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Lou Reed, John Cale, Nico - Bataclan FLAC album

Performer: Lou Reed
Genre: Rock
Title: Bataclan
Country: Italy
Released: 1996
Style: Folk Rock, Avantgarde
FLAC version ZIP size: 1750 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1814 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1871 mb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 118

Le Bataclan '72 is a sixteen-track live album by Lou Reed, John Cale and Nico. It was recorded from the soundboard and heavily bootlegged over the years, before it gained an official release in 2004. The album was recorded during a live show at the Bataclan club in Paris, on January 29, 1972, and was originally broadcast on French TV. The concert marked the first time since the breakup of The Velvet Underground that Reed, Cale and Nico were on stage together.

1972 studio album by Lou Reed. recording has surfaced as yet, but the song is known to have been played live in 1970. However, the song was performed by Lou Reed and John Cale at the Bataclan 1972 concert in Paris with Nico, and can also be heard on the Velvet Underground bootleg Ultra Rare Tracks Vol. 2, which features Lou Reed playing the song. The bridge melody was later reused for the bridge in the song "Hangin' 'Round" on Reed's 1972 album Transformer. Love Makes You Feel".

Vocals – John Cale, Lou Reed, Nico (3). Notes. Recorded live at Le Bataclan, 50 Boulevard Voltaire, 75011 Paris, 29 January 1972.

Reed's rhythmic chiming guitar incongruously fits beside Cale as he whittles away an austere viola counterpoint. Back briefly to Reed's eponymously titled debut for a very Dylanesque delivery of "Wild Child. The reconnection between the duo begins to jel significantly, if not audibly throughout an intense "Heroin," immediately recalling what makes the Cale/Reed combo so appealing. One rarity is Cale's "Empty Bottles," which he contributed to Jennifer Warnes' Jennifer (1972) album. Nico finally takes the spotlight for a healthy sampling of her work, couching a trio of post-VU efforts around three of her most memorable sides during her brief time in the band. They saunter into an intimate and warmly received mini-set featuring "Femme Fatale," "No One Is There," and "Frozen Warnings" of off Marble Index (1969), as well as "Janitor of Lunacy" from Desertshore (1970).

Le Bataclan (Live) Lou Reed. John Cale, Lou Reed & Nico. 3. The Black Angel's Death Song (Live). 4. Wild Child (Live). 6. Ghost Story (Live). 7. The Biggest Loudest Hairiest Group of All (Live). 8. Empty Bottles (Live). 9. Femme Fatale (Live). 10. No One Is There (Live).

John Cale/Lou Reed/Nico - All Tomorrows Parties (Encore) 03:11. John Cale/Lou Reed/Nico - Femme Fatale 03:23. John Cale/Lou Reed/Nico - Janitor of Lunacy 05:12. John Cale/Lou Reed/Nico - Waiting for the Man 05:46. John Cale/Lou Reed/Nico - Wild Child 05:43.


1 Waiting For The Man 5:46
2 Berlin 5:32
3 Black Angels Death Song 5:06
4 Wild Child 5:30
5 Heroin 7:27
6 Femme Fatale 3:24
7 Abscheid 6:23
8 Frozen Warnings 5:24
9 Janitor Of Lunacy 5:12
10 I'll Be Your Mirror 4:13
11 Ghost Story 3:24
12 The Biggest, Loudest, Hairiest Group Of All 3:51
13 Empty Bottles 3:59

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Gramofonové Závody – H82903
  • Recorded At – Le Bataclan


  • Guitar [Uncredited], Viola [Uncredited], Piano [Uncredited], Vocals [Uncredited] – John Cale
  • Vocals [Uncredited], Acoustic Guitar [Uncredited] – Lou Reed
  • Vocals [Uncredited], Harmonium [Uncredited] – Nico


Recorded at Bataclan Club, Paris, France, January 29, 1972.

[Uncredited Infos]:
Credits taken from Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico - Le Bataclan '72

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: GZ H82903 96-08-1015
  • Rights Society: S.I.A.E.
  • Other (Mould): 01

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
none Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico - Paris 29.1.72 ‎(LP, Unofficial) Not On Label (Lou Reed), Not On Label (John Cale), Not On Label (Nico ) none Italy 1980
MSIG 0155 Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico - Le Bataclan '72 ‎(CD, Album, Jew) Alchemy Entertainment MSIG 0155 Japan 2003
KH2LP9008 Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico - Le Bataclan, Paris. Jan 29. '72 ‎(2xLP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Gat) Keyhole KH2LP9008 UK, Europe & US 2013
SPY2CD3003 , SPYDVD3003 Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico - Le Bataclan Paris Jan 29 '72 ‎(CD + DVD + Album, Unofficial) Spyglass, Spyglass SPY2CD3003 , SPYDVD3003 UK 2018
none Lou Reed, Yohn Cale* & Nico Lou Reed, Yohn Cale* & Nico - Paris 29.1.72 ‎(LP, Unofficial, Whi) Not On Label (Lou Reed), Not On Label (John Cale), Not On Label (Nico ) none Unknown