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Lou Reed Archives Head to New York Public Library

Postby hkmartin » 02 Mar 2017 16:34

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/02/arts/music/lou-reed-archives-head-to-new-york-public-library.html

The heart of the archive, and the material that is likely to provide the most surprises for fans and scholars, is the audio collection. There are thousands of audio and video recordings, in formats that reflect the evolution of the music industry over a half-century, from reel-to-reel tapes and cassettes to digital audiotapes and, finally, computer hard drives.

The recordings date to the earliest days of Reed’s career in New York, in the mid-1960s, when he was starting what would become the Velvet Underground and working as a staff songwriter at the budget label Pickwick International. One tape captures Reed playing a reverent acoustic version of Mr. Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” from around this time.

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Re: Lou Reed Archives Head to New York Public Library

Postby hkmartin » 02 Mar 2017 18:32

The Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center presents a surprise, all-day celebration of Lou Reed in the Library's cafe.

To honor The New York Public Library's acquisition of the Lou Reed Archive on the 75th anniversary of his birth, every hour, on the hour, The Library will play brief excerpts of never-before-heard recordings of Reed reciting his own poetry, along with clips from demos and other unpublished songs.

Highlights from the Lou Reed Archive will also be on display in the Library for the Performing Arts Cafe. Reed's legacy is also be honored in another collection display at The New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at 42nd Street from March 2–20, along with a public performance of Drones on March 15. Space is limited in both events. For details and registration, visit: nypl.org/LouReed

This event takes place in the Library for the Performing Arts Cafe, on the first floor, Lincoln Center plaza level.

Amy's Bread will be selling food and beverages.


https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2017/03/02/lou-reed-birthday-celebration

Happy Birthday, Lou!

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Re: Lou Reed Archives Head to New York Public Library

Postby iaredatsun » 02 Mar 2017 21:43

Thanks for posting. When will we hear those early tapes, I wonder?
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Re: Lou Reed Archives Head to New York Public Library

Postby bleach » 02 Mar 2017 21:51

A lovely item and photo..

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Re: Lou Reed Archives Head to New York Public Library

Postby Sheila Klein » 03 Mar 2017 04:11

The New Yorker checks in: http://tinyurl.com/jpcookr

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Re: Lou Reed Archives Head to New York Public Library

Postby peppergomez » 03 Mar 2017 04:55

awesome

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Re: Lou Reed Archives Head to New York Public Library

Postby DavidH » 03 Mar 2017 06:10

This is some tremendous news.

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Re: Lou Reed Archives Head to New York Public Library

Postby bleach » 03 Mar 2017 09:03

This is great news, the tape top left is a Maxs recording, does that say Aug 23rd?

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Re: Lou Reed Archives Head to New York Public Library

Postby bobbydriver » 03 Mar 2017 10:59

Tremendous news, but frustratingly light on detail about how the audio archives can be accessed.


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