Legacy Recordings is releasing Lou Reed - The RCA & Arista Album Collection on October 7. The boxset featuring sixteen of the late Lou Reed's solo albums will include the fourteen projects he recorded for RCA, Arista and Mistrial, as well as live albums Rock n Roll Animal and Lou Reed Live: Take No Prisoners.

The recordings were remastered by Reed in the months before his October 2013 death. "Lou put his heart into remastering these records," Laurie Anderson, Reed's widow, said in a press release. "They are not smoothed out. Sometimes remastering revealed their details and roughness in the most exciting ways. They leap out at you with their original energy." Willner, meanwhile, referred to the collection as "Lou's last project."