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The Essential Lou Reed (Remastered)


Download links and information about The Essential Lou Reed (Remastered) by Lou Reed. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Rock, Glam Rock, Hard Rock, Punk, Heavy Metal, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 31 tracks with total duration of 02:36:04 minutes.

Artist: Lou Reed
Release date: 2003
Genre: Rock, Glam Rock, Hard Rock, Punk, Heavy Metal, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 31
Duration: 02:36:04
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No. Title Length
1. Who Am I (Tripitena's Song) 5:33
2. Sweet Jane (featuring The Velvet Underground) 3:00
3. Rock & Roll (featuring The Velvet Underground) 4:40
4. I'm Waiting for the Man (featuring The Velvet Underground) 4:36
5. White Light/White Heat 5:00
6. Street Hassle 11:00
7. Berlin 3:23
8. Caroline Says II 4:12
9. The Kids 7:49
10. Walk On the Wild Side 4:11
11. Kill Your Sons 4:08
12. Vicious 2:56
13. The Blue Mask 5:01
14. I'll Be Your Mirror 2:46
15. Magic & Loss 6:35
16. Ecstasy 4:27
17. I Wanna Be Black 6:29
18. Temporary Thing 5:14
19. Shooting Star 3:11
20. Legendary Hearts 3:04
21. Heroin 8:21
22. Coney Island Baby 6:36
23. The Last Shot 3:20
24. The Bells 9:19
25. Perfect Day 3:43
26. Sally Can't Dance 2:54
27. Satellite of Love 3:37
28. NYC Man 4:55
29. Dirty Blvd 3:30
30. Rocket Minuet 6:56
31. Pale Blue Eyes (featuring The Velvet Underground) 5:38



Selected and sequenced by the artist himself, the 31 tracks on The Essential Lou Reed make the case for this volatile, taboo-smashing innovator’s central place in rock history. The anthology digs deeply into Reed’s 40-year recording history to uncover neglected cuts as well as signature tunes, giving a well-rounded picture of how wildly diverse his music could be. Ignoring chronology in favor of contrast, the set offers glimpses of Reed as lovelorn poet (“Perfect Day,” “Pale Blue Eyes”), mordant storyteller (“Street Hassle,” “Dirty Blvd.”), hellacious rocker (“White Light/White Heat,” “The Blue Mask”), and glam-rock showman (“Satellite of Love,” “Vicious”). From the anthemic energy of “Sweet Jane” to the outrageous humor of “I Wanna Be Black” and the elegiac tenderness of “Magic and Loss,” just about every aspect of Reed’s multifaceted catalog can be found here. Career-defining tunes like “Heroin” and “Walk on the Wild Side” are juxtaposed with semi-obscure but worthwhile tracks like “Temporary Thing” and “Kill Your Sons” (included here in fiery live form). Track for track, this is probably the most definitive collection of Lou Reed's work available.