The Velvet Underground's Self-Titled Album Gets Six-CD Reissue for 45th Anniversary

The Velvet Underground's Self-Titled Album Gets Six-CD Reissue for 45th Anniversary
The Velvet Underground's first two albums have already received deluxe 45th anniversary reissues, and now their self-titled album from 1969 is getting the same treatment. Due out on November 24 via Polydor/UMe, it includes a heap of extra material.

While the original album featured 10 tracks, this deluxe set ups that number to 65, which are spread across six CDs. The first disc contains a remastered version of the widely distributed stereo mix of the album, while the second disc contains Reed's personal mix (dubbed the The Closet Mix by guitarist Sterling Morrison), and the third disc is the promotional mono mix.

The extra material is included on the other three discs. There's an unreleased album containing various unheard mixes (including material heard on the outtakes albums VU and Another View), plus live recordings from the Velvet Underground's shows in San Francisco in November 1969. These multitrack live recordings have been compiled and mixed for the first time. The version of "Sister Ray" is nearly 37 minutes long. All of this is housed in a case-bound book and comes with new liner notes. See the tracklist below.

In addition to the Super Deluxe Edition, there will also be a remastered single-CD reissue and a two-disc Deluxe Edition.

The Velvet Underground was a major stylistic turnaround for the group. While prior albums had been at times loud and experimental, this one is more quiet and sparsely pretty. It was also the band's first album feature new recruit Doug Yule and first without former member John Cale.

Frontman Lou Reed died a year ago this month.

CD 1 - The Velvet Underground (The Val Valentin Mix):

1. Candy Says

2. What Goes On

3. Some Kinda Love

4. Pale Blue Eyes

5. Jesus

6. Beginning to See the Light

7. I'm Set Free

8. That's the Story of My Life

9. The Murder Mystery

10. After Hours

CD 2 - The Velvet Underground (The Closet Mix):

1. Candy Says

2. What Goes On

3. Some Kinda Love

4. Pale Blue Eyes

5. Jesus

6. Beginning to See the Light

7. I'm Set Free

8. That's the Story of My Life

9. The Murder Mystery

10. After Hours

11. Beginning to See the Light (alternate "closet Mix")

CD 3 - The Velvet Underground (Promotional Mono Mix):

1. Candy Says

2. What Goes On

3. Some Kinda Love

4. Pale Blue Eyes

5. Jesus

6. Beginning to See the Light

7. I'm Set Free

8. That's the Story of My Life

9. The Murder Mystery

10. After Hours

11. What Goes On (Mono Single Released April 1969)

12. Jesus (Mono Single Released April 1969)

CD 4 - 1969 Sessions:

1. Foggy Notion (Original 1969 Mix)

2. One Of These Days (New 2014 Mix)

3. Lisa Says (New 2014 Mix)

4. I'm Sticking With You (Original 1969 Mix)

5. Andy's Chest (Original 1969 Mix)

6. Coney Island Steeplechase (New 2014 Mix)

7. Ocean (Original 1969 Mix)

8. I Can't Stand It (New 2014 Mix)

9. She's My Best Friend (Original 1969 Mix)

10. We're Gonna Have a Real Good Time Together (New 2014 Mix)

11. I'm Gonna Move Right In (Original 1969 Mix)

12. Ferryboat Bill (Original 1969 Mix)

13. Rock & Roll (Original 1969 Mix)

14. Ride into the Sun (New 2014 Mix)

CD 5 - Live at the Matrix - November 26 & 27, 1969 (Part 1):

1. I'm Waiting for the Man

2. What Goes On

3. Some Kinda Love

4. Over You

5. We're Gonna Have a Real Good Time Together

6. Beginning to See the Light

7. Lisa Says

8. Rock & Roll

9. Pale Blue Eyes

10. I Can't Stand It Anymore

11. Venus In Furs

12. There She Goes Again

CD 6 - Live at the Matrix - November 26 & 27, 1969 (Part 2):

1. Sister Ray

2. Heroin

3. White Light/White Heat

4. I'm Set Free

5. After Hours

6. Sweet Jane



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