Live Take No Prisoners is a live album by Lou Reed.
It was recorded at The Bottom Line in New York during concerts on May 17–21, 1978 while Reed was promoting the Street Hassle studio album.
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Songs On Lou Reed Live Take No Prisoners
1. Sweet Jane – 10:44 (originally on the studio album Loaded by the Velvet Underground)
2. I Wanna Be Black – 6:29 (Street Hassle)
3. Satellite Of Love – 7:07 (Transformer)
4. Pale Blue Eyes – 7:37 (The Velvet Underground)
5. Berlin – 6:14 (Berlin)
6. I’m Waiting For The Man – 13:59 (The Velvet Underground & Nico)
1. Coney Island Baby – 8:39 (Coney Island Baby)
2. Street Hassle – 13:16 (Street Hassle)
3. Walk On The Wild Side – 16:54 (Transformer)
4. Leave Me Alone – 7:28 (Street Hassle)
Three songs from the latest album Street Hassle and three classics from his days with The Velvet Underground mean that it skimps on his solo back catalogue.
This album has a lot of talking and bantering with the crowd with less emphasis than normal on the songs. It means that some people love it but others hate it with passion.
It’s quite jazzy with plenty of sax from Marty Fogel and it also includes two female backing singers to flesh out the sound.
Buying Lou Reed Live Take No Prisoners
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