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Lou Reed - Berlin album flac

Performer: Lou Reed
Title: Berlin
Country: US
Released: 1985
Style: Art Rock
Rating: 4.7
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Berlin is the third solo studio album by American musician Lou Reed, released in July 1973 by RCA Records. A concept album, Berlin tells the story of a couple's struggle with drug addiction and abuse. Initially, critical reception was mixed but appraisals of the album have warmed over the years: in 1973 Rolling Stone declared the album "a disaster" but in 2003, the album was ranked No. 344 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Berlin follows Jim and Caroline, two drug addicts living together in the divided city of Berlin (which Lou Reed, notably, had never visited before the album’s recording). Loosely based on Reed’s own increasing drug dependency and his declining relationship with then-wife Bettye Kronstad, it tracks them through their quick and dramatic downfall into prostitution ( Lady Day ), domestic violence ( Caroline Says II ), substance abuse ( How Do You Think It Feels ), and, finally, suicide ( The Bed ). In 2008, Reed revived the album for a Julian Schnabel-directed concert film, Berlin: Live at St. Ann’s Warehouse.

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Berlin may be a great album, it’s just not an easy one to listen to. It's intensely dark in its lyrical content, charting the doomed relationship of Caroline and Jim following them through drug addiction, domestic violence and suicide. Not the cheeriest of subjects for a concept album. First released in 1973, it was a commercial failure but became a cult classic. Berlin came hot on the heels of Reed’s glam rock masterpiece Transformer. Anyone expecting a commercial follow-up was non-plussed to say the least

Instead, Reed released an album that's as introspective and painful as any album could be. Great beauty rests alongside the ache of "The Kids," inside the Bob Ezrin–produced orchestration of "Sad Song," and in the lyrical directness of "Caroline Says I. Berlin features an all-star cast of musicians, from Jack Bruce to Steve Winwood to Tony Levin. Its reputation has grown to the point of legend; it received a historic live performance at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn in 2006. At the time of its 1973 release, Berlin was met with quizzical stares. After the success of Transformer and the hit "Walk on the Wild Side," Lou Reed had positioned himself as a leader of the glam rock movement. However, the former Velvet Underground leader always found greater comfort on society's margins, and his college days studying with Delmore Schwartz had instilled in him a sense of literary purpose.

Transformer and "Walk on the Wild Side" were both major hits in 1972, to the surprise of both Lou Reed and the music industry, and with Reed suddenly a hot commodity, he used his newly won clout to make the most ambitious album of his career, Berlin.

Labels Sony Music RCA Records BMG Records. Re-Issue in 2007 and 2013 by Sony Music. 2. Lady Day. 3. Men of Good Fortune.

Berlin is the third solo studio album by American musician Lou Reed, released in July 1973 by RCA Records. A concept album, Berlin tells the story of a couple's struggle with drug addiction and abuse

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Berlin
Piano – Allan Macmillan
2:32
A2 Lady Day
Bass – Gene MartynecDrums – B.J. Wilson
4:30
A3 Men Of Good Fortune
Piano – Blue Weaver
4:37
A4 Caroline Says I 3:57
A5 How Do You Think It Feels 3:42
A6 Oh Jim 5:13
B1 Caroline Says II 4:01
B2 The Kids
Bass – Tony LevinDrums – B.J. Wilson
7:55
B3 The Bed
Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer, Arranged By [Vocals] – Gene Martynec
5:51
B4 Sad Song 6:55

Companies, etc.

  • Marketed By – RCA Records
  • Distributed By – RCA S.A.
  • Distributed By – RCA Schallplatten GmbH
  • Distributed By – RCA S.p.A.
  • Distributed By – RCA B.V.
  • Distributed By – RCA Ltd.
  • Produced For – Nimbus 9 Productions
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – RCA Corporation
  • Copyright (c) – RCA Records
  • Pressed By – Sonopress – E-0088
  • Published By – Dunbar Music, Inc.
  • Published By – Oakfield Avenue Music Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Morgan Studios
  • Overdubbed At – CTS Studios
  • Overdubbed At – Record Plant, N.Y.C.
  • Mixed At – Record Plant, N.Y.C.

Credits

  • Arranged By – Allan Macmillan, Bob Ezrin
  • Backing Vocals, Electric Guitar – Dick Wagner
  • Bass – Jack Bruce (tracks: A1, A3 to B1, B3, B4)
  • Bass Trombone – Jon Pierson
  • Choir [The Choir] – Bob Ezrin, Dennis Ferrante, Dick Wagner, Elizabeth March, Lou Reed, Steve Hyden
  • Design Concept [Album Concept & Design] – Pacific Eye & Ear
  • Drums – Aynsley Dunbar (tracks: A1, A3 to B1, B3, B4)
  • Electric Guitar – Steve Hunter
  • Management – Transformer Enterprises, Ltd.*
  • Organ, Harmonium – Steve Winwood
  • Photography By – La Legion , Saint-Jivago Desanges
  • Photography By [Featuring] – Gary Linden, Mary Flynn, Michael Moore
  • Piano, Mellotron – Bob Ezrin
  • Producer – Bob Ezrin
  • Recorded By – Peter Flanagan, Robin Black
  • Tenor Saxophone – Michael Brecker
  • Tracking By [Overdubbing At Cts Studios] – Richard Kewzey
  • Tracking By [Record Plant] – Danny Turbeville, Dennis Ferrante, Ed Sprigg, Greg Calby*, Jay Messina, Jim Frank, Jim Reeves , Joe Lopes, Pat Martin, Shelly Yakus
  • Trumpet – Randy Brecker
  • Typography [Caligraphy] – Bill Garland
  • Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Lou Reed
  • Written-By – Lou Reed

Notes

In difference to Berlin (which has similiar runouts), this has BIEM GEMA in a single box.
Berlin also has single-boxed BIEM GEMA, but different runouts (mastered at TELDEC-Studio, Hamburg by Peter Harenberg.
As another difference to this version, both Other versions
Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
APL1-0207 Lou Reed Berlin ‎(LP, Album, Dyn) RCA Victor APL1-0207 US 1973
NL 84388 Lou Reed Berlin ‎(LP, Album, RE) RCA International NL 84388 Europe 1985
AYK1-4388 Lou Reed Berlin ‎(Cass, Album, RE) RCA Victor AYK1-4388 US 1983
NL 84388 Lou Reed Berlin ‎(LP, Album, Bla) RCA Victor NL 84388 Europe Unknown
SVLP 066 Lou Reed Berlin ‎(LP, Album, RE, TP) Simply Vinyl SVLP 066 Europe 1998

Tracklist

A1 Berlin 3:23
A2 Lady Day 3:40
A3 Men Of Good Fortune 4:37
A4 Caroline Says I 3:57
A5 How Do You Think It Feels 3:42
A6 Oh Jim 5:13
B1 Caroline Says II 4:10
B2 The Kids 7:55
B3 The Bed 5:51
B4 Sad Song 6:55

Notes

Reissue of RCA Victor APL1-0207

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 07863543881

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
APL1-0207 Lou Reed Berlin ‎(LP, Album, Dyn) RCA Victor APL1-0207 US 1973
NL 84388 Lou Reed Berlin ‎(LP, Album, RE) RCA International NL 84388 Europe 1985
AYK1-4388 Lou Reed Berlin ‎(Cass, Album, RE) RCA Victor AYK1-4388 US 1983
NL 84388 Lou Reed Berlin ‎(LP, Album, Bla) RCA Victor NL 84388 Europe Unknown
SVLP 066 Lou Reed Berlin ‎(LP, Album, RE, TP) Simply Vinyl SVLP 066 Europe 1998


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