Lou Reed - Coney Island Baby

 (Remaster)


Label:

Legacy

Genre:

Pop/Rock

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ALEG 49061
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150 Gram Vinyl Record


Coming November 17, 2017

150 Gram LP

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Coney Island Baby is a 1976 album by Lou Reed, released by RCA Records. It is also the title of a song on that album. Many of the album's songs were inspired by Reed's girlfriend and muse at the time, a trans woman named Rachel. The album includes the song "She's My Best Friend", a version of which was originally recorded by Reed's band the Velvet Underground in 1969, and eventually released on the 1985 compilation album VU.

"From 1972's Transformer onward, Lou Reed spent most of the '70s playing the druggy decadence card for all it was worth, with increasingly mixed results. But on 1976's Coney Island Baby, Reed's songwriting began to move into warmer, more compassionate territory, and the result was his most approachable album since Loaded. On most of the tracks, Reed stripped his band back down to guitar, bass, and drums, and the results were both leaner and a lot more comfortable than the leaden over-production of Sally Can't Dance or Berlin. 'Crazy Feeling,' 'She's My Best Friend,' and 'Coney Island Baby' found Reed actually writing recognizable love songs for a change, and while Reed pursued his traditional interest in the underside of the hipster's life on 'Charlie's Girl' and 'Nobody's Business,' he did so with a breezy, freewheeling air that was truly a relief after the lethargic tone of Sally Can't Dance." — AllMusic



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

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