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 REED,LOU - BERLIN[REMASTERED]
Released:11/5/1998
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REED,LOU - BERLIN[REMASTERED]

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After the success of his glam-rockish TRANSFORMER, the expectation was that Lou Reed would plough deeper into commercial territory. As usual, Reed delighted in confounding expectations. BERLIN is a song cycle that uses the decadence of its namesake and some Brecht/Weill-esque orchestrations to tell a story of two psychically damaged people and their doomed relationship. (Aided by Berlin producer Bob Ezrin, Pink Floyd would attempt a similar feat several years later on THE WALL).
Far from the rock-star poses of TRANSFORMER, BERLIN is lyrically and musically frank and blunt. The arrangements move from sophisticated, arch orchestration to naked-sounding acoustic sparseness, but the words are uniformly unflinching in their depiction of violence, addiction, and desperation. Not for the faint of heart, BERLIN is a harrowing journey through the aforementioned tribulations, and one of Reed's most unusual, demanding, but ultimately rewarding albums.

Track Listings
Discs 1
1)Berlin
2)Lady Day
3)Men Of Good Fortune
4)Caroline Says
5)How Do You Think It Feels
6)Oh Jim
7)Caroline Says (2)
8)Kids
9)Bed
10)Sad Song

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  • Rock/Pop

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