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 nearly 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.