John Cale "Fragments of a Rainy Season". Is this the first brickwalled acoustic album?

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  1. gazatthebop

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    John Cale's 1992 acoustic solo concert release has been reissued on Domino. Cale likes his albums brickwalled but i didn't think he'd do that to this one. Is this the first brickwalled acoustic album?[​IMG]
     
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  2. richard a

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    How does this compare with the original version? I have the 1992 cd somewhere but can't lay my hands on it right now...
    I seem to remember it as sounding fine.
    I was hoping to pick up this new version for the bonus tracks. Hope it doesn't sound too bad.
     
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  3. gohill

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    The original cd sounds great. That is disappointing as i was tempted to get this on vinyl.
     
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  4. gazatthebop

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    I lasted 1 min 28 seconds before turning it off
     
  5. gazatthebop

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    The 2016 version is the bottom one. Top is 1992 hannibal cd

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  6. richard a

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    What a shame! I'll probably stick with my original one then.
    But what are the new bonus tracks like gazatthebop?
     
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  7. elgoodo

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    Nope. Four words: Johnny Cash on American.
     
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  8. gohill

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    Are they just an official release of the long available (and excellent) John Cale & Strings Concert '92 bootleg cd?
     
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  9. gazatthebop

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    That was my first thought but no, Cale has "a bin" full of early 90's concert recordings, he's gone through those to find the best alternative versions, some solo others with David Soldier's String ensemble
     
  10. gazatthebop

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    i have some of those and didn't notice by listening, i knew straight away with this Cale offering.
     
  11. gazatthebop

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    I am led to believe the 3 xLP version with the extra tracks is only available via Domino. It was supposed to be available through independent retailers but the van from the pressing plant (Optimal media) crashed and Domino kept all the undamaged stock, sending an email saying to retailers that they were unable to deliver any 3LP stock to the shops.
     
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  12. IbMePdErRoIoAmL

    IbMePdErRoIoAmL lazy drunken hillbilly with a heart full of hate

    American Recordings was released in April 1994. Fragments Of A Rainy Season was released in September 1992.
     
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  13. gazatthebop

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    Cale's 1992 version of Fragments isn't brickwalled
     
  14. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    What a waste.
    How could they screw up a piano/vocal album.
     
  15. gazatthebop

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    You'll have to ask Adam Moseley, i emailed him but he hasn't replied yet!
     
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  16. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Hope the vinyl version is not tainted with the loudness debacle as well.
     
  17. PCM7027

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    The resequencing has also led to some clunky editing (very rapid fading up or down of audience applause), which is unfortunate.
     
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  18. gazatthebop

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    I'm scared to listen wanting to avoid more disappointment
     
  19. elgoodo

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    Hey maaan, if you remember the early 90s, you weren't really there! :cool:
     
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  20. Chemguy

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    My ears got sore just looking at this!
    Why...oh why?
     
  21. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    The"cassette " version ironically, ( if i remember right ) sounded not bad.
     
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  22. gazatthebop

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    Ryko were know for their high quality cassettes
     
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  23. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    It was LP friendly track continuety wise i.e. Flipping the cassette over for side two. I like that thinking momentarily pause thing ( of courses LPs set the precedent). If i seen another Fragments cassette, I'd dare say get it.
     
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  24. Bjorn Kjetil Johansen

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    What a shame. I'll stick with my original good sounding CD and listen to the bonus tracks on Spotify.
     
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  25. gazatthebop

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    I've been hoping for a vinyl issue of Cale's 1996 "Walking on locust" for a long time, somehow the idea has lost its appeal
     
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