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Lou Reed’s New York deluxe unboxed

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SDE takes a close look at Rhino’s deluxe edition of Lou Reed‘s 1989 album New York. Watch the unboxing video below…

The New York deluxe edition is out now via Rhino Records.

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New York deluxe edition

CD1

1. Romeo Had Juliette (2020 Remaster) [03:10]
2. Halloween Parade (2020 Remaster) [03:33]
3. Dirty Blvd. (2020 Remaster) [03:29]
4. Endless Cycle (2020 Remaster) [04:03]
5. There Is No Time (2020 Remaster) [03:46]
6. Last Great American Whale (2020 Remaster) [03:42]
7. Beginning of a Great Adventure (2020 Remaster) [04:57]
8. Busload of Faith (2020 Remaster) [04:50]
9. Sick of You (2020 Remaster) [03:26]
10. Hold On (2020 Remaster) [03:25]
11. Good Evening Mr. Waldeheim (2020 Remaster) [04:37]
12. Xmas in February (2020 Remaster) [02:57]
13. Strawman (2020 Remaster) [05:54]
14. Dime Store Mystery (2020 Remaster) [05:04]

CD2
1. Romeo Had Juliette (Live at the Warner Theatre, Washington, DC, 3/14/1989) [04:45]
2. Halloween Parade (Live at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, MD, 3/16/1989) [04:51]
3. Dirty Blvd. (Live at Wembley Arena, London, UK, 7/14/1989) [04:20]
4. Endless Cycle (Live at the Warner Theatre, Washington, DC, 3/14/1989) [04:35]
5. There Is No Time (Live at The Mosque, Richmond, VA, 8/8/1989) [05:34]
6. Last Great American Whale (Live at The Mosque, Richmond, VA, 8/8/1989) [05:59]
7. Beginning of a Great Adventure (Live at Wembley Arena, London, UK, 7/4/1989) [07:35]
8. Busload of Faith (Live at the Falconer Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark, 6/9/1989) [05:00]
9. Sick of You (Live at the Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA, 3/17/1989) [05:19]
10. Hold On (Live at the Mosque, Richmond, VA, 8/8/1989) [03:41]
11. Good Evening Mr. Waldheim (Live at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, MD, 3/16/1989) [04:01]
12. Xmas in February (Live at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, MD, 3/16/1989) [03:35]
13. Strawman (Live at Wembley Arena, London, UK, 7/4/1989) [05:21]
14. Dime Store Mystery (Live at the Mosque, Richmond, VA, 8/8/1989) [06:24]

CD3
1. Romeo Had Juliette (7″ Version) [03:09]
2. Dirty Blvd. (Work Tape) [01:53]
3. Dirty Blvd. (Rough Mix) [03:34]
4. Endless Cycle (Work Tape) [01:06]
5. Last Great American Whale (Work Tape) [02:09]
6. Beginning of a Great Adventure (Rough Mix) [05:01]
7. Busload of Faith (Acoustic Version) [02:39]
8. Sick of You (Work Tape) [01:26]
9. Sick of You (Rough Mix) [03:40]
10. Hold On (Rough Mix) [02:43]
11. Strawman (Rough Mix) [05:59]
12. The Room (Non-Album Track) [03:37]
13. Sweet Jane (Live Encore at The Mosque, Richmond, VA, 8/8/1989) [05:50]
14. Walk on the Wild Side (Live Encore at The Mosque, Richmond, VA, 8/8/1989) [03:57]

DVD

Hi-res 24/96 version of the New York album.

