John Cale
    Helen Of Troy

vinyl albumCD album
UK/US) Island
    / ILPS 9350
UK) Island
    / IMCD 177

release date : Nov.14 1975

track listing
My MariaI Keep A Close Watch
Helen Of TroyPablo Picasso
China SeaLeaving It Up To You
Save UsBaby, What You Want Me To Do?
EngineSudden Death
Cable Hogue

John Cale :vocals / keyboards
Chris Spedding :guitars
Pat Donaldson :bass
Timi Donald :drums
Phil Colins :drums
Chris Thomas :keyboards
produced by :John Cale

recording data
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.

session list