around the room, pinching the bridge of my nose and saying the title of the fifth track on their third album ("Jesus") out loud a few times. Am I getting that old? When I was an undergraduate, they had hardly been split up for a decade. Students shouldn't be studying the Velvet Underground, they should sit around taking narcotics and listening to them. You'll be telling me next that students aren't allowed to take narcotics any more.
John Cale: An Exploration of His Life and Music

John Cale: An Exploration of His Life and Music

DVD with the 1998 documentary directed by James Marsh. Released in the USA by (ISBN: 0-7697-8399-6, UPC Code: 032031414099).

Filmed in Garnant, Wales, New York and Rotterdam. Interviews with Lou Reed, Chris Spedding, Victor Bockris, La Monte Young, Billy Name, Chris Morrison, and Ed Wubbe.

Presenting an award

Presents an award to fellow Welshmen the Manic Street Preachers at the Q Awards ceremony.

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