Words & Music, May 1965 (CD)


Lou Reed

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In honor of the late legend’s 80th birthday, Light in the Attic Records has teamed up with Laurie Anderson to release Words & Music, May 1965, a collection of heretofore unreleased Lou Reed demos and alt takes. Just before the Velvet Underground as we know it would coalesce, Reed teamed up with John Cale to record these songs straight to tape. Reed mailed them to himself as a “poor man’s copyright”—those packages were unopened for almost fifty years. These tracks aren’t just historical curiosities; they’re also vibrant, moving, and potent indicators of what was to come. Newly remastered by engineer John Baldwin (Merle Haggard, Public Image, Ltd., John Hiatt), the album also features liner notes from journalist Greil Marcus. A must-hear for fans.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
I’m Waiting for the Man
Lou Reed 04:43
2.
Men of Good Fortune
Lou Reed 04:37
3.
Heroin
Lou Reed 03:55
4.
Too Late
Lou Reed 03:12
5.
Buttercup Song
Lou Reed 04:40
6.
Walk Alone
Lou Reed 02:56
7.
Buzz Buzz Buzz
Lou Reed 02:50
8.
Pale Blue Eyes
Lou Reed 05:02
9.
Stockpile
Lou Reed 02:35
10.
Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
Lou Reed 08:14
11.
I’m Waiting for the Man
Lou Reed 02:06
12.
Gee Whiz [1958 Rehearsal]
Lou Reed 01:50
13.
Baby, Let Me Follow You Down [1963/64 Home Recording]
Lou Reed 01:42
14.
Michael, Row The Boat Ashore [1963/64 Home Recording]
Lou Reed 01:25
15.
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (Partial) [1963/64 Home Recording]
Lou Reed 01:12
16.
W & X, Y, Z Blues [1963/64 Home Recording]
Lou Reed 01:19
17.
Lou's 12-Bar Instrumental [1963/64 Home Recording]
Lou Reed 00:32

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