Discografia di Lou Reed

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La discografia della rockstar statunitense Lou Reed consiste in 22 album in studio, 13 album live, 15 album compilation, e 44 singoli; esistono inoltre 5 album video, e 11 video musicali.

Album[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

Studio[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

Year Title Release Date Label Peak chart positions Certifications

(sales thresholds)

1972 Lou Reed June 1972 RCA Records 189
Transformer December 1972 RCA Records 29 13


  • AUS: Gold
  • FR: Gold
  • UK: Platinum
1973 Berlin July 1973 RCA Records 98 7
  • UK: Silver
1974 Sally Can't Dance August 1974 RCA Records 10
1975 Metal Machine Music July 1975 RCA Records
1976 Coney Island Baby December 1975 (USA)

January 1976 (UK)

RCA Records 41 52 12
Rock and Roll Heart October 1976 (USA)

November 1976 (UK)

Arista Records 64
1978 Street Hassle February 1978 Arista Records 89 20
1979 The Bells April 1979 Arista Records 130
1980 Growing Up in Public April 1980 Arista Records 158
1982 The Blue Mask February 1982 RCA Records 169 15
1983 Legendary Hearts March 1983 RCA Records 159
1984 New Sensations April 1984 RCA Records 56 92
1986 Mistrial May 1986 RCA Records 47 69
1989 New York January 1989 Sire Records 40 14 29
  • USA: Gold
  • UK: Gold
  • FR: Gold
1990 Songs for Drella (with John Cale) April 1990 Sire Records 103 22
1992 Magic and Loss January 1992 Sire Records 80 6 48
1996 Set the Twilight Reeling February 1996 Sire Records 110 26 17
2000 Ecstasy April 2000 Sire Records 183 54 48
2003 The Raven January 2003 Sire Records 122 60
2007 Hudson River Wind Meditations April 2007 Sounds True
2011 Lulu (with Metallica) October 2011 Warner Bros. 36 36 23
"—" denotes albums that did not chart, or albums not released in a particular territory.

Live[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

Year Title Release Date Label Peak chart positions Certifications

(sales thresholds)

1974 Rock 'n' Roll Animal February 1974 RCA Records 45 26
  • USA: Gold
  • FR: Gold
1975 Lou Reed Live March 1975 RCA Records 62 17
1978 Live: Take No Prisoners November 1978 Arista Records
1984 Live in Italy January 1984 RCA Records 30
1996 Live in Concert (reissue of Live in Italy) 1996 RCA Records
1998 Perfect Night: Live in London April 1998 Sire Records 102 56
2001 American Poet June 2001 Pilot Records
2004 Animal Serenade March 2004 RCA Records 157
Le Bataclan '72 October 2004 Dynamic
2008 The Stone: Issue Three April 2008 Tzadik Records
Berlin: Live at St. Ann's Warehouse November 2008 Matador Records 144
The Creation of the Universe December 2008 Best Seat in the House Productions
"—" denotes albums that did not chart, or albums not released in a particular territory.

Compilation[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

Year Title Release Date Label Peak chart positions Certifications

(sales thresholds)

1977 Walk on the Wild Side: The Best of Lou Reed 1977 RCA Records 156 144
1980 Rock and Roll Diary: 1967–1980 1980 Arista Records 178
1985 City Lights 1985 Arista Records
1989 Retro 1989, 1998 Sony Records 29
  • UK: Silver
1992 Between Thought and Expression: The Lou Reed Anthology 1992
1992 Walk on the Wild Side & Other Hits March 1992 RCA Records
1995 The Best of Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground 1995 Global TV 56
  • UK: Silver
1996 Different Times: Lou Reed in the '70s May 1996 RCA Records
1997 Perfect Day October 1997 Sony Records
1999 The Definitive Collection August 1999 Arista Records
2000 The Very Best of Lou Reed May 2000 Sony Records 94
  • UK: Silver
2002 Legendary Lou Reed July 2002 BMG Records
2003 NYC Man (The Ultimate Collection 1967–2003) June 2003 RCA Records 31 16


2004 NYC Man: Greatest Hits August 2004 BMG Records 43
2011 The Essential Lou Reed September 13, 2011 RCA Records 155
"—" denotes albums that did not chart, or albums not released in a particular territory.

Singoli[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
1972 "I Can't Stand It" Lou Reed
"Walk and Talk It"
"Walk on the Wild Side" 16 10 Transformer
1973 "Satellite of Love" 119 51
"How Do You Think It Feels" Berlin
1974 "Caroline Says"
"Sweet Jane" Rock 'n' Roll Animal
"Sally Can't Dance" 103 Sally Can't Dance
1976 "Charley's Girl" Coney Island Baby
"Crazy Feeling"
"I Believe In Love" Rock and Roll Heart
1977 "Chooser and the Chosen One"
"Rock and Roll Heart"
1978 "Street Hassle" Street Hassle
1979 "Disco Mystic" The Bells
"City Lights"
1980 "The Power of Positive Drinking" Growing Up in Public
1982 "The Blue Mask" The Blue Mask
1983 "Don't Talk to Me About Work" Legendary Hearts
"Martial Law"
1984 "High in the City" New Sensations
"My Red Joystick"
"I Love You, Suzanne" 78
1985 "My Love Is Chemical" White Nights
"September Song" Lost in the Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill
1986 "The Original Wrapper" Mistrial
"No Money Down"
1989 "Busload of Faith" New York
"Romeo Had Juliette"
"Dirty Blvd."
1992 "Sword of Damocles" Magic and Loss
"What's Good"
1996 "Adventurer" Set the Twilight Reeling
"NYC Man"
1997 "Perfect Day"

(as part of Artists for Children in Need)

1 Non-album single
2000 "Future Farmers of America" Ecstasy
"Modern Dance"
"Paranoia Key of E"
2002 "Who Am I? (Tripitena's Song)" The Raven
2004 "Satellite of Love '04" 10 NYC Man: Greatest Hits
2007 "Gravity"/"Safety Zone" Music Inspired by the Film Nanking

(with The Killers)

13 Sawdust
2011 "The View"

(with Metallica)

"—" denotes singles that did not chart, or singles not released in a particular territory.

