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Lou Reed 1942-2013

Celebrate Mr. Reed by checking out some of his albums, dowloading some of his songs from Freegal and reading about his life and music.


Amazon Says: Recorded at Record Plant, New York, New York in 1976. This sequel to Coney Island Baby finds Lou Reed in an equally mellow mood. The songs are mostly gentle, jazzy things, he more...
Amazon Says: Recorded at Record Plant, New York, New York in 1976. This sequel to Coney Island Baby finds Lou Reed in an equally mellow mood. The songs are mostly gentle, jazzy things, heavy on acoustic guitar, electric piano, and sax. * Long out-of-print in the US. BMG. less...
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Amazon Says: The Velvet Underground has grown over the years to be recognized as the most groundbreaking band of the '60s, and this 5-CD set is a shattering testament to their greatness an more...
Amazon Says: The Velvet Underground has grown over the years to be recognized as the most groundbreaking band of the '60s, and this 5-CD set is a shattering testament to their greatness and Lou Reed's genius. On its 5 CDs are newly remastered versions of all four of their studio albums (with The Velvet Underground presented in its alternate, "closet" mix version), plus-hold on-25 unreleased tracks, including 11 demos with John Cale and one without, seven Loaded outtakes and six live performances, plus other rarities plucked from VU and Another View . An 88-page booklet with complete credits and rare photos and memorabilia round out the set. Essential listening. less...
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Amazon Says: This 30th anniversary edition of Lou's tour de force solo album includes two unreleased bonus tracks-acoustic demos of Perfect Day and Hangin' Round -plus all the other great more...
Amazon Says: This 30th anniversary edition of Lou's tour de force solo album includes two unreleased bonus tracks-acoustic demos of Perfect Day and Hangin' Round -plus all the other great tunes ( Satellite of Love; Walk on the Wild Side ) that made this record such a classic. New notes and photos, too! less...
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Amazon Says: (Book). Lou Reed has been art-rocker, iconoclast, contrary noise merchant, and junkie, yet he's always been fascinating. Only David Bowie, arguably, has re-invented himself as more...
Amazon Says: (Book). Lou Reed has been art-rocker, iconoclast, contrary noise merchant, and junkie, yet he's always been fascinating. Only David Bowie, arguably, has re-invented himself as many times as Reed, while ensuring that each image was potent, edgy and dangerous. It's a tribute to Reed's standing that even punk rockers, with their scorched earth policy towards all pre-punk music, had a healthy respect and regard for him. Velvet Underground is one of the all-time greats; but in many people's eyes, Reed has produced his best work solo, after the demise of that band. This groundbreaking book analyzes and celebrates the willful intellect, fierce intelligence, and literary merits of Lou Reed's post-Velvet Underground music. Chris Roberts has written about music for fifteen years for The Guardian , Melody Maker , Sounds , and Uncut . He was also the editor of Idol Worship (Harper Collins), a collection of writings by pop stars (Bono, Thurston Moore, etc.) that has been hailed in some quarters as "The best book about rock 'n' roll ever." less...
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Transformer by Victor Bockris
Amazon Says: The story of an unconventional life looks at rock legend Lou Reed, a chamelion-like figure who suffered electroshock therapy to ""cure"" his homosexuality, toured with Andy more...
Amazon Says: The story of an unconventional life looks at rock legend Lou Reed, a chamelion-like figure who suffered electroshock therapy to ""cure"" his homosexuality, toured with Andy Warhol, and led a revolution in rock music. 25,000 first printing. less...
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Amazon Says: The definitive collection of lyrics by Lou Reed, one of rock's music's most brilliant and influential artists. more...
Amazon Says: The definitive collection of lyrics by Lou Reed, one of rock's music's most brilliant and influential artists. less...
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  • Lou Reed
    This is his first solo album and contains versions of songs he recorded earlier with The Velvet Underground. Find it on Freegal and login with your library card to download.
  • Rock n Roll Animal
    Live album from 1974. Find it on Freegal and login with your library card to download.
  • Berlin
    Called the most ambitious album of his career. Find it on Freegal and login with your library card to download.
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