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on 14 December 2003
I saw John Cale on the tour supporting this album back in 1993 having had no experience of his solo work. It was the best concert I have ever been to. Just Cale and a grand piano or acoustic guitar, but the power of his performance left me absolutely stunned. I bought the album the next day and it has remained one of my favourites ever since.
Ther are some songs of true beauty like Paris 1919, Close Watch and Style It Takes , moments of pure ham as Cale concludes Guts and Fear with dischord and screams, and cover versions of Hallelujah and Heartbreak Hotel which Cale simply takes possession of.