I'll Be Your Mirror: The Collected Lyrics

I'll Be Your Mirror: The Collected Lyrics

Hachette Books

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I'll Be Your Mirror is an updated, comprehensive volume of Lou Reed's lyrics, featuring a brand-new introduction by Nils Lofgren and a new chapter of lyrics of songs he and Reed co-wrote, as well as introductions from several other well-known collaborators and lyrics from Reed's 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, I'll Be Your Mirror 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, this is a monument to the literary qualities of an American original-and a must-have for music lovers everywhere.



Lou Reed founded the legendary Velvet Underground in 1965 and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He lives in New York City.

Pub Date: 2020
Format: Hardback
Pages: 704
Size: 6.50 x 9.50 inches

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