The genre of LP as graphic novel is superbly realised in this recording. The songs are poignant and colourful. The portrait of New York at a moment in time is crystal clear - ugly, beautiful, bolshy, aggressive. But for me the best thing on hearing it all again after a leave of absence, is the superb playing and the disarmingly unfussy recording. Just some guys with guitars paying their fingers off. Hugely recommended to anyone who ever visited New York, enjoyed a Lou Reed song or played a guitar. So nearly everyone.