The Power of the Heart: A Tribute to Lou Reed (RSD24)

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  • A tribute to one of the greatest songwriters & artists of our time
  • Features newly recorded covers from Keith Richards, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Rufus Wainwright, Lucinda Williams, Maxim Ludwig & Angel Olsen, Rickie Lee Jones, Mary Gauthier, Bobby Rush, Automatic, The Afghan Whigs, Rosanne Cash, and Brogan Bentley* (*CD/Digital Bonus Track)
  • Special Record Store Day Edition pressed on Silver Nugget wax and housed in a silver laminated jacket
  • Booklet features liner notes by compilation producer & former Lou Reed publicist Bill Bentley, featuring photos by Mick Rock and Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

The Power of the Heart: A Tribute to Lou Reed kicks off with a legend in his own right, Keith Richards, reimagining the Velvets’ classic, “I’m Waiting for the Man.” Richards’ rendition instantly invites you on board this unforgettable ride. In stark contrast, “Perfect Day” is somehow even more melancholy than the original given the Rufus Wainwright treatment, featuring sparse fingerpicking and gentle harmonies. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts deliver a version of “I'm So Free” that would have even Lou rockin’ in his grave. It’s thrilling to hear these songs reinterpreted and sung by such heavyweights; you can even hear as Lucinda Williams channels the spirit of Lou with her take on “Legendary Hearts.”


1 Keith Richards - I'm Waiting for the Man
2 Maxim Ludwig & Angel Olsen - I Can't Stand It
3 Rufus Wainwright - Perfect Day
4 Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - I'm So Free
5 Bobby Rush - Sally Can't Dance
6 Rickie Lee Jones - Walk on the Wild Side
7 The Afghan Whigs - I Love You, Suzanne
8 Mary Gauthier - Coney Island Baby
9 Lucinda Williams - Legendary Hearts
10 Automatic - New Sensations
11 Rosanne Cash - Magician