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Founded in 1980 as an independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including Lou Reed CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often Lou Reed albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our Lou Reed record collection, Lou Reed CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

Sell us your unwanted CDs DVDs and Vinyl, and they will be recycled into the hands of music and movie lovers who can appreciate them again. From personal collections to estate collections, from reviewer/radio station surplus to entire store inventories- no collection is too large! Contact us in order to determine how much we can pay you for your collection.

We appreciate your support for Lou Reed and our indie music store!

They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!


Lou Reed Biography

Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (born March 2, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist.

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Lou Reed Bio Continued

Reed first found prominence as the guitarist and principal singer-songwriter of The Velvet Underground (1965 - 1973). The band gained relatively little notice during its life, but is considered by some to be the seed from which much alternative rock music sprang. As the Velvets? principal songwriter, Reed wrote about subjects such as S&M ("Venus in Furs"), transvestites ("Sister Ray"), and transsexuals undergoing lobotomies ("Lady Godiva's Operation"). As a guitarist, he made use of distortion, volume-driven feedback, and nonstandard tunings.

Lou Reed Discography Updated January 2007
Lou Reed Albums

Studio Lou Reed Vinyl & Lou Reed CDs

1972 Lou Reed BMG
1972 Transformer Collectables
1973 Berlin RCA Victor
1974 Sally Can't Dance Buddha
1975 Metal Machine Music Buddha
1976 Coney Island Baby BMG
1976 Rock and Roll Heart Buddha
1978 Street Hassle Arista
1979 The Bells Buddha
1980 Growing Up in Public Buddha
1982 The Blue Mask RCA
1983 Legendary Hearts RCA
1984 New Sensations BMG
1986 Mistrial RCA
1989 New York Sire
1990 Songs for Drella Warner
1992 Magic and Loss Sire
1996 Set the Twilight Reeling Warner
2000 Ecstasy Warner
2003 The Raven Sire

Live Lou Reed Records and Lou Reed CD Releases

1974 Rock 'n' Roll Animal RCA
1975 Lou Reed Live RCA
1978 Live: Take No Prisoners Arista
1984 Live in Italy BMG
1997 Live in Concert BMG
1997 Perfect Day BMG
1998 Perfect Night: Live in London Warner
2001 American Poet Get Back
2003 The Raven Sire
2003 Extended Versions BMG Special
2004 Animal Serenade Warner
2004 Bataclan 72 Pilot

Compilations of Lou Reed Vinyl and Lou Reed CD's

1975 Walk on the Wild Side & Other Hits RCA
1977 Walk on the Wild Side: The Best of Lou Reed RCA
1979 Vicious RCA
1980 Rock and Roll Diary: 1967-1980 Arista
1982 I Can't Stand It RCA
1982 Coffret Or RCA
1983 Rock Galaxy RCA
1985 City Lights (Classic Performances By Lou Reed) Arista
1986 New York Superstar RCA
1987 Wild Child Pair
1989 Retro RCA
1992 Between Thought and Expression: The Lou Reed... RCA
1993 A Retrospective BMG
1995 The Best of Lou Reed & the Velvet Underground Phantom
1996 Different Times: Lou Reed in the '70s RCA
1999 The Definitive Collection Arista
2000 Very Best of Lou Reed BMG
2000 The Wild Side: Best of Lou Reed BMG
2002 Golden Collection BMG
2002 Legendary BMG
2003 NYC Man: The Ultimate Lou Reed Collection RCA/BMG
2004 The Platinum & Gold Collection RCA
2004 Wild Child BMG
2004 NYC Man: Greatest Hits BMG
2005 Le Bataclan 72, Vol. 1 Get Back
2005 Le Bataclan 72, Vol. 2 Get Back

Lou Reed DVDs & Lou Reed Music Videos

1987 Coney Island Baby--Live in New Jersey Vestron Video
1990 Songs for Drella Warner
1991 New York Album Warner
1992 Magic and Loss: Live in Concert
1998 Rock and Roll Heart Winstar
2001 Transformer Pioneer
2005 Spanish Fly: Lou Reed Live in Spain Sanctuary

Lou Reed Music CD Appearances: Velvet Underground

1967 The Velvet Underground & Nico Polygram
1968 White Light/White Heat Polygram
1969 The Velvet Underground Polydor
1970 Loaded Warner
1972 Live at Max's Kansas City Atlantic
1974 1969: Velvet Underground Live Mercury
1974 Live with Lou Reed Mercury
1976 Live Mercury
1993 Live MCMXCIII Mercury
2001 Bootleg Series, Vol. 1: The Quine Tapes Polydor

1971 Andy Warhol's Velvet Underground MGM
1973 Velvet Underground, Lou Reed Pride
1973 Pop History No. 19 Kama Sutra
1973 Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground Pride
1974 Archetypes MGM
1976 Pop History No. 12 Kama Sutra
1985 VU Polygram
1986 Another View Polygram
1989 The Best of the Velvet Underground Verve
1990 Collection Polydor
1993 What Goes On? Raven
1995 Peel Slowly and See Polydor/Chroni
1997 Loaded: Fully Loaded Edition Rhino
2000 20th Century Masters - The Millennium... Polydor
2001 An Introduction to the Velvet Underground Polygram
2001 Final V.U., 1971-1973 Captain Trip
2001 Bootleg Series, Vol. 1: The Quine Tapes Polydor
2001 The Best of the Velvet Underground Import
2002 Velvet Underground & Nico Universal
2002 1965-1970: The Story, the Lyrics Sonic Book
2005 Gold Polydor

Other Lou Reed Compact Disc Appearances

Eric Andersen You Can't Relive The Past (2000) Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals
Laurie Anderson In Our Sleep (1995) Guitar
Laurie Anderson Life on a String (2001) Guitar
Rubén Blades Nothing But the Truth (1988) Guitar, Vocals (bckgr), Producer
John Cale Seducing Down the Door (1994) Performer
Dion Yo Frankie (1989) Vocals (bckgr)
Bob Dylan Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert (1993) Guitar, Vocals, Performer
Gordon Gano Hitting the Ground (2002) Guitar, Vocals, Performer
Vince Gill I Still Believe in You (1992) Vocals (bckgr)
Garland Jeffreys Escape Artist (1981) Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
Kilowatthours Strain of Positive Thinking (2000) Performer
Mott the Hoople Live Dudes (2000) Performer
Nico Classic Years (1998) Guitar
Nico Innocent & Vain (2002) Producer
Precious Metal Precious Metal (1990) Performer
Genya Ravan Urban Desire (1978) Vocals
Jamie Richards No Regrets (2002) Vocals (bckgr)
Jimmy Scott Holding Back the Years (1998) Liner Notes
Paul Shaffer World's Most Dangerous Party (1993)
Simple Minds Street Fighting Years (1989) Vocals
Nelson Slater Wild Angel (1976) Guitar, Piano, Vocals (bckgr), Producer
The Smithereens Date With the Smithereens (1994) Guitar
Splash Spring Break (1978) Performer
Dave Stewart Greetings from the Gutter (1995) Guitar
Hunter S. Thompson Where Were You When the Fun... (1999) Performer
Tom Tom Club Boom Boom Chi Boom Boom (1988) Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm), Vocals (bckgr)
Maureen Tucker Life in Exile After Abdication (1989) Guitar
Moe Tucker I Spent a Week There the Other... (1991) Guitar
Moe Tucker Waiting for My Men (2004) Guitar
United States Of Poetry United States of Poetry (1996) Performer
Rob Wasserman Duets (1988)
Dan Zanes & Friends Night Time (2002) Vocals

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