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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
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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 March 1968.

long-time-comin

In March 1968, “Columbia” label released “A Long Time Comin’”, the debut Electric Flag album. It was recorded June 1967 – January 1968, and was produced by John Court and Joe Church.

Personnel:

  • Mike Bloomfield– lead guitar, vocals
  • Buddy Miles– drums, vocals
  • Barry Goldberg– keyboards
  • Harvey Brooks– bass
  • Nick Gravenites– vocals, guitar
  • Herb Rich –organ, vocals, baritone saxophone, guitar
  • Michael Fonfara– keyboards
  • Marcus Doubleday –trumpet
  • Peter Strazza –tenor saxophone
  • Stemsy Hunter– alto saxophone
  • Richie Havens– percussion, sitar
  • Sivuca– guitar, percussion
  • Paul Beaver– keyboards, Moog synthesizer
  • Leo Daruczek – strings
  • Charles McCracken – strings
  • Bobby Notkoff– strings
  • Julius Held – strings
  • Roy Segal – engineer
  • Jim Marshall– cover photo
  • Joe Church – percussion, producer
  • John Court – percussion, vocals, producer
  • Cass Elliot- vocal

Track listing:

  1. Killing Floor – Chester “Howlin’ Wolf” Burnett
  2. Groovin’ Is Easy – Nick Gravenites
  3. Over-Lovin’ You – Mike Bloomfield,Barry Goldberg
  4. She Should Have Just – Ron Polte
  5. Wine – Traditional
  6. Texas – Mike Bloomfield,Buddy Miles
  7. Sittin’ in Circles – Barry Goldberg
  8. You Don’t Realize – Mike Bloomfield
  9. Another Country – Ron Polte
  10. Easy Rider – Mike Bloomfield

 

 

In February 1978.

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In February 1978, “Arista” label released “Street Hassle”, the eight Lou Reed album. It was recorded in 1977, at “The Record Plant” in New York City, and live in  Munich,  Wiesbaden,  Ludwigshafen, Germany, and was produced by Lou Reed and Richard Robinson.

Personnel:

  • Lou Reed – guitar, bass, piano, vocals
  • Stuart Heinrich – guitar, background vocals
  • Michael Fonfara- piano
  • Marty Fogel – amplified saxophone
  • Steve Friedman – lead bass, background vocals
  • Jeffrey Ross – lead guitar
  • Michael Suchorsky – drums
  • Aram Schefrin – string arrangement
  • Jo’Anna Kameron, Angela Howard, Christine Wiltshire, Genya Ravan- background vocals
  • Bruce Springsteen- spoken word
  • Engineered by Manfred Schunke, Heiner Friesz
  • Engineered and mixed by Rod O’Brien
  • Gray Russell and Gregg Caruso – assistant engineer
  • Mixed by Lou Reed
  • Mastered by Ted Jensenat Sterling Sound

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed.

  1. Gimmie Some Good Times
  2. Dirt
  3. Street Hassle
  • Waltzing Matilda
  • Street Hassle
  • Slipaway
  1. I Wanna Be Black
  2. Real Good Time Together
  3. Shooting Star
  4. Leave Me Alone
  5. Wait

 

On January 19, 1976.

Lou Reed - Coney

On January 19, 1976, “RCA” label released “Coney Island Baby”, the sixth Lou Reed album. “Coney Island Baby” was recorded in October 1975, at the “Mediasound” in New York, and was produced by Lou Reed and Godfrey Diamond.

Personnel:

  • Lou Reed- vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, piano
  • Bob Kulick- lead and slide guitar
  • Bruce Yaw – acoustic bass, electric bass
  • Michael Suchorsky – drums
  • Joanne Vent, Michael Wendroff, Godfrey Diamond – background vocals
  • Doug Yule- bass
  • Bob Meday – drums
  • Michael Fonfara- keyboards
  • Mick Rock– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed.

  1. Crazy Feeling
  2. Charley’s Girl
  3. She’s My Best Friend
  4. Kicks
  5. A Gift
  6. Ooohhh Baby
  7. Nobody’s Business
  8. Coney Island Baby