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Lou Reed

Live at Montreux, 2000 DVD

Review by Gary Hill

Fans of Lou Reed should eat this up. It's a live performance captured on DVD, and the videography and performance are both quite solid. Reed's trademark singer/songwriter sound is captured here in a series of 16 tracks. I'd have to say that more casual fans would probably not be overly pleased as his most famous cut "Walk on the Wild Side" is not here. That said, if you give this one a chance, Reed's talent will win you over. For those willing to look a little deeper into his catalog there are classics to be found in such sounds as "Romeo Had Juliette,", "Dirty Day" and "Perfect Day."

If you are new to Reed, there are probably better places to start. Although, with the pricing of the DVD, it is packed with value, so it's worth considering. For those who already are hooked on the man, this one is a "must have."

This review is available in book format (hardcover and paperback) in Music Street Journal: 2006 Volume 1 at lulu.com/strangesound.

 
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