Lou Reed – Berlin (1973) [Remastered 2015]

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Berlin was released in 1973 and is Lou Reed’s third solo album. It was ranked #344 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time in 2003. The album is formatted as a tragic rock opera and features heavy orchestral arrangements. The Rolling Stone Record Guide described the album as “grandiose, decadent”, and finally “one of the most depressing records ever made, and oddly beautiful in its own awful way.”

Lou Reed – vocals, acoustic guitar
Bob Ezrin – piano, mellotron, production, arrangement
Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone
Randy Brecker – trumpet
Jack Bruce – bass; except “Lady Day” & “The Kids”
Aynsley Dunbar – drums; except “Lady Day” & “The Kids”
Steve Hunter – electric guitar
Tony Levin – bass on “The Kids”
Allan Macmillan – piano on “Berlin”
Gene Martynec – acoustic guitar, synthesizer and vocal arrangement on “The Bed,” bass on “Lady Day”
Jon Pierson – bass trombone
Dick Wagner – background vocals & electric guitar
Blue Weaver – piano on “Men of Good Fortune”
B.J. Wilson – drums on “Lady Day” & “The Kids”
Steve Winwood – organ & harmonium
Steve Hyden, Elizabeth March, Lou Reed, Dick Wagner – choir
Bob Ezrin – producer
Jim Reeves – engineer
Allan Macmillan – arrangement
Tracks:

1. Berlin – 3:25
2. Lady Day – 3:40
3. Men of Good Fortune – 4:38
4. Caroline Says I – 3:57
5. How Do You Think It Feels – 3:42
6. Oh, Jim – 5:15
7. Caroline Says II – 4:13
8. The Kids – 7:55
9. The Bed – 5:51
10. Sad Song – 6:57

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