Released in 1982. ZE ILPS 7019.
Sanctus > Santies > Sanities
The engineer misread Cale's handwritten title and thus the tracks was named Santies on the lp. The CD resissue calls it Sanities.
What happened to Mama's Song?
The original lp contained Mama's Song, an 0:58 instrumental, as the sixth track of side one. This is not missing from the cd re-issue, but included in Close Watch which now runs for 3:09 (2:11 on the lp).
The original Mama's Song however, featured a telephone call between John Cale and his mother. She had sung 'Arlan y Mor' (On The Sea Shore). When she was taken ill, Cale decided not to include it on the album.
All songs written by John Cale, except If You Were Still Around and Risé, Sam And Rimsky-Korsakov by John Cale and Sam Shepard, and Damn Life by John Cale and Risé Cale.
John Cale: vocals, guitars, keyboards
Risé Cale: vocal on Risé, Sam And Rimsky-Korsakov
Recorded and mixed at Sky Line Studios, NYC, USA
Producer: John Cale
Engineer: David Lichtenstein
Assistant engineer: David Young
Cover photo: Betsey Johnson
Design: Rob O'Connor