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''Animal Serenade'' is a Lou Reed live album recorded in Los Angeles at the Wiltern Theatre in 2003 after ''The Raven''. The show features a drummer-less band (including Mike Rathke on guitar/synth, bassist Fernando Saunders, and the cello of Jane Scarpantoni). Reed delivers dramatic readings of some of his most compelling work. In addition, Antony Hegarty, of Antony and the Johnsons fame, contributes background vocals throughout and sings the lead on "Set The Twilight Reeling" and "Candy Says."

Fernando Saunders plays bass and other instruments. He did background vocals on most songs and sang lead vocals on "Tell It to Your Heart" & "Reviens Cherie", scat on "Sunday Morning".

Three songs were performed during the concert, but did not appear on the album: "Sweet Jane", "The Last Shot" and "Perfect Day" (sung in duet with Antony).

"Sweet Jane" is available by digital download.



''Animal Serenade'' was produced by Lou Reed and Fernando Saunders.

Animal Serenade
Label: Reprise
Release Date: 2008-12-09
Duration: 183:00


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Song Title       Time
1Dirty Blvd.    6:54
1Advice    2:07
2Sunday Morning    5:04
2Smalltown    6:04
3Tell It To Your Heart    6:03
3All Tomorrow's Parties    6:18
4Men Of Good Fortune    4:27
4Call On Me    2:45
5The Raven    9:33
5How Do You Think It Feels    8:09
6Vanishing Act    5:31
6Set The Twilight Reeling    9:08
7Candy Says    6:04
7Ecstasy    7:09
8The Day John Kennedy Died    4:04
8Heroin    9:11
9Street Hassle    6:59
10The Bed    5:15
11Revien Cherie    7:12
12Venus In Furs    10:02
13Dirty Blvd. (Live Album Version)    6:54
14Sunday Morning (Live Album Version)    5:05
15All Tomorrow's Parties (Live Album Version)    6:19
16Call On Me (Live Album Version)    2:46
17The Raven (Live Album Version)    9:34
18Set The Twilight Reeling (Live Album Version)    9:08
19Candy Says (Live Album Version)    6:04
20Heroin (Live Album Version)    9:11