After departure of Nico, Warhol and John Cale Lou Reed quit The Velvet Underground in August of 1970. He moved back to the parents and worked his father’s tax accounting firm as a typist. His mates were the pittance, the mental breakdown and the solitude. He recorded a demo at lowest point of his life in fall and winter of 1970. There are some songs which were originally recorded to the Velvet Underground’s “lost album” and early versions of Lou Reed’s songs. You can download it.

Set list

1. I’m So Free – was released in 1972 on Lou Reed’s second solo album, Transformer.

2. I Can’t Stand It – was recorded at first to the Velvet Underground‘s “lost” album in 1969. These records were found in the early 80s and released on VU album in 1985 and Another View album in 1986. A version is on Lou Reed’s first solo album (1972).

3. Walk and Talk It & 4. Going Down – were released on the first solo album in 1972.

5. Ride Into the Sun – was recorded at first to the lost Velvet Underground in 1969. Released on Another View album in 1986.

6. I’m Sticking With You – was recorded at first to the lost album in 1969. Released in 1985.

7. Lisa Says – was recorded at first to the lost album in 1969. Released in 1985. A version is on Lou Reed’s first solo album (1972)

8. Kill Our Sons – was reworked and released on Sally Can’t dance album in 1974 under the title of Kill Your Sons.

9. Lonely Saturday Night – was reworked and released in 1972 on Transformer album under the title of Goodnight Ladies.

10. So in Love – is not available on any other recordings.

11. She’s My Best Friend – was recorded at first to the lost album. Released in 1985. A version is on Lou Reed’s Coney Island Baby, 1975.

12. Looking Through The Eyes Of Love – was reworked and released in 1973 on the Berlin album under the title of Oh Jim.


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