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John Cale Reveals M:Fans Details and Releases New Video

11/21/2015
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(Classic Rock) John Cale will release a reworked version of his 1982 solo album Music For A New Society next year and he has launched a video for the new version of the track "(I Keep A) Close Watch". It features a guest appearance from Amber Coffman and is directed by Abby Portner.

M:FANS features tracks from the original record, reimagined in the wake of the death of Cale's former Velvet Underground bandmate Lou Reed. It's released on January 22 via Double Six/Domino on 2CD, with the second disc including a remastered version of the original record featuring three previously unreleased bonus songs. Both discs are also available individually on vinyl.

Cale says: "Making any form of art is always personal to my mind. During the making of M:FANS, I found myself loathing each and every character written about in those original recording sessions of Music For A New Society.

"Unearthing those tapes reopened those wounds. It was time to decimate the despair from 1981 and breathe new energy, re-write the story. Then, the unthinkable happened. What had informed so much over lost and twisted relationships in 1981 had now come full circle. Losing Lou forced me to upend the entire recording process and begin again - a different perspective, a new sense of urgency to tell a story from a completely opposite point of view - what was once sorrow, was now a form of rage.

"A fertile ground for exorcism of things gone wrong and the realization they are unchangeable. From sadness came the strength of fire." Watch the video here.

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