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Lulu
Lulu (album)
Released October 31, 2011
Recorded April–June 2011, Metallica's HQ in San Francisco
Length 87:04
Number of tracks 10
Label Warner Bros. (US)
Vertigo (UK)
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Lulu is a collaborative album between rock singer-songwriter Lou Reed and heavy metal band Metallica.

Production

Writing process

Recording process

It was recorded in San Rafael, California, during April through June 2011, after Reed had played with Metallica at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 25th Anniversary Concert, which led to them wanting to collaborate.
Lulu rear

Release

The album is the final full-length studio recording project that Reed was involved in before his death in 2013. The lead single, titled "The View", was released on September 27, 2011. The album itself was released on October 31, 2011, on Warner Bros. and Vertigo.

Reception

This album is poorly rated. On Amazon, 54% percent of users rated this with only 1 star. The actual reviews go into detail about how bad the rater found the album. One comment closed with, "I could sell you a cd of farts and burps, that would even be better than Lulu."

Tracklist

No. Title Composer Length
1. Brandenburg Gate Lou Reed, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo 4:20
2. The View Reed, Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett, Trujillo 5:15
3. Pumping Blood Reed, Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett, Trujillo 7:25
4. Mistress Dread Reed, Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett, Trujillo 6:50
5. Iced Honey Reed, Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett, Trujillo 4:35
6. Cheat on Me Reed, Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett, Trujillo 11:25
7. Frustration Reed, Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett, Trujillo 8:35
8. Little Dog Reed, Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett, Trujillo 8:00
9. Dragon Reed, Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett, Trujillo 11:10
10. Junior Dad Reed, Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett, Trujillo 19:30
Total length:
87:05

Personnel

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