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Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood

Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood

About this album

Released in 2012 (October 1st, - September 28 in Germany and The Netherlands) on Double Six, a Domino Records imprint. The album is available as a heavyweight 2LP in a gatefold sleeve, CD and digital.


  1. I Wanna Talk 2 U
  2. Scotland Yard
  3. Hemmingway
  4. Face To The Sky
  5. Nookie Wood
  6. December Rains
  7. Mary
  8. Vampire Cafe
  9. Mothra
  10. Living With You
  11. Midnight Feast
  12. Sandman (Flying Dutchman)

Side A:

  1. I Wanna Talk 2 U
  2. Scotland Yard
  3. Hemmingway

Side B:

  1. Face To The Sky
  2. Nookie Wood
  3. December Rains

Side C:

  1. Mary
  2. Vampire Cafe
  3. Mothra

Side D:

  1. Living With You
  2. Midnight Feast
  3. Sandman (Flying Dutchman)

Vinyl pre-order bonus singles

Pre-orders of the vinyl version came with an exclusive bonus track 7" containing a mystery track: "Bluetooth Swings Redux", "Hatred" or "Cry".

Shifty Adventures bonus single Bluetooth Swings Redux Shifty Adventures bonus single Cry Shifty Adventures bonus single Hatred John Cale: I Wanna Talk 2

"I Wanna Talk 2" single, "Welcome To Nookie Wood" video

I Wanna Talk 2 U is released as a digital single on July 6th. A promo video - Welcome To Nookie Wood - features a bit of the song.

Face to the Sky b/w Living With You (Organic Mix)

Face to the Sky b/w Living With You (Organic Mix)

On August 29 another digital single release: Face to the Sky b/w Living With You (Organic Mix).

Living With You

"Living With You" single(Organic Mix)

On February 25th Living With You is released as a digital single. Contains the Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood album version, the Organix remix - previously released on the Face To The Sky vinyl single (2012), and the Laurel Halo remix.

John Cale: vocals, keyboards, synths, guitars, viola, bass
Dustin Boyer: guitars, synths, backing vocals
Danger Mouse: jam session on I Wanna Talk 2 U
Michael Jerome Moore: drums, percussion
Joey Maramba: bass
Adam Moseley: additional programming
Robin Lynn: additional programming
Eden Cale: backing vocals on Hemingway

Other credits:
All songs written, arranged and produced by John Cale except I Wanna Talk 2 U: words by John Cale. Music by John Cale and Brian Burton. Produced by John Cale and Danger Mouse.
Recorded by Dustin Boyer at A.R.M. Studio, Los Angeles, CA.
Additional recording on I Wanna Talk 2 U by Kennie Takahashi and Todd Monfalcone at Mondo Studio, Los Angeles, CA.
Additional production: Dustin Boyer
Executive producer: Nina Scott
Photography: Andy Romanoff
Artwork & design: Rob Carmichael, Seen

Very special thanks: Nina Scott - for twisting arms so relentlessly, painlessly an effectively! - Dustin Boyer ('Designers') - who always kept laughing despite the smoke coming from our brains! - and Ralph the kichcen bitch.
Many thanks to al involved at the various stages: Mickey Petralia, Adam Moseley, Danger Mouse, Christopher 'I'll be in Taiwan' - Whent, Eden Cale, Michael Jerome Moore, Joey Maramba, Erik Sanko, Robin Lynn, Laurence Bell and all at Doimino/Double Six, Ryan McCann, Justin Gressely and everyone on my team, Andy 'Captain Gas' Romanoff, Andy Woolliscroft and Sally at Primary, Jeffrey Ehrenberg/Vintage King Audio, Jessica Linker at Pitch Perfect, lotsa hugs to our Josh, we miss ya.

Representation: Nita Scott

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