- Audio CD (June 3, 2003)
- Limited Edition edition
- Original Release Date: June 3, 2003
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: Limited Edition
- Label: Sony Legacy
- Run Time: 156 minutes
- ASIN: B000099SZ9
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #175,624 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
NYC Man: The Collection Limited Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
He wrote these songs and sequenced them in order to a way that he was satisfied with listening to as an album in its own right versus a chronological "hits" package, pulled the masters and gave a short commentary of each song in the booklet (including revealing that the epic "Street Hassle" cut features an uncredited Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith on part of the song).
He chose to go with the edited "Sweet Jane" versus the found extended version or the 70s radio classic from "Rock and Roll Animal". The VU songs at times go with the original recordings, and others (I'll Be Your Mirror, White Light White Heat and Heroin) go with his solo versions in concert.
In the notes he felt a lot of the songs took years to catch on, and gave "Perfect Day" as an example, even though he prefers "Hangin' Around" as a favorite. He includes cuts from "Live In Italy" and "Take No Prisoners", although leaves hits like "I Love You Suzanne" off.
For an intro it's essential. But most people would be better off with the original CDs these came off of.
Lou Reed was all that and a bag of chips.
So easy to listen to - with all those hidden gems of humor, irony, and pathos.
The song "Sweet Jane" - his version - wrecks me every time I hear it.
This CD is a nice collection for someone who doesn't already have all their music.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this compilation of songs - beautifully remastered and produced! Lou, you were great and defined for me an era and an unmistakable NY sound - thank for this collection and all... Read morePublished on May 12, 2014 by Warwick Piper
This album has a lot of songs didn't own. Great collection if you really love him. May he rest in PeacePublished on January 29, 2014 by C. Egeler
It's Lou Reed's best tunes, remastered and sounding good. A pretty good anthology from the New York Master.Published on January 31, 2007 by William Olmstead
Despite the mastering Lou gave to some of those Velvet Underground tracks ( is it just me or did he put his vocals up higher into the mix ), I find this a rather solid best-of... Read morePublished on January 19, 2005 by filterite
I have heard many of his albums including compilations. It is surprising some of the songs he chose but the collection works out well. I am glad this collection is up to date. Read morePublished on August 29, 2004
Don't have it yet but know all the songs from his other albums. Great collection at a good price.Published on July 19, 2003