Sedition + Alchemy: A Biography of John Cale

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Peter Owen, 2003 - Rock music - 239 pages
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Written with the full cooperation of John Cale and incorporating exclusive interviews with important figures from all phases of the musician's 35-year career, this new biography by Tim Mitchell, author of There's Something About Jonathan: Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers, explores the man who has successfully transcended the boundaries between classical and popular music. Cale's music--from the Velvet Underground onwards--has been a series of passionate assaults on accepted musical forms, and his processes of deconstruction and reconstruction are illustrated by detailed accounts of his albums, live shows, and relationships with other artists, such as La Monte Young, Brian Eno, and Lou Reed. Exhaustively researched, this work includes the first full discography of Cale's work to date and many never before seen photographs. A special cloth edition with a signed and numbered CD of an unreleased Cale song is available directly from Peter Owen Ltd:

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