Cat No: LITA189-1

Light in the Attic Records, in cooperation with Laurie Anderson, proudly announces the 
inaugural title in their ongoing Lou Reed Archive Series: Words & Music, May 1965.  
“To hear a tape containing their earliest demos, recorded on May 11, 1965, and locked away
until now, is to hear traces of things rarely associated with The Velvet Underground: blues
and folk, earthy and traditional, uncertain and hesitant… yet bristling with that rusty,
caustic, Lou Reed spirit. It is a revelation.” – Will Hodgkinson, MOJO
  1. I’m Waiting for the Man – May 1965 Demo
  2. Men of Good Fortune – May 1965 Demo
  3. Heroin – May 1965 Demo
  4. Too Late – May 1965 Demo
  5. Buttercup Song – May 1965 Demo
  6. Walk Alone – May 1965 Demo
  7. Buzz Buzz Buzz – May 1965 Demo
  8. Pale Blue Eyes – May 1965 Demo
  9. Stockpile – May 1965 Demo
  10. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams – May 1965 Demo
  11. I’m Waiting for the Man – May 1965 Alternate Version (CD/Cassette Only)
  12. Gee Whiz – 1958 Rehearsal (CD/Cassette Only)
  13. Baby
  14. Let Me Follow You Down – 1963/64 Home Recording (CD/Cassette Only)
  15. Michael
  16. Row The Boat Ashore – 1963/64 Home Recording (CD/Cassette Only)
  17. Don’t Think Twice
  18. It’s All Right (Partial) – 1963/64 Home Recording (CD/Cassette Only)
  19. W & X
  20. Y
  21. Z Blues – 1963/64 Home Recording (CD/Cassette Only)
  22. Lou’s 12-Bar Instrumental – 1963/64 Home Recording (CD/Cassette Only)

Words & Music, May 1965

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Cat No: LITA189-1

Light in the Attic Records, in cooperation with Laurie Anderson, proudly announces the 
inaugural title in their ongoing Lou Reed Archive Series: Words & Music, May 1965.  
“To hear a tape containing their earliest demos, recorded on May 11, 1965, and locked away
until now, is to hear traces of things rarely associated with The Velvet Underground: blues
and folk, earthy and traditional, uncertain and hesitant… yet bristling with that rusty,
caustic, Lou Reed spirit. It is a revelation.” – Will Hodgkinson, MOJO

I'm Waiting for the Man - May 1965 Demo
Men of Good Fortune - May 1965 Demo
Heroin - May 1965 Demo
Too Late - May 1965 Demo
Buttercup Song - May 1965 Demo
Walk Alone - May 1965 Demo
Buzz Buzz Buzz - May 1965 Demo
Pale Blue Eyes - May 1965 Demo
Stockpile - May 1965 Demo
Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams - May 1965 Demo
I'm Waiting for the Man - May 1965 Alternate Version (CD/Cassette Only)
Gee Whiz - 1958 Rehearsal (CD/Cassette Only)
Baby
Let Me Follow You Down - 1963/64 Home Recording (CD/Cassette Only)
Michael
Row The Boat Ashore - 1963/64 Home Recording (CD/Cassette Only)
Don't Think Twice
It's All Right (Partial) - 1963/64 Home Recording (CD/Cassette Only)
W & X
Y
Z Blues - 1963/64 Home Recording (CD/Cassette Only)
Lou's 12-Bar Instrumental - 1963/64 Home Recording (CD/Cassette Only)

●All tracks previously unreleased.
●Produced in partnership with Laurie Anderson and the Lou Reed Archive.
●Inaugural release in Light in the Attic’s Lou Reed Archive Series.
●Features the earliest-known recordings of “I’m Waiting for the Man,” “Pale
Blue Eyes" and “Heroin" as made famous by The Velvet Underground.
●Includes seven unheard Lou Reed compositions.
●45 RPM 2LP set pressed on Audiophile-Quality 180-gram vinyl.
●Features the only vinyl release of “I’m Waiting for the Man – May 1965
Alternate Version”.
●Remastered from the original analog tapes by GRAMMY®-nominated
engineer John Baldwin.
●Package designed by multi-GRAMMY®-winning artist Masaki Koike.
●Includes bonus 7-inch record, housed in die-cut picture sleeve containing
the first-ever vinyl release of six unheard tracks recorded between 1958 and
1964, including early demos, a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s
All Right,” and a doo-wop serenade recorded in ‘58 when the legendary
singer-songwriter was just sixteen-years-old.
●Saddle-stitched, die-cut 28-page book featuring lyrics, archival photos, and
liner notes by Greil Marcus, Don Fleming and Jason Stern.
●Archival reproduction of letter written by Reed to Delmore Schwartz, circa
1964.
●Includes CD containing complete audio from the package, housed in die-cut
jacket.
●Entire package housed in stylized, die-cut gatefold LP jacket manufactured
by Stoughton Printing Co.
●Foil numbered and limited to 7,500 copies worldwide.

