John Cale - Music For A New Society/ M:FANS
Double CD set featuring both 'M:Fans' and 'Music For a New Society'. In 1982, 'Music For A New Society' sounded exactly like its title: something futuristic, a new kind of songwriting exercise. With the suggestion from ZE Records owner Michael Zilkha, Cale performed the album mostly improvised live at Sky Line Studios in New York City. The open spaces of the arrangements are at once ambient and melodically compelling, and the songs have an emotional resonance that communicates on a deeper and more emotional level... Spare, understated, and a masterpiece. 'M:Fans' is a radical new reworking of one of John Cale's most unique and lauded solo records, the 1982 masterpiece 'Music For A New Society'. 'M:Fans' explores the relationship between old and new, in terms of the sound and vision, and Cale's memories of the experience, in terms of his life and the recording. Back and forth 'M:Fans' goes, sampling the original, while creating brand new soundscapes, giving Cale the opportunity for closure on one of the most testing eras of his life, and a way to keep moving forward.
2CD - features both M:FANS and Music For A New Society
M:FANS - 2LP - Double Heavyweight LP with Download.
Music For A New Society LP - With Download including three bonus tracks including one previously unreleased cut and two outtakes.