If You Were Still Around

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"If You Were Still Around"
Song by John Cale
from the album Music for a New Society
LanguageEnglish
ReleasedOctober 1982
GenreArt rock
Length3:25
LabelZE Records
Songwriter(s)Sam Shepard, John Cale
Producer(s)John Cale

"If You Were Still Around" is a song by Welsh musician and composer John Cale. It was co-written by John Cale and playwright Sam Shepard.[1] It was originally released in 1982 on Music for a New Society album.[2][3] The new version of the song was released in 2014 together with music video directed by Abigail Portner.[4] The video was dedicated to Lou Reed who died one year before.[5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Grow, Kory (27 October 2014). "See John Cale's Touching Lou Reed Tribute on Anniversary of His Death". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  2. Alexander, Phil (27 October 2014). "John Cale On Lou Reed: One Year Gone…". Mojo. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  3. Hogan, Marc (27 October 2014). "John Cale Honors Lou Reed with "If You Were Still Around" Video". Wondering Sound. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  4. Gordon, Jeremy (27 October 2014). "John Cale Pays Tribute to Lou Reed With New "If You Were Still Around" Video". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  5. Morgan Britton, Luke (27 October 2014). "John Cale marks anniversary of Lou Reed's death with 'If You Were Still Around' video – watch". NME. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  6. Adams, Gregory (27 October 2014). "John Cale "If You Were Still Around" (video)". Exclaim!. Retrieved 28 October 2014.