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Lou Reed - Berlin flac album
Title:
Berlin
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Style:
Art Rock
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FLAC album size:
1576 mb
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Rating:
4.9 ✪

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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Album · 1973 · 10 Songs. 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. So doing Transformer II was out of the question. Instead, Reed released an album that's as introspective and painful as any album could be. Great beauty rests alongside.

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

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

In Berlin, by the wall you were five foot ten inches tall It was very nice candlelight and Dubonnet on ice. We were in a small cafe you could hear the guitars play It was very nice it was paradise. You're right and I'm wrong hey babe, I'm gonna miss you now that you're gone One sweet day.

Tracklist

A1 Berlin 2:32
A2 Lady Day 4:30
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 4:01
B2 The Kids 7:55
B3 The Bed 5:51
B4 Sad Song 6:55

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – 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.
  • Record Company – RCA Corporation
  • Published By – Oakfield Avenue Music
  • Published By – Dunbar Music, Inc.
  • Produced For – Nimbus 9 Productions
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – RCA Corporation

Credits

  • Arranged By – Allan MacMillan
  • Producer, Arranged By – Bob Ezrin
  • Written-By – Lou Reed

Notes

2 panel inlay printed to one side only. Black cassette with white on body print. "GEMA" and "BIEM" rights societies boxed separately.

Similar versions:
Lou Reed - Berlin - black cassette with different text layout
Lou Reed - Berlin - white cassette

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 035628 438843
  • Label Code: LC 0316
  • Price Code (Germany): SF
  • Price Code (France): BM430
  • Price Code (UK): PP
  • Rights Society: BIEM
  • Rights Society: GEMA

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

1 Berlin 3:25
2 Lady Day 3:39
3 Men Of Good Fortune 4:37
4 Caroline Says I 3:57
5 How Do You Think It Feels 3:43
6 Oh Jim 5:12
7 Caroline Says II 4:12
8 The Kids 7:51
9 The Bed 5:51
10 Sad Song 6:59

Credits

  • Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer, Arranged By [Vocals] – Gene Martynec (tracks: 9)
  • Arranged By – Allan Macmillan, Bob Ezrin
  • Artwork [Album Concept], Design – Pacific Eye & Ear
  • Backing Vocals, Guitar – Dick Wagner
  • Bass – Gene Martynec (tracks: 2), Jack Bruce (tracks: 1, 3 to 7, 9, 10), Tony Levin (tracks: 8)
  • Bass Trombone – Jon Pierson
  • Choir – Bob Ezrin, Dennis Ferrante, Dick Wagner, Elizabeth March, Lou Reed, Steve Hyden
  • Drums – Aynsley Dunbar (tracks: 1, 3 to 7, 9, 10), B.J. Wilson (tracks: 2, 8)
  • Engineer [Digital] – Joe Lopes
  • Featuring – Gary Linden, Mary Flinn, Michael Moore
  • Guitar – Steve Hunter
  • Mixed By – Dennis Ferrante
  • Organ, Harmonium – Steve Winwood
  • Photography By – LA Legion , Saint-Jivago Desanges
  • Piano – Allan Macmillan (tracks: 1), Blue Weaver (tracks: 3)
  • Piano, Mellotron – Bob Ezrin
  • Producer, Arranged By – Bob Ezrin
  • Recorded By [Basic Tracks] – Peter Flanagan, Robin Black
  • Reissue Producer [Digital] – John Snyder
  • Tenor Saxophone – Michael Brecker
  • Tracking By [Overdubbing] – Danny Turbeville, Dennis Ferrante, Richard Lewzey*, Ed Sprigg, Greg Calby*, Jay Messina, Jim Frank, Jim Reeves , Joe Lopes, Pat Martin, Shelley Yakus*
  • Trumpet – Randy Brecker
  • Typography [Calligraphy] – Bill Garland
  • Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Songwriter – Lou Reed

Notes

Basic tracks recorded at Morgan Studios, London
Overdubbing at CTS Studios, London and at the Record Plant, New York.
Mixed at the Record Plant.

℗ 1973 RCA Corporation

Steve Hyden is listed as Steve Flyden in the booklet

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0035628438829
  • Label Code: 0316
  • Rights Society: BIEM / GEMA

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 Hide Credits

A1 Berlin
Piano – Allan Macmillan
3:23
A2 Lady Day
Bass – Gene MartynecDrums – B.J. Wilson
3:40
A3 Men Of Good Fortune
Piano – Blue Weaver
4:37
A4 Caroline Says I 4:00
A5 Oh, Jim 5:15
B1 Caroline Says II 4:13
B2 How Do You Think It Feels 3:45
B3 The Bed
Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer, Vocals [Attanging] – Gene MartynecBass – Tony Levin
5:51
B4 Sad Song 7:07

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Sonic, S.A.
  • Printed By – Gráficas Martín

Credits

  • Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals – Lou Reed
  • Artwork [Album Concept, Design] – Pacific Eye & Ear
  • Backing Vocals, Electric Guitar – Dick Wagner
  • Bass – Jack Bruce
  • Bass Trombone – Jon Pierson
  • Choir – Dennis Ferrante, Elizabeth March, Lou Reed, Steve Hyden
  • Drums – Aynsley Dunbar
  • Electric Guitar – Steve Hunter
  • Engineer – Dennis Ferrante, Peter Flanagan, Robin Black
  • Organ, Harmonium – Steve Winwood
  • Piano, Mellotron, Choir – Bob Ezrin
  • Producer – Bob Ezrin
  • Tenor Saxophone – Michael Brecker
  • Tracking By [Overdubbing] – Richard Kewzey
  • Trumpet – Randy Brecker
  • Written-By – Lou Reed

Notes

According to company, reissue of previous Spanish 1974 release, surely made on late 70's - first 80's.

