Growing Up in Public (Lou Reed album)

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Growing Up in Public
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Studio album by Lou Reed
Released April 1980
Recorded January 1980
Studio Air Studios, Montserrat
Genre Rock
Length 36:39
Label Arista
Producer Michael Fonfara, Lou Reed
Lou Reed chronology
The Bells
(1979)The Bells1979
Growing Up in Public
(1980)
Rock and Roll Diary: 1967–1980
(1980)Rock and Roll Diary: 1967–19801980

Growing Up in Public is a 1980 album by Lou Reed, released by Arista. It was written and recorded over six weeks at George Martin's Air Studios in Montserrat.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Lou Reed & Michael Fonfara

  1. "How Do You Speak to an Angel" – 4:08
  2. "My Old Man" – 3:15
  3. "Keep Away" – 3:31
  4. "Growing Up in Public" – 3:00
  5. "Standing on Ceremony" – 3:32
  6. "So Alone" – 4:05
  7. "Love Is Here to Stay" – 3:10
  8. "The Power of Positive Drinking" – 2:13
  9. "Smiles" – 2:44
  10. "Think It Over" – 3:25
  11. "Teach the Gifted Children" – 3:20

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 3/4 stars[2]
Robert Christgau (B)[3]
Rolling Stone (positive)[4]

Personnel[edit]

  • Lou Reed - guitar, vocals
  • Michael Fonfara - keyboards, guitar
  • Chuck Hammer - guitar, guitar synthesizer
  • Michael Suchorsky - drums
  • Ellard "Moose" Boles - bass, background vocals
  • Stuart Heinrich - guitar, background vocals
Technical
  • Corky Stasiak - engineer
  • Tony George - assistant engineer
  • Howard Fritzson - design
  • Mick Rock - photography


References[edit]

  1. ^ Deming, Mark. Growing Up in Public at AllMusic
  2. ^ Kot, Greg (January 12, 1992). "Lou Reed's Recordings: 25 Years Of Path-breaking Music". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ Robert Christgau review
  4. ^ Gilmore, Mikal (1980-07-10). "Lou Reed: Growing Up In Public : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 2009-04-29. Retrieved 3 September 2011.