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Lou ReedGrowing Up In Public

Label:Arista – AL 9522
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Terre Haute Pressing
Country:US
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Genre:Rock
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Tracklist

A1How Do You Speak To An Angel4:08
A2My Old Man3:15
A3Keep Away3:31
A4Growing Up In Public3:00
A5Standing On Ceremony3:32
B1So Alone4:05
B2Love Is Here To Stay3:10
B3The Power Of Positive Drinking2:13
B4Smiles2:44
B5Think It Over3:25
B6Teach The Gifted Children3:20
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Matrix Info: STERLING is stamped

Custom inner sleeve with lyrics

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Label): AL 9522 SA
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Label): AL 9522 SB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - etched, variant 1): AL A̶S̶ 9522-SA-CS4 15 SXT STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - etched, variant 1): AL A̶S̶ 9522-SB-CS2 SXT STERLING GC 15
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - etched, variant 2): AL A̶S̶ 9522-SA-CS4 15 C2 STERLING SXT 1S
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - etched, variant 2): AL A̶S̶ 9522-SB-CS2 SXT 1B STERLING GC 1S
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - etched, variant 3): AL 9522-SA-CS5 SX AB STERLING 1S
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - etched, variant 3): AL A̶S̶ 9522-SB-CS3 1C SXT 1S
  • Other (Inner Sleeve): AL 9522

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Growing Up In Public (LP, Album)Arista, Arista202.120, 202 120Netherlands1980
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Growing Up In Public (LP, Album)AristaSPART 1131UK1980
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Growing Up In Public (LP, Album, Promo)Arista, Arista25RS-90, AL-9522-SAJapan1980
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Growing Up In Public (LP, Album)AristaAL 9522New Zealand1980
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Growing Up In Public (LP, Album)Arista202 120Germany1980

Reviews

  • connynimmersjo's avatar
    I wouldn’t say you are wrong, but I beg to disagree. The production is weird. Very unclear which musical vision was the guideline here. But I find the lyrics about his father and the singing very dedicated. I love the album with all it’s shortcomings.
    • Gronk73's avatar
      Gronk73
      This is a weird album--a snapshot of one of those rare moments in time when Lou Reed simply had nothing to say. Contractually obligated to crank out another album, he wrote a cycle of odd, largely fictitious lyrics about the lingering conflict between an adult male and his parents, pairing those songs with a few halfhearted valentines to his new wife Sylvia. Like I said, it's a weird album. You can tell that Lou was unhappy with the end result, because when he returned two years later with "The Blue Mask" (a career highpoint), he had completely overhauled his approach both musically and lyrically.

      First-rate guitarist Chuck Hammer is wasted, since Lou himself handled the album's one memorable lead break (on 'My Old Man,' which also happens to be the only song on which some authentic human feeling is evident). Too bad. "Growing Up in Public" is listenable, but not especially likable.

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