Live at Theatre St. Denis, Montreal, Canada

1. Romeo Had Juliette (Live at Theatre St. Denis, Montreal, Canada, 8/13/1989) [03:38]
2. Halloween Parade (Live at Theatre St. Denis, Montreal, Canada, 8/13/1989) [04:09]
3. Dirty Blvd. (Live at Theatre St. Denis, Montreal, Canada, 8/13/1989) [04:05]
4. Endless Cycle (Live at Theatre St. Denis, Montreal, Canada, 8/13/1989) [05:08]
5. There Is No Time (Live at Theatre St. Denis, Montreal, Canada, 8/13/1989) [04:54]
6. Last Great American Whale (Live at Theatre St. Denis, Montreal, Canada, 8/13/1989) [05:14]
7. Beginning Of A Great Adventure (Live at Theatre St. Denis, Montreal, Canada, 8/13/1989) [07:39]
8. Busload Of Faith (Live at Theatre St. Denis, Montreal, Canada, 8/13/1989) [03:41]
9. Sick Of You (Live at Theatre St. Denis, Montreal, Canada, 8/13/1989) [04:31]
10. Hold On (Live at Theatre St. Denis, Montreal, Canada, 8/13/1989) [04:00]
11. Good Evening Mr. Waldheim (Live at Theatre St. Denis, Montreal, Canada, 8/13/1989) [03:41]
12. Xmas In February (Live at Theatre St. Denis, Montreal, Canada, 8/13/1989) [03:19]
13. Strawman (Live at Theatre St. Denis, Montreal, Canada, 8/13/1989) [05:24]
14. Dime Store Mystery (Live at Theatre St. Denis, Montreal, Canada, 8/13/1989) [06:36]

Audio only:  A Conversation With Lou Reed [25:34]

New York vinyl LP

LP1
1. Romeo Had Juliette (2020 Remaster) [03:10]
2. Halloween Parade (2020 Remaster) [03:33]
3. Dirty Blvd. (2020 Remaster) [03:29]
4. Endless Cycle (2020 Remaster) [04:03]
5. There Is No Time (2020 Remaster) [03:46]
6. Last Great American Whale (2020 Remaster) [03:42]
7. Beginning of a Great Adventure (2020 Remaster) [04:57]

LP2
1. Busload of Faith (2020 Remaster) [04:50]
2. Sick of You (2020 Remaster) [03:26]
3. Hold On (2020 Remaster) [03:25]
4. Good Evening Mr. Waldeheim (2020 Remaster) [04:37]
5. Xmas in February (2020 Remaster) [02:57]
6. Strawman (2020 Remaster) [05:54]
7. Dime Store Mystery (2020 Remaster) [05:04]

29 responses to Lou Reed’s New York deluxe unboxed

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  2. WHatever says:

    Why did they flip the stereo when they remastered? What the hell was the thinking on that?

  3. Steve L says:

    Hey, Sire, how about releasing that “New York pt. 2” that Lou said was in the vaults?

  4. Steve L says:

    I love this album – finally saw him live on this tour, met him at the stage door after. I asked him for two signatures, please – one on the tour book for me.

    “What’s the other one?”, he asked.

    I asked him to please sign the back of the ticket stub – I was going to send it, I explained, to the longtime friend who had first turned me on to his music many years before as a surprise.

    “You’re a good friend. So is he! And you both have good taste in music,” he smirked as he signed the stub.

    I melted, and smiled for two days straight.

  5. hamslice says:

    I loved this when it came out. Had just graduated from Lou’s alma mater, and moved to London, so it was a taste of home. I’d loved New Sensations, and had Mistrial (silly, but fun). This was a real return to form that lasted for Lou. Lucky enough to see the whole album performed in concert that year, as people have said. It was good for a wistful snapshot of how he was feeling 20 years after the 60s. Songs for Drella was great too. Didn’t get into Magic and Loss, but will try again. Lulu next? :) Great SDE at a great price – I can’t justify and don’t need, but I like to lurk, and its in my dream SDE collection….

  6. Paul says:

    Got my Copy played through it all and it’s a superb set thoughtfully done. Didn’t think the vinyl would be up to the original pressing which sounds superb cranked up but it does sounds superb. This is a real good value set curated with care probably due to Laurie Anderson. Next one please.

  7. Dave H says:

    I think that is a very fair review. Was a bit worried about some negative forum comments as my set was lost in the post (not from yourself you will be pleased to hear!) and only just arrived. From the limited listening so far I think you are right on target. Looks like a very nicely curated and value for money set.

    • David M says:

      Next time order from Paul! I would, but being in Canada the shipping costs are just too high, plus customs etc.

  8. wardo says:

    I’m still waiting for mine to arrive. No thamks, Amazon.

  9. Electric Sydney says:

    I’m a New Yorker, but I was living in Edinburgh at the time and it was great album to listen to to feel closer to home.

    • David M says:

      Must have made you feel so sentimental and teary eyed about the old town …

      “Give me your hungry, your tired, your poor I’ll piss on ’em
      That’s what the Statue of Bigotry says
      Your poor huddled masses
      Let’s club ’em to death
      And get it over with and just dump ’em on the boulevard”

  10. Leemer says:

    Nice look at one of Lou Reed’s three best solo works. IMHO, the other two are Transformer and Street Hassel. Would like to see an expanded Street Hassel if there is any supporting material. I guess the 1978 album “Live: Take No Prisoners” is the live portion of that Street Hassel. I am sure there is something of out takes and alternate versions.

