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A comprehensive collection A must-have for any fan Crucial to understanding and appreciating Lou Reed."
Gallery & Studio, 2/09
The revelation of Pass Thru Fire: The Collected Lyrics is how well many of Lou’s words hold up on the page.”
I felt lucky when Pass Thru Fire arrived at my door. It made my day.”
Hartford Advocate, 3/7/09
Perusing this 576-page volume should be a lesson in humility for any aspiring rock poet.”
New York Times, 11/13/13
In a 1987 interview, Mr. Reed talked about seeing his record albums as chapters in one huge, long novel: They’re all in chronological order,’ he said. You take the whole thing, stack it and listen to it in order, there’s my Great American Novel.’ Pass Thru Fire, the recent volume of Reed’s collected lyricsdedicated to L.A.,’ Laurie Andersonprovides another version of that novel, and even without the essential soundtrack, the lyrics possess a remarkable organic coherence, charting a harrowing journey through the bohemian underworlds of New York City, through the ravages of heroin and speed, and emotional terror, fury and alonenessand toward something like grace."
All of Lou's lyrics - amazing poetry - in one place. The ultimate Velvets/Lou lyric reference. Fantastic. Rest In Peace, Mr. Reed.Published 10 months ago by Neil Hubbard
I expected a glorious book full of quality and class but instead it's cheaply made and hard to read. When you open the book the pages literally fall out and paper quality is low. Read morePublished on June 9, 2012 by Storm Lee Gardner
Nice book! Much larger than I anticipated! Very thorough.... Much more material than I ever dreamed of.... Lou's been a busy writer, I guess....Published on November 15, 2011 by China
This book is the coolest thing ever. I'm a huge Lou Reed fan, so buying this book was a must. What I expected was just a regular book full of lyrics. This is so much more! Read morePublished on September 21, 2010 by Alisa
From the horse mouth. After all these years, at last, we are finally able to read Lou Reed's lyrics as they were written. Read morePublished on December 20, 2008 by Moitrot Laurent
I think Lou Reed is (or at least was) a terrific songwriter. I even think he is a pretty good lyricist. Read morePublished on April 24, 2001 by Mike DeBonis
I own all of Lou Reed's CD's and was thrilled to receive this book as a gift because I was genuinely looking forward to reading the lyrics in book form of my favorite song. Read morePublished on April 30, 2000 by Heidi