Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors concert series hosted a day-long tribute to late Velvet Underground frontman and quintessential New York rock star Lou Reed yesterday. Musician and filmmaker Laurie Anderson, who was married to Reed, curated the event and sang at its evening segment, “Lou Reed’s Love Songs.”
The performance also featured Reed and Velvet Underground songs covered by ANOHNI (“Perfect Day,” “Femme Fatale”), Lucinda Williams (“Pale Blue Eyes”), Emily Haines of Metric (“Cremation,” “I’ll Be Your Mirror”), Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon (“Hang on to Your Emotions,” “The Power of the Heart”), and others.
The RCA & Arista Album Collection, a box set collecting sixteen of Reed’s remastered solo records, comes out on October 7th. Watch the full-length “Lou Reed’s Love Songs” performance below. BrooklynVegan has the complete set list.