Paris 1919

Reprise / Ada
Release date
26 Oct 1993
Running length
9 tracks
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1 Child's Christmas in Wales 3:20 45,457
2 Hanky Panky Nohow 2:45 37,567
3 The Endless Plain of Fortune 4:12 30,640
4 Andalucia 3:51 0
5 Macbeth 3:07 30,032
6 Paris 1919 4:03 55,298
7 Graham Greene 3:01 27,678
8 Half Past France 4:19 37,446
9 Antarctica Starts Here 3:21 17,608

About this album

Paris 1919 is a 1973 album by former Velvet Underground member John Cale. It was produced by Chris Thomas and features a backing band consisting largely of members of Little Feat. It is the most accessible and traditional of Cale’s albums, and the most well-known of his work as a solo artist.

A remastered and expanded edition was released in 2006. It features alternate versions of each song on the album, as well as the previously unreleased session outtake “Burned Out Affair”.

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  • MisterJunior

    Cale's art pop/baroque pop masterpiece. One of the best records of his career and also a great 1970s album.

    2 Jan 3:15am Reply
  • silverlage


    23 Sep 2014 Reply
  • RussellChap

    great stuff, cale has made so many good albums

    2 Mar 2014 Reply
  • sixty-forty

    this is the best album ever made [2]

    6 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Rickll

    Wrong release date mentioned. Has to be 1973.

    10 Dec 2012 Reply
  • boundaryfuss

    this album is divine punishment for TVU for kicking john cale off the third album

    13 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Nakkinak

    How could I forget how fantastic this album is

    15 Jan 2012 Reply
  • somnambulance

    i can confidently say that this album means more to me than 3 of the first 4 velvet underground albums; unparalleled awesome

    8 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Jonathan1986

    Amazing songs, one of my favourite 70's records! Didn't he leave VU because of lack of noise and improvisation? Pop music with brains and strong lyrics. Strange fellow...

    22 Mar 2011 Reply
  • neonl

    best album, all time.

    28 Dec 2010 Reply
  • mattcunn


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  • Sosen


    24 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Victormene

    this is the best album ever made

    15 Oct 2010 Reply
  • gbielq

    this album is perfect, wonderful music, music for the rest, this man is a genius. 2

    16 Sep 2010 Reply
  • docmoondog

    His other work is amazing in its own right, but my GAWD...what might've been if Cale had continued the pure pop perfection exhibited here? This is so beautiful, so timeless...

    9 Jul 2010 Reply
  • vanitycentral

    They're all strong songs in my opinion.

    23 May 2010 Reply
  • KeithJones

    Such a good album!

    2 Jun 2009 Reply
  • prosopagnosia

    Love listening to this record while drinking hot tea and reading a good book on a cozy, rainy afternoon. Gawd I adore John Cale with every fiber of my being!

    24 Apr 2009 Reply
  • distractedk

    Hard to pick my favourite between this and Fear, both amazing albums.

    2 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Jack_Owen

    Pop perfection <3 Intelligent, catchy, beautifully arranged, sad but indirectly so.

    13 Oct 2008 Reply
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