Lou Reed Album With Early Demos of Velvet Underground Classics, Unreleased Songs Coming in August

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As part of the celebration around the 80th birthday of the late Lou Reed, an album of his oldest demos comprising a number of Velvet Underground classics documented in 1965, many songs dating back to his school and teenage years will be released on Light in the Attic Records on August 26, in collaboration with Reed’s lifelong associate Laurie Anderson. The album, labeled “Words & Music, May 1965” this is the debut release of the Lou Reed Archive Series, and crossover with the entrance Thursday of a substantial Reed display at the New York Public Library, labeled “Lou Reed: Catch Between the Twisted Stars.” The album contains The earliest extant renditions of these classics as a single “Heroin” “Pale Blue Eyes” “I m Waiting for the Man” and many unreleased tracks. View the full track list under; Listen to Reed’s 1965 demo “I’m Waiting for the Man”: The bulk of The album is composed of tracks from 1965, which were recorded with the assistance of Reed’s future bandmate John Cale. Reed mailed the tape to himself as a “poor man s licensing” and remained sealed in its original envelope and unopened for nearly 50 years. It also includes an early version of the ( Men of Good Fortune ” (which Reed would not release until 1973″ Berlin “a version with completely different lyrics), as well as several unreleased tracks, including” Buttercup Song Too Late! Buzz Buzz Buzz “and a Cale-fronted version of” Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams “which Nico recorded for her 1967 debut” Chelsea Girl. “The recordings are from a pair of cassettes found in Reed’s archives. The first captured several of his earliest recordings, including a 1958 rehearsal with his group the Jades (also known as Shades), along with some folk-oriented tracks recorded circa 1963-1964, while Reed attended Syracuse University. Accompanied by his acoustic guitar and harmonica, he covers Bob Dylan’ s” Don t Think Twice, It s All Right “plus an instrumental rendition of” Baby!, Let Me Follow You Down “and” Michael, Row the Boat Ashore. “Reed also delves into the blues with the brief” Lou s 12-Bar Instrumental “and his” W & X, Y, Z Blues. ” (The second cassette included The demos of 1965.) The earlier recordings will be released on October 7. The album was produced by Anderson, Don Fleming, Jason Stern, the late Hal Willner and Matt Sullivan, the new audio from the original tapes is remastered by Grammy-nominated engineer Edwin Brokley, John Baldwin, and notes from veteran journalist Greil Marcus. There will also be a podcast around the release hosted by TV on the Radio Tunde Adebimpe.” Words and Music, May 1965 “on August 26th it will be available in a variety of formats the, including LP, cassette, 8-track, digital, and CD. The editions include a deluxe 45-RPM double LP version limited to 7 copies, 500 copies worldwide, designed by Grammy-winning artist Masaki Koike and featuring a die-cut gatefold jacket. Bonus 6” EP in a distinct die-cut photo sweatshirt and produced at Third Man Record Pressing contains the only pvc discharge of 6 previously-unreleased bonus tracks supplying a never-before-seen peek into Reed s formative years, including early demos, a cover of Bob Dylan’s don’t Think Twice, All Right, “and a doo-wop duet documented in 1958 when the legend singer-songwriter really was just 16. An escorting saddle stitch, Die-cut 28-page novel showcases songs, archivists photographs, and lyrics. This includes an archivists production of a seldom-seen message, authored by Reed to his college professor and writer, Delmore Schwartz, c. E. 1964. The set includes a CD comprising The complete sound from The bundle, stored in a die-cut blazer. An 11-track digital release of The” Alta: DLC “series” Words and Music, May 1965 “will be accessible across all systems, together with the physiological filetypes, on 26 August. A six-song electronic EP, Gee Whiz, 1958-1964, decline on October 7th, providing the above-mentioned boon information. Words & Music, May 1965 (CD & Cassette Standard Edition) Tracklist: 1. I m Waiting for the Man (May 1965 Demo) 2. Men of Good Fortune (May 1965 Demo) * 3. Heroin (May 1965 Demo) 4. Too Late (May 1965 Demo) * 5. Buttercup Song (May 1965 Demo) 6. STROLLER ALONE (May 1965 Demo) 7. Buzz Buzz Buzz Buzz (May 1965 Demo) 8. Pale Blue Eyes (May 1965 Demo) 9. Stash (May 1965 Demo) 10. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (May 1965 Demo) 11. I m Waiting for the Man (May 1965 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 Recordings) 15. Don t Think Twice, It s All Right (Partial) (1963/64 Home Recordings) 16. W & X, Y, Z Blues (1963/64 Home Recordings) 17. Lou s 12-Bar Instrumental (1963/64 Home Recordings) Words & Music, May 1965 (2xLP+7-inch+CD Deluxe Edition) Tracklist: -2xLP- 1. I’m Waiting for the Man (May 1965 Demo) 2. Men of Good Fortune (May 1965 Demo) * 3. Heroin (May 1965 Demo) 4. Too Late (May 1965 Demo) * 5. Buttercup Song (May 1965 Demon) 6. Stroll Alone (May 1965 Demo) 7. Buzz Buzz Buzz (May 1965 Demo) 8. Pale Blue Eyes (May 1965 Demo) 9. Stash (May 1965 Demo) 10. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (May 1965 Demo) 11. I m Waiting for the Man (May 1965 Alternate Version) – 7-inch – 1”. Gee Whiz – (1958 Rehearsal) * 2. Baby!, Let Me Follow You Down (1963/64. Home Recordings) 3. Michael, Row The Boat Ashore (1963/64 Home Recordings) 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 Recordings) * All paths previously unreleased; Previously unreleased song structure.