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John Cale Bob Neuwirth Last Day on Earth

Last Day on Earth

John Cale / Bob Neuwirth


12 April 1994

All songs written by John Cale and Bob Neuwirth. Produced by John Cale and Bob Neuwirth. Engineered and mixed by Roger Moutenot. Production assistance by Andy Green. Recorded at Skyline, New York, NY. Mixed at RPM Studios, New York, NY. Mastered at Sterling Sound by Greg Calbi. Art direction: Vartan. Design: Taki Ono, Ayako Nagano. Photography: Mary Ellen Mark. Cover Art: Tanadori Yokoo.

John Cale: vocals, keyboards, viola
Bob Neuwirth: vocals, banjo, harmonica
Gerry Hemingway: percussion and sampling
Jenni Muldaur: guest vocalist
David Tronzo: guitar
Eric Senko: bass
Ben Perowsky: drums
Michael Brook: infinite guitar
Strings arranged by David Soldier. performed by the Soldier String Quartet: David Soldier, Lisa R. Gutkin, Dawn M. Buckholz, Alicia A. Svigals.


  1. Overture (Cale / Neuwirth)
  2. Cafe Shabu (Cale / Neuwirth)
  3. Pastoral Angst (Cale / Neuwirth)
  4. Who's in Charge? (Cale / Neuwirth)
  5. Short of Time (Cale / Neuwirth)
  6. Angel of Death (Cale / Neuwirth)
  7. Paradise Nevada (Cale / Neuwirth)
  8. Old China (Cale / Neuwirth)
  9. Ocean Life (Cale / Neuwirth)
  10. Instrumental (Cale / Neuwirth)
  11. Modern World (Cale / Neuwirth)
  12. Streets Come Alive (Cale / Neuwirth)
  13. Secrets (Cale / Neuwirth)
  14. Maps of the World (Cale / Neuwirth)
  15. Broken Hearts (Cale / Neuwirth)
  16. High and Mighty Road (Cale / Neuwirth)




Last Day on Earth