Lou Reed

Hudson River Wind Meditations (2LP) (Glacial Blue Vinyl)

Regular price $56.95
  • Release no. 2 in the Lou Reed Archive Series, following the multi-GRAMMY®-nominated Words & Music, May 1965
  • Produced in partnership with Light in the Attic, Laurie Anderson and the Lou Reed Archive
  • Lou’s final solo album finally available again
  • Remastered by GRAMMY®-nominated engineer John Baldwin
  • Package designed by multi-GRAMMY®-winning artist Masaki Koike
  • Double LP pressed at RTI
  • 20-page LP book and 40-page CD book featuring unseen photography by Lou, Q&A with Laurie Anderson & Jonathan Cott, essay by Eddie Stern, and archival interviews with Lou and Hal Willner
  • Double LP available in three different variants: Black Wax, Coke Bottle Wax, and Glacial Blue Wax


“I first composed this music for myself as an adjunct to meditation, Tai Chi, and bodywork, and as music to play in the background of life, to replace the everyday cacophony with new and ordered sounds of an unpredictable nature. New sounds freed from preconception. …over time, friends who heard the music asked if I could make them copies. I then wrote two more pieces with the same intent: to relax the body, mind, and spirit and facilitate meditation.” - Lou Reed

Lou Reed’s final solo album, Hudson River Wind Meditations, is one of his most personal musical works, combining Reed's love of creating drone music with his passion for Tai Chi, yoga, and meditation. The album's ambient soundscapes have been described as a counterpoint to his intense Metal Machine Music album—but they are similar outliers in Reed's 40+ year exploration of drone music and feedback harmonics. It's for a certain time and place of mind.


1) Move Your Heart 28:56
2) Find Your Note 31:35
3) Hudson River Wind (Blend The Ambiance) 1:51
4) Wind Coda 5:23