Clint Mansell and Clint Walsh release Lou Reed tribute album Berlin

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Berlin is out now via Invada.

Clint Mansell and Clint Walsh have joined forces for a reimagining of Lou Reed‘s Berlin. Created in tribute to Mansell’s late girlfriend Heather, who passed away in 2014, the record is a like-for-like recording of all ten tracks from Reed’s 1973 album. As Mansell explained when announcing the record, Julian Schnabel’s film of Lou Reed performing Berlin live in Brooklyn in 2006 was the last film he watched with Heather before her death. The album is dedicated to Heather and Reed.

Mansell is best known as the former lead singer of Pop Will Eat Itself and as a composer for films such as Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan. Walsh is a multi-instrumentalist and founding member of Tweaker and is known for his work with Courtney Love, Gnarls Barkley and many others. Mansell and Walsh worked previously together on the score for Black Mirror episode San Junipero.

MW’s (Mansell Walsh) version of Berlin is available from today (29 July) via Invada. Listen below.