John Cale ‎– The Island Years

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Disc One, tracks 1-9 comprise the album FEAR (ILPS 9301), released in 1974. Track 10 was recorded during the FEAR sessions and appeared as the B-side of the single "The Man Who Couldn't Afford To Orgy."

Disc One, tracks 13-17 and Disc Two, tracks 1-5 comprise the album SLOW DAZZLE (ILPS 9317), released in 1975. Disc One, tracks 11-12 were recorded during the SLOW DAZZLE sessions and are previously unreleased.

Disc Two, track 5 is a previously unreleased noticeably different mix, and shorter length [4:15 vs 5:07], than found on the Island editions of the Slow Dazzle CD

Disc Two, tracks 6-16 comprise the album HELEN OF TROY (ILPS 9350), released in 1975. Track 14 appeared on early copies of HELEN OF TROY and was subsequently replaced by track 18 on later copies. Track 17 was recorded during the HELEN OF TROY sessions and is previously unreleased.

Disc Two, track 19 is from the John Cale compilation album GUTS (ILPS 9459), released in 1977.

Tracklist

Fear Is A Man's Best Friend 3:52
Buffalo Ballet 3:28
Barracuda 3:46
Emily 4:21
Ship Of Fools 4:36
Gun 8:04
The Man Who Couldn't Afford To Orgy 4:33
You Know More Than I Know 3:34
Momamma Scuba 4:23
Sylvia Said (Remix) 4:07
All I Want Is You 2:55
Bamboo Floor 3:24
Mr. Wilson 3:15
Taking It All Away 2:56
Dirty Ass Rock 'N' Roll 4:41
Darling I Need You 3:35
Rollaroll 3:57
Heartbreak Hotel 3:10
Ski Patrol 2:05
I'm Not The Loving Kind 3:07
Guts 3:26
The Jeweller 4:11
My Maria 3:52
Helen Of Troy 4:21
China Sea 2:33
Engine 2:47
Save Us 2:23
Cable Hogue 3:32
I Keep A Close Watch 3:29
Pablo Picasso 3:23
Leaving It Up To You 4:35
Baby, What Do You Want Me To Do? 4:51
Sudden Death 4:39
You & Me 2:51
Coral Moon 2:17
Mary Lou 2:47

Versions (3)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
524 235-2 John Cale The Island Years(2xCD, Comp) Island Records 524 235-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
314 524 235-2 John Cale The Island Years(2xCD, Album, Comp) Island Records, Chronicles 314 524 235-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
314 524 235-2, D214155 John Cale The Island Years(2xCD, Album, Comp, Club) Island Records, Chronicles, BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. 314 524 235-2, D214155 US 1996 Sell This Version

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