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  • Lou Reed's 'Last Project,' a remastered 17-Disc Box Set, Set For Fall Release

    Tue, 17 May 2016 09:33:04

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    Lou Reed's last project before he passed away in October of 2013 was remastering sixteen of his solo records. Now those remastered albums are set to be released as a 17-disc box set on October 7th. Along with the 17 discs, "The RCA & Arista Album Collection contains five 8-by-10 art prints and a reproduction of a rare promotional poster. It also features an 80-page book that includes memorabilia from Reed's private collection, interviews with Reed and rarely seen artwork and photos and liner notes by co-producer Hal Willner," reports Rolling Stone.

    Reed's wife, Laurie Anderson, said in a statement about the collection, "Our first date was a trip to the AES (Audio Engineering Society) convention. As wireheads Lou and I loved beautiful recordings and spent years making our studios, instruments and gear the best they could possibly be. Lou put his heart into remastering these records. They are not smoothed out. Sometimes remastering revealed their details and roughness in the most exciting ways. They leap out at you with their original energy."

    She continued, "I also love the rare images and the great selection of Lou's words about his music in this collection. Lou was a superb analyst and sharp critic and the interview excerpts bring back his crazy sense of humor, his generosity and his big view of the world and the meaning of music. Anyone who has loved Lou's music will be so happy to have this. I'm really grateful to Sony for putting this one out." Check out the albums in the collection below:

    The RCA & Arista Album Collection Contents:
    Lou Reed (April 1972)
    Transformer (November 1972)
    Berlin (July 1973)
    Rock 'n' Roll Animal (February 1974)
    Sally Can't Dance (August 1974)
    Metal Machine Music (July 1975)
    Coney Island Baby (December 1975)
    Rock and Roll Heart (October 1976)
    Street Hassle (February 1978)
    Lou Reed Live: Take No Prisoners (November 1978)
    The Bells (April 1979)
    Growing Up in Public (April 1980)
    The Blue Mask (February 1982)
    Legendary Hearts (March 1983)
    New Sensations (April 1984)
    Mistrial (June 1986)

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