An Unreleased Velvet Underground Album Will Finally See the Light of Day

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The Velvet Underground‘s 1969 self-titled third album turned 45 this year, and they’re celebrating this landmark with a new, elaborately stuffed box set. While that’s great news on its own, the compellation will also offer fans a chance to play the “what-if game”

The set, which is scheduled for a November 24 release, will include 65 songs on six separate discs, though perhaps the most exciting inclusion has to be the band’s previously unreleased album. Apparently the New York art-rock pioneers recorded what would’ve been their fourth album in October of 1969, though most were shelved. Some of the songs intended for that album were put on later Velvet Underground’s Loaded in 1970 and Lou Reed‘s Transformer two years later, but this is the first time the full, never-before-released album will be available in one place.

The Velvet Underground gives fans yet another chance to buy more of Lou Reed’s music following the star’s death last October, not like anybody needed to be asked twice. Also included on the “super deluxe edition,” are a book with liner notes from Rolling Stone’s David Fricke, live recordings, and a series of mixes, including one by Luis Pastor “Val” Valentin, MGM’s house engineer. The set is available for pre-order here

The Velvet Underground 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition track list 

Disc 1: 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”

Disc 2: 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’)

Disc 3: 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 version)
12. “Jesus” (mono single version)

Disc 4: 1969 sessions for unreleased fourth album

1. “Foggy Notion” (original 1969 mix, unreleased)
2. “One of These Days” (new 2014 mix, unreleased)
3. “Lisa Says” (new 2014 mix, unreleased)
4. “I’m Sticking With You” (original 1969 mix, unreleased)
5. “Andy’s Chest” (original 1969 mix, unreleased)
6. “Coney’s Island Steeplechase” (new 2014 mix, unreleased)
7. “Ocean” (original 1969 mix)
8. “I Can’t Stand It” (new 2014 mix, unreleased)
9. “She’s My Best Friend” (original 1969 mix, unreleased)
10. “We’re Gonna Have a Real Good Time Together” (new 2014 mix, unreleased)
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, unreleased)

Disc 5: Live at The Matrix

1. “I’m Waiting for the Man” (unreleased)
2. “What Goes On” (unreleased)
3. “Some Kinda” Love
4. “Over You” (unreleased)
5. “We’re Gonna Have a Real Good Time Together” (unreleased)
6. “Beginning to See the Light”
7. “Lisa Says”
8. “Rock & Roll”
9. “Pale Blue Eyes” (unreleased)
10. “I Can’t Stand It Anymore” (unreleased)
11. “Venus in Furs” (unreleased)
12. “There She Goes Again” (unreleased)

Disc 6: Live at The Matrix

1. “Sister Ray”
2. “Heroin” (unreleased)
3. “White Light/White Heat”
4. “I’m Set Free” (unreleased)
5. “After Hours” (unreleased)
6. “Sweet Jane”

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