Berlin (Hardback)
  • Berlin (Hardback)
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Hardback Published: 31/07/2009
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Berlin is a concept album that represented a brave departure from the familiar sounds and themes of Lou Reed s earlier solo work, a tragic tale about heartbreak and addiction meant to be played live as a rock opera, in the vein of The Who s Tommy. But its poor reception meant that plans for a live performance were put on hold until 2007, when, with a renewed confidence in the material, Reed toured with a full orchestra and choir, giving some of the most personal and powerful performances of his career. The tour was filmed by legendary artist Julian Schnabel, a longtime friend of Reed s who also designed the spare and beautiful set, and whose daughter Lola contributed moving images projected behind the stage. This immeasurably powerful book draws on stills from Schnabel s film, photographs of the set design, printed lyrics of Reed s original verse, and images from Schnabel s projections to tell the twin stories of Berlin as rock opera and as unique collaboration between two geniuses of contemporary art, music, words, and film. The book also includes a rare conversation between Reed and Schnabel."

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847832125

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