​The Velvet Underground's 'The Complete Matrix Tapes' Treated to First-Ever Vinyl Release

​The Velvet Underground's 'The Complete Matrix Tapes' Treated to First-Ever Vinyl Release
The Velvet Underground's The Complete Matrix Tapes will be released on vinyl for the first time ever. An 8-LP box set is due out on July 12 via Polydor/Ume.
 
The tapes capture the band's November-December 1969 residency in San Francisco, where they played four separate shows — the first at the Family Dog and the rest at the Matrix.
 
The new box set marks the live recordings' first time on vinyl, and it will arrive as 43 songs across eight LPs.
 
The recordings have been mixed directly from the original in-house multi-tracks, and they include both tracks that appeared on a deluxe edition of the Velvet Underground's third LP and nine previously unreleased performances.
 
See the complete tracklisting for The Complete Matrix Tapes over here.
 
In other recent Velvet Underground releases, the band marked their 50th anniversary in 2017 with an extensive box set.