John Cale ‎– Music For A New Society

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Tracklist

Taking Your Life In Your Hands 4:45
Thoughtless Kind 2:45
Santies 5:56
If You Were Still Around 3:24
Close Watch 2:11
Mama's Song 0:58
Broken Bird 4:43
Chinese Envoy 3:11
Changes Made 3:12
Damn Life 5:11
Risé, Sam And Rimsky Korsakov 2:12

Versions (28)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
204 951, 204 951-320 John Cale Music For A New Society(LP, Album) Island Records, ZE Records, Island Records, ZE Records 204 951, 204 951-320 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
PC-5010 John Cale Music For A New Society(Cass, Album) Passport Records PC-5010 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
PBC 6019 John Cale Music For A New Society(Cass, Album, Cle) ZE Records, Passport Records PBC 6019 US 1982 Sell This Version
ICT 7019 John Cale Music For A New Society(Cass, Album, Dol) ZE Records, Island Records ICT 7019 UK 1982 Sell This Version
PBC 6019 John Cale Music For A New Society(Cass, Album, Whi) ZE Records, Passport Records PBC 6019 US 1982 Sell This Version
ILPS 17019 John Cale Music For A New Society(LP, Album) ZE Records, Island Records ILPS 17019 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
PB 6019 John Cale Music For A New Society(LP, Album) ZE Records, Passport Records PB 6019 US 1982 Sell This Version
L 37931, ILPS 7019 John Cale Music For A New Society(LP, Album) ZE Records, Island Records L 37931, ILPS 7019 Australia & New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
204 951-320, 204 951 John Cale Music For A New Society(LP, Album) Island Records, ZE Records 204 951-320, 204 951 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
PB 6019 John Cale Music For A New Society(LP, Album) ZE Records, Passport Records PB 6019 US 1982 Sell This Version
PL 5010 John Cale Music For A New Society(LP, Album) Passport Records PL 5010 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
L 37931, ILPS 7019 John Cale Music For A New Society(LP, Album) ZE Records, Island Records L 37931, ILPS 7019 Australia & New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
ILPS 7019 John Cale Music For A New Society(LP, Album) ZE Records, Island Records ILPS 7019 Greece 1982 Sell This Version
6313 416 John Cale Music For A New Society(LP, Album) ZE Records, Island Records 6313 416 France 1982 Sell This Version
ILPS 7019 P John Cale Music For A New Society(LP, Album) DACAPO ILPS 7019 P Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
ILPS 7019 John Cale Music For A New Society(LP, Album) ZE Records, Island Records ILPS 7019 UK 1982 Sell This Version
204 951 John Cale Music For A New Society(LP, Album, M/Print) ZE Records, Island Records 204 951 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
ILPS 17019 John Cale Music For A New Society(LP, Album, TP) ZE Records ILPS 17019 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
204 951 John Cale Music For A New Society(LP, Album, RE) ZE Records, Island Records 204 951 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
YM 003 CD John Cale Music For A New Society(CD, Album, RE) Yellow Moon Records, Fnac Music YM 003 CD France 1993 Sell This Version
R2 71743 John Cale Music For A New Society(CD, Album, RE) Rhino Records (2) R2 71743 US 1993 Sell This Version
R2 71743 John Cale Music For A New Society(CD, Album, RE) Rhino Records (2) R2 71743 US 1993 Sell This Version
592288 John Cale Music For A New Society(CD, Album, RE) Fnac Music 592288 France 1993 Sell This Version
REWIGCD93 John Cale Music For A New Society / M:FANS(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album + Comp) Domino, Electric Drone REWIGCD93 UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
REWIGCD93P John Cale Music For A New Society(CD, Album, Promo) Domino REWIGCD93P Europe 2016 Sell This Version
none John Cale Music For A New Society(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Domino none Europe 2016 Sell This Version
REWIGCD93S John Cale Music For A New Society(CD, Album, RE, RM) Domino, Electric Drone REWIGCD93S Europe 2016 Sell This Version
REWIGLP93 John Cale Music For A New Society(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Domino REWIGLP93 UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version

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greyhour

greyhour

April 10, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Music For A New Society / M:FANS, CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album + Comp, REWIGCD93
The original Music for a New Society album is amazing. However, M:FANS is a truly horrible re-recording complete with awful auto-tuned vocals and lifeless digital arrangements. The lost track, Back to the End, is beautiful and fits in with the original concept. It is well worth it for that and the 1982 outtakes of Chinese Envoy and Thoughtless Kind. I will likely never play the thoroughly dreadful new version again though.
JJANELA

JJANELA

June 4, 2018
referencing Music For A New Society, LP, Album, 6313 416
This vinyl sticker belongs to the lp Carribean Sunset, not to Music for a New Society.
Mortslaker

Mortslaker

March 21, 2017
referencing Music For A New Society, LP, Album, ILPS 7019
I got one which is stamped in matrix runout on side 1 "ILPS 7019 A - 2U-1-1- -", Side 2 "ILPS 7019 B - 1U - 1-1 - -". Handscratched "GRAEME SOUND CLINIC" on side 1. Though this differs little from this version, it would be nice to know if the original contribute was missread (2 instead of 1 etc) or a different one.
Smakeloos

Smakeloos

December 27, 2015
referencing Music For A New Society, LP, Album, 204 951, 204 951-320
The runouts on my record say "204951 A-1/82 S III" and "204951 B-1/82 III"; so with an 'S' between.
juanbaudelaire26

juanbaudelaire26

November 10, 2015
referencing Music For A New Society, LP, Album, ILPS 17019

Way overlooked, this album contains a large sum of The Maestros greatest works. A lot of it was written and recorded when Mr Cale was heavily self medicated and for when I understand is the main reason this out it's one he would like to forget. However every track is extremely from the heart and as genuine A musician and writer get. Whether they are of sound mind are nearly losing their mind. Taking your life in your hands. Thoughtless Kind. Chinese Envoy. Damn Life. And by far the best in studio recording of Close Watch (of this heart of mine).
gazatthebop

gazatthebop

August 16, 2011
referencing Music For A New Society, LP, Album, PL 5010
test pressing pic is from the USA not Canada
gazatthebop

gazatthebop

July 11, 2011
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Music For A New Society, CD, Album, RE, 592288
There is only one extra track on the cd versions compared to the vinyl. That is "In the Library of force". "Santies" and "Sanities" are the same song and appear on vinyl and cd with different spellings. The short (0.58 seconds) "Mama's song" is on the cd uncredited and segued with "Close Watch"
The original version of "Mama's song" was withdrawn from release by Cale at the UK test pressing stage and remains unreleased. Cale also wanted "Changes Made" to be withdrawn from the release.