Lou Reed releases ‘Ecstasy,’ his final album (2000)

Lou Reed’s ‘Ecstasy’ is his eighteenth (and final) solo album released on April 4, 2000 by Sire.

Track Listing : 1.Paranoia Key Of E (Lou Reed) – 04:28 . 2.Mystic Child (Lou Reed) – 05:01 . 3.Mad (Lou Reed) – 04:29 . 4.Ecstasy (Lou Reed) – 04:25 . 5.Modern Dance (Lou Reed) – 04:09 . 6.Tatters (Lou Reed) – 05:55 . 7.Future Farmers Of America (Lou Reed) – 03:01 . 8.Turning Time Around (Lou Reed) – 04:21 . 9.White Prism (Lou Reed) – 04:00 . 10.Rock Minuet (Lou Reed) – 06:56 . 11.Baton Rouge (Lou Reed) – 04:54 . 12.Like A Possum (Lou Reed) – 018:03 . 13.Rouge (Lou Reed) – 01:00 . 14.Big Sky (Lou Reed) – 06:32


Stefan Sagmeister

Musicians : Lou Reed – Vocals, Guitar, Percussion On (9) . Mike Rathke – Guitar . Fernando Saunders – Bass, Background Vocals . Tony “Thunder” Smith – Drums, Percussion, Background Vocals . Don Alias – Percussion On (4) . Laurie Anderson – Electric Violin On (9 – 13 – 10) . Steven Bernstein – Trumpet, Horn Arrangements . Doug Wieselman – Baritone & Tenor Saxophone . Paul Shapiro – Tenor Saxophone . Jane Scarpantoni – Cello

Production : Produced By Lou Reed, Hal Willner . Dave Fisher – Assistant Engineer . Ben Holt – Assistant Engineer . Tim Latham – Engineer, Mixing . Bob Ludwig – Mastering

Package : Stefan Sagmeister asterisques RVM – Package Design

Recorded In 1999 2000 At Sear Sound Studios, Nyc.

Released On April 4, 2000 By Sire.

READ

Pitchfork
Sadly, the stubborn confidence of his once naïve voice has now disappeared. But at this stage in the game, no one’s doubting that Reed has paid his dues on the wildside, allowing him to devote more explicit attention to the themes of helplessness and vulnerability his songs have always touched on. […]

PopMatters
It’s so nice to hear Lou doing it all over again. It’s especially wonderful to have him embrace the ghost of the VU so fully and hear him turn out 17 minute epics like “Like a Possum” as if it was 1968 all over again. […]

Delusions Of Adequacy
Its too bad that this album as a whole fails, because there’s some really, really interesting ideas on it. I can definitely see where Lou Reed has influenced people, even at this stage in his career. […]

BUY

Lou Reed’s ‘Ecstasy’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]

AMAZON . ITUNES . CD UNIVERSE

Comments are closed.