Lou Reed ‎– The Raven

Label:
Sire ‎– R1 48372, Sire ‎– 603497850150, Reprise Records ‎– R1 48372, Reprise Records ‎– 603497850150
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3 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, 180 Gram
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Act 1 – The Play
A1 The Conqueror Worm
Electronics [Electronic Music] – Lou ReedMixed By – Aaron Franz, Hal Willner, Lou ReedNarrator [Young Poe] – Willem Dafoe
2:17
A2 Overture
Bass – Fernando SaundersDrums – Tony Smith (2)Guitar – Lou Reed, Mike RathkeHurdy Gurdy – Frank WulffKeyboards – Friedrich ParaviciniTenor Saxophone [Tenor Sax] – Paul ShapiroTenor Saxophone [Tenor Sax], Soloist – Doug WieselmanTrumpet [Slide Trumpet], Arranged By [Horn Arrangement] – Steven Bernstein
1:06
A3 Old Poe
Guitar – Fernando Saunders, Lou ReedMixed By – Aaron Franz, Hal Willner, Lou ReedNarrator [Old Poe] – Steve Buscemi
0:40
A4 Prologue (Ligiea)
Cello [Celli] – Friedrich ParaviciniMixed By – Aaron Franz, Hal Willner, Lou ReedNarrator [Young Poe] – Willem Dafoe
4:49
A5 Edgar Allan Poe
Bass – Fernando SaundersDrums – Tony Smith (2)Guitar – Mike RathkeGuitar, Vocals – Lou ReedKeyboards – Friedrich ParaviciniTenor Saxophone [Tenor Sax] – Paul ShapiroTenor Saxophone [Tenor Sax], Soloist – Doug WieselmanTrumpet, Arranged By [Horn Arrangement] – Steven Bernstein
3:20
A6 The Valley Of Unrest
Electronics [Electronic Music] – Lou ReedNarrator [Rowena] – Elizabeth Ashley
2:27
A7 Call On Me
Backing Vocals [Bkg. Vocals] – Kate & Anna McGarrigleBass – Fernando SaundersCello – Friedrich ParaviciniCello, Arranged By [String Arrangement], Conductor [Strings Conducted By] – Jane ScarpantoniDrums – Tony Smith (2)Guitar – Mike RathkeGuitar, Vocals – Lou ReedNarrator [Rowena (Poem)] – Laurie AndersonViolin – Antoine Silverman, Marti Sweet
2:08
A8 The City In The Sea / Shadow
Backing Vocals [Bkg. Vocals] – Kate & Anna McGarrigleDidgeridoo – Frank WulffMixed By – Aaron Franz, Hal Willner, Lou ReedSynth – Friedrich ParaviciniVoice Actor [Voices] – Amanda Plummer, Elizabeth Ashley, Steve Buscemi, Willem Dafoe
4:15
B1 A Thousand Departed Friends
Baritone Saxophone [Baritone Sax] – Doug Wieselman, Paul ShapiroBass – Fernando SaundersDrums – Tony Smith (2)Guitar – Lou Reed, Mike RathkeMixed By – Lou Reed, Tim LathamTrumpet [Slide Trumpet] – Steven Bernstein
4:55
B2 Change
Backing Vocals [Bkg. Vocals] – Antony (3)Baritone Saxophone [Baritone Sax], Soloist – Doug WieselmanBass – Fernando SaundersCello – Jane ScarpantoniDrums – Tony Smith (2)Guitar – Mike RathkeGuitar, Bass, Vocals – Lou ReedTenor Saxophone [Tenor Sax] – Paul ShapiroTrumpet, Arranged By [Horn Arrangement] – Steven Bernstein
2:18
B3 The Fall Of The House Of Usher
Effects [Sound Effects] – Hal Willner, Lou ReedGuitar – Lou Reed, Mike RathkeHurdy Gurdy – Frank WulffMixed By – Aaron Franz, Hal Willner, Lou ReedNarrator [Edgar] – Fisher StevensNarrator [Madeline Usher] – Elizabeth AshleyNarrator [Roderick Usher] – Willem Dafoe
8:44
B4 The Bed
Backing Vocals [Bkg. Vocals] – Antony (3)Bass – Fernando SaundersDrums – Tony Smith (2)Guitar – Mike RathkeGuitar, Vocals – Lou ReedMixed By [Bass] – Aaron Franz, Hal Willner, Lou Reed
3:32
C1 Perfect Day
Keyboards – Friedrich ParaviciniVocals – Antony (3)
3:28
C2 The Raven
Cello [Celli], Keyboards – Friedrich ParaviciniE-Bow [Eboe] – Frank WulffNarrator [Poe] – Willem Dafoe
6:30
C3 Balloon
Vocals – Kate & Anna McGarrigle
1:01
Act 2
C4 Broadway Song
Alto Saxophone [Alto Sax], Tenor Saxophone [Tenor Sax] – Paul ShapiroArranged By [String Arrangement], Conductor [Strings Conducted By] – Jane ScarpantoniBaritone Saxophone [Baritone Sax] – Doug WieselmanBass – Fernando SaundersDrums – Tony Smith (2)Guitar – Mike RathkePiano – Friedrich ParaviciniTrombone – Art BaronTrumpet, Arranged By [Horn Arrangement] – Steven BernsteinVocals – Steve Buscemi
3:13
C5 The Tell-Tale Heart Pt. 1
