Tuesday, October 12, 2021

John Cale - John Cale Comes Alive (1984)


John Cale - John Cale Comes Alive (1984)


Tracklist front / back album covers


Side 1

1. "Ooh La La"   3:25

2. "Evidence"   3:26

3. "Dead or Alive"   3:58

4. "Chinese Envoy"   3:27

5. "Leaving It Up to You"   5:32


Side 2

1. "Dr. Mudd"   3:42

2. "Waiting for the Man"   4:26

3. "Heartbreak Hotel"   4:16

4. "Fear"   3:20

5. "Never Give Up on You"   4:58




John Cale Band Members / Musicians

John Cale − guitar, piano, vocals, producer

Andy Heermans − bass, engineer on "Ooh La La" and "Never Give Up"

David Lichtenstein − drums, electronic drums, engineer on "Ooh La La" and "Never Give Up"

David Young − guitar, engineer on "Ooh La La" and "Never Give Up"

Julius Klepacz - drums on "Never Give Up"


Stephen Street − remix engineer

Roddy Hui − engineer on "Ooh La La" and "Never Give Up"

Frank Olinsky/Manhattan Design - art direction

George DuBose - photography

Sara Schwartz - cover illustration




John Cale Comes Alive is a 2nd live album by John Cale released in September 1984 on ZE Records label after the previous album Caribbean Sunset (also 1984). It was recorded at The Lyceum in London, UK at 26 February 1984. It also includes two studio recordings "Ooh La La" and "Never Give Up". The album has not been released on compact disc or digital format. The US release has different versions of both studio tracks compared to the European version.

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