Live in Italy (Lou Reed album)

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Live in Italy
Live album by Lou Reed
Released January 1984
Recorded September 7, 1983, Verona
September 10, 1983, Rome
Genre Rock
Label RCA Records
Lou Reed chronology
Legendary Hearts
Live in Italy
New Sensations
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 4/4 stars[2]
Robert Christgau B+[3]

Live In Italy is an album by Lou Reed recorded live over two nights in September 1983[4] (on the 7th in Verona and on the 10th, at the ruins of Circus Maximus,[5] in Rome) using the Rolling Stones Mobile Unit.[6] It was issued on vinyl only in Germany, UK and Japan. At the time, Reed and his band were on a world tour to promote the album Legendary Hearts. A live video, A Night with Lou Reed, filmed at a New York concert, was also released to coincide with the album. The video omitted the songs "Betrayed", "Sally Can't Dance", "Average Guy" and "Some Kinda Love"/"Sister Ray", while adding "Don't Talk to Me About Work", "Women", "Turn Out the Light" and "New Age".

In 1996, the album was reissued under the title Live in Concert.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Lou Reed except as indicated.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Sweet Jane" (3'46)
  2. "I'm Waiting for My Man" (4'00)
  3. "Martial Law" (4'06)
  4. "Satellite of Love" (5'06)

Side two[edit]

  1. "Kill Your Sons" (5'35)
  2. "Betrayed" (3'05)
  3. "Sally Can't Dance" (3'24)
  4. "Waves of Fear" (3'16)
  5. "Average Guy" (2'54)

Side three[edit]

  1. "White Light/White Heat" (3'10)
  2. "Some Kinda Love / Sister Ray" (Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Maureen Tucker) (15'30)

Side four[edit]

  1. "Walk on the Wild Side" (4'28)
  2. "Heroin" (8'34)
  3. "Rock & Roll" (6'10)


Credits are adapted from the album's liner notes.[7]


  • Pietro Di Silvestro – artwork
  • Rossella Antonelli[8] – cover artwork
  • Fabio Berruti – Artwork, Graphic Design
  • Piero Nannucci[9] – mastering and cutting engineering, RCA Studios, Rome
  • Guido Harari[10]Photography
  • Luciano Viti[11] – photography
  • Antonio La Rosa[12] – remastering[13]
  • Toshikazu Ohtaka[14] – liner notes[15]
  • Carlo Basile[16] – executive coordinator, RCA Italiana[6]