1 "Paris 1919" in Norwich on Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:29 pm

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2 Re: "Paris 1919" in Norwich on Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:03 pm

Just checked the theatre site. Only five weeks left and so many tickets still available - even four in front row Shocked
Maybe every Cale fan living in the UK has already seen the piece performed in Cardiff and/or London.

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3 Re: "Paris 1919" in Norwich on Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:30 am

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4 Re: "Paris 1919" in Norwich on Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:31 am

Oh Isabel, then we have to clap ten times more than usual. My hands are already hurting now...
But Cardiff was also not sold out even one week before and at the entry the staff still told me that it's not sold out yet. And in the end CoalExchange was so stuffed.
And if it will be half empty, maybe Cale will start concentrating on his new album and stop the "Paris" and "Nico" concerts, although I enjoy both...

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5 Re: "Paris 1919" in Norwich on Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:56 pm

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Cale's new album?...he's often spoke about his unhappiness at the delay between recording songs and getting them released, by the time he mixes the "new songs" they will be old songs. The danger then is he'll look for the "right" record deal which could take years..he needs to re-learn quickly the lessons of the past and just stick the songs out here as they are finished, one by one pretty much as he did with "Jumbo". The artist James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) has just said the album format is dead and he plans to release no more in that format.

6 Re: "Paris 1919" in Norwich on Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:35 am

fireball wrote:Norwich is not an easy place to get to Mad

WORD!

When I bought the tickets I was firmly convinced that Norwich was a London suburb. No idea where that thought came from. After the booking was done, I checked the Wikipedia map of England and --- Shocked

No risk, no fun!

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7 Re: "Paris 1919" in Norwich on Fri May 14, 2010 2:55 am

I hope whoever is going posts a report when they get back! Very Happy

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8 Re: "Paris 1919" in Norwich on Fri May 14, 2010 8:50 am

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i just hope no one posts a report before the concert.. i can give the track list for the 1st half of the gig. if its not sold out today Cale usually rushes through the concert.Does anyone think this series of gigs is a step backwards for Cale? The promoter has not used any booking agencies to sell tickets so this event has lacked publicity. Vienna to Norwich airport...here i come..ha ha!

9 Re: "Paris 1919" in Norwich on Fri May 14, 2010 7:30 pm

fireball wrote:Does anyone think this series of gigs is a step backwards for Cale?

Hi Fireball! Reading between your lines I would say that you’ve had quite enough of John Cale performing these Paris 1919 concerts and Nico tributes and that the highlight of the moment for you will be the flight over from Vienna to the UK – ash cloud permitting that is. Regarding your question as to whether anyone thinks this series of concerts is a step back for Cale brings to mind a Metal Machine Trio concert I attended in Brussels on April 22nd. I was mesmerised by the new experiments in sound and noise that Lou Reed is working on with musicians Ulrich Krieger and Sarth Calhoun, and find it interesting that Cale has been characterised as someone who doesn’t look back in contrast with Lou Reed, and yet here we have the former revisiting his 1973 album Paris 1919. And yes I know that Lou Reed has revisited his 1973 album Berlin. Could this be an omen? Maybe it’s now time for the tide to turn and John Cale will soon be mesmerising us with his new experiments in drone.

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10 Re: "Paris 1919" in Norwich on Sat May 15, 2010 8:42 am

Setlist is up here:

http://blogger.xs4all.nl/werksman/archive/2010/05/15/549465.aspx
http://www.xs4all.nl/~werksman/cale/setlists/2010_05_14.html

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11 Re: "Paris 1919" in Norwich on Sat May 15, 2010 9:38 am

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i dont think cale is taking a step back i just wondered if anyone else thought that.....wow what a concert last night, cale's gotta keep the trumpets!!

12 Re: "Paris 1919" in Norwich on Sat May 15, 2010 5:29 pm

Really interesting setlist last night. I'm glad he is making use of the orchestra for more songs now. Someone better have taped it!

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13 Re: "Paris 1919" in Norwich on Sun May 16, 2010 6:39 pm

Oh yes, the concert was really great!!! I already wrote something about it on Hans' blog.

Regarding the question of Fireball, if this series of gigs is a step backwards for Cale:

I don't think so at all! I think, it was a quite clever publicity move, both Nico and Paris. Anyway, from the musical perspective the concerts were also very interesting and innovative, especially the Nico arrangements. But after all, Cale got maybe more publicity and fuller auditoriums than he got when his last albums were released. He seems to be now on the peak of media and fan attention and he was also able to collect some more fans with those gigs. After the Paris show in September he really should release his new album. Maybe it will sell better than HoboSapiens and blackAcetate.

I keep my fingers crossed that the new album and a tour will follow soon...

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14 Re: "Paris 1919" in Norwich on Mon May 17, 2010 9:28 am

Hello There. Did Cale play all that pretty piano that’s on the track or did the orchestra take it?

I saw MM3 at a gig a while back and thought they made some great noise. But I can’t imagine Cale immersing himself in drone at this point in his career. I agree with Nayika that right now he’s bristling with energy. It’s all the trumpets and orchestra – and it shines in his own trio of gifted musicians.

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15 Re: "Paris 1919" in Norwich on Mon May 17, 2010 6:01 pm

Hey Zig, John played his acoustic guitar and was accompanied by his faithful trio and a small wind ensemble during "Hello, there".

This evening was much cooler than Christmas during my childhood. Almost every song in the second part was a great surprise!

The wind ensemble was already sitting on stage, when John & Co. returned after the break, he took his accoustic guitar, and I was only wondering what song they're going to play in this combination. And when I recognised "Hello, there" I was just smiling all over the face. What a present!!!

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16 Re: "Paris 1919" in Norwich on Mon May 17, 2010 6:34 pm

fireball wrote:Does anyone think this series of gigs is a step backwards for Cale?

Hi fireball! – fireball, where are you!? – I’d just like to make it clear that I don’t think for one second that Mr Cale is taking a step backwards with all these recent performances. As Nayika says, we can view it as a clever publicity move. It’s great to see him out there now – and why stop. I have nothing but praise for ‘legends’ (I hate the word) such as John Cale and Lou Reed when I see them out there entertaining the crowds. And they’re digging what they do. They’re having fun.

Fireball, I’m sorry if I offended you with my post – ‘reading between your lines’. I had no right to assume that you’d had quite enough of the Paris/Nico concerts. Hope you had a safe landing.

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17 Re: "Paris 1919" in Norwich on Wed May 19, 2010 9:01 pm

Two youtube videos were posted!