Coney Island Baby

£ 21.99


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. Kicks used an audio-tape collage to generate atmospheric tension that gave its tale of drugs and death a chilling quality that was far more effective than his usual blase take on the subject, and Coney Island Baby was the polar opposite, a song about love and regret that was as sincere and heart-tugging as anything the man has ever recorded. Coney Island Baby sounds casual on the surface, but emotionally it's as compelling as anything Lou Reed released in the 1970s, and proved he could write about real people with recognizable emotions as well as anyone in rock music.

Crazy Feeling
Charley's Girl
She's My Best Friend
A Gift
Ooohhh Baby
Nobody's Business
Coney Island Baby
Format: LP
Label: RCA RCA Victor
Catalogue numbers: APL1-0915

Phonographic Copyright (p)-RCA Records
Copyright (c)-RCA Records
Published By-Oakfield Avenue Music Ltd.
Published By-Dunbar Music
Recorded At-Mediasound
Mixed At-Mediasound
Mastered At-Mediasound
Manufactured By-Noiseland Industries
Pressed By-MPO
Lacquer Cut At-SST Brüggemann GmbH
Marketed By-Sony Music Entertainment
Distributed By-Sony Music Entertainment

Barcodes & Identifiers:
Barcode-8 8985-34906-1 5
Matrix / Runout-MPO 16-0324 NL A 88985349061 K_ SST
Matrix / Runout-MPO 16-0324 NL B 88985349061 K_ SST
Rights Society-BMI
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

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