Live Extended Versions is a live album by Lou Reed.
It was recorded at Howard Stein’s Academy of Music, New York on December 21, 1973. It was originally released in March 1975 as Lou Reed Live. In 2003 it was reissued as Extended Versions without the addition of any extra songs.
The first part of this concert had been released previously as Rock’n’Roll Animal.
Frustratingly there isn’t a combined album putting the songs in the right order. This leaves this album seen as the second best leftovers album that concentrates on his solo carerr (mainly Transformer) rather than reinventing the Velvet Underground songs as hard rock.
Lou Reed Live Extended Versions
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2. Satellite of Love
3. Walk on the Wild Side
4. I’m Waiting for the Man
5. Oh Jim
6. Sad Song
Playing at the concert were:
- Lou Reed – vocals
- Steve Hunter – guitars
- Dick Wagner – guitar, vocals
- Ray Colcord – keyboards
- Prakash John – bass, vocals
- Pentti “Whitey” Glan – drums, percussion
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Buying Live Extended Versions
To help you to find the album quickly and easily, I’ve given you the following links:
- Amazon.com as a CD or mp3
- Amazon.co.uk as a CD or mp3
- iTunes as a digital download
- eBay as a CD
It’s still worth checking around on the websites to make sure that there isn’t a more up-to-date or less expensive option.
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The Best Live Albums Ever
Rock’N’Roll Animal is a hard-rocking guitar-driven album and was included in the poll to find the best hard rock and heavy metal live album.
I’ve classified this album as fitting more into the classic rock category which is split into a main poll and a second division for other excellent albums that are worth consideration. Albums are promoted or relegated based on the number of votes they receive.
It is included in my poll to find the best glam rock live albums as Lou Reed was closely linked to David Bowie at the time.
My aim is to help you to find the best live albums through readers polls, my own reviews and from bringing in Amazon reviews.
You can see the complete list of readers polls at Live Album Polls.