(C) 1973 RCA Records, New York.
RCA S.A.. Madrid (Spain)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: APL 1-9057 A
  • Matrix / Runout: APL 1-9057 B
  • Rights Society: SGAE
  • Other (Depósito Legal - Kept from first edition): M 2.591-1974

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 Hide Credits

A1 Berlin
Piano – Allan Macmillan
3:23
A2 Lady Day
Bass – Gene MartynecDrums – B.J. Wilson
3:40
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
B1 Oh, Jim 5:13
B2 Caroline Says II
Drums – B.J. Wilson
4:10
B3 The Bed
Bass – Tony Levin
7:55
B4 The Kids
Guitar, Synthesizer, Arranged By [Vocals] – Gene Martynec
5:51
B5 Sad Song 6:55

Companies, etc.

  • Produced For – Nimbus 9 Productions
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – RCA Records
  • Printed By – A.R.E.A.C.E.M.
  • Pressed By – A.R.E.A.C.E.M.
  • Published By – Sunbury 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

  • Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals – Lou Reed
  • Arranged By – Allan Macmillan, Bob Ezrin
  • Backing Vocals, Electric Guitar – Dick Wagner
  • Bass – Jack Bruce (tracks: A1, A3 to B2, B4, B5)
  • Bass Trombone – Jon Pierson
  • Choir – Bob Ezrin, Dennis Ferrante, 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
  • Engineer [Overdubbing, CTS Studios] – Richard Kewzey
  • Engineer [Overdubbing, Record Plant] – Danny Turbeville, Dennis Ferrante, Ed Sprigg, Greg Calby*, Jay Messina, Jim Frank, Jim Reeves , Joe Lopes, Pat Martin, Shelley Yakus*
  • Management – Transformer Enterprises Ltd.*
  • Organ, Harmonium – Steve Winwood
  • Photography By – La Legion*, Saint-Jivago Desanges
  • Piano, Mellotron – Bob Ezrin
  • Producer – Bob Ezrin
  • Recorded By – Peter Flanagan, Robin Black
  • Songwriter – Lou Reed
  • Tenor Saxophone – Michael Brecker
  • Tracking By [Overdubbing] – Richard Kewzey
  • Trumpet – Randy Brecker
  • Typography [Calligraphy] – Bill Garland

Notes

Imp. A.R.E.A.C.E.M B-10 = 1973-October

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): APL1 0207 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): APL1 0207 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): [Areacem logo] APL 1-0207 A TZ .
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): [Areacem logo] APL1 0207 B Y1
  • Rights Society: SACEM SDRM SACD SGDL
  • Price Code: Ⓨ

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
A2 Lady Day
A3 Men Of Good Fortune
A4 Caroline Says I
A5 How Do You Think It Feels
B1 Oh, Jim
B2 Caroline Says II
B3 The Bed
B4 The Kids
B5 Sad Song

Companies, etc.

  • Produced For – Nimbus 9
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – RCA Records
  • Pressed By – A.R.E.A.C.E.M.
  • Printed By – A.R.E.A.C.E.M.
  • Recorded At – Morgan Studios
  • Overdubbed At – CTS Studios
  • Overdubbed At – Record Plant, N.Y.C.
  • Mixed At – Record Plant, N.Y.C.

Credits

  • Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer, Vocals – Gene Martynec
  • Arranged By – Allan Macmillan, Bob Ezrin, Gene Martynec (tracks: B3)
  • Artwork [Album Concept, Design] – Pacific Eye & Ear
  • Backing Vocals, Electric Guitar – Dick Wagner
  • Bass – Gene Martynec (tracks: A2), Jack Bruce (tracks: A1, A3 to B2, B4, B5), Tony Levin (tracks: B2)
  • Bass Trombone – Jon Pierson
  • Choir – Bob Ezrin, Dennis Ferrante, Dick Wagner, Elizabeth March, Lou Reed, Steve Hyden
  • Drums – Aynsley Dunbar (tracks: A1, A3 to B1, B3, B4), B.J. Wilson (tracks: A2, B2)
  • Electric Bass – Steve Hunter
  • Organ, Harmonium – Steve Winwood
  • Photography By – La Legion*, Saint Jivago Desanges*
  • Piano – Allan Macmillan (tracks: A1), Blue Weaver (tracks: A3)
  • Piano, Mellotron – Bob Ezrin
  • Producer – Bob Ezrin
  • Recorded By – Peter Flanagan, Robin Black
  • Recorded By [Overdubbing] – Danny Turbeville, Dennis Ferrante, Richard Lewzey*, Ed Sprigg, Greg Calby*, Jay Messina, Jim Frank, Jim Reeves , Joe Lopes, Pat Martin, Shelley Yakus*
  • Songwriter – Lou Reed
  • Tenor Saxophone – Michael Brecker, Michael Brecker
  • Tracking By [Overdubbing] – Richard Kewzey
  • Trumpet – Randy Brecker
  • Typography [Calligraphy] – Bill Garland
  • Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Lou Reed

Notes

Not to be confused with Berlin ≠ price/distribution code nor Berlin ≠ runouts and manufacturer.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label A Side): 435.500 APLI 0207 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B Side): 435.500 APLI 0207 B
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side stamped): [AREACEM] APL 1-0207 A TZ
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side stamped): [AREACEM] APLI 0207 B Y1
  • Rights Society: SACEM SACD SDRM SGDL
  • Other (Distribution Code): RC 250

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