Legendary Hearts

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Legendary Hearts
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Studio album by Lou Reed
Released March 1983
Recorded 1982
Studio RCA Studios, New York City
Genre Rock
Length 38:10
Label RCA
Producer Lou Reed
Lou Reed chronology
The Blue Mask
(1982)
Legendary Hearts
(1983)
Live in Italy
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 4/4 stars[2]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 4/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork 6.9/10[4]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4.5/5 stars[6]
Spin Alternative Record Guide 8/10[7]
The Village Voice A[8]

Legendary Hearts is the twelfth solo studio album by rock and roll musician Lou Reed. It was dedicated to Reed's then-wife, Sylvia, who is credited with the cover concept.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Lou Reed

Side one[edit]

  1. "Legendary Hearts" - 3:23
  2. "Don't Talk to Me About Work" - 2:07
  3. "Make Up Mind" - 2:48
  4. "Martial Law" - 3:53
  5. "The Last Shot" - 3:22
  6. "Turn Out the Light" - 2:45

Side two[edit]

  1. "Pow Wow" - 2:30
  2. "Betrayed" - 3:10
  3. "Bottoming Out" - 3:40
  4. "Home of the Brave" - 6:49
  5. "Rooftop Garden" - 3:04

Personnel[edit]

Credits are adapted from the album's liner notes.[9]

Production team

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deming, Mark. "Legendary Hearts – Lou Reed". AllMusic. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ Kot, Greg (January 12, 1992). "Lou Reed's Recordings: 25 Years Of Path-breaking Music". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-85712-595-8. 
  4. ^ Harvell, Jess (January 15, 2010). "Lou Reed: Legendary Hearts / New Sensations". Pitchfork. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ Fricke, David (April 28, 1983). "Lou Reed: Legendary Hearts". Rolling Stone. New York. Archived from the original on February 17, 2009. Retrieved August 23, 2016. 
  6. ^ Hull, Tom (2004). "Lou Reed". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 684–85. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  7. ^ Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig, eds. (1995). Spin Alternative Record Guide. Vintage Books. ISBN 0-679-75574-8. 
  8. ^ Christgau, Robert (March 29, 1983). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  9. ^ Legendary Hearts liner notes. RCA Records. 1983.