Berlin (Lou Reed album). various live albums preceding his 2006 staging of the entire album in concert. In 2003 Rolling Stone included it in their list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, and in 2008 a filmed live performance was well received.
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Live album by Lou Reed. The concert film was directed by Julian Schnabel, live at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn during five nights in December 2006. Background shots of the characters Jim and Caroline were done by Lola Schnabel. The Berlin tour was the first time Lou Reed had played the full album live in over 30 years, after the original album was a critical and commercial flop The concert film and album both feature three non-Berlin songs as an encore, "Candy Says", "Rock Minuet" and "Sweet Jane".
Since then, Berlin has slowly gained some critical success, and in 2006, Reed fulfilled his desire to stage the piece by assembling a 30-piece band and 12 singers to perform the album live at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn.
Summary: The live album features Reed, for the first time in 30 years, singing songs from "Berlin" at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York over five nights in December 2006. Record Label: Matador. Genre(s): Rock, Live. By 2007 public opinion had changed and Lou staged this performance of his dark, sad opus. This is a worthy companion to the original album, even though he's aged the songs still have the same intensity.
Archived from the original on 2009-02-16. Retrieved 4 September 2011. Check date values in: year, date mismatch (help). Kamal, Nathan (2008-11-04). Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Baron, Zach (2008-11-12). 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.
Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (born March 2, 1942) is an American rock musician, songwriter, and photographer. He is best known as guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of The Velvet Underground, and for his solo career, which has spanned several decades.
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|5||Men Of Good Fortune||6:01|
|6||Caroline Says I||3:50|
|7||How Do You Think It Feels?||4:02|
|9||Caroline Says II||5:48|
- Recorded At – St. Ann's Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY
- Produced For – Arts At St. Ann's
- Produced For – Sydney Festival
- Art Direction [Artistic Director] – Dianne Berkun
- Bass [Basses] – Rob Wasserman
- Bass Clarinet, Clarinet – Doug Wieselman
- Bass, Vocals, Guitar Synthesizer – Fernando Saunders
- Cello – Jane Scarpantoni
- Conductor – Bob Ezrin
- Directed By, Design Concept [Design By] – Julian Schnabel
- Drums, Percussion, Vocals – Tony "Thunder" Smith*
- Guitar, Leader [Band Leader] – Steve Hunter
- Keyboards, Vocals – Rupert Christie
- Lighting [Design], Design [Lighting] – Jennifer Tipton
- Music By, Lyrics By – Lou Reed
- Music Director – Bob Ezrin, Hal Willner
- Saxophone, Flute – Paul Shapiro
- Trombone – Curtis Fowlkes
- Trumpet, Flugelhorn [Flugel] – Steven Bernstein
- Viola – David Gold
- Vocals – Antony , Sharon Jones