Electronics [Electronic Music] – Lou ReedKeyboards – Friedrich ParaviciniMixed By – Aaron Franz, Hal Willner, Lou ReedVoice Actor [Voices] – Fisher Stevens, Kate Valk, Steve Buscemi, Willem Dafoe
2:24
C6 Blind Rage
Backing Vocals [Bkg. Vocals] – Antony (3)Bass – Fernando SaundersDrums – Tony Smith (2)Guitar – Mike RathkeGuitar, Vocals – Lou ReedMixed By – Aaron Franz, Hal Willner, Lou Reed, Tim Latham
3:27
D1 The Tell-Tale Heart Pt. 2
Electronics [Electronic Music] – Lou ReedKeyboards, Synth – Friedrich ParaviciniMixed By – Aaron Franz, Hal Willner, Lou ReedVoice Actor [Voices] – Fisher Stevens, Kate Valk, Steve Buscemi, Willem Dafoe
1:43
D2 Burning Embers
Backing Vocals [Bkg. Vocals] – Antony (3)Bass – Fernando SaundersCello – Jane ScarpantoniDrums – Tony Smith (2)Guitar – Mike RathkeGuitar, Vocals – Lou ReedTrumpet – Steve Bernstein*Violin – Antoine Silverman
3:21
D3 Imp Of The Perverse
Electronics [Electronic Music] – Lou ReedMixed By – Aaron Franz, Hal Willner, Lou ReedNarrator [Student] – Steve BuscemiNarrator [Teacher] – Kate Valk
3:12
D4 Vanishing Act
Arranged By [String Arrangement], Conductor [Strings Conducted By] – Jane ScarpantoniPiano – Friedrich ParaviciniVocals, Composed By [String Melody] – Lou Reed
5:23
D5 The Cask
Bass – Fernando SaundersDrums – Tony Smith (2)Electric Piano, Synth – Friedrich ParaviciniGuitar – Mike RathkeGuitar, Electronics [Electronic Music] – Lou ReedNarrator [Edgar] – Willem DafoeNarrator [Fortunato] – Steve Buscemi
6:41
E1 Guilty (Spoken)
Electronics [Electronic Music] – Lou ReedMixed By – Aaron Franz, Hal Willner, Lou ReedNarrator [Shadow 1] – Elizabeth AshleyNarrator [Shadow 2] – Kate Valk
2:46
E2 Guilty (Song)
Alto Saxophone [Alto Sax] – Ornette ColemanBass, Vocals – Lou ReedDrums – Tony Smith (2)Guitar – Fernando Saunders, Mike RathkeMixed By – Aaron Franz, Hal Willner, Lou Reed, Tim LathamSoprano Saxophone [Soprano Sax] – Paul ShapiroTenor Saxophone [Tenor Sax] – Doug WieselmanTrumpet, Arranged By [Horn Arrangement] – Steven Bernstein
4:55
E3 A Wild Being From Birth
Electronics [Electronic Music] – Lou ReedMixed By – Aaron Franz, Hal Willner, Lou ReedNarrator [Poe] – Elizabeth AshleyNarrator [Rowena] – Kate Valk
5:35
E4 I Wanna Know (The Pit And The Pendulum)
Bass – Fernando SaundersDrums – Tony Smith (2)Electric Organ [Hammond Organ] – Friedrich ParaviciniGuitar – Mike RathkeVocals – Lou Reed, The Blind Boys Of Alabama
6:59
E5 Science Of The Mind
Backing Vocals [Bkg. Vocal] – Antony (3)Piano – Friedrich ParaviciniVocals – Lou Reed
1:36
F1 Annabel Lee / The Bells
Electronics [Electronic Music] – Lou ReedNarrator [Annabel Lee] – Amanda PlummerSynth – Friedrich Paravicini
1:42
F2 Hop Frog
Bass – Fernando SaundersDrums – Tony Smith (2)Guitar – Lou Reed, Mike RathkeKeyboards – Friedrich ParaviciniVocals – David Bpwie*
1:47
F3 Every Frog Has His Day
Narrator [Hop Frog] – Fisher StevensNarrator [King] – Willem DafoeNarrator [Tripitena] – Amanda PlummerSynth – Friedrich Paravicini
1:06
F4 Tripitena's Speech
Narrator [Tripitena] – Amanda Plummer
2:19
F5 Who Am I? (Tripitena's Song)
Arranged By – Lou Reed, Ric Wake, Russ DeSalvoArranged By [Strings Arranged By] – Rob MathesBass, Drum Programming – Patrick CarrollEnglish Horn – Shelly WoodworthGuitar, Keyboards – Russ DeSalvoMixed By – Thomas R. YezziProducer – Ric WakeRecorded By – Bob Cadway, Thomas R. YezziRecorded By [Strings Recorded By] – Rob EatonVocals – Lou Reed
4:30
F6 Courtly Orangutans
Mixed By – Aaron Franz, Hal Willner, Lou ReedNarrator [Hop Frog] – Fisher StevensNarrator [King] – Willem DafoeNarrator [Tripitena] – Amanda PlummerSynth – Friedrich Paravicini
1:41
F7 Fire Music
Electronics [Electronic Music] – Lou Reed
2:44
F8 Guardian Angel
Backing Vocals [Bkg. Vocals] – Antony (3), Kate & Anna McGarrigleBass, Backing Vocals [Bkg. Vocal] – Fernando SaundersDrum, Backing Vocals [Bkg. Vocal] – Tony Smith (2)Flugelhorn [Flugelhorns], Arranged By [Horn Arrangement] – Steven BernsteinGuitar – Mike RathkeGuitar, Vocals – Lou ReedMixed By – Aaron Franz, Hal Willner, Lou Reed
6:52

