Lou Reed - Words & Music, May 1965

 (Numbered Limited Deluxe Edition 45 RPM 180 Gram 2LPs + 7 Inch + CD + Book )


Label:

Light in the Attic

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
ALTA 189
UPC: 826853018913
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45 RPM Vinyl Record


No. of Discs: 4
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Numbered Limited Deluxe Edition

180-gram 45 RPM 2LP + 7-inch + CD +book

All tracks previously unreleased!

Produced in partnership with Laurie Anderson and the Lou Reed Archive

"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.

Features:
•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," "Heroin," and other iconic songs made famous by the Velvet Underground
•Includes seven unheard Lou Reed compositions
•45 RPM 2LP set pressed on Audiophile-Quality 180-gram black vinyl at RTI
•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 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 16-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 on black vinyl



Side A
1. I'm Waiting for the Man
2. Men of Good Fortune

Side B
1. Heroin
2. Too Late
3. Buttercup Song

Side C
1. Walk Alone
2. Buzz Buzz Buzz
3. Pale Blue Eyes

Side D
1. Stockpile
2. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
3. I'm Waiting for the Man (Alternate Version)

7 Inch Vinyl
1. Gee Whiz - 1958 Rehearsal
2. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down - 1963/64 Home Recording
3. Michael, Row the Boat Ashore - 1963/64 Home Recording
4. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (Partial) - 1963/64 Home Recording
5. W & X, Y, Z Blues - 1963/64 Home Recording
6. Lou's 12-Bar Instrumental - 1963/64 Home Recording

CD
1. I'm Waiting for the Man
2. Men of Good Fortune
3. Heroin
4. Too Late
5. Buttercup Song
6. Walk Alone
7. Buzz Buzz Buzz
8. Pale Blue Eyes
9. Stockpile
10. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
11. I'm Waiting for the Man (Alternate Version)
12. Gee Whiz - 1958 Rehearsal
13. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down - 1963/64 Home Recording
14. Michael, Row the Boat Ashore - 1963/64 Home Recording
15. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (Partial) - 1963/64 Home Recording
16. W & X, Y, Z Blues - 1963/64 Home Recording
17. Lou's 12-Bar Instrumental - 1963/64 Home Recording

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