Set the Twilight Reeling

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Set the Twilight Reeling
Studio album by Lou Reed
Released February 20, 1996
Recorded 1995
Studio The Roof, New York City
Genre Rock
Length 52:03
Label Sire
Producer Lou Reed
Lou Reed chronology
Between Thought and Expression: The Lou Reed Anthology
(1992)Between Thought and Expression: The Lou Reed Anthology1992
Set the Twilight Reeling
Different Times: Lou Reed in the '70s
(1996)Different Times: Lou Reed in the '70s1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau A−[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[3]

Set the Twilight Reeling is the seventeenth solo album by rock musician Lou Reed. As noted on the lyric sheet, "Finish Line" was Reed's tribute to Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison, who had died the previous year.


The cover artwork direction and packaging design was done by Stefan Sagmeister.[4] The photograph is by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Pete Cornish.[4] The CD case sold with the album was a dark purple/blue hue, making the cover look like a dark blue picture of Reed's face; the bright yellow aspect and the "rays" of the cover image were only made apparent when the liner notes were removed from the case.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Lou Reed

  1. "Egg Cream"
  2. "NYC Man"
  3. "Finish Line"
  4. "Trade In"
  5. "Hang On To Your Emotions"
  6. "Sex With Your Parents (Motherfucker)", Pt. 2
  7. "Hookywooky"
  8. "The Proposition"
  9. "Adventurer"
  10. "Riptide"
  11. "Set The Twilight Reeling"

"Sex With Your Parents (Motherfucker)" recorded live on July 14, 1995 at The Roof, New York City



  1. ^ Deming, Mark. Set the Twilight Reeling at AllMusic
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  3. ^ Fricke, David (1998-02-02). "Lou Reed: Set The Twilight Reeling : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Archived from the original on 2009-06-13. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Lou Reed, ‘Set the Twilight Reeling’ - Work - Sagmeister & Walsh". Retrieved 2013-07-17.