Lou Reed’s classic album “New York” getting deluxe reissue

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The beloved Lou Reed album is presented with 26 unreleased tracks and a 1990 concert video.

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Lou Reed’s 1989 album, New York, is receiving a new 3 CD/1 DVD/2 LP deluxe reissue from Rhino on September 25. (Orders direct from the Rhino site will also include a cassette version of the album, as pictured above.)

Lou Reed fans will argue over which of his sometimes-polarizing albums are actually secret masterpieces, but New York is one that is universally adored. The street poet of the ’60s and ’70s made a triumphant return with memorable tunes like “Dirty Blvd.” (which hit #1 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart), “Romeo Had Juliette,” and “Busload of Faith.”

The new deluxe reissue includes a bonus CD of previously unreleased live versions of every song on the New York album. The third CD contains the single version of “Romeo Had Juliette,” the instrumental B-side “The Room,” 10 tracks of songs-in-progress, and two unreleased live performances of fan favorites: “Sweet Jane” and “Walk on the Wild Side.”

Also included is a DVD of The New York Album, a long out-of-print concert video from 1990. The video, making its DVD debut, features Lou Reed live in Montreal at the Theatre St. Denis.

Lou Reed New York cover
Here is the complete tracklist:

Disc One: Original Album (2020 Remaster)
1. “Romeo Had Juliette”
2. “Halloween Parade”
3. “Dirty Blvd.”
4. “Endless Cycle”
5. “There Is No Time”
6. “Last Great American Whale”
7. “Beginning Of A Great Adventure”
8. “Busload Of Faith”
9. “Sick Of You”
10. “Hold On”
11. “Good Evening Mr. Waldheim”
12. “Xmas In February”
13. “Strawman”
14. “Dime Store Mystery”

Disc Two: “New York” – Live
1. “Romeo Had Juliette” *
2. “Halloween Parade” *
3. “Dirty Blvd.” *
4. “Endless Cycle” *
5. “There Is No Time” *
6. “Last Great American Whale” *
7. “Beginning Of A Great Adventure” *
8. “Busload Of Faith” *
9. “Sick Of You” *
10. “Hold On” *
11. “Good Evening Mr. Waldheim” *
12. “Xmas In February” *
13. “Strawman” *
14. “Dime Store Mystery” *

Disc Three: Works In Progress/Singles/Encore
1. “Romeo Had Juliette” (7” Version)
2. “Dirty Blvd.” (Work Tape) *
3. “Dirty Blvd.” (Rough Mix) *
4. “Endless Cycle” (Work Tape) *
5. “Last Great American Whale” (Work Tape) *
6. “Beginning Of A Great Adventure” (Rough Mix) *
7. “Busload Of Faith” (Solo Version) *
8. “Sick Of You” (Work Tape) *
9. “Sick Of You” (Rough Mix) *
10. “Hold On” (Rough Mix) *
11. “Strawman” (Rough Mix) *
12. “The Room” (Non-LP Track)
13. “Sweet Jane” (Live Encore) *
14. “Walk On The Wild Side” (Live Encore) *

DVD
1. “Romeo Had Juliette”
2. “Halloween Parade”
3. “Dirty Blvd.”
4. “Endless Cycle”
5. “There Is No Time”
6. “Last Great American Whale”
7. “Beginning Of A Great Adventure”
8. “Busload Of Faith”
9. “Sick Of You”
10. “Hold On”
11. “Good Evening Mr. Waldheim”
12. “Xmas In February”
13. “Strawman”
14. “Dime Store Mystery”
Audio Only Bonus
15. A Conversation with Lou Reed

Vinyl Track Listing
Side A
1. “Romeo Had Juliette”
2. “Halloween Parade”
3. “Dirty Blvd.”
4. “Endless Cycle”
Side B
1. “There Is No Time”
2. “Last Great American Whale”
3. “Beginning of a Great Adventure”
Side C
1. “Busload of Faith”
2. “Sick of You”
3. “Hold On”
4. “Good Evening Mr. Waldheim”
Side D
1. “Xmas In February”
2. “Strawman”
3. “Dime Store Mystery”

* previously unreleased

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