Helen Of Troy
|vinyl album||CD album|
/ ILPS 9350
/ IMCD 177
release date : Nov.14 1975
|My Maria||I Keep A Close Watch|
|Helen Of Troy||Pablo Picasso|
|China Sea||Leaving It Up To You|
|Save Us||Baby, What You Want Me To Do?|
|John Cale :||vocals / keyboards|
|Chris Spedding :||guitars|
|Pat Donaldson :||bass|
|Timi Donald :||drums|
|Phil Colins :||drums|
|Chris Thomas :||keyboards|
|produced by :||John Cale|
|at Sound Techniques, London in 1975|
John Cale says;|
It could have been a great album.
I came back from finishing Patti Smith and had three days
to finish "Helen Of Troy" before I went on Italian tour.
I was spending eighteen hours a day in the studio.
When I got back, I found the record company had
gone ahead and released what amounted to demo tapes.
The trouble was that Island had their own ideas
of what that album should sound like.
They wanted to include songs I don't particularily like,
but it was also an impertinent assumption on my part
that I was capable managing myself.
My determination to have "Helen Of The troy" the way I did
was not really fair to Island or my management,
especially at a time when Island was loosing it's percentage
of the market, which was making everybody very paranoid.
"Coral Moon" version;|
There is another pressing which offers "Coral Moon" instead of
"Leaving Up To You".
But Spedding isn't on this track.