The View (song)

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"The View"
The View single.jpg
Single by Lou Reed and Metallica
from the album Lulu
Released September 27, 2011
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Doom metal, hard rock, alternative metal
  • 5:17 (album version)
  • 3:45 (video edit)
Label Warner Bros.
Lou Reed singles chronology
"Gravity/Safety Zone"
"The View"
Metallica singles chronology
"Broken, Beat & Scarred"
"The View"
"Lords of Summer"
Music video
"The View" on YouTube

"The View" is a single by American singer Lou Reed and American heavy metal band Metallica. It is the only single taken from the studio album Lulu, released on September 27, 2011.

Music video

A music video directed by Darren Aronofsky and released on December 3, 2011,[1] shows Lou Reed and Metallica performing a short version of the song in a recording studio.

Track listing

iTunes single
No. Title Length
1. "The View" 5:17



  1. ^ "The Video for The View Debuts on December 3". December 2, 2011. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
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