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Unreleased album included in new deluxe reissue of The Velvet Underground’s 1969 self-titled third LP

on October 01, 2014, 1:16pm

The Velvet Underground will commemorate the 45th anniversary of their self-titled third album with a deluxe reissue, according to the Guardian.

Due out November 24th via Polydor/UMe, the six-CD collection spans 65 tracks in total, including various outtakes, alternate mixes, and live recordings. The collection also features new liner notes penned by David Fricke of Rolling Stone.

Stereo and mono mixes of the album, as well as the original 1969 pressing, are contained on the first three discs.

Of particular highlight is disc four, which comprises an unreleased album the band recorded as a means of getting out of their contract with MGM. Tracked in October 1969 at New York’s Record Plant, this release features 10 unheard mixes, four vintage and six brand new, including “Lisa Says”, “I Can’t Stand It”, and the original version of “Ocean”. The latter was eventually re-recorded by Lou Reed for his 1972 self-titled debut.

The final two discs promise live recordings handpicked from the band’s stint at San Francisco’s The Matrix on November 26th and 27th, 1969. This marks the first time these songs have been compiled and mixed from the original multi-track recordings.

Released in March 1969, The Velvet Underground marked the band’s first LP without co-founder John Cale. The album is often heralded for a distinct shift in style and approach, as the band’s early experimental style evolved into heartfelt ballads and linear rock ‘n’ roll jams.

Pre-orders for The Velvet Underground – 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition are ongoing. Below, listen to album standout “Pale Blue Eyes” and see the full tracklist.

The Velvet Underground Tracklist:

Disc One: The Velvet Underground (“The Val Valentin Mix”)

01. Candy Says
02. What Goes On
03. Some Kinda Love
04. Pale Blue Eyes
05. Jesus
06. Beginning To See The Light
07. I’m Set Free
08. That’s The Story Of My Life
09. The Murder Mystery
10. After Hours

Disc Two: The Velvet Underground (“The Closet Mix”)

01. Candy Says
02. What Goes On
03. Some Kinda Love
04. Pale Blue Eyes
05. Jesus
06. Beginning To See The Light
07. I’m Set Free
08. That’s The Story Of My Life
09. The Murder Mystery
10. After Hours
11. Beginning To See The Light (alternate “closet Mix”)

Disc Three: The Velvet Underground (“Promotional Mono Mix”)

01. Candy Says
02. What Goes On
03. Some Kinda Love
04. Pale Blue Eyes
05. Jesus
06. Beginning To See The Light
07. I’m Set Free
08. That’s The Story Of My Life
09. The Murder Mystery
10. After Hours

Mono Single Released In April 1969:

11. What Goes On
12. Jesus

Disc Four: 1969 Sessions

01. Foggy Notion (original 1969 Mix) +
02. One Of These Days (new 2014 Mix) +
03. Lisa Says (new 2014 Mix) +
04. I’m Sticking With You (original 1969 Mix) +
05. Andy’s Chest (original 1969 Mix) +
06. Coney Island Steeplechase (new 2014 Mix)+
07. Ocean (original 1969 Mix)
08. I Can’t Stand It (new 2014 Mix) +
09. 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) +

+ = Previously Unreleased Mixes

Disc Five: Live At The Matrix

November 26 & 27, 1969 (part 1)

01. I’m Waiting For The Man *
02. What Goes On *
03. Some Kinda Love **
04. Over You *
05. We’re Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together *
06. Beginning To See The Light **
07. Lisa Says **
08. Rock & Roll **
09. Pale Blue Eyes *
10. I Can’t Stand It Anymore *
11. Venus In Furs *
12. There She Goes Again *

Disc Six: Live At The Matrix

November 26th & 27th, 1969 (part 2)

01. Sister Ray ***
02. Heroin *
03. White Light/white Heat **
04. I’m Set Free *
05. After Hours *
06. Sweet Jane **

* = Previously unreleased performance

** = Different source mix then 1969: The Velvet Underground Live

*** = Different source mix then The Quine Tapes Box Set

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