Ultra-rare recordings of Lou Reed discovered | New

An ultra-rare series Lou Reed the recordings should be released on a new album.

The Lou Reed archive series goes through the always excellent Light In The Attic, with “Lou Reed: Words & Music, May 1965” landing August 26th.

The first edition includes a plethora of previously unreleased material, including the earliest known recordings of some Velvet Underground classics.

Expect raw versions of “Pale Blue Eyes,” “Heroin” and “I’m Waiting For My Man,” all released in partnership with Lou Reed’s surviving partner Laurie Anderson.

John Cale contributes to some of these recordings, while the release itself will be complemented by a full podcast diving into the project.

Check out the first version of “I’m Waiting For My Man” below.

“Lou Reed: Words & Music, May 1965” will be released on August 26.

Photo credit: Julien Schnabel

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