The Bottom Line ArchiveA new album documenting a historic concert that featured two famous singer/songwriters from different parts of the musical spectrum — edgy rocker Lou Reed and country-folk legend Kris Kristoffersonwill be released on September 15 as part of the ongoing Bottom Line Archive series. The acoustic show, which marked the only time Reed and Kristofferson performed together, took place February 2, 1994, at the now-closed New York City club The Bottom Line.

The show featured the two artists playing acoustic renditions of a variety of their well-known songs, as well as sharing stories behind the tunes. New York radio personality Vin Scelsa hosted the intimate event.

Reed performed eight of his songs during the show, including “Sweet Jane,” “Romeo Had Juliet” and “Legendary Hearts”; while Kristofferson performed seven of his compositions, among them “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Sunday Morning Coming Down” and “Help Me Make It Through the Night.” Each artist also chose a cover tune to perform, with Lou singing Smokey Robinson and the Miracles‘ “Tracks of My Tears,” and Kris singing Leonard Cohen‘s “Bird on a Wire.”

“It was very rare that we could present two giants on the same stage on the same night, especially artists of this caliber and impact,” says Bottom Line co-founder and curator Art Pepper about the show. “With this release, people who weren’t there that night can experience that special night with these true music legends talking about their process and craft, cracking a few jokes along the way.”

Lou Reed and Kris Kristofferson: In Their Own Words with Vin Scelsa can be pre-ordered now on Amazon and iTunes. The album is available as a two-CD set and a digital download.

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