Album artwork for Hudson River Wind Meditations by Lou Reed
Album artwork for Hudson River Wind Meditations by Lou Reed
Album artwork for Hudson River Wind Meditations by Lou Reed
Album artwork for Hudson River Wind Meditations by Lou Reed
Album artwork for Hudson River Wind Meditations by Lou Reed

“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.

The album has been remastered by the GRAMMY®-nominated engineer John Baldwin with vinyl pressed at Record Technology Inc. (RTI). The Double LP and CD releases are designed by GRAMMY®-winning artist, Masaki Koike and feature new liner notes by renowned Yoga instructor and author, Eddie Stern, who guided Reed’s practice for years. Also included in the physical editions is a fascinating conversation between author/journalist Jonathan Cott (Rolling Stone, The New Yorker) and Reed’s wife, artist Laurie Anderson, who discusses the album, as well as her husband’s devotion to Tai Chi – one of the album’s primary inspirations.

Hudson River Wind Meditations marks the latest release in LITA’s Lou Reed Archival Series. Launched in 2022 in tandem with the late artist’s 80th birthday, the ongoing series has celebrated one of America’s most influential songwriters through such acclaimed collections as Words & Music, May 1965 featuring many of Reed’s earliest (and previously-unreleased) recordings, including the earliest-known versions of “I’m Waiting for the Man” and “Pale Blue Eyes.”

Lou Reed

Hudson River Wind Meditations

Light In The Attic
Album artwork for Hudson River Wind Meditations by Lou Reed
LPx2

$39.99

20-page LP book

Black
Released 01/12/2024Catalog Number

LITA 190-black

Album artwork for Hudson River Wind Meditations by Lou Reed
LPx2 +

$44.99

20-page LP book

Blue
Released 01/12/2024Catalog Number

LITA 190-blue

Album artwork for Hudson River Wind Meditations by Lou Reed
LPx2 +

$44.99

20-page LP book

Coke Bottle Clear

Released 01/12/2024Catalog Number

LITA 190-clear

Album artwork for Hudson River Wind Meditations by Lou Reed
CD

$16.99

40 page book

Released 01/12/2024Catalog Number

LITA 190-cd

Lou Reed

Hudson River Wind Meditations

Light In The Attic
Album artwork for Hudson River Wind Meditations by Lou Reed
LPx2

$39.99

20-page LP book

Black
Released 01/12/2024Catalog Number

LITA 190-black

Album artwork for Hudson River Wind Meditations by Lou Reed
LPx2 +

$44.99

20-page LP book

Blue
Released 01/12/2024Catalog Number

LITA 190-blue

Album artwork for Hudson River Wind Meditations by Lou Reed
LPx2 +

$44.99

20-page LP book

Coke Bottle Clear

Released 01/12/2024Catalog Number

LITA 190-clear

Album artwork for Hudson River Wind Meditations by Lou Reed
CD

$16.99

40 page book

Released 01/12/2024Catalog Number

LITA 190-cd

“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.

The album has been remastered by the GRAMMY®-nominated engineer John Baldwin with vinyl pressed at Record Technology Inc. (RTI). The Double LP and CD releases are designed by GRAMMY®-winning artist, Masaki Koike and feature new liner notes by renowned Yoga instructor and author, Eddie Stern, who guided Reed’s practice for years. Also included in the physical editions is a fascinating conversation between author/journalist Jonathan Cott (Rolling Stone, The New Yorker) and Reed’s wife, artist Laurie Anderson, who discusses the album, as well as her husband’s devotion to Tai Chi – one of the album’s primary inspirations.

Hudson River Wind Meditations marks the latest release in LITA’s Lou Reed Archival Series. Launched in 2022 in tandem with the late artist’s 80th birthday, the ongoing series has celebrated one of America’s most influential songwriters through such acclaimed collections as Words & Music, May 1965 featuring many of Reed’s earliest (and previously-unreleased) recordings, including the earliest-known versions of “I’m Waiting for the Man” and “Pale Blue Eyes.”