Lou Reed Live

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Lou Reed Live
Live album by Lou Reed
Released March 1975
Recorded 21 December 1973
Venue Howard Stein's Academy of Music, New York City
Genre Glam rock
Length 37:49
Label RCA Records
Producer Steve Katz, Lou Reed
Lou Reed chronology
Sally Can't Dance
Lou Reed Live
Metal Machine Music
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (not rated)[1]
Chicago Tribune 2/4 stars[2]
Robert Christgau B− [3]
Rolling Stone (favorable)[4]

Lou Reed Live is a live album by Lou Reed, released in 1975. It was recorded at the same concert as Rock 'n' Roll Animal ; on December 21, 1973, at Howard Stein's Academy of Music in New York. It features three songs from Transformer, one song from The Velvet Underground & Nico (Reed's former band's debut album) and two songs from Berlin. Between this album and the remastered Rock 'n' Roll Animal the entire show has been released, albeit in a different order than the original concert setlist. [5]

In 2003, RCA/BMG re-issued this album under their "Extended Versions" series. The title was changed to reflect this, but the contents remained unchanged.

This live album's stereo mix differs from its counterpart in that guitarist Dick Wagner is heard on the left channel, and Steve Hunter is on the right; this arrangement is reversed on Rock 'n' Roll Animal.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Lou Reed

Side One

  1. "Vicious" – 5:55
  2. "Satellite of Love" – 6:03
  3. "Walk on the Wild Side" – 4:51

Side Two

  1. "I'm Waiting for the Man" – 3:38
  2. "Oh, Jim" – 10:40
  3. "Sad Song" – 7:32


  • Gus Mossler - engineer
  • Bruce Somerfeld, George Semkiw - production assistance
  • Oliviero Toscani - cover photography