Light In The Attic

Lou Reed - Words & Music, May 1965 - Deluxe Edition

Regular price £85.00 Save £-85.00
Catalogue Number LITA189-1
Format 2LP + 7"
Release Date 26/08/2022

Product Description

All tracks previously unreleased. Produced in partnership with Laurie Anderson and the Lou Reed Archive. Inaugural release in Light in the Attic’s Lou Reed Archive Series. Features the earliest-known recordings of “I’m Waiting for the Man,” “Pale Blue Eyes" and “Heroin" as made famous by The Velvet Underground. Includes seven unheard Lou Reed compositions. 45 RPM 2LP set pressed on Audiophile-Quality 180-gram vinyl at RTI
(NON-RETURNABLE) Features the only vinyl release of “I’m Waiting for the Man – May 1965 Alternate Version”. Remastered from the original analog tapes by GRAMMY®-nominated engineer John Baldwin. Package designed by multi-GRAMMY®-winning artist Masaki Koike. Includes bonus 7-inch record, housed in die-cut picture sleeve containing the first-ever vinyl release of six unheard tracks recorded between 1958 and 1964, including early demos, a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right,” and a doo-wop serenade recorded in ‘58 when the legendary singer-songwriter was just sixteen-years-old. Saddle-stitched, die-cut 28-page book featuring lyrics, archival photos, and liner notes by Greil Marcus, Don Fleming and Jason Stern. Archival reproduction of letter written by Reed to Delmore Schwartz, circa 1964. Includes CD containing complete audio from the package, housed in die-cut jacket. Entire package housed in stylized, die-cut gatefold LP jacket manufactured by Stoughton Printing Co. Foil numbered and limited to 7,500 copies worldwide.
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