RCA publish ‘Lou Reed,’ his first solo album recorded in London (1972)

‘Lou Reed’ is his eponymous debut solo album recorded in London with Rick Wakeman and Steve Howe among others and released in April 1972 by RCA.

Track Listing : 1.I Can’T Stand It (Lou Reed) – 02:37 . 2.Going Down (Lou Reed) – 02:57 . 3.Walk And Talk It (Lou Reed) – 03:40 . 4.Lisa Says (Lou Reed) – 05:34 . 5.Berlin (Lou Reed) – 05:16 . 6.I Love You (Lou Reed) – 02:21 . 7.Wild Child (Lou Reed) – 04:41 . 8.Love Makes You Feel (Lou Reed) – 03:13 . 9.Ride Into The Sun (Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Maureen Tucker) – 03:16 . 10.Ocean (Lou Reed) – 05:06

Musicians : Lou Reed – Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals . Clem Cattini – Percussion . Steve Howe – Guitar . Les Hurdle – Bass . Paul Keogh – Guitar, Acoustic Guitar . Brian Odgers – Bass . Caleb Quaye – Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano . Rick Wakeman – Piano, Keyboards . Helene Francois – Harmony Vocals . Kay Garner – Harmony Vocals

Production : Produced By Richard Robinson . Mike Bobak – Engineer

Package : Tom Adams – Cover Art . Ronn Campisi – Photography

Recorded December 1971 – January 1972 At Morgan Studios, London.

Released In April 1972 By Rca Records.

(Source Official Site)

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Adrian Denning
Lisa Says’ is fun, ‘Berlin’ is a song Lou would later revisit and dramatically re-work. Nice piano work all through the track, although this version lacks any of the weight the later version manages. – […]

Rolling Stone
20 Terrible Debut Albums by Great Artists“There’s just too many things wrong with [the album],” Reed says shortly after it came out. “I’m aware of all the things that are missing and all the things that shouldn’t have been there.” […]

Robert Christgau
Not that Reed is shying away from rock and roll or the demimonde. But when I’m feeling contrary he sounds not just “decadent” but jaded, fagged out. […]

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