    • Richard says:

      I’ve read from a fairly reliable source that one of the next projects is a box set of the 1978 performances at the Bottom Line from which Take No Prisoners is from.

    • Jay says:

      Yes – thanks Paul – consider my appetite whetted.
      Mine hasn’t arrived yet- I ordered the bundle from Rhino with the cassette. Don’t know if I should be worried.
      On the plus side my New Order PC &L and 12 inches bundle arrived this morning earlier than expected. A gorgeous package – great hardback book and lovely shiny record sleeves – and the vinyl sounds great. High quality t- shirt too. Bring on Low-Life.
      I really hope I get the RSD Songs for Drella – I’ve had no problem getting what I want on the drops yet so fingers crossed. Magic and Loss would be great also in future.

    • mitchell w feldstein says:

      i love lou reed. i have always felt new york was a wee bit over valued. no doubting how great it is just shows one how great lou’s music is in general. to be his best records.
      are
      street hassle
      legendary hearts
      transformer
      ecstasy
      berlin
      the bells
      magic and loss
      with new york slotting in somewhere around here on this list.
      the production is amazing for sure and it does have a few of my favorite lou tunes.
      romeo had julliette ,strawman , halloween parade.
      i just think it is bit long and could have benefited by being three or so songs shorter. still a great record and i am tempted to go to the deluxe reissue.

  11. Norrie says:

    Superb – thanks. Agree that Magic and Loss also a superb lp.

  12. Rob says:

    Nice video Paul. My copy arrived the other day and I have explored all the contents of the DVD. The audio only interview on the DVD was quite enjoyable too. Some nice insights from Lou.

    I have to disagree however regarding a 5.1 mix. I know we typically think of albums like “The Seeds of Love” as being the best candidates for surround sound. However, there are many albums with more sparse arrangements that have had excellent 5.1 mixes. The surround sound mix of The Velvet Underground’s “Loaded,” for example, was wonderful. If this album had been remixed in a similar fashion, I am sure it could have sounded great too.

    Seeing the concert again was great too. Like many of us, my VCR went into storage 20 years ago so I am always happy when some of those old VHS concerts get a DVD reissue. So many bands can’t be bothered with it (Fleetwood Mac, Kate Bush) so I really appreciate it when it does happen. The flip side of that coin is, however, that I wish artists/labels would go the extra step with the video content. On the back of the original VHS tape, Lou wrote a note that said that the 2nd set of the concert was filmed too and that he would have liked to have seen it released. It would have been nice to have seen that finally happen. That’s one thing that I don’t think Peter Gabriel was given enough credit for with his “So” box set. He went back to the original film stock, created a brand new upgraded edit, remixed the audio and added multiple songs that were not on the original VHS release. I wish more acts would do the same.

  13. David M says:

    Thank you! Great stuff!

    Was lucky enough to see the whole album performed live (in order) at the time, I think the first time I ever saw an artist do that. There have been many since ….

  14. Francois says:

    The sound of the vinyl is amazing, and the DVD is worth the cost of the box itself IMHO. add to that that the price is not over the top, you get a must have boxset

  15. Kevin Clingham says:

    Hi Paul,

    Just received the Steel Wheels and Lou Reed Boxes from the SDE store, together with your little note! Well packaged and protected, you put other outlets to shame with your customer service. many thanks as always.

    Kevin

  16. David says:

    Thank you for this, Paul! I have my copy and agree with everything you just said here

  17. Barry says:

    Great video, Paul. I especially like the content review on the CDs/DVD and that’s whetted my appetite. This is on my list but, with everything else that’s out, I was going to wait but now seriously tempted to pick-up.

  18. Barry says:

    @Jim – that would have been useful to have. As you say, with no internet at the time, 18 year old me had no idea who Bernard Goetz, Morton Downey, Rudy Giuliani etc. were.

  19. Jim says:

    My original vinyl of this came with a four page lyric sheet that had the lyrics in four languages. The German lyrics had footnotes (in German obviously, that I did my best to translate with my bad school German) explaining the various political and cultural references. Quite handy in pre-Google 1989.

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