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Original Album Classics [Box set]

Lou Reed Audio CD
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The career of Lou Reed defies capsule summarization. Like David Bowie (whom Reed directly inspired in many ways), he has made over his image many times, mutating from theatrical glam rocker to scary-looking junkie to avant-garde noiseman to straight rock & roller to your average guy. A firmer grasp of rock's earthier qualities has ensured a more consistent ... Read more in Amazon's Lou Reed Store

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  • Audio CD (28 Sep 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B002JI8MMO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,204 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. My House - The Blue Mask
2. Women - The Blue Mask
3. Underneath The Bottle - The Blue Mask
4. The Gun - The Blue Mask
See all 10 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Legendary Hearts - Legendary Hearts
2. Don't Talk To Me About Work - Legendary Hearts
3. Make Up Mind - Legendary Hearts
4. Martial Law - Legendary Hearts
See all 11 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Sweet Jane - Live In Italy (Live)
2. I'm Waiting For The Man - Live In Italy (Live)
3. Martial Law - Live In Italy (Live)
4. Satellite Of Love - Live In Italy (Live)
See all 14 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. I Love You, Suzanne - New Sensations
2. Endlessly Jealous - New Sensations
3. My Red Joystick - New Sensations
4. Turn To Me - New Sensations
See all 11 tracks on this disc
Disc: 5
1. Mistrial - Mistrial
2. No Money Down - Mistrial
3. Outside - Mistrial
4. Don't Hurt A Woman - Mistrial
See all 10 tracks on this disc

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value for money 14 Oct 2009
By Og Oggilby VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The Sony / BMG 'Original Album Classics' series is pretty good value for money - I have purchased several of 'em, and, considering some of these albums are shortly to be reissued individually (at a couple of quid less for each album than for all five that are contained here), are worth acquiring. Whilst the albums contained in this set, from the period 1981 through to 1986, are arguably not essential Lou Reed albums - he'd come back strongly at the end of the decade with his 'New York' set - there is more than enough good music contained on this collection to make the outlay worthwhile. 'The Blue Mask' was regarded at the time of its original release as a powerful work, and the best he'd done in several years, and it certainly bears up to contemporary scrutiny. The stripped back sound of guitar, bass and drums, and the lyrical focus are intact, even if Reed is vocally no Pavarotti, but compared to the previous album, 'Growing Up In Public', its a far more focused and direct affair. I've written eleswhere on Amazon in praise of the 'Live In Italy' album, which features his great early 80's band with the late Robert Quine on guitar, and this is here, in it's original sleeve (not a gatefold, mind). 'New Sensations' does feature the really rather joyous 'I Love You Suzanne', an attempt at writing a straight ahead pop song that actually works quite well, and there are several other highlights. Sure, there's no liner notes, but if you can live without such (useful) window-dressing, this is well worth investing in. I bought this, the Harry Nilsson, Kris Kristofferson and Jeff Beck sets, and none disappoint.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 80s Lou 26 May 2011
Format:Audio CD
Excellent and timely box set of Lou Reed's 1980s albums (apart form New York). Now the 80s are cool again the shiny production on New Sensations sounds totally relevant, with pops dark humorist knocking em out on the likes of 'High in the City' this album's even better than on it's initial release. Legendary Hearts is Lou's lost masterpiece, more focused than New York and coming on like an aural Woody Allen movie. So Lou let's things slide on Mistrial but it's worth the ride, and Blue Mask is up there with Berlin, Women is one of his most beautiful songs. I'd forgotten about these albums, don't you! there's a revelation in waiting here.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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The third, and to date (June 12) final mini box of Lou's work. This set covers Lou's return to RCA and the years 1982 to 1986 and unfortunately is probably the least interesting of the sets on offer. It's not all fallow and I guess even Lou deserves a little quiet time.
* Blue Mask: Lou becomes an Artist with the emphasis on the capital A. Ruminations on Delmore, Kennedy and wife Sylvia are particularly lovely but like Townshend before him our Lou starts to trip himself up with cumbersome lyrics. "Silvia and I got our Ouija board" would sound faintly ridiculous no matter who was singing it. Likewise the Blue Mask track itself which gets way too wordy to work. It's also worth mentioning that on this LP, and the subsequent Legendary Hearts, that Lou starts to try and "sing" the songs. Now Lou has a unique voice, he could read from the NYC telephone directory and make it sound interesting, but he just can't sing. What makes it worse is that he sounds so damn earnest as well.
* Legendary Hearts: Less arty than Blue Mask, the title track is terrific and Don't Talk To Me About Work is punchy but you get the distinct impression he's trying too hard. There's no edge here, no challenge. It's music as reportage but as with Rock n Roll Heart, even when he's not on target he's never less than interesting.
* Live In Italy: I could never work this one out, what was the purpose of this? Originally a double LP and now on one CD this was only ever released in Europe and was sourced from a couple of nights in Rome and Verona during the Legendary Hearts tour. In a review in Sounds at the time of release, Sandy Robertson and erstwhile VU and Lou fan berated this release and unfortunately the intervening years have done little to change its stature.
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5.0 out of 5 stars genial 4 Mar 2013
By jomba
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O que dizer mais de Lou Reed. Sua obra está definitivamente eternizada na história da música do planeta. Este box traz bons momentos desta genialidade.
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By CJorge
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
i bought the three Lou Reed's original album classics, it means 15 cds. i'm not a Lou Reed's fan, but I always admired him for his music and for his attitude since the Velvet days. There will not be another Lou Reed anymore.
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