'The Velvet Underground & Nico' to Receive Deluxe Six-Disc Reissue

'The Velvet Underground & Nico' to Receive Deluxe Six-Disc Reissue
The Velvet Underground's classic Andy Warhol-produced debut, The Velvet Underground & Nico, turns 45 this year, and the band will be celebrating the milestone by reisssuing their beloved 1967 collection in deluxe form. It will drop on in the UK on October 1 through Universal, with a North American release likely following the next day.

This reissue includes a whopping six discs with a total of 65 tracks. In addition to the original 11-song album, the set includes the entire album in mono, a slew of alternate versions, studio sessions, rehearsals, and live tracks. It also contains Nico's Chelsea Girls, which came out a few months after The Velvet Underground & Nico in 1967.

We don't yet know exactly how these discs will be packaged and if they will come with any extra visual goodies. For now, you can peruse the very extensive tracklist below.

Disc 1:

The Velvet Underground & Nico:

1. Sunday Morning
2. I'm Waiting for the Man
3. Femme Fatale
4. Venus in Furs
5. Run Run Run
6. All Tomorrow's Parties
7. Heroin
8. There She Goes Again
9. I'll Be Your Mirror
10. The Black Angel's Death Song
11. European Son
12. All Tomorrow's Parties (Alternate Single Voice Version)
13. European Son (Alternate Version)
14. Heroin (Alternate Version)
15. All Tomorrow's Parties (Alternate Instrumental Mix)
16. I'll Be Your Mirror (Alternate Mix)

Disc 2:

The Velvet Underground & Nico (Mono Version):

1. Sunday Morning
2. I'm Waiting for the Man
3. Femme Fatale
4. Venus in Furs
5. Run Run Run
6. All Tomorrow's Parties
7. Heroin
8. There She Goes Again
9. I'll Be Your Mirror
10. The Black Angel's Death Song
11. European Son

Mono singles:

12. All Tomorrow's Parties
13. I'll Be Your Mirror (Alternate Ending)
14. Sunday Morning (Alternate Mix) 2.56
15. Femme Fatale 2.37

Disc 3:

Nico - Chelsea Girl:

1. The Fairest of the Seasons
2. These Days
3. Little Sister
4. Winter Song
5. It Was A Pleasure Then
6. Chelsea Girls
7. I'll Keep It with Mine
8. Somewhere There's a Feather
9. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
10. Eulogy to Lenny Bruce

Disc 4:

Scepter Studios Sessions (acetate cut on April 25, 1966):

1. European Son (Alternate Version)
2. The Black Angel's Death Song (Alternate Mix)
3. All Tomorrow's Parties (Alternate Version)
4. I'll Be Your Mirror (Alternate Version)
5. Heroin (Alternate Version)
6. Femme Fatale (Alternate Mix)
7. Venus in Furs (Alternate Version)
8. Waiting for the Man (Alternate Version)
9. Run Run Run 4.23 (Alternate Mix)

The Factory Rehearsals (January 1966):

10. Walk Alone
11. Cracking Up/Venus in Furs
12. Miss Joanie Lee
13. Heroin
14. There She Goes Again (with Nico)
15. There She Goes Again

Disc 5: Live at Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus, Ohio:

1. Melody Laughter
2. Femme Fatale
3. Venus in Furs
4. The Black Angel's Death Song
5. All Tomorrow's Parties

Disc 6: Live at Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus, Ohio:

1. Waiting for the Man
2. Heroin
3. Run Run Run
4. The Nothing Song