Lou Reed’s Classic 1989 New York Album Gets Deluxe Reissue

Lou Reed’s Classic 1989 New York Album Gets Deluxe Reissue

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Lou Reed. Photo by Luciano Viti/Getty Images.

Lou Reed’s 1989 album, New York has been remastered for a massive deluxe edition that will also include 26 previously unreleased recordings, due out September 25th (pre-order here). New York, was Lou Reed’s Sire Records debut, and his 15th solo studio album overall. Marked by raw and evocative lyrics, the LP tells a collection of gritty stories, all delivered with Reed’s captivating sharp-tongued wit. The gold record earned him a Grammy nomination and a #1 hit on the Modern Rock charts with “Dirty Blvd.”

Lou Reed | “Dirty Blvd.”

The New York: Deluxe Edition features a newly remastered version of the original album, 26 previously unreleased studio and live recordings unearthed from Reed's archives. These include demo versions and alternate mixes of songs from New York and live renditions of Velvet Underground classics like “Sweet Jane” and 1972 Transformer hit, “Walk on the Wild Side.” 

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The collection includes three CDs, a two-LP set and a cassette version of the New York album, all encased in a hardcover book with liner notes by David Fricke and essays by archivist Don Fleming. Laurie Anderson, Reed’s widow, and recently deceased music producer, Hal Willner also contributed to the publication. Also included is a DVD of The New York Album concert video of Reed performing the LP live in its entirety at Montreal’s Theatre St. Denis, originally released on VHS in 1990. 

Lou Reed New York (Deluxe Edition) is set for release on September 25th. Pre-order, here. 

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