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on 9 April 2014
Nothing wrong with the performances or song selection, it's just that it's evidently only part of the show, and the sound quality is pretty poor to say the least - really tinny. (It's amazing when you compare the relative sound quality from US radio broadcasts from this era with those by the good old BBC which are infinitely superior.)

However, my biggest beef with this is also connected with one of the highlights; the closing "Coney Island Baby" is sublime - a terrific performance of what I believe to be one of his finest songs. But, but...just as it's taking off into the stratosphere it FADES OUT! No! No! No! Crazy. Particularly when there are three other numbers clocking-in at 10 mins + which aren't nearly so good. So, I'm conflicted when considering whether to listen again to get the pleasure of the first 6 or so minutes in the knowledge that the experience will ultimately be one of frustration. Difficult. However, there is a solution to hand.

Overall, if you want to listen to mid 70s "Rock'n'Roll Heart" era Lou better to go to the recently released double CD set "Thinking of Another Place" with 23 songs (including all 8 featured here). Much better sound, no fade-outs, although a couple of less than great versions (could do without the 9 minute "Intro/Jam" and it's not his best version of "Waiting For The Man"). But you do get some crackers, including the full "Coney Island Baby".
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on 14 February 2014
I bought this album because the Amazon review said "previously unreleased" . Unfortunately that is not true. I have this same gig on a CD called "Waiting for the man-live" on the "Plastic Soho" label which was released a year ago. Unfortunately, i have so much Lou Reed material, I did not check the gig date and track listing, so now have a duplicate album.
Apart from that, it is a great album.It has a different feel to his other live stuff as it is a lot jazzier in style, no hard guitars, and loads of saxaphone bleeding all over it. I think its cool. Get it ... Unless you already have "Waiting for the man-live". If you have neither , get this one, its a nicer picture on the sleeve. x
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on 13 April 2014
A great addition to the available Lou Reed live recordings, you just wonder what else is sitting in the vaults...
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on 4 May 2014
A good performance from Lou and the overall the sound quality is pretty good. Be aware though that there are some sound faults (eg on Sweet Jane) and these are more obvious on some players than others. They are most noticeable when there is a clear separation between the right and left channels (such as on headphones). On other players you might not notice at all on a casual listen. This isn't just my copy - try the mp3 samples as well. It's also the same issue on the identical 'Waiting for the Man Live'

Probably less relevant as a recording now that 'Thinking of Another Place' has been released and it is shame about the faded end on 'Coney Island Baby'
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on 3 March 2014
Abysmal sound quality -a waste of money, for Lou Reed completists only. Otherwise avoid like the plague. Amazon -shame on you for offering for sale such a poor quality CD.
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