Perfect Night: Live in London

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Perfect Night: Live in London
Live album by Lou Reed
Released April 21, 1998
Recorded July 3, 1997
Genre Rock
Length 66:08
Label Sire Records
Producer Lou Reed, Mike Rathke
Lou Reed chronology
Perfect Night: Live in London
A Retrospective
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]

Perfect Night: Live in London is an acoustic live album by Lou Reed recorded during the Meltdown '97 festival. It includes a cover of The Velvet Underground's "I'll Be Your Mirror", originally sung by Nico. The cover photograph was taken by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. In Australia, the 2-CD tour edition of Reed's album Ecstasy included Perfect Night as the second disc.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Lou Reed

  1. "I'll Be Your Mirror"
  2. "Perfect Day"
  3. "The Kids"
  4. "Vicious"
  5. "Busload of Faith"
  6. "Kicks"
  7. "Talking Book"
  8. "Into the Divine"
  9. "Coney Island Baby"
  10. "New Sensations"
  11. "Why Do You Talk"
  12. "Riptide"
  13. "Original Wrapper"
  14. "Sex with Your Parents"
  15. "Dirty Blvd."


  • Lou Reed - guitar, vocals
  • Mike Rathke - guitar
  • Fernando Saunders - bass, back vocals
  • Tony "Thunder" Smith - drums


  1. ^ Deming, Mark. Perfect Night: Live in London at AllMusic
  2. ^ Wild, David (1998-04-16). "Lou Reed: Perfect Night: Live In London : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Archived from the original on 2009-02-17. Retrieved 3 September 2011.