""Why is this surprising?" probes Lou Reed, as only he can. "An odd collaboration would be Metallica and Cher. That would be odd. Us - that's an obvious collaboration."
"(One of the Season's Hottest Albums)...the wildest thing about Lulu may be how natural he (Lou Reed) and the band (Metallica) sound together" _ David Fricke, rollingstone.com
The Legendary Collaboration of Lou Reed and Metallica _ 180 Gram High Quality Double Vinyl!
- James Hetfield: –Lou Reed asked us to stamp Metallica on Lulu''
- 180g vinyl double LP
- Pressed at RTI and cut for vinyl at Bernie Grundman mastering!
- Direct-to-board gatefold jacket with 4-page Folder
- –This is the best thing I ever did. And I did it with the best group I could possibly find on the planet." _ Lou Reed
"It was all about the lyrics," James Hetfield says of the riffs and arrangements Metallica contributed to Reed's songs. "What is he trying to get across here? What is the feel? Whatever the feel is, let's amplify it."
The musical collaboration between Lou Reed and Metallica, –Lulu," was inspired by German expressionist writer Frank Wedekind's plays "Earth Spirit" and "Pandora's Box," which tell a story of a young abused dancer's life and relationships and are now collectively known as the "Lulu Plays." Since their publication in the early 1900's, the plays have been the inspiration for a silent film ("Pandora's Box," 1929), an opera, and countless other creative endeavors. Originally the lyrics and musical landscape were sketched out by Lou for a theatrical production in Berlin, but after coming together with the Metallica boys for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concerts in New York in 2009 all guilty parties knew they wanted to make more music together. Lou was inspired enough by that performance to ask the band to join him in taking his theatrical Lulu piece to the next level and so starting in early May, 2011 they were all camped out recording at HQ studios in Northern California, bringing us to today and ten complete songs.
LP 1 - Side A
1. Brandenburg Gate
2. The View
3. Pumping Blood
4. Mistress Dread
LP 1 - Side B
1. Iced Honey
2. Cheat on Me
LP 2 - Side A
1. Little Dog
LP 2 - Side B
1. Junior Dad