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The Blue Mask. Create Gift Voucher Add to Cart. Read More Includes download code In stock, shipping now. Read More. Lou Reed. Then Reed entered into a marriage that, by all appearances, has been a source of profound and genuine bliss — which, in his case, seems especially miraculous.
Unfortunately, his first try at describing what that relationship means to him, Growing Up in Public , was a lackadaisical effort: not dishonest but slovenly. In retrospect, though, you can hear the beginnings of the move toward the seemingly artless directness of style and approach that pays off so richly on The Blue Mask.
Reed means to express plain truths and, with the unselfconsciousness that comes only when the mastery of craft is wedded to a surety of vision, has rediscovered the most straightforward and unadorned means of doing so. It turns tragedy into a pratfall, then makes that pratfall a real tragedy. Reed put together a small, street-hungry combo, played half the guitar parts himself and cut the tracks fast.
This song about rebirth begins as a ballad, then cranks up the amps in gratitude. Newswire Powered by. Close the menu. Rolling Stone. Log In. To help keep your account secure, please log-in again. You are no longer onsite at your organization.The Blue Mask was Reed's first album after he overcame a long-standing addiction to alcohol and drugs, and it reveals a renewed focus and dedication to craft -- for the first time in years, Reed had written an entire album's worth of moving, compelling songs, and was performing them with keen skill and genuine emotional scorenabmespocapp.reidrexlicilimalindisctextdersticon.co: Rca.