|Studio album by John Cale|
|Recorded||Right Track Recording, New York City|
|Label||ZE Records, Mango Records|
|Producer||John Cale, Tome Roberts (associate producer)|
|John Cale chronology|
Caribbean Sunset is the ninth studio album by John Cale, and was released in 1984. It features contributions from Brian Eno and an otherwise "young unknown" band. The album is notable for being one of only two albums by John Cale to remain unreleased on compact disc or digital format (the other being Comes Alive). The cover photograph was by Risé Cale.
All tracks composed by John Cale; except where indicated
- "Hungry For Love" (Cale, Dave Young)
- "Experiment Number 1"
- "Model Beirut Recital" (Cale, Dave Young)
- "Caribbean Sunset" (Cale, Larry Sloman)
- "Praetorian Underground" (Cale, Dave Young)
- "Magazines" (Cale, Dave Young)
- "Where There's A Will" (Cale, Larry Sloman)
- "The Hunt" (Cale, Dave Young)
- "Villa Albani"
"Villa Albani" b/w "Villa Albani" (instrumental) / "Hungry For Love" 12" Germany 1984. "Caribbean Sunset" b/w "Caribbean Sunset" was issued as a promo 7" in the UK 1984
- John Cale - vocals, keyboards, guitar
- Brian Eno - A.M.S. pitch changer
- Andy Heermans - bass, vocals
- Dave Lichtenstein - drums, boobams
- Dave Young - guitar, vocals
Caribbean Sunset was slated to finally be issued on CD in 2001, with bonus tracks "She Never Took No For An Answer" and an instrumental version of "Villa Albani", but the release was scrapped at the last minute for unknown reasons. To date, the album remains unavailable on CD or MP3 though an unauthorised download was available for a brief period from Ze Records.
Stewart Mason at AllMusic panned the album, calling it "something of a mess. The songs are among the poppiest of Cale's career, and one gets the sense that it's meant to be Cale's attempt at a straight-up pop album, especially given the Jimmy Buffett-like title and cover photo."