A collaboration full-length studio album between Rock singer-songwriter Lou Reed and legendary Heavy/Thrash Metal band Metallica, with the project name LULU.The conception of the project began in 2009 when both Metallica and Lou Reed performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 25th Anniversary Concert. It is inspired by German expressionist writer Frank Wedekind’s plays “Earth Spirit” and “Pandora’s Box”, which tell the 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 1900s, the plays have been the inspiration for a silent film (“Pandora’s Box”, 1929), an opera, and countless other creative endeavors. The plays challenged the sexual and moral standards of their day and have remained highly controversial. Originally the lyrics and musical landscape for “Lulu” were sketched out by Lou for a theatrical production in Berlin. After Lou performed with Metallica at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concerts in New York in 2009 they all knew they wanted to make more music together. The Lulu project began in May 2011 at HQ studios in Northern California, with Lou’s lyrics as the starting point.Sister Ray Enterprises Inc./We're Only In It For The Music/Universal Music/Vertigo, 2011 (602527815978). First press. Made in Germany.
Tracklist:CD 1:1. Brandenburg Gate 4:19 2. The View 5:17 3. Pumping Blood 7:24 4. Mistress Dread 6:51 5. Iced Honey 4:36 6. Cheat On Me 11:26CD 2:1. Frustration 8:34 2. Little Dog 8:01 3. Dragon 11:08 4. Junior Dad 19:29Total playing time: 87:05Samples: http://www.loureedmetallica.com/lulu.php