Welsh musician John Cale – a founding member of The Velvet Underground – is getting the full treatment at Barbican on Saturday – a “futurespective” which celebrates his 50+ year career in music.
The 75-year-old will be joined onstage by London Contemporary Orchestra and the House Gospel Choir as they tour through his musical catalogue, from seminal Velvet Underground tunes through to collabs with Brian Eno and his remarkable solo albums, such as his 1973 masterpiece Paris 1919.
It’s a chance to see one of the genuine greats of the 20th century explore his life’s work. What could possibly go wrong. If that doesn’t convince you, this profile playlist, curated by the Barbican on Spotify, should do the job.
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