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The Music of 2007

Gavin Martin, Daily Mirror, 28 December 2007

GIGS OFTHE YEAR

LOU REED: Hammersmith Apollo, London

Critically mauled on its original release, Berlin – Reed’s 1973 masterpiece of drug-addled despair, emotional and physical breakdown – was given brilliant new focus in this immaculately staged and performed show. Everything from Lou himself to the orchestral accompaniment, choir, back projections and astonishing sound mix made a classic album even better.

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