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Live in Italy

Lou Reed Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (21 Jan 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Music on CD
  • ASIN: B00GT5SQ2Y
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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1. Sweet Jane
2. I'm Waiting For My Man
3. Martial Law
4. Satellite Of Love
5. Kill Your Sons
6. Betrayed
7. Sally Can't Dance
8. Waves Of Fear
9. Average Guy
10. White Light/White Heat
11. Some Kinda Love/Sister Ray
12. Walk On The Wild Wide
13. Heroin
14. Rock And Roll

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September 1983 live in Italy featuring 'Sweet Jane','Walk On The Wild Side','Satellite Of Love' etc

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Robert Quine and the Masters of the Universe 1 July 2011
Format:Audio CD
Unlike what the other reviewers inaccurately claim, this is not 1990s Lou Reed embraced by the general public and plodding out his greatest hits. This is 1980s Lou Reed with his best co-guitarist since Sterling Morrison.
Robert "Rampage" Quine is the best guitarist no one ever heard of (and I do mean "ever") and this live set is proof-positive of his technical prowess, raw power and intellectual-punk mastery of the electric guitar. This being one of the album-length contributions by the late, great Quine, is almost reason enough to purchase this live album.
(I say "album-length" because much of his stuff involves contributing to the odd track on albums like Tom "Rampage" Waits' "Rain Dogs")

Of course, Robert Quine is not the main attraction on this live album. It was not "The Robert Quine Experience", "Robbie Quine and the Diapers" or "Quine Inch Quails". Nor was it even "Robert Quine presents Lou Reed", "Lou Reed, featuring Robert Quine" or Reed/Quine: ITALY". (Though if the record company is reading, may I suggest re-releasing this with the songs like New Age and Women that were on the DVD under the title "Robbie Quine and the Diapers"?)

