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Lou Reed Box Set Due Out This Fall

The last project Lou Reed oversaw before his death in 2013 was a massive solo box set.  This fall, fans will get to experience that final work.

Lou Reed – The RCA & Arista Album Collection comes out digitally and as a 17-CD set on October 7th and is currently available for pre-order at Amazon and at iTunes.

The box set features 16 studio and live albums from 1972-1986.  Some of the titles included have been difficult to find in recent years due to being out of print.

In a statement on the box set, Reed’s wife musician/composer/performance artist Laurie Anderson said, “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 your with their original energy.

Also included with the physical box set is an 80-page hard cover book full of rare photos and interviews, five 8” x 10” prints and a replica RCA promotional poster.



Lou Reed (April 1972)
Transformer (November 1972)
Berlin (July 1973)
Rock n Roll Animal (live – 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 (2 CDs – 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)


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.