jj. CALE Rewind
From page 65 of Classic Rock Magazine October 2007
V/14 Music No debasement from the basement.
Cale himself compares these 14 unreleased songs to 'a bunch of old photographs from 35 years ago', and though some family albums are an embarrassment, this collection is anything but.
Recorded between 1973 and 1983 and stored in the basement of his former producer's home in Nashville. Cale insists that they've never seen the light of day until now as they never quite fit at the time he recorded them, but it's hard to see how songs like the elegant, steel-guitar-tinged My Baby & Me or the gentle swing of Guess! Lose couldn't have found homes on any of his albums.
Sometimes, basement tapes should just stay that, but these songs are as welcome as the embrace of an old friend. •••••• Philip Wildmg