I'll Be Your Mirror

The Collected Lyrics


By Lou Reed

Introduction by Martin Scorsese

Introduction by James Atlas

Foreword by Laurie Anderson

Foreword by Nils Lofgren

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AN UPDATED, COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION OF LYRICS FROM THE VELVET UNDERGROUND FOUNDER AND SOLO ARTIST LOU REED, INCLUDING INTRODUCTIONS BY MARTIN SCORSESE, LAURIE ANDERSON, JAMES ATLAS, AND NILS LOFGRENI’ll Be Your Mirroris 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 cowrote, 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 protopunk 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.


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On Sale
Nov 17, 2020
Page Count
704 pages
Hachette Books

Lou Reed

About the Author

LOU REED was a songwriter, guitarist, and founder of the legendary band the Velvet Underground. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in both 1996 (with the Velvet Underground) and posthumously in 2015 (as a solo artist).

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