Cale, John: Helen of Troy

Cale, John SKU: 27923146
Cale, John: Helen of Troy

Cale, John: Helen of Troy

Cale, John SKU: 27923146

Format: VINYL LP

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Title: Helen of Troy
Artist: Cale, John
Label: Wax Cathedral
Product Type: VINYL LP
UPC: 821797880145
Genre: Rock

From the celestial opening strains of "My Maria," which sounds in places like a hymn, to the teeth-gnashing "Sudden Death," Cale shows us heaven, hell, and the life in between. Employing a cocktail of wild experimentation, tonal versatility, and range of emotion, Cale's compositions whip from soaring serenades like "I Keep a Close Watch" to the unhinged, wild-eyed "Leaving It Up to You" (pulled from the original release due to it's reference to the murder of Sharon Tate) to the soulful, surf-derived "China Sea. " Eno's synthesizer casts love spells and shadows while Chris Spedding's guitar drills bluesy, ragged holes through every composition. A tormented, sinister cover of the Modern Lovers' "Pablo Picasso" (Cale produced the Lovers' debut) shows what you get when you replace Jonathan Richman's dreamy smile with Cale's bared teeth.

Tracks:
1.1 My Maria
1.2 Helen of Troy
1.3 China Sea
1.4 Engine
1.5 Save Us
1.6 Cable Hogue
1.7 I Keep a Close Watch
1.8 Pablo Picasso
1.9 Leaving It Up to You
1.10 Baby What You Want Me to Do
1.11 Sudden Death
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