'New York' captures Reed in exceptional form and is packed with incredible songs like 'Busload of Faith', 'Halloween Parade' and 'Dirty Blvd'. The second disc presents unreleased live versions from the Lou Reed Archive of every album track compiled from multiple performances. To avoid duplication, none of these live tracks were taken from the set's accompanying DVD. The third disc showcases unreleased early versions of several album tracks from the Lou Reed Archive, including 'Last Great American Whale', 'Sick of You' and 'Dirty Blvd'. Also featured is the non-LP track 'The Room', as well as live versions of 'Sweet Jane', a song Reed originally recorded with The Velvet Underground, and 'Walk on the Wild Side,' from his second solo album, 'Transformer' (1972).