John Cale’s live album Fragments of a Rainy Season comes to vinyl

John Cale’s live album Fragments of a Rainy Season comes to vinyl

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Includes his amazing cover of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’.

John Cale will reissue his first live album Fragments of a Rainy Season on vinyl for the first time via Domino Recordings on 9 December. Recorded at various locations during his 1992 tour, the LP was the first to feature Cale performing solo and unplugged.

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Alongside solo versions of his classic catalogue, the album features his live take of ‘Hallelujah’. Whilst the Leonard Cohen original achieving little initial success, Cale’s cover gave it greater popular acclaim, which inspired Jeff Buckley’s fabled version.

The reissue includes previously unreleased outtakes. The album cover, designed by noted conceptual artist Joseph Kosuth, has been given a colour update for 2016 – see below. Available on limited edition triple gatefold vinyl as well as standard double vinyl, CD and digital, pre-order your copy from Domino.

John Cale - Fragments Of A Rainy Season