The entire “The View” song — taken from the forthcoming musical collaboration between Lou Reed and METALLICA, “Lulu” — can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.
The musical project between Reed and Metallica will be released on November 1 in North America via Warner Bros. Records and one day earlier (October 31) in the rest of the world through Universal Music.
The songs are inspired by German expressionist Frank Wedekind’s early 20th century plays “Earth Spirit” and “Pandora’s Box”, and were a rewrite of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”, which emerged as a graphic novel on Fantagraphics Press.
The CD was co-produced by Reed, METALLICA, Hal Willner — who has produced albums for Reed, Marianne Faithfull, and Laurie Anderson, among others — and Greg Fidelman. Fidelman also mixed the record.
“Lulu” final track listing:
01. Brandenburg Gate (4:19)
02. The View (5:17)
03. Pumping Blood (7:24)
04. Mistress Dread (6:52)
05. Iced Honey (4:36)
06. Cheat On Me (11:26)
07. Frustration (8:33)
08. Little Dog (8:01)
09. Dragon (11:08)
10. Junior Dad (19:28)
James Hetfield had this to say about the project “We were very interested in working with Lou.” I had these giant question marks: What’s it going to be like? What’s going to happen? So it was great when he sent us the lyrics for the ‘Lulu’ body of work.
“It’s definitely not a METALLICA album, or a Lou Reed album,” adds Hammett. “It’s something else. It’s a new animal, a hybrid.”
Check out the video below: