In April 1979.

In April 1979, “Arista” label released “The Bells”, the ninth Lou Reed album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Delta Studios” in Wilster, Germany, and was produced by Lou Reed.

Personnel:

  • Lou Reed – lead and backing vocals, electric guitar, Roland guitar synthesizer, bass synthesizer
  • Ellard “Moose” Boles – 12-string electric guitar, bass, bass synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Don Cherry- African hunting guitar, trumpet
  • Marty Fogel – ocarina, soprano and tenor saxophones, Fender Rhodes
  • Michael Fonfara- electric and Fender Rhodes pianos, keyboards, Oberheim synthesizer, backing vocals, executive producer
  • Michael Suchorsky – percussion
  • Lou Reed, Marty Fogel, Don Cherry – horn arrangements
  • René Tinner – engineer
  • Manfred Schunke – mixing
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Donn Davenport, Howard Fritzson – design, art direction
  • Garry Gross – photography

Track listing:

  1. Stupid Man – Lou Reed, Nils Lofgren
  2. Disco Mystic – Lou Reed, Ellard Boles, Marty Fogel, Michael Fonfara, Michael Suchorsky
  3. I Want to Boogie with You – Lou Reed, Michael Fonfara
  4. With You – Lou Reed, Nils Lofgren
  5. Looking for Love – Lou Reed
  6. City Lights – Lou Reed, Nils Lofgren
  7. All Through the Night – Lou Reed, Don Cherry
  8. Families – Lou Reed, Ellard, Boles
  9. The Bells – Lou Reed, Marty Fogel

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