The legendary Velvet Underground maestro Lou Reed has collaborated with The Killers on the bands new track Tranquilize which will feature on the album Sawdust set for release on Nov 12th. The album itself is a collection b-sides and rarities.
Brandon Flowers said in a recent interview on working with one of rock 'n' roll's true greats, “We were thrilled to be able to work with Lou Reed. The song required a duet and his voice was just right. The sentiment of the song is very him.”
Tranquilize is released today through itunes.
Alongside Tranquilize, the tracklisting for the Sawdust album will include All the Pretty Faces (the B-side of 2006's #2 single When You Were Young); a cover of Joy Division's Shadowplay (from Anton Corbijn's biopic, Control) and Move Away (from Spiderman 3); as well as a cover of Kenny Rogers & the First Edition's Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town. Additionally, Leave The Bourbon on The Shelf, the first part in the famed murder trilogy of Hot Fuss (with Jenny Was a Friend of Mine and Midnight Show), will feature on the record, whose full tracklisting will be announced exclusively to you next week.
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