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John CaleFear

Label:Island Records – ILPS 9301
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Art Rock, Glam

Tracklist

A1Fear Is A Man's Best Friend
A2Buffalo Ballet
A3Barracuda
A4Emily
A5Ship Of Fools
B6Gun
B7The Man Who Couldn't Afford To Orgy
Guest [Special Guest]Judy Nylon
B8You Know More Than I Know
B9Momamma Scuba
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Notes

(Brian Turrington and Michael Des Maris appear by courtesy of Chrysalis Records).
Recorded at Sound Techniques & Olympic Studios, London
Copyright: Island Music Ltd.
℗ 1974 Island Records Ltd.
Printed in England by Robor Limited
[on sleeve]

Published by Island Music Ltd
℗ 1974 Island Records Ltd
[on labels]

1st U.K. Pressing.
Comes with light blue poly-lined Island inner sleeve.
The inner sleeve has the Island Records Ltd logo and address on both sides. One side also says "MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN".

Some copies come with a hype/identity sticker attached to the shrinkwrap (see image).

Runouts are stamped except for PORKY / PECKO.

Tracks are listed sequentially as per listing on back sleeve and label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): ILPS 9301 A-1U PORKY
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): ILPS 9301 B-1U PECKO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): ILPS.9301-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): ILPS.9301-B

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Reviews

  • bwana's avatar
    bwana
    Cale's masterwork along with Paris 1919 his two finest solo records...not a weak track on the lot and with ENO and Manzanera at the helm of Fear it's one of the best of this gang's multitude of collaborations from that '74-'76 era...beautifully weird alchemic stuff
    • harakeric69's avatar
      harakeric69
      speaking of classic : angry yet nostalgic impressionist music *****
      • WellRoundedRecords's avatar
        GUN . . . . . . . . .
        • hanzo53's avatar
          hanzo53
          Nothing to do with style: glam. (I must add four)
          • stevenaaron's avatar
            stevenaaron
            Edited 7 years ago
            I bought this album because of those eyes staring me on the cover; that face sold the album. Musically; I'm on the fence. There are times where the tracks explode with Todd-Rrundgren style production but darker and more uneasy. John Cale's voice is not the best; it's kind of unremarkable. Take Todd Rundgren and mix a bit of Roger Waters and Lou Reed in there and you've got John Cale. I've listened through the LP twice and I think the opening track (fear is a mans best friend) is the strongest.

            Overall- if John Cale's bony face staring into your soul makes you want to buy this record- do
            • CD3003's avatar
              CD3003
              An album as good as Paris 1919
              and "Fear Is A Man's Best Friend"
              is one of his best songs.
              • robert_amish's avatar
                robert_amish
                first press has the "palm tree" label with pink - rim matrix n° ends with A-1 U / B 1 U - with blue inner bag.

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