Lou Reed – Rock n Roll Animal original UK LP


Free U.S. shipping!  An original UK pressing of the 1974 LP Rock n Roll Animal by Lou Reed.

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Offered for sale is an original UK pressing of Rock n Roll Animal by Lou Reed.

About this copy: This copy of Rock n Roll Animal is a 1974 UK pressing on the orange RCA label.

The cover is VG, with a moderate edge wear and a repaired 3″ (8 cm) split at the top edge.

The disc is VG++ and close to M- with a couple of faint sleeve scuffs.  It’s a clean disc that has had little play.

A nice copy of a legendary live album, and the best pressing we’ve heard of this LP.

Background:  Released in 1974, Rock n Roll Animal was the first live album by Lou Reed.

The album reached #26 on the UK chart and #45 on the U.S. chart.

Allmusic.com gave Rock n Roll Animal a 4 star review:

In 1974, after the commercial disaster of his album Berlin, Lou Reed needed a hit, and Rock N’ Roll Animal was a rare display of commercial acumen on his part, just the right album at just the right time. Recorded in concert with Reed’s crack road band at the peak of their form, Rock N’ Roll Animal offered a set of his most anthemic songs (most dating from his days with the Velvet Underground) in arrangements that presented his lean, effective melodies and street-level lyrics in their most user-friendly form (or at least as user friendly as an album with a song called “Heroin” can get). …Reed would rarely sound this commercial again, but Rock N’ Roll Animal proves he could please a crowd when he had to.


Country of origin: UK
Size: 12″
Record Label: RCA
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1974
Format: Stereo
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Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in