Video album[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

Year Video details
1991 A Night with Lou Reed
  • Distributor: Image Entertainment
  • Format: VHS
1992 Magic and Loss Live in Concert
1992 Coney Island Baby: Live in Jersey
  • Distributor: Lionsgate Home Entertainment
  • Format: VHS
2005 Lou Reed: Spanish Fly
2008 Berlin: Live at St. Ann's Warehouse

Video musicali[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

Year Title Director(s) Ref.
1982 "Women"
1983 "Legendary Hearts"
"Don't Talk to Me About Work"
1984 "I Love You, Suzanne"
"My Red Joystick"
1986 "The Original Wrapper" Zbigniew Rybczyński
"No Money Down" Godley and Creme
1989 "Bus Load of Faith"
1990 "Work" (with John Cale)
1992 "What's Good" Matt Mahurin
1996 "Hookywooky"
2000 "Ecstasy" Michele Civetta
"Modern Dance" Stefan Sagmeister
2003 "NYC Man"
2007 "Tranquilize" (with The Killers) Anthony Mandler
2011 "The View" (with Metallica) Darren Aronofsky

Apparizioni in altri album[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

Colonne sonore[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

Year Song(s) Album Notes Ref.
1983 "Little Sister" Get Crazy soundtrack
1983 "My Name is Mok","Triumph" Rock & Rule soundtrack Lou Reed was one of the singing voices for the character Mok
1985 "Hot Hips" Perfect soundtrack
"My Love Is Chemical" White Nights soundtrack
1986 "Soul Man" (with Samuel David Moore) Soul Man soundtrack Cover of Sam & Dave's 1967 song.
1988 "Something Happened" Permanent Record soundtrack
1991 "What's Good" Until the End of the World soundtrack Earlier extended mix
1994 "Why Can't I Be Good" Faraway, So Close! soundtrack
1995 "You'll Know You Were Loved" Friends soundtrack
1997 "This Magic Moment" Lost Highway soundtrack
2003 "America" Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde soundtrack

Album compilation di vari artisti[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

Year Song(s) Album Notes Ref.
1985 "September Song" Lost in the Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill
1993 "Tarbelly and Featherfoot" Sweet Relief: A Benefit for Victoria Williams
"Foot of Pride" The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration Recorded live on October 16, 1992 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
1997 "September Songs from Knickerbocker Holiday" September Songs – The Music of Kurt Weill
2001 "Set the Twilight Reeling" (Live) The Best of Sessions at West 54th
2006 "Perfect Day" (Live), "Vicious" (Live) The Bridge School Collection, Vol.1
"See That My Grave Is Kept Clean" (Live) The Harry Smith Project Live, Vol. 2
"Leave Her Johnny" Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys
2011 "The Debt I Owe" Note of Hope - A Celebration of Woody Guthrie
"Peggy Sue" Rave On Buddy Holly
"Sweet Jane" (Live) (with Soul Asylum) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Vol. 3: 1995 (Live)
2013 "Solsbury Hill" And I'll Scratch Yours A response to Peter Gabriel's cover of "The Power of the Heart".

Apparizioni come ospite speciale[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

Year Album Artist Details Ref.
1988 Boom Boom Chi Boom Boom Tom Tom Club Backing vocals ("Femme Fatale")
Nothing But the Truth Rubén Blades Guest vocals ("Hopes on Hold," "Letters to the Vatican," "The Calm Before the Storm")
1989 Yo Frankie Dion DiMucci
Street Fighting Years Simple Minds Guest vocals ("This Is Your Land")
1991 I Spent a Week There the Other Night Maureen Tucker
1992 I Still Believe in You Vince Gill
1994 A Date with The Smithereens The Smithereens Guest vocals ("Point of No Return", "Long Way Back Again")
Greetings from the Gutter David A. Stewart
1998 Music for Children John Zorn Guest vocals ("Cycles Du Nord")
2002 Hitting the Ground Gordon Gano Guest vocals ("Catch 'Em In the Act")
No Regrets Jamie Richards
2005 No Balance Palace Kashmir Guest vocals ("Black Building")
I Am a Bird Now Antony and the Johnsons Guest vocals ("Fistful of Love")
2006 I Will Break Your Fall Fernando Saunders Guest vocals, guitar, writer ("Baton Rouge")
Intersections 1985–2005 Bruce Hornsby Guest vocals ("The Mighty Quinn")
A Portrait of Howard Howard Tate Guest vocals ("How Do You Think It Feels")
2007 Sawdust The Killers Guest vocals ("Tranquilize")
The Family Album Lucibel Crater Guest vocals ("Threadbare Funeral")
2008 Recitement Stephen Emmer Guest vocals ("Passengers")
2009 Solid Ground Sara Wasserman (Rob Wasserman's daughter) Guest vocals ("Need To Know")
Havana Winter Kevin Hearn and Thin Buckle Guest vocals ("Coma", "In The Shade", "Helicopter in the Sand")
2010 Plastic Beach Gorillaz Guest vocals ("Some Kind of Nature")
2011 The Road from Memphis Booker T. Jones Guest vocals ("The Bronx")
2012 Synthetica Metric Guest vocals ("The Wanderlust")

Collegamenti esterni[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

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