In July 1972.

In July 1972, “Reprise” label released “The Academy in Peril”, the second John cale album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Shipton Manor” in Oxfordshire, “St. Giles Church” in Cripplegate, UK, and was produced by John Cale. The cover concept and art was by Andy Warhol.


  • John Cale – viola, bass, guitar, keyboards
  • Adam Miller – vocals
  • Ron Wood– slide guitar
  • Del Newman – drums
  • Legs Larry Smith– narration
  • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Jean Bois – mixing
  • Ed Thrasher– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Cale.

  1. The Philosopher
  2. Brahms
  3. Legs Larry at Television Centre
  4. The Academy in Peril
  5. Intro / Days of Steam
  6. 3 Orchestral Pieces: Faust/The Balance/Captain Morgan’s Lament
  7. King Harry
  8. John Milton

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