MARS Digitizes Lou Reed Archive

Mar 3, 2017 in News |
Lou Reed Official Release Picture

Picture taken by Julian Schnabel in 2002 at Montauk Studio

MARS digitized and cataloged the audio tapes from the Lou Reed Archive. The collection contains more than 500 tapes, including studio sessions, live concerts, demos, unreleased recordings, and interviews. The NYPL has acquired the collection.

Lou recorded “Magic and Loss” and “Set The Twilight Reeling” at the original Magic Shop on Crosby Street. Below is a photo I took while making the record in 1995 and some┬ánewly discovered tapes we just transferred.

Special thanks to Laurie Anderson, Jason Stern and Don Fleming from Lou’s Archive team for all their help. MARS engineers Kabir Hermon, Ed McEntee, Gabe “V” Wilhelm, Eric Gorman, Greg Teves and Alex Slohm have been working on the project non-stop.

 

 

 

Velvet Underground Tape

From the Lou Reed Archive/The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Lou Reed Roxy 77

From the Lou Reed Archive/The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Lou at RCA Studios

From the Lou Reed Archive/The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Lou Reed Magic Shop 1995

Photo by Steve Rosenthal