5 Tracks is the second extended play by Welsh musician John Cale, released in May 2003 and comprising five previously unreleased songs. It was Cale's first release for EMI. The EP was followed by the album HoboSapiens, which was released in October 2003 and does not contain any songs from this EP.

5 Tracks
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EP by
Released26 May 2003 (2003-05-26)[1][2]
StudioMediaLuna Studios, New York; Engine Studios, Chicago, Illinois
GenreArt pop, art rock
Length19:42
LabelEMI
ProducerJohn Cale, Andy Green, Dimitri Tikovoï
John Cale EPs chronology
Animal Justice
(1977)
5 Tracks
(2003)
Extra Playful
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
BBC Music(favourable)[3]
No Ripcord(6/10)[4]
Uncut(3/10)[5]

The song "Wilderness Approaching" features in the 2003 Ramin Niami film Paris.[6]

Track listingEdit

All songs written by John Cale.

No.TitleLength
1."Verses"3:58
2."Waiting for Blonde"3:45
3."Chums of Dumpty"4:22
4."E Is Missing"4:12
5."Wilderness Approaching"3:25

PersonnelEdit

  • John Cale − vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, piano
  • Eden Cale − background vocals on "Verses"
Technical
  • Andy Green - additional production (tracks 2-5)
  • Dimitri Tikovoï - additional production (tracks 1-3)
  • Rick Myers - art direction, design
  • Corinne Day - cover photography

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ed Vulliamy (23 May 2003). "Velvet goldmine". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  2. ^ "5 Tracks". amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  3. ^ Chris Jones (30 May 2003). "Review of John Cale - 5 Tracks EP". BBC Music. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  4. ^ Ben Bollig (12 June 2003). "John Cale: 5 Tracks - Music Review". No Ripcord. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  5. ^ "John Cale - 5 Tracks". Uncut. Archived from the original on 5 May 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Paris (2003) - Soundtracks". IMDb. Retrieved 14 May 2013.