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 ).
Cover says "Live in Berlin, October 10, 1972", but the announcer mentions in the first track that this is the December 26, 1972 show (same as the American Poet release without the interview). Other Versions (5 of 30) View All. Cat.Live In New York 1972 (LP, Album).
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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.
Reed’s first solo album, Lou Reed, was a critical and commercial disappointment. But the album was the first look into where Reed would be headed. His second solo affair Transformer found him paired with the production team of rock ‘n’ roll icons David Bowie and Mick Ronson. It was this meeting of the minds that produced the radio hit Walk On the Wild Side and propelled Reed to the commercial pinnacle of his career. The 2000s saw Reed as prolific as ever. But it was Lulu, Reed’s 2011 collaboration with Metallica, that caused his last stir between critics, fans and detractors alike. Metallica fans largely disliked the material, while journalists blasted it as a failed Metallica album.
Lou Reed : Berlin,album, artykuł, lista piosenek, mp3, teksty. Re-Issue in 2007 and 2013 by Sony Music. 2. Lady Day. 3. Men of Good Fortune. 4. Caroline Says I. 5. How Do You Think It Feels. 6. Oh Jim. 7. Caroline Says II. 8. The Kids. 9. The Bed. 10. Sad Song.
|1||White Light, White Heat||4:20|
|3||Waiting For The Man||7:04|
|4||Walk It And Talk It||4:07|
|7||Satellite Of Love||3:51|
|8||Walk On The WIld Side||6:08|
|11||Rock & Roll||5:31|
NotesCover says "Live in Berlin, October 10, 1972", but the announcer mentions in the first track that this is the December 26, 1972 show (same as the American Poet release without the interview).
|AP 89005||Lou Reed And The Tots||Lou Reed And The Tots - Despite All The Amputations (CD, Unofficial)||Archive Productions||AP 89005||Italy||1989|
|TSP 058-2||Lou Reed||Hero & Heroine (2xLP, Unofficial, Gre)||The Swingin' Pig||TSP 058-2||Luxembourg||1990|
|TSP 058-2||Lou Reed||Hero & Heroine (2xLP, Unofficial, Whi)||The Swingin' Pig||TSP 058-2||Luxembourg||1990|
|none||Lou Reed||Wild Side (Cass, Comp, Unofficial)||Fabbri Editori||none||Spain||1994|
|ZYX 20876-1||Lou Reed||Live In New York 1972 (LP, Album)||ZYX Music||ZYX 20876-1||Germany||2009|