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In April 1984.

In April 1984, “RCA” label released “New Sensations”, the thirteenth Lou Reed studio album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Skyline Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Lou Reed and John Jansen.

Personnel:

  • Lou Reed – vocals; lead and rhythm guitar
  • Fernando Saunders– electric and string bass; backing vocals; rhythm guitar
  • Fred Maher– drums
  • Peter Wood– piano; synthesizers; accordion
  • Lakshminarayana Shankar– electric violin
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Jon Faddis– trumpet
  • Tom Malone– trombone; horn arrangement
  • Jocelyn Brown– backing vocals
  • Rory Dodd– backing vocals
  • Connie Harvey – backing vocals
  • Eric Troyer– backing vocals
  • Dan Nash – assistant engineer
  • Roger Moutenot – assistant engineer
  • Greg Calbi– mastering
  • Waring Abbott – photography; art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed

  1. I Love You, Suzanne
  2. Endlessly Jealous
  3. My Red Joystick
  4. Turn to Me
  5. New Sensations
  6. Doin’ the Things that We Want To
  7. What Becomes a Legend Most
  8. Fly Into the Sun
  9. My Friend George
  10. High in the City
  11. Down at the Arcade
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In April 1980.

In April 1980, “Arista” label released “Growing Up in Public”, the tenth Lou Reed album. It was recorded in January 1980, at “Air Studios” in Montserrat, and was produced by Michael Fonfara and Lou Reed.

Personnel:

  • Lou Reed – guitar, vocals
  • Michael Fonfara- keyboards, guitar
  • Chuck Hammer- guitar, guitar synthesizer
  • Michael Suchorsky – drums
  • Ellard “Moose” Boles – bass, background vocals
  • Stuart Heinrich – guitar, background vocals
  • Engineered by Corky Stasiak
  • Photography by Mick Rock

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed and Michael Fonfara

  1. How Do You Speak to an Angel?
  2. My Old Man
  3. Keep Away
  4. Growing Up in Public
  5. Standing on Ceremony
  6. So Alone
  7. Love Is Here to Stay
  8. The Power of Positive Drinking
  9. Smiles
  10. Think It Over
  11. Teach the Gifted Children

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

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

 

In April 1972.

In April 1972, “RCA” label released the debut, self-titled Lou Reed album. It was recorded December 1971-January 1972, at “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Richard Robinson.

Personnel:

  • Lou Reed – guitar, arranger, keyboards, vocals, producer
  • Clem Cattini- percussion
  • Helene Francois – harmony vocals
  • Kay Garner – harmony vocals
  • Steve Howe- guitar
  • Les Hurdle – bass
  • Paul Keogh – guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Brian Odgers – bass
  • Caleb Quaye- guitar, acoustic guitar, piano
  • Rick Wakeman- piano, keyboards
  • Tom Adams- cover art
  • Mike Bobak – engineer
  • Ronn Campisi – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed except where noted.

  1. I Can’t Stand It
  2. Going Down
  3. Walk and Talk It
  4. Lisa Says
  5. Berlin
  6. I Love You
  7. Wild Child
  8. Love Makes You Feel
  9. Ride into the Sun – Lou Reed,John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Maureen Tucker
  10. Ocean

In March 1983.

In March 1983, “RCA” label released “Legendary Hearts” the twelfth Lou Reed solo studio album. It was recorded 1982-1983, at “RCA Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Lou Reed.

Personnel:

  • Lou Reed– vocals; guitar
  • Fred Maher– drums
  • Robert Quine– guitar
  • Fernando Saunders– bass
  • Corky Stasiak – engineer
  • Waring Abbott – photography; art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed.

  1. Legendary Hearts
  2. Don’t Talk to Me About Work
  3. Make Up Mind
  4. Martial Law
  5. The Last Shot
  6. Turn Out the Light
  7. Pow Wow
  8. Betrayed
  9. Bottoming Out
  10. Home of the Brave
  11. Rooftop Garden

 

In March 1969.

velvet-underground

In March 1969, “MGM” label released the third, self-titled Velvet Underground album. It was recorded November – December 1968, at “T.T.G. Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lou Reed, Doug Yule, Sterling Morrison and Maureen Tucker. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 314 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Lou Reed– lead and rhythm guitar, piano, lead and co-vocals
  • Doug Yule– bass guitar, organ, lead vocals on “Candy Says”, chorus co-vocals, backing vocals
  • Sterling Morrison– rhythm and lead guitar, verse co-vocals, backing vocals
  • Maureen Tucker– percussion, lead vocals, chorus co-vocals, backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed.

  1. .Candy Says
  2. What Goes On
  3. Some Kinda Love
  4. Pale Blue Eyes
  5. Jesus
  6. Beginning to See the Light
  7. I’m Set Free
  8. That’s the Story of My Life
  9. The Murder Mystery
  10. After Hours

In February 1985.

vu

In February 1985, “Verve” label released “VU”, an  outtakes  compilation album  by The Velvet Underground. It was recorded 1968 – 1969 in New York City, and was produced by John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Lou Reed and Maureen Tucker. The album is selection from the 1969 tracks and two previously unreleased John Cale-era songs—”Temptation Inside Your Heart” and “Stephanie Says”.

Personnel:

  • John Cale– viola, celesta and backing vocals, bass guitar
  • Sterling Morrison– guitar, backing vocals
  • Lou Reed– vocals, guitar
  • Maureen Tucker– percussion, lead vocals
  • Doug Yule– bass guitar, keyboards, lead and backing vocals, piano, lead guitar
  • Gary Kellgren– engineer
  • Bill Levenson – executive producer
  • C. Convertino – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed except where noted.

  1. I Can’t Stand It
  2. Stephanie Says
  3. She’s My Best Friend
  4. Lisa Says
  5. Ocean
  6. Foggy Notion – Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, Doug Yule, Maureen Tucker, Hy Weiss
  7. Temptation Inside Your Heart
  8. One of These Days
  9. Andy’s Chest
  10. I’m Sticking With You