The Essential Lou Reed

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The Essential Lou Reed
Compilation album by Lou Reed
Released September 13, 2011
Genre Rock
Length 156:12
Label RCA
Lou Reed chronology
The Creation of the Universe
(2008)
The Essential Lou Reed
(2011)
Lulu
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

The Essential Lou Reed is a compilation album by Lou Reed released in 2011 by RCA Records. The album features classic Lou Reed solo work and songs from his band The Velvet Underground.

Track list[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

All songs written and composed by Lou Reed, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Who Am I? (Tripitena's Song)"   5:33
2. "Sweet Jane (Velvet Underground)"   3:01
3. "Rock & Roll (Velvet Underground)"   4:40
4. "I'm Waiting for the Man (Velvet Underground)"   4:36
5. "White Light/White Heat (Velvet Underground)"   5:00
6. "Street Hassle"   11:00
7. "Berlin"   3:23
8. "Caroline Says II"   4:12
9. "The Kids"   7:49
10. "Walk on the Wild Side"   4:11
11. "Kill Your Sons"   4:08
12. "Vicious"   2:57
13. "The Blue Mask"   2:46
14. "I'll Be Your Mirror"   2:46
15. "Magic and Loss: The Summation" (Reed, Mike Rathke) 6:35
16. "Ecstacy"   4:27

Disc 2[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "I Wanna Be Black"   6:29
2. "Temporary Thing"   5:14
3. "Shooting Star"   3:12
4. "Legendary Hearts"   3:05
5. "Heroin (Velvet Underground)"   8:22
6. "Coney Island Baby"   6:36
7. "The Last Shot"   3:20
8. "The Bells" (Reed, Marty Fogel) 9:20
9. "Perfect Day"   3:43
10. "Sally Can't Dance"   2:55
11. "Satellite of Love"   3:37
12. "NYC Man"   4:55
13. "Dirty Blvd."   3:30
14. "Rock Minuet"   6:56
15. "Pale Blue Eyes"   5:38
Total length:
156:12

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. The Essential Lou Reed at AllMusic