John Cale ‎– Helen Of Troy

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Island Records ‎– ILPS 9350
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Mispress
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A1 My Maria 3:48
A2 Helen Of Troy 4:18
A3 China Sea 2:30
A4 Engine 2:45
A5 Save Us 2:20
A6 Cable Hogue 3:30
B1 I Keep A Close Watch 3:27
B2 Pablo Picasso
Composed By – Jonathan Richman
3:21
B3 Coral Moon 2:19
B4 Baby What You Want Me To Do
Composed By – Jimmy Reed
4:48
B5 Sudden Death 4:37

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Misspress. Label states B3 is "Leaving It Up To You" when it is actually "Coral Moon".
'Leaving It Up To you' was deemed too controversial in referencing the murder of Sharon Tate by Charles Manson, so for this second pressing the outtake 'Coral Moon' was substituted at short notice. Subsequent re-releases reinstated the original track. David Thompson in A Music Lover's Guide to Record Collecting' writes: '“Early into the manufacturing run, the decision was made to replace the song with “Coral Moon”—only for the decision to be reversed immediately thereafter. Only a handful of amended versions appear to have been made; in terms of scarcity, they rank alongside any of the Velvet Underground’s so widely feted rarities.”

Excerpt From: Thompson, Dave. “The Music Lover's Guide to Record Collecting.” Backbeat Books, 2012-08-24. iBooks.

As "Leaving It Up To you" is 4:34, and “Coral Moon” is just 2:19, visually this edition identifiable by track B3 being a thinner band than other pressings

Inner dustbag in black with photo of John Cale - disc has "blue rim / orange palm tree" label.

Back: Printed in England by Robor Limited.
℗ 1975 Island Records Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, etched): 7 ILPS 9350 A2 EG
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, etched): 8 ILPS 9350 B2 EO
  • Other (Runout A, etched): PORKY
  • Other (Runout B, etched): PECKO

Other Versions (5 of 27) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ILPS 9350 John Cale Helen Of Troy(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9350 UK 1975 Sell This Version
ZCI 9350 John Cale Helen Of Troy(Cass, Album) Island Records ZCI 9350 UK 1975 Sell This Version
ILPS 9350 John Cale Helen Of Troy(LP, Album, RP) Island Records ILPS 9350 UK Unknown Sell This Version
L-35,671 John Cale Helen Of Troy(LP, Album) Island Records L-35,671 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
VG 71643 John Cale Helen Of Troy(LP, Album) Island Records, Virgin VG 71643 Greece Unknown Sell This Version

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