John Cale ‎– Black Acetate

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0946 3 39182 2 1, 339 1822 John Cale Black Acetate(CD, Album, Copy Prot.) EMI, EMI 0946 3 39182 2 1, 339 1822 UK & Europe 2005 Sell This Version
ASW 34378, 0946 3 34378 2 1 John Cale Black Acetate(CD, Album) Astralwerks, Astralwerks ASW 34378, 0946 3 34378 2 1 US 2005 Sell This Version
0946 334 378 2 1 John Cale Black Acetate(CD, Album) EMI 0946 334 378 2 1 UK 2005 Sell This Version
0946 339 182 2 1, 0946 339182 2 1 John Cale Black Acetate(CD, Album, Copy Prot.) EMI, EMI 0946 339 182 2 1, 0946 339182 2 1 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
338 4012, 0946 338401 2 6 John Cale Black Acetate(CD, Album, Copy Prot., Promo) EMI, EMI 338 4012, 0946 338401 2 6 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
0946 3 39182 2 1 John Cale Black Acetate(CD, Album, Copy Prot., Unofficial) EMI (2) 0946 3 39182 2 1 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
0946 3 34375 2 4 John Cale Black Acetate(CD, Album, Promo) EMI 0946 3 34375 2 4 UK 2005 Sell This Version

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julgibbs

julgibbs

December 11, 2016
referencing Black Acetate, CD, Album, Copy Prot., 0946 3 39182 2 1, 339 1822
A truly fantastic album. I agree with the previous comments, you could imagine some of these tracks being played very regularly on the radio. It is clear that John Cale's genius has not departed. Personally I can't understand why his earlier albums are considered greater. This might be different, but no lesser. Actually, I prefer this one, and some even more recent things like MFANS, to the earlier albums of his (even if they too are great). He is just as relevant in this time as he was in his younger days. Check it out!!!
Oh, and P.S. Will someone please release it on vinyl!
hortonjupiter

hortonjupiter

May 13, 2011
referencing Black Acetate, CD, Album, Copy Prot., 0946 3 39182 2 1, 339 1822
Fucking masterpiece, as good as anything Cale has ever made ;o) Sexy, vitriolic, dark, menacing, funky, and unique.
TheSprawl

TheSprawl

August 14, 2008
referencing Black Acetate, CD, Album, Copy Prot., 0946 3 39182 2 1, 339 1822

It's fair to say that this release garnered little gushing praise on its initial release. To a certain extent this reflects the curse of the legend; Cale will always be judged against his past solo work by some, his legend (and that chicken) by others or as a member of the VU.

Black Acetate, judged on its own merits is well worthy of consideration. Neither pushing back boundaries like the VU or Dream Syndicate recordings or destined to make as many '100 greatest' lists as Paris 1919, the album demonstrates Cale's take on the 'rock' album. In an ideal world songs like Outta The Bag' and 'Perfect' would gain regular radio play, well sung, catchy and, at times, almost spooky. In the 'reality world' however it's probably the curse of such music to be tagged as minor work of living legend.