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John Cale - Fear - Original 1974 UK Island label 1st Pressing 10-track LP

€ 100
ArtistJohn Cale
TitleFear - Original 1974 UK Island label 1st Pressing 10-track LP
Price € 100
Record labelIsland Record Inc / BMG
Catalogue noILPS 9301
Year of release1993
GradingVG++ (Vinyl and Label)/VG++ (Cover)
Stock listJohn Cale
Additional infoScarce 1974 UK Island label 9-track LP - Cale's 5th - the 1st during his Island period, recorded with Brian Eno and Phil Manzanera - then of Roxy Music.

Trouser Press called 'Fear' "a brilliant record full of neat surprises and great, unsettling songs."

Vinyl has the generic pink rim palm tree labels
Side 1: ILPS 9301 A-1U PORKY, mother & stamper: 1 L
Side 2: ILPS 9301 B-1U PECKO, mother & stamper: 2 GR
suggestingthat this copy was manufactured from the first set of master matrices - 1st and 2nd mother for Side 1 & 2 respectively and very early to early stampers within these - a genuine 1st pressing.

Vinyl is housed in a light blue polylined company inner sleeve with mid-lower 'i' logo and '22 St. Peters Square, London W6 9NW' address - ultimately in a pinched spine picture cover - manufactured by Robor Limited and with rare intact clear front sticker advertising artist and album.

Vinyl is superbright - hardly any signs of handling or play, but for a touch of the very faintest sleeve inflicted wear.
Side 1 label has a very short, simple and superficial spindletraces leading to the centerhole - Side 2 a couple in the immediate vicinity of the center hole.
Labels and vinyl itself is extremely close to mint.

Cover is still in its original, but opened shrink wrapping - cover is simply mint except for faint spine and top corners rubbing - Next to nothing and a marginal lower corner dent paired with a Little rubbing - easily a near mint cover... and the sticker is mint.


Side 1
1. Fear is a Man's Best Friend 3:53
2. Buffalo Ballet 3:29
3. Barracuda 3:48
4. Emily 4:23
5. Ship of Fools 4:38

Side 2
1. Gun 8:05
2. The Man Who Couldn't Afford to Orgy 4:35
3. You Know More Than I Know 3:35
4. Momamma Scuba 4:24

All tracks composed by John Cale

Recorded 1974 at Sound Techniques & Olympic Studios, London, England

John Cale - bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, viola, lead vocals
Phil Manzanera - guitar, slide guitar on "Momamma Scuba"
Fred Smith - drums
Brian Eno - synthesizer, effects
Archie Legget - bass
Michael Desmarais - drums on "Momamma Scuba"and "Fear"
Richard Thompson, Bryn Haworth - slide guitar on "Momamma Scuba"
Brian Turrington - bass on "Momamma Scuba"
Irene Chanter, Doreen Chanter - background vocals
Liza Strike - background vocals, girl's choir
Judy Nylon - lead vocals on "The Man Who Couldn't Afford to Orgy"

Technical Credits:
John Cale, Phil Manzanera, Eno - executive production
John Wood - engineering, mixing
George Peckham - Mastering

John Cale - cover
Keith Morris - photography