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John Cale: Fragments of a Rainy Season
John Cale Fragments of a Rainy Season
Actor: John Cale
Director: Jacquemin Piel
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
UR     2004     1hr 1min

John Cale will probably always be best known as a member of the Velvet Underground, but Fragments of a Rainy Season, basically a live retrospective of the first two decades of his solo career, shows that Cale's subsequent ...  more »


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Actor: John Cale
Director: Jacquemin Piel
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll
Studio: Immortal
Format: DVD
DVD Release Date: 03/02/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 1min
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Import
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Totally disagree with "Crashon": Excellent audio quality!
Cale Fanatic | Land of Enchantment | 02/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I don't know what version of this DVD the previous reviewer has in their hands, but I just picked this up and the audio quality of my copy is excellent (sharp, clear, full dynamic range, etc., even at high volumes). Certainly similar to that of the CD release of this concert. The video quality also is not bad and Cale does not look like a "corpse". This DVD does not include 5 songs that are on the CD, but does have one (Carmen Miranda) that is not on the CD. I can't explain the differences reported by Crashon (perhaps there is an actual badly-copied bootleg of this DVD cirulating?). Bottom line is I highly recommend ths DVD for Cale fans. Its one the best of Cales' recorded live solo performances and a real pleasure to see him in action."
Unplugged Cale
S J Buck | Kent, UK | 05/30/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is really very good. John Cale is not a showman so don't buy this DVD if you're expecting that sort of thing.

What you do get is a good musician performing some of his best material alone at the Piano or Guitar. Stripping away some of the elbaorate arrangements of Cale's songs helps you to concentrate on whats important in the songs.

The concert was recorded in Brussells in the early 90's the DVD has fifteen tracks on it, including "Paris 1919" and "Dying of the vine".

This well worth getting.