Item #6463 Sally Can’t Dance Demos [Three Reel-to-Reel Tapes]
Sally Can’t Dance Demos [Three Reel-to-Reel Tapes]
Sally Can’t Dance Demos [Three Reel-to-Reel Tapes]
Sally Can’t Dance Demos [Three Reel-to-Reel Tapes]
Sally Can’t Dance Demos [Three Reel-to-Reel Tapes]

Sally Can’t Dance Demos [Three Reel-to-Reel Tapes]

New York: Electric Lady Studios, 1974. Three ¼-inch open reel audio tapes, one CD-R of digitized tapes. Very good; tapes are clean and intact in their original boxes which show some minor wear commensurate with age; CD-R is clean and unscratched. Item #6463

Three original open-reel audio tapes, created during recording sessions for Lou Reed’s 1974 album Sally Can’t Dance – containing variant tracks differing from the final album versions, and the original recordings of tracks that were used in the finished commercial release.

Sally Can’t Dance, produced by Steve Katz and Lou Reed and engineered by Mike Stone, was the first of Reed’s solo albums to not feature songs recorded with the Velvet Underground, and Reed’s highest-charting solo album.

One tape was recorded during a session on March 18, 1974, and the other two tapes were recorded on April 11, 1974 - all at Electric Lady Studios in Greenwich Village. All tracks appearing on the final album appear on these tapes in some iteration, including “N.Y. Stars” – which is titled on this tape “L.A. Bars” and has variant lyrics. Alongside the original open reel tapes is a CD-R containing a digitized version of the tapes, created at Penguin Recording on July 27, 2012.

A rare glimpse at the creative process during Lou Reed’s celebrated solo album, Sally Can’t Dance - including unheard variant tracks.

This sale does not include the intellectual property on the audio tapes.

Price: $4,500.00

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