John Cale
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Solo albums

Academy in Peril

The Academy In Peril

About this album

Released in 1972.
Reprise REP 44212.


  1. The Philosopher
  2. Brahms
  3. Legs Larry At The Television Centre
  4. The Academy In Peril
  5. Intro
  6. Days of Steam
  7. 3 Orchestral Pieces
    1. Faust
    2. The Balance
    3. Capt. Morgan's Lament
  8. King Harry
  9. John Milton

Ron Wood: slide guitar on The Philosopher
Legs Larry Smith: narration on Legs Larry At Television Centre
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Days Of Steam and King Harry


Other credits:
Producer: John Cale
Cover photo: Andy Warhol
Recorded: Brahms, Intro and 3 Orchestral Pieces recorded at Shipton Manor, Oxon, United Kingdom. Days Of Steam and King Harry recorded at St. Giles Church, Cripplegate, London, United Kingdom
Mixed at Air Recording Studios, London, United Kingdom
Mixing engineer: Jean Bois.

Cover concept by Andy Warhol. Cale traded it for the use of Days of Steam for the movie soundtrack of Heat.

Temper, an outtake, was released on the promotional compilation Troublemakers (Warner PRO A 857, 1980). Also released on the Seducing Down The Door compilation.

Vinyl reissue

The album will be reissued in 2014 on 180 Gram Vinyl on specialty label 4 Men With Beards. Remastering by engineer Gary Hobish (A. Hammer Masterging). The album will be housed in the die-cut custom gatefold jacket, designed by Andy Warhol.

© 1999- Hans Werksman