Ecstasy (Lou Reed album)

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Ecstasy
Studio album by Lou Reed
Released April 4, 2000
Recorded 1990,
Sear Sound studios, NYC
Genre Rock
Length 77:15
Label Sire Records
Producer Lou Reed, Hal Willner
Lou Reed chronology
Perfect Day
(1999)
Ecstasy
(2000)
Very Best of Lou Reed
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Pitchfork Media (6.5/10)[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[3]
Robert Christgau A [4]

Ecstasy is the eighteenth album by Lou Reed, released in 2000. It is a concept album about Reed's personal experiences with marriage and relationships and is his final solo rock album that is not a collaboration.[5] The cover photography is by Reed.

Robert Christgau thought highly of the album, writing, "If his solo career produced a masterwork on the scale of whatever VU album you prefer, this de facto farewell is it."[5] On an episode of Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... featuring Lou Reed and Julian Schnabel as the guests, Schnabel recites the entirety of "Rock Minuet", citing it as one of his favorite Reed songs.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Lou Reed

No. Title Length
1. "Paranoia Key of E"   4:28
2. "Mystic Child"   5:01
3. "Mad"   4:29
4. "Ecstasy"   4:25
5. "Modern Dance"   4:09
6. "Tatters"   5:55
7. "Future Farmers of America"   3:01
8. "Turning Time Around"   4:21
9. "White Prism"   4:00
10. "Rock Minuet"   6:56
11. "Baton Rouge"   4:54
12. "Like a Possum"   18:03
13. "Rouge"   1:00
14. "Big Sky"   6:32

German vinyl release

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Paranoia Key of E"   4:28
2. "Mystic Child"   5:02
3. "Mad"   4:29
4. "Ecstasy"   4:25
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Modern Dance"   4:09
2. "Tatters"   5:56
3. "Future Farmers Of America"   3:01
4. "Turning Time Around"   4:22
5. "White Prism"   4:00
Side three
No. Title Length
1. "Like A Possum"   18:03
2. "Rouge"   1:01
Side four
No. Title Length
1. "Rock Minuet"   6:55
2. "Baton Rouge"   4:55
3. "Big Sky"   6:32

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deming, Mark. Ecstasy (Lou Reed album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Sage Rockermann, Kristin. "Lou Reed: Ecstasy: Pitchfork Review". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 2002-06-19. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000-04-13). "Lou Reed: Ecstasy : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 2009-02-16. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Robert Christgau review
  5. ^ a b Christgau, Robert (October 27, 2013). "Toesucker Blues: Robert Christgau's Farewell Salute to Lou Reed". Spin. Retrieved June 22, 2014.