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|1. VENUS IN FURS - The Velvet Underground|
|2. I WANNA BE YOUR DOG - The Stooges|
|3. IN EXCELSIS DEO / GLORIA - Patti Smith|
|4. AFRAID - Nico|
|5. PABLO PICASSO - The Modern Lovers|
|6. WHO IS THAT SAVING ME - Harry Toledo & The Rockets|
|7. RE-BOP - Marie et Les GarÃ§ons|
|8. DISCO CLONE - Cristina|
|9. ITALIAN SEA - Chunky, Novi & Ernie|
|10. NO KING - Ventilator|
|11. SEX MASTER - Squeeze|
|12. TAKE YOUR PLACE - Alejandro Escovedo|
|13. KUFF DAM - Happy Mondays|
|14. RUNAWAY CHILD (MINORS BEWARE) - The Necessaries|
|15. OMNES GENTES PLAUDITE (THE DRINKING SONG) - Mediaeval Baebes|
|16. NEEDLES FOR TEETH - The Jesus Lizard|
|17. SCORCH - Goya Dress|
|18. DALLAS - Lio|
|19. TEARING APART - Siouxsie & The Banshees|
|20. SPINNING AWAY - Eno/Cale|
Film directors have always been lionized by their industry and by fans who made household names of Ford, Hitchcock and Spielberg. Record producers, on the other hand, have by-and-large labored in near-anonymity outside the music business and the most devoted of followers.
To help remedy that situation we instigated our Producers series, focusing on the studio output of Jack Nitzsche, Jerry Ragovoy, Kim Fowley, Phil Spector, Brian Wilson, Martin Hannett and other visionaries who lived to bring the sounds in their heads to the grooves of a record.
Another master of the art was John Cale, whose work as a producer and arranger we spotlight on this 75-minute 20-tracker. Far from anonymous as a cutting-edge performer, Cale has enjoyed a lower profile in his parallel role as a producer throughout his lengthy career.
Spanning 40 years, our collection includes everything from the proto-punk of the Stooges and Modern Lovers to left-field pop princesses Lio and Cristina.
Compilation and notes by Mick Patrick and Neil Dell.