A Welsh Dutch Take on Dylan

I often think the mark of great art is how flexible it is, to be able to move between formats and penetrate other languages. Here is john Cale, born in small Welsh town, and born a Welsh rather than English speaker, who learned cello, played with some of the greats of classical music before being a founding member of The Velvet Underground. So he’s travelled about as far as it is possible to go in his career, and of course he’s still going.

In the centenary of Dylan Thomas’s birth, here he is playing and singing on ‘Do Not Go Gently Into the Night’ played with the Netherlands’ Metropole Orkest, produced by Brian Eno. Brilliant!


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