In the 1970s lower Manhattan's Max's Kansas City was the place to be, a perpetual meeting place for scene-makers and their satellites. In the summer of '70, The Velvet Underground was the house band, and their nightly gigs, propelled by Lou Reed's mesmerizing vocals, are the stuff of legend. Documented on a cassette player by one of the Velvet's entourage, this recording has since become the most famous "bootleg" ever, capturing one of Reed's last-some say final-performances with the band before going solo. It both immortalizes a precise moment in pop culture history, and also spotlights one of rock's most influential bands at the peak of their extraordinary powers.
All tracks written by Lou Reed except as indicated.
"I'm Waiting for the Man" 4:00
"Sweet Jane" 4:52
"Lonesome Cowboy Bill" 3:41
"Beginning to See the Light" 5:0
"I'll Be Your Mirror" 1:55
"Pale Blue Eyes" 5:38
"Sunday Morning" (Reed, John Cale) 2:43
"New Age" – 5:58
"Femme Fatale" 2:29
"After Hours" 2:05