LOU REED: BERLIN

by pelle

FedEx dropped off a random surprise last week. After tearing open the plastic, bubble insulated envelope, a live Lou Reed dvd appeared and I got excited. Academy award nominee Julian Schnabel directed Reed’s first live performance of his 1973 album, Berlin. It reminds you of a time when rock songs were a tinge more serious and suspenseful. Reed’s vocals still carry their 70′s strength and are backed up by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, plus a spontaneously spectacular cameo by Antony Hegarty.

CAROLINE SAYS PT. 2 (LIVE) BY LOU REED:

It’s a beautiful album, orignally tanked by critics, but the majesty shines through in the live performance. It comes strongly recommended for Reed and Underground fans alike. It’s calm and poetic when it needs to be. Schnabel injects just enough narrative to match an arc to the music. The end result is appetizing and enjoyable.

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