Lou Reed. One of those legends that rarely enjoyed a Top Ten single (“Walk On The Wild Side” peaked at #15 in the US and #10 in the UK). With an eclectic blend of 22 studio albums and a handful of brilliant live sets, Lou Reed never disappointed his fans too badly. The best in album sales fell to his Sire Records debut, New York providing a Gold record in sales.

On September 4, it’s mentioned that a 2LP/3CD/DVD Box of New York (1989) featuring a new 2020 remaster of the album, and a collection of rough and acoustic mixes, a single, an outtake, and a few live tracks on CD3. A bundled assembly of 1989 live tracks from various shows fill up CD2.  The two LPs contain the album and its 2020 remaster. The DVD delivers the August 13, 1989 Montreal, Canada show at the Theatre St. Denis with 14 live performance tracks, an extended conversation with Lou Reed, and all of New York remixed in 96kHz/24-bit high resolution Stereo.

The announcement came by way of a Czech record store named Bontanland, which looks legitimate. a search for the store yields up a TripAdvisor page, which lends credibility. Regardless, this is a momentous release and should become readily apparent soon enough. You can pre-order (or otherwise review the listing) here. I’m ALL in, though!

New York (2020 Remaster 2LP/3CD/DVD) – Lou Reed

CD1 (Original Album 2020 Remaster)
01 Romeo Had Juliette
02 Halloween Parade
03 Dirty Blvd.
04 Endless Cycle
05 There Is No Time
06 Last Great American Whale
07 Beginning of a Great Adventure
08 Busload of Faith
09 Sick of You
10 Hold On
11 Good Evening Mr. Waldeheim
12 Xmas in February
13 Strawman
14 Dime Store Mystery

CD2 (Live Performance Tracks)
01 Romeo Had Juliette (Warner Theater, Washington, DC, 3/14/1989)
02 Halloween Parade (Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, MD, 3/16/1989)
03 Dirty Blvd. (Wembley Arena, London, UK, 7/14/1989)
04 Endless Cycle (Warner Theater, Washington, DC, 3/14/1989)
05 There Is No Time (The Mosque, Richmond, VA, 8/8/1989)
06 Last Great American Whale (The Mosque, Richmond, VA, 8/8/1989)
07 Beginning of a Great Adventure (Wembley Arena, London, UK, 7/4/1989)
08 Busload of Faith (Falconer Theater, Copenhagen, Denmark, 6/9/1989 )
09 Sick of You (Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA, 3/17/1989)
10 Hold On (The Mosque, Richmond, VA, 8/8/1989)
11 Good Evening Mr. Waldheim (Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, MD, 3/16/1989)
12 Xmas in February (Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, MD, 3/16/1989)
13 Strawman (Wembley Arena, London, UK, 7/4/1989)
14 Dime Store Mystery (The Mosque, Richmond, VA, 8/8/1989)

CD3 (Bonus Tracks)
01 Romeo Had Juliette (7 “Version)
02 Dirty Blvd. (Work Tape)
03 Dirty Blvd. (Rough Mix)
04 Endless Cycle (Work Tape)
05 Last Great American Whale (Work Tape)
06 Beginning of a Great Adventure (Rough Mix)
07 Busload of Faith (Acoustic Version)
08 Sick of You (Work Tape)
09 Sick of You ( Rough Mix)
10 Hold On (Rough Mix)
11 Strawman (Rough Mix)
12 The Room (Non-Album Track)
13 Sweet Jane (Live Encore at The Mosque, Richmond, VA, 8/8/1989)
14 Walk on the Wild Side (Live Encore at The Mosque, Richmond, VA, 8/8/1989)

LP1/LP2 (Original Album 2020 Remaster)

DVD
Live at Theatre St. Denis – Montreal, Canada – August 13, 1989
01 Romeo Had Juliette
02 Halloween Parade
03 Dirty Blvd.
04 Endless Cycle
05 There Is No Time
06 Last Great American Whale
07 Beginning Of A Great Adventure
08 Busload Of Faith
09 Sick Of You
10 Hold On
11 Good Evening Mr. Waldheim
12 Xmas In February
13 Strawman
14 Dime Store Mystery
Feature
15 A Conversation With Lou Reed [25:34]
Original Album 96kHz/24-bit PCM Stereo
16 Romeo Had Juliette
17 Halloween Parade
18 Dirty Blvd.
19 Endless Cycle
20 There Is No Time
21 Last Great American Whale
22 Beginning of a Great Adventure
23 Busload of Faith
24 Sick of You
25 Hold On
26 Good Evening Mr. Waldeheim
27 Xmas in February
28 Strawman
29 Dime Store Mystery

By MARowe

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