John Cale ‎– Words For The Dying

Opal Records ‎– 1-26024, Opal Records ‎– 9 26024-1, Warner Bros. Records ‎– 1-26024, Warner Bros. Records ‎– 9 26024-1
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The Falklands Suite
A1 Introduction 1:45
A2 There Was A Saviour Interlude I 9:35
A3 On A Wedding Anniversary 5:00
B1 Interlude II 4:45
B2 Lie Still, Sleep Becalmed 4:18
B3 Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night 5:25
Songs Without Words
B4 Songs Without Words. I 2:40
B5 Songs Without Words. II 1:50
B6 The Soul Of Carmen Miranda
Lyrics By – Brian Eno, John CaleMusic By – Brian EnoViola [Additional], Violin [Additional] – Nell Catchpole

Companies, etc.



First cat. # on labels
Second cat. # on the spine

Some copies have a DJ promo stamp on cover.
Some copies are on translucent brown vinyl.

The Falklands Suite:
Orchestra recorded at Gosteleradio Studios, Moscow.
John Cale recorded at The Strongroom, London and Wilderness Studios, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England.
Songs Without Words:
Recorded at the Living Room, New York City, USA.
The Soul Of Carmen Miranda:
Recorded at Wilderness Studios, Woodbridge.

Opal Records, manufactured and distributed by Warner Bros. Records Inc., a Warner Communications Company.
(C)1989 Warner Bros. Records Inc. (P)1989 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Printed in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 075992602419
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side, handwritten): 1-26024-A SRI DMM SP 1-1 Precision
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side, handwritten): 1-26024-B SRI DMM SP 2-1 Precision

Other Versions (5 of 16) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9 26024-2 John Cale Words For The Dying(CD, Album) Opal Records 9 26024-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
7599-26024-2 John Cale Words For The Dying(CD, Album) Opal Records, Warner Bros. Records 7599-26024-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
9 26024-4, 4-26024 John Cale Words For The Dying(Cass) Opal Records, Opal Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 26024-4, 4-26024 US 1989 Sell This Version
ASCD09, ASCDA09 John Cale Words For The Dying(CD, Album, RE) All Saints, All Saints ASCD09, ASCDA09 UK Unknown Sell This Version
LAND09 John Cale Words For The Dying(LP, Album) Land Records LAND09 UK 1989 Sell This Version


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January 9, 2016
Great, full sounding record. Very different from previous Cale releases with a full orchestra, children's choir, and lyrics from Dylan Thomas. Worth picking up and usually cheap, too!


September 22, 2014
Virgin vinyl, huh?