ANYWAY, Lou Reed.
Lou "Rampage" Reed has never been much for doing stuff the same way over and over and over again forever. Which is why "Waiting for the Man" bears little similarity to the Velvet Underground version we all know and love. If you were hoping for duplications of the Studio Tracks you're out of luck when it comes to most of the songs on this live album. The exceptions being the more recent tracks like "Martial Law", "Waves of Fear"... etc.
And of course "Heroin" which never ever changes. Ever.
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3.0 out of 5 stars WELL> 3 April 2003
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I heard that this was a pretty solid good live lp from Lou, but was very dissapointed to hear a load of rather mediocre sounding renditions of the classic songs on here. With the exception of Heroin (which has very raw and emotive vocals from Lou) most of these songs sound plodding and passionless. Satellite of Love is turned into a bland ballad and Sister Ray has all the vitality knocked out of it. So Buy Rock N Roll Animal, or even better Perfect Night if you want a really superb Live Lou Reed show...
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3.0 out of 5 stars WELL> 3 April 2003
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I heard that this was a pretty solid good live lp from Lou, but was very dissapointed to hear a load of rather mediocre sounding renditions of the classic songs on here. With the exception of Heroin (which has very raw and emotive vocals from Lou) most of these songs sound plodding and passionless. Satellite of Love is turned into a bland ballad and Sister Ray has all the vitality knocked out of it. So Buy Rock N Roll Animal, or even better Perfect Night if you want a really superb Live Lou Reed show...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Standard Lou Reed Live material 21 Oct 2002
By Alex
Format:Audio CD
Lou has released a huge number of live albums over the years. This is one of the less memorable ones. It is Lou Reed in his early 1990s rediscovered star mega concert stage and it offers nothing new here.
It is recorded much like Paul Simon's Concert in the Park album with lots of crowd cheering and with a "standing 60 rows" back sound feel. For the completist rather than the new listener.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Robert QUINE. The man who revitalized Lou's career. 16 Jun 2006
By Mike - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is not the "best" Lou Reed-Robert Quine performance, but if you are even a casual Lou Reed fan you need to own this. The late R.Q. was credited (justifiably so) with encouraging Lou to pick up his guitar again after years of walking through his performances in a drugged, detached stupor. This was the age of "left channel, right channel" dogfights. On the "Blue Mask" album, it gets pretty terrifying. Here, Lou reinvents a few of his classics with a Neil Young & Crazy Horse kind of "Godfather of Grunge" intensity. Highlights? "Kill Your Sons," with the insane solos...and the killer, the "Some Kinda Love / Sister Ray" medley. "IIIIIIIIIIIIm...searchin' for my mainline...Woah, babe...I couldn't hit it side...woah, sideways..." The "Live In Italy" album makes "Rock & Roll Animal" sound like an Eric Carmen album, because Lou is EASILY ten times more insane than Steve Hunter and Dick Wagner will EVER be on guitar. After Quine, Lou never set the guitar down again. R.I.P., Bob...this is a great way for you to be remembered...and the high water mark of Lou's resurrected career.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Lou Reed Live Album 14 Jan 2001
By Omer Belsky - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Forget about 'Lou Reed Live', 'Rock'n'Roll Animal' and even 'Perfect Night in London'(All great records, by the way), Lou Reed Live in Italy is the best Lou Reed live album, bar none.
Just look at the track list, for crying out loud. After a three seconds long introduction, you can hear Reed's guitar tears into the classic opening chords of Sweet Jane, the best riff he's ever written. This version of Sweet Jane is argueably the best version out there - Lou singing 'You know they're sayin' Jane, oh Sweet Jane' is Lou at his finest, and Robert Quine... we'll talk about Robert Quine.
Oh, why not talk about him now. Robert Quine is the best guitar player to have ever worked with Lou Reed. He is as good as Mike Ranson who worked with Bowie and Lyle workman who played lead for Frank Black. He's quite possibly even better. Listen to the lead guitar in 'Waves of Fear', it's incredible.
Lou's new stuff here is great - Waves of Fear and Average Guy are the stand outs, but the older Reed is what truly shines through. Sally Can't Dance no More is a vicious attack on fame, The Satellite of Love is lou's romance at it's best, and Walk on the Wild Side is, well, a walk on the wild side.
Still, to me this will allways be memorable because of the Velvet Songs. Before and after, Reed will atmpt to make the Velvet stuff feel at home in his sets, and, with the exception of the Loaded songs, he will allways fail. This is the exception. White Light/White Heat, Waiting for the Man and of course, Heroin, Reed's finest song, shine through the able musicians.
I'm way to young to have been alive through that Lou Reed tour, and even through I've seen Reed live, I'm still at agony for not have seen him live at those 1984 shows. This is the closest I'll ever get.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lou Reed's best record 1 Feb 2003
By Maria H. R. Souza - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is, by far, the best post-VU record of Reed's career!! Lord have mercy, folks, consider only the line-up here: Lou and Robert Quine on the dual assault of white noise-drenched, growling acid guitars, Fernando Saunders on his soaring fuzz-drived bass and the outstanding Fred Maher pounding the drums with skill and fury!!! The set-list is also superb: raging, fast, punky-adrenalined renditions of VU classics like "White Light / White Heat", "Rock and Roll", "Heroin" and "I'm Waiting for my Man", with also great versions of Lou's solo material, with a special remark to a feeback-drived, powerfully scary "Kill your Sons".
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible 28 Oct 2013
By zelmo - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This was originally released as import only, so I have the vinyl import. Lou died today and this is the album I reached for. Incredible band-- Robert Quine never got the credit he deserved-- that seems to be playing their butts off. One of the great life rock and roll albums...ever. Thanks, Lou, for everything.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lou at a high water mark 22 Oct 2013
By J. Michael Farmer - Published on Amazon.com
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Great set with Lou in top form, driven by the sublime guitar work of the late Robert Quine. The solos on "Kill Your Sons" and "Waves of Fear" alone are worth the price of admission (or download).
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