Lou ReedHudson River Wind Meditations

Label:Sounds True – M1117D
CD, Album


1Move Your Heart28:54
2Find Your Note31:35
3Hudson River Wind (Blend The Ambiance)1:50
4Wind Coda5:23

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Recorded and Mixed at Animal Lab, NYC

Thanks to Hal Willner, Hector Castillo, Laurie Anderson, Zeljko McMullen, Tom Sarig, Jennifer Coffee, Chantal Pierrat, Dr. Shelly Peng, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Vita Shapiro

Special thanks to Ableton Live


Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 9 781591 795544
  • Barcode: 6 00835 11172 0
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): DIDX-127335 1
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L327
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 50DD
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): DIDX-127335 1 A02 [A02 is mirrored]
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L327
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 507B

Other Versions (5)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Hudson River Wind Meditations (2×LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Coke Bottle Clear)Light In The AtticLITA 190US2024
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Hudson River Wind Meditations (2×LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Glacial Blue)Light In The AtticLITA 190-1-2US2024
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Hudson River Wind Meditations (2×LP, Album, Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Blue [Glacial Blue])Light In The Attic, Light In The Attic, Light In The AtticLITA 190, LITA 190-1-2, LITA 190-4-20US2024
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Hudson River Wind Meditations (CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered)Light In The AtticLITA 190-2US2024
New Submission
Hudson River Wind Meditations (2×LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered)Light In The AtticLITA 190-1US2024



  • 2WheelsGood's avatar
    I have the deluxe edition with the photos and poster, but with black vinyl (sick of noisy colored vinyl), but I don't see this listed yet. Note: they had an issue with the OBI's on these with glue, or at least that's what the LITA ppl told me. Just putting this out there for anyone else that bought the black edition or noticed the OBI issue.
    • redflag77's avatar
      Edited 3 years ago
      This album is Lou going back to his love of drone and La Monte Young. A lot of self professed Lou Reed fans aren't familiar with this release but I think it makes an excellent bookend with Metal Machine Music as two records that Lou made for himself. This could be called new age music, and it could be used for meditation but equally it is excellent music just to relax to, read or study or just sit in quiet reflection.

      I also really enjoyed it as a stand alone ambient album. There's a lot to enjoy here, and if you like experimental soundscapes/drone and artists like Eno, La Monte Young, Tony Conrad, Steve Reich, Earth and Reeds more subversive albums you'll absolutely love this album.
      • daniel.pico's avatar
        Great work! experimental music has no frontiers. On this work Lou bring the must intimate and delightful moment for a quite and very clever mind. Underrated album and very exclusive in taste for all who look for drone and deep emotions in music. Difficult to find.. thanks Youtube and a friend who introduce me to this lost record.
        • synthsaint's avatar
          Horrible! This is maybe the worst album in the "new-age", "meditation" genre. Absolutely mindless, lacks of any ideas of an empty-headed one. He utilises nothing but empty commonplaces. Well, there's no structure, nor harmony, nor anything what can be called as music at the end. I've written it by knowing many hundreds maybe thousand of albums only in the named genre. I'm not disappointed. I've expected exacly this. The man who makes mindless pop-clichés won't have the sense for a creation in higher heights. I don't believe in exceptions... You have to know what you are if will ever spend a penny for this release. (See as above....)
          • Said_Head's avatar
            I've heard plenty of negative criticism toward this album as both a Lou Reed release and as a new age album. A lot of people seemed to have been confused by exactly what should be expected from a 'new age' album designed for meditation, in that it is designed specifically for meditation. This was never meant to be the next MMM (though they both kind of serve a similar purpose if you let them). I think as both a Lou Reed album and a new age album this is pretty spot-on. When I first listened to the first two tracks I was a little disappointed that the instrumentation (which is little more than rhythmic electronics) didn't go further than it does, but I soon realized and enjoyed the purpose of that; soon enough I was listening to this album while reading, writing, painting, trying to sleep, and letting the sounds just melt into the atmosphere of whatever I'm doing, and it really does help my concentration.

            And then, to top it off, Lou adds two additional, much shorter tracks which are less meditative and more along the noisy ambience that probably most people expected. These two tracks are just as enjoyable, and end the album tastefully.

            Speaking if MMM, one day I decided to try an experiment with Lou's two 'noise' albums, but playing them both simultaneously through alternate channels. I played this album on the right channel through my DVD player, and MMM through the left on my playstation 2, and was immediately surprised at the harmony they make.


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