- 01 Dec 23
Hudson River Wind Meditations is comprised of four parts: 'Move Your Heart' and 'Find Your Note' (both of which clock in at around 30 minutes each), plus two shorter selections: 'Hudson River Wind (Blend the Ambience)' and 'Wind Coda'. Watch the unboxing video below.
A definitive reissue of Lou Reed’s final solo album Hudson River Wind Meditations is set for release on January 12 2024.
Announced by Light in the Attic Records, in cooperation with Laurie Anderson and the Lou Reed Archive, the project serves as an example of Reed’s decades-long exploration into drone and ambient music.
Originally released in 2007, the compositions were created for Reed’s personal use, accompanying spoken-word meditations that his acupuncturist recorded for him.
Over time, they transformed into music for Reed’s beloved Tai Chi and yoga practices. Eventually, the artist chose to share them with his fans, crafting them into an album with producer Hal Willner.
Available for pre-order now on 2-LP, CD, and digital, Hudson River Wind Meditations has been produced for re-release by Grammy-nominated producers Laurie Anderson, Don Fleming, Jason Stern, Matt Sullivan, and Hal Willner; restored by Grammy-winning engineer Steve Rosenthal; remastered by the Grammy-nominated engineer John Baldwin with vinyl pressed at Record Technology Inc. (RTI).
The sets are presented in a gatefold jacket designed by Grammy-winning artist, Masaki Koike and features 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 conducted earlier this year between author/journalist Jonathan Cott (Rolling Stone, New York Times, The New Yorker) and Reed’s wife, artist Laurie Anderson, who discusses Hudson River Wind Meditations, as well as her husband’s devotion to Tai Chi.
“Listening to Hudson River Wind Meditations as a whole piece is moving through several modes and states of a sixty-five-minute meditation,” explains Reed’s wife, artist Laurie Anderson.
“The sounds immediately drew you into an inner flow of awareness; something was happening with the music, but at the same time something was happening inside of you,” added Eddie Stern.
“As Lou began to move with the yoga postures and began to deepen his breathing, the sounds of Hudson River Wind Meditations moved with him or, perhaps, just simply moved him.”
To preorder Hudson River Wind Meditiations and see the full specs of the reissued edition visit this link.