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A Record Store Day 2019 exclusive release.

A hype sticker reads: "Lou Reed's The Raven, 3x180g LPs, first time on vinyl, limited edition of 5000, 603497850150"

Issued in a trifold sleeve with a 11x11 printed insert

℗ & © 2003 Warner Records Inc. a Warner Music Group Company [...] Made in the E.U.

Published by Lou Reed Music (BMI) administered by EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. Recorded and mixed at Sear Sound Studio, NY. Additional recording and mixing at Clinton Recording, NY; Cove City Sound Studios, Long Island, NY; The Looking Glass Studio, NY; and Roof Recording, NY.

Originally commissioned and produced by the Thalia Theatre, Hamburg, Germany.

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  • Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM
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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
48372-2 Lou Reed The Raven(CD, Album) Sire, Reprise Records 48372-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
none Lou Reed The Raven (One CD Version)(CDr, Advance, Album) Reprise Records none 2003 Sell This Version
48373-2 Lou Reed The Raven(2xCD, Album, Ltd, Dig) Sire, Reprise Records 48373-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
WPCR-11435 Lou Reed The Raven(CD, Album) Sire, Reprise Records WPCR-11435 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
9362-48372-2 Lou Reed The Raven(CD, Album) Sire, Reprise Records 9362-48372-2 Australia 2003 Sell This Version

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middlepillar1984

middlepillar1984

December 7, 2019
Have yet to give it a spin, but considering that its the first vinyl pressing, and limited to 5000 (a relatively low number compared to some albums pressed at 60000 copies for example), AND the last solo work Lou Reed did without a specific band backing him, I say its worth grabbing. I paid too much for mine 60 some-odd dollars. But its well packaged and will likely go up in value. I’ll try and remember to post back about sound quality after giving it a spin.