12/9/16

John Cale - Heartbreak Hotel / Buffalo Ballet / Gun Live EP (fake) (1974)





















Here something I wanted to do for a long time. Compiling the 3 songs that John Cale played at the Rainbow on the famous collective concert known under the name of June 1, 1974, with Eno, Nico and Kevin Ayers, the last having, on the official LP, the largest part of the setlist. On that evening, Cale played 2 other titles. The first one is for sure "Buffalo Ballet", here on this fake EP, but the other one is uncertain since on the John Cale's site, it is said to have been "Fear", whereas on the bootlegs it is "Gun". Since we can really listen to "Gun" and that it is unlikely to be captured on an other show, maybe "Fear" was the 4th song played, or Cale's memory is failing. It seems the other tracks of this concert not officially released on the album were not properly recorded judging by the weak quality of the bootlegs that have released them. That's sad since Cale's amateurs (and of course each of the artists' ones) would have been glad to have all the songs played by their fave one. I tried to improve the source using DoctorPro2 but it's far to be perfect. Let's say it's better than the bootleg versions I heard. I created, as usual, a fake cover sleeve. I hope you think this is an interesting post. Cale's version of "Heartbreak Hotel" (a classic Elvis one) is no less than one of the most thrilling and moving song in history. Note that contrary to "Buffalo Ballet", "Gun" or even "Fear", the Presley cover was not released on Fear and Cale will wait until the next album (Slow Dazzle) to release it Catch it here.


3 comments:

Joe Fracas said...

Hi! There is a problem with this one...can you fix it please? Thanks for all any way...

dkelvin said...

No I tried it and it works. Don't know why you can't dl it.
dk

Vonnoosh said...

This downloaded well for me. I have an odd request. Would you have the John Cale live bootleg Doctor Dark? I have never seen it anywhere but there is a lot of good music on it. https://www.discogs.com/John-Cale-Doctor-Dark/release/1774311