I’M WAITING FOR THE MAN. PALE BLUE EYES. HEROIN. – songs that have shaped the minds of musicians and music-lovers alike for generations and continue to endure since they were brought into the world in early 1965. Capturing Lou Reed in his formative years, this previously unreleased collection of songs—authored and recorded to tape by Reed with the help of future bandmate John Cale, and mailed to himself as a “poor man’s copyright” on May 11th, 1965—remained unopened for nearly 50 years. Its contents embody some of the most vital, groundbreaking contributions to American popular music committed to tape in the 20th century.

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