Part of the joy of music is discovering stuff that you haven't heard before usually new stuff but every now and then something comes along that for some reason you completely missed the first time around. The older you get the less and less this happens so that when it does I feel a mix of the excitement of someone's back catalogue that has opened up for exploring with the scratching of my head as to how on earth I've missed it up to now.
This bit of catching up has an explanation of the fact that it was originally released when I was 5 still you would have thought in the next 35 years it would have registered somewhere.
I'd not heard any of John Cale's solo stuff except for the track he did on I'm Your Fan, the Cohen covers lp. I loved his voice on Hallelujah and on the Andy Warhol tribute he recorded with Lou Reed, Songs for Drella.
However last year due to a re release of the lp and a live concert this title track got a bit of radio play. I was hooked
Paris 1919 - John Cale
It has a real timeless quality that means it sounds totally fresh, partly down to a chamber pop sound and structure (sorry slipped into pretentious music journalist mode for a moment) and a great sing along la la la chorus. I've just got to get round listening to some lps although not really sure where to start so any pointers really welcome