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''The Bells'' is the ninth album by Lou Reed, released through Arista Records in 1979. It is recorded in binaural sound. "City Lights" is a tribute to Charlie Chaplin. "Disco Mystic" is indeed played in a disco style, and the lyrics consist of those two words repeated. "Families" is an explicitly personal entreaty to his own parents and sister, with the closing line "Families that live out in the suburbs often make each other cry". "I Want to Boogie With You" has a doo-wop flavor (even if underneath the horns are the synthesizers which permeate this album), a I-to-IV Plagal Cadence repeated throughout. The title track is said to be a favorite of Reed's, and he claims the lyrics were made up extemporaneously. Three tracks were co-composed with Nils Lofgren and their joint compositions are also included on ''Nils'', Lofgren's 1979 album.

The Bells
Label: ARISTA
Release Date: 1999-04-17
Duration: 40:31

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1Stupid Man 02:30
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2Disco Mystic 04:28
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3I Want To Boogie With You 03:53
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4With You 02:25
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5Looking For Love 03:27
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6City Lights 03:22
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7All Through The Night 04:56
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8Families 06:12
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9The Bells 09:18
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