Lou Reed Words & Music, May 1965

Light In The Attic | Item No: 924904
CD | 2022 / US – Original | New
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*Available: August 26, 2022*

“To hear a tape containing their earliest demos, recorded on May 11, 1965, and locked away until now, is to hear traces of things rarely associated with The Velvet Underground: blues and folk, earthy and traditional, uncertain and hesitant... yet bristling with that rusty, caustic, Lou Reed spirit. It is a revelation.” - *Will Hodgkinson, Mojo*

Light in the Attic Records, in cooperation with Laurie Anderson, proudly announces the inaugural title in their ongoing Lou Reed Archive Series: Words & Music, May 1965. Released in tandem with the late artist’s 80th birthday celebrations, the album offers an extraordinary, unvarnished, and plainly poignant insight into one of America’s true poet-songwriters. Capturing Reed in his formative years, this previously unreleased collection of songs—penned by a young Lou Reed, recorded to tape with the help of future bandmate John Cale, and mailed to himself as a 'poor man’s copyright'—remained sealed in its original envelope and unopened for nearly 50 years. Its contents embody some of the most vital, groundbreaking contributions to American popular music committed to tape in the 20th century. Through examination of these songs rooted firmly in the folk tradition, we see clearly Lou’s lasting influence on the development of modern American music - from punk to art-rock and everything in between. A true time capsule, these recordings not only memorialize the nascent sparks of what would become the seeds of the incredibly influential Velvet Underground; they also cement Reed as a true observer with an innate talent for synthesizing and distilling the world around him into pure sonic poetry.
Item Details
Item No: 924904
Artist: Lou Reed
Title: Words & Music, May 1965
Label: Light In The Attic
Catalog No: LITA188-2
Format: CD
Pressing: US – Original
Release Date: 2022
Genre: Rock & Indie
Available since: 2022-11-24
Condition: New
Price: 20,99 €
Weight: 100g (plus 250g Packaging)
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01 I'm Waiting For The Man
02 Men Of Good Fortune
03 Heroin
04 Too Late
05 Buttercup Song
06 Walk Alone
07 Buzz Buzz Buzz
08 Pale Blue Eyes
09 Stockpile
10 Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
11 I'm Waiting For The Man
12 Gee Whiz
13 Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
14 Michael, Row The Boat Ashore
15 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
16 W & X, Y, Z Blues
17 Lou's 12-Bar Instrumental
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