Lou Reed’s final solo album is finally available again . First time on vinyl!
Produced in partnership with Laurie Anderson and the Lou Reed Archive.
Double LP pressed at RTI. Black and Glacial Blue Wax. Both NON-RETURNABLE.
Booklet features unseen photography by Lou, Q&A with Laurie Anderson & Jonathan Cott, essay by Eddie Stern, and archival interviews with Lou and Hal Willner.
Remastered by GRAMMY®-nominated engineer John Baldwin.
Package designed by multi-GRAMMY®-winning artist Masaki Koike.
“I first composed this music for myself as an adjunct to meditation, Tai Chi, and bodywork, and as music to play in the background of life, to replace the everyday cacophony with new and ordered sounds of an unpredictable nature. New sounds freed from preconception. ...over time, friends who heard the music asked if I could make them copies. I then wrote two more pieces with the same intent: to relax the body, mind, and spirit and facilitate meditation.” — Lou Reed
Light in the Attic Records in cooperation with Laurie Anderson and the Lou Reed Archive, proudly announces a definitive re-release of Hudson River Wind Meditations, the pioneering artist’s final solo album. Originally released in 2007, the deeply personal project combines Reed’s love of creating drone music with his passion for Tai Chi, yoga and meditation. The album’s ambient soundscapes have been described as a counterpoint to his intense Metal Machine Music album—but they are similar outliers in Reed’s 40+ year exploration of drone music and feedback harmonics.
The album has been remastered by the GRAMMY®-nominated engineer John Baldwin with vinyl pressed at Record Technology Inc. (RTI). The Double LP set is presented in a gatefold jacket designed by GRAMMY®-winning artist, Masaki Koike and features new liner notes by renowned Yoga instructor and author, Eddie Stern, who guided Reed’s practice for years. Also included in the physical editions is a fascinating conversation conducted earlier this year between author/journalist Jonathan Cott (Rolling Stone, The New Yorker) and Reed’s wife, artist Laurie Anderson, who discusses the album, as well as her husband’s devotion to Tai Chi – one of the album’s primary inspirations.
Hudson River Wind Meditations marks the latest release in LITA’s Lou Reed Archival Series. Launched in 2022 in tandem with the late artist’s 80th birthday, the ongoing series has celebrated one of America’s most influential songwriters through such acclaimed collections as Words & Music, May 1965 featuring many of Reed’s earliest (and previously-unreleased) recordings, including the earliest-known versions of “I’m Waiting for the Man” and “Pale Blue Eyes.”
Available on black vinyl, and limited blue vinyl