Mistrial (album)

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Mistrial
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Studio album by Lou Reed
Released June 1986 (1986-06)
Recorded 1986
Studio The Power Station, Manhattan, New York City
Genre
Length 39:12
Label RCA Records
Producer
Lou Reed chronology
City Lights
(1985)City Lights1985
Mistrial
(1986)
New York
(1989)New York1989
Singles from Mistrial
  1. "The Original Wrapper"
    Released: 1986
  2. "No Money Down"
    Released: 1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars [1]
Chicago Tribune 2.5/4 stars[2]
Robert Christgau B[3]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone (favorable)[5]

Mistrial is the fourteenth solo studio album by American musician Lou Reed, released in June 1986 by RCA Records two years after his previous album, New Sensations (1984). Fernando Saunders and Reed produced the album.

Mistrial peaked at No. 47 on the Billboard 200 and at No. 69 on the UK Albums Chart. Two singles were released from the album, "The Original Wrapper" and "No Money Down" with the latter being the only single to chart, peaking at No. 75 on the ARIA Charts. A music video was created for "No Money Down" that featured an animatronic Lou Reed.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Lou Reed.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Mistrial" 3:20
2. "No Money Down" 3:09
3. "Outside" 3:02
4. "Don't Hurt a Woman" 3:59
5. "Video Violence" 5:35
Side two
No. Title Length
6. "Spit It Out" 3:39
7. "The Original Wrapper" 3:37
8. "Mama's Got a Lover" 4:12
9. "I Remember You" 3:13
10. "Tell It to Your Heart" 5:08
Total length: 39:12

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from the Mistrial liner notes.[6]

Production

  • Lou Reed – producer
  • Fernando Saunders – producer
  • Bruce Lampcov – mixing
  • Sylvia Reed – cover design

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Billboard 200[7] 47
UK Albums Chart[8] 69

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deming, Mark. Mistrial 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. ^ Christgau, Robert (July 1, 1986). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  4. ^ Dickson, Dave (29 May 1986). "Lou Reed 'Mistrial'". Kerrang!. 121. London, UK: United Magazines ltd. p. 11. 
  5. ^ Fricke, David (1986-06-19). "Lou Reed: Mistrial : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 2009-01-16. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  6. ^ Mistrial (CD booklet). Lou Reed. RCA Records. 1986. 
  7. ^ "Lou Reed > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  8. ^ "Lou Reed". www.chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-18. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 

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