Cat No: LITA188-1-3

Light in the Attic Records, in cooperation with Laurie Anderson, proudly announces the 
inaugural title in their ongoing Lou Reed Archive Series: Words & Music, May 1965.  
“To hear a tape containing their earliest demos, recorded on May 11, 1965, and locked away
until now, is to hear traces of things rarely associated with The Velvet Underground: blues
and folk, earthy and traditional, uncertain and hesitant… yet bristling with that rusty,
caustic, Lou Reed spirit. It is a revelation.” – Will Hodgkinson, MOJO

I'm Waiting for the Man - May 1965 Demo
Men of Good Fortune - May 1965 Demo
Heroin - May 1965 Demo
Too Late - May 1965 Demo
Buttercup Song - May 1965 Demo
Walk Alone - May 1965 Demo
Buzz Buzz Buzz - May 1965 Demo
Pale Blue Eyes - May 1965 Demo
Stockpile - May 1965 Demo
Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams - May 1965 Demo

Cat No: LITA188-1

Light in the Attic Records, in cooperation with Laurie Anderson, proudly announces the 
inaugural title in their ongoing Lou Reed Archive Series: Words & Music, May 1965.  
“To hear a tape containing their earliest demos, recorded on May 11, 1965, and locked away
until now, is to hear traces of things rarely associated with The Velvet Underground: blues
and folk, earthy and traditional, uncertain and hesitant… yet bristling with that rusty,
caustic, Lou Reed spirit. It is a revelation.” – Will Hodgkinson, MOJO

I'm Waiting for the Man - May 1965 Demo
Men of Good Fortune - May 1965 Demo
Heroin - May 1965 Demo
Too Late - May 1965 Demo
Buttercup Song - May 1965 Demo
Walk Alone - May 1965 Demo
Buzz Buzz Buzz - May 1965 Demo
Pale Blue Eyes - May 1965 Demo
Stockpile - May 1965 Demo
Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams - May 1965 Demo

Cat No: LITA188-2

Light in the Attic Records, in cooperation with Laurie Anderson, proudly announces the 
inaugural title in their ongoing Lou Reed Archive Series: Words & Music, May 1965.  
“To hear a tape containing their earliest demos, recorded on May 11, 1965, and locked away
until now, is to hear traces of things rarely associated with The Velvet Underground: blues
and folk, earthy and traditional, uncertain and hesitant… yet bristling with that rusty,
caustic, Lou Reed spirit. It is a revelation.” – Will Hodgkinson, MOJO

I'm Waiting for the Man - May 1965 Demo
Men of Good Fortune - May 1965 Demo
Heroin - May 1965 Demo
Too Late - May 1965 Demo
Buttercup Song - May 1965 Demo
Walk Alone - May 1965 Demo
Buzz Buzz Buzz - May 1965 Demo
Pale Blue Eyes - May 1965 Demo
Stockpile - May 1965 Demo
Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams - May 1965 Demo
I'm Waiting for the Man - May 1965 Alternate Version (CD/Cassette Only)
Gee Whiz - 1958 Rehearsal (CD/Cassette Only)
Baby
Let Me Follow You Down - 1963/64 Home Recording (CD/Cassette Only)
Michael
Row The Boat Ashore - 1963/64 Home Recording (CD/Cassette Only)
Don't Think Twice
It's All Right (Partial) - 1963/64 Home Recording (CD/Cassette Only)
W & X
Y
Z Blues - 1963/64 Home Recording (CD/Cassette Only)
Lou's 12-Bar Instrumental - 1963/64 Home Recording (CD/Cassette Only)

Cat No: LITA188-9

Light in the Attic Records, in cooperation with Laurie Anderson, proudly announces the 
inaugural title in their ongoing Lou Reed Archive Series: Words & Music, May 1965.  
“To hear a tape containing their earliest demos, recorded on May 11, 1965, and locked away
until now, is to hear traces of things rarely associated with The Velvet Underground: blues
and folk, earthy and traditional, uncertain and hesitant… yet bristling with that rusty,
caustic, Lou Reed spirit. It is a revelation.” – Will Hodgkinson, MOJO

I'm Waiting for the Man - May 1965 Demo
Men of Good Fortune - May 1965 Demo
Heroin - May 1965 Demo
Too Late - May 1965 Demo
Buttercup Song - May 1965 Demo
Walk Alone - May 1965 Demo
Buzz Buzz Buzz - May 1965 Demo
Pale Blue Eyes - May 1965 Demo
Stockpile - May 1965 Demo
Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams - May 1965 Demo
I'm Waiting for the Man - May 1965 Alternate Version (CD/Cassette Only)
Gee Whiz - 1958 Rehearsal (CD/Cassette Only)
Baby
Let Me Follow You Down - 1963/64 Home Recording (CD/Cassette Only)
Michael
Row The Boat Ashore - 1963/64 Home Recording (CD/Cassette Only)
Don't Think Twice
It's All Right (Partial) - 1963/64 Home Recording (CD/Cassette Only)
W & X
Y
Z Blues - 1963/64 Home Recording (CD/Cassette Only)
Lou's 12-Bar Instrumental - 1963/64 Home Recording (CD/Cassette Only)

Cat No: LITA188-8

Light in the Attic Records, in cooperation with Laurie Anderson, proudly announces the 
inaugural title in their ongoing Lou Reed Archive Series: Words & Music, May 1965.  
“To hear a tape containing their earliest demos, recorded on May 11, 1965, and locked away
until now, is to hear traces of things rarely associated with The Velvet Underground: blues
and folk, earthy and traditional, uncertain and hesitant… yet bristling with that rusty,
caustic, Lou Reed spirit. It is a revelation.” – Will Hodgkinson, MOJO

I'm Waiting for the Man - May 1965 Demo
Men of Good Fortune - May 1965 Demo
Heroin - May 1965 Demo
Too Late - May 1965 Demo
Buttercup Song - May 1965 Demo
Walk Alone - May 1965 Demo
Buzz Buzz Buzz - May 1965 Demo
Pale Blue Eyes - May 1965 Demo
Stockpile - May 1965 Demo
Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams - May 1965 Demo

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