Lou Reed

I'll Be Your Mirror: The Collected Lyrics Limited Edition Hardback Book


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‘The nature of Lou Reed’s lyric writing that had been hitherto unknown in rock … gave us the environment in which to put our more theatrical vision. He supplied us with the stretch and the landscape, and we peopled it.’ – David BowieThere are 250 limited editions available, all authenticated with the official Lou Reed estate stamp. The text is printed on 80gsm Munken Premium Cream paper and the jacket features a reversed colour design printed on high gloss, reflective silver mirror paper, with the title blocked in metallic pewter foil and the author name blocked in black metallic foil. The limited edition also comes with a rigid, black cloth slip case and a facsimile pamphlet of previously unpublished handwritten lyrics from Sally Can’t Dance (1974). A 2019 Music Book of the Year, THE TIMES Out of print for several years, a comprehensive volume of Lou Reed‘s lyrics with brand new introductions, now updated in a new text design to include the lyrics from his final album with Metallica, Lulu. Through his many incarnations-from proto punk to glam rocker to elder statesman of the avant garde Lou Reed’s work has maintained an undeniable vividness and raw beauty, fueled by precise character studies and rendered with an admirable shot of moral ambiguity. Beginning with his formative days in the Velvet Underground and continuing through his remarkable solo albums like Transformer, Berlin, and New York,Doin’ The Things We Want To is crucial to an appreciation of Lou Reed, not only as a consummate underground musician, but as one of the truly significant visionary lyricists of the rock n’ roll era. Containing a body of work that spans more than six decades as well as unique facsimile pages, this is a monument to the literary qualities of an American original.