Due Oct. 30: The Velvet Underground Classic Loaded - 5CD/DVD 45th Anniversary Edition

This new 2015 update of Loaded will be made available October 30

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In recent years, The Velvet Underground catalog has been celebrated with definitive and lavish anniversary editions. It is with good reason that such microscopic attention has been given to The Velvet Underground. Since their beginnings back in the late '60s, it is quite easy to see just how much an influence this band of art rockers from NYC, under the guiding hand of Andy Warhol (for a short while) has been for band including this era's exciting batch of performers. Lou Reed, John Cale, Maureen (Moe) Tucker, Sterling Morrison, Nico (for one album), and Doug Yule, each played an important part of The Velvet Underground for an exclusive time frame. The Velvet Underground has gained notoriety so strongly that Rolling Stone ranks them number 19 on its short list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Loaded itself is ranked 109 on Rolling Stone's list of 500 All-Time Greatest Albums.

On October 30, the remaining Velvet Underground album not yet with a definitive anniversary edition is Loaded. Issued in 1970, it contained classic tracks like "Rock & Roll", "Sweet Jane", and "Who Loves the Sun". The new 45th anniversary edition will add in a heavy dose of newly remastered tracks (both stereo and mono) of the original album and bolster it with a CD of demos, two CDs of live shows (a remastered Live at Max's Kansas City, and a little-heard 1970 show at Second Fret), and a DVD with high resolution 96/24 mixes of 5.1 Surround (DTS, Dolby), downmixes of 5.1 to stereo, and stereo. The included booklet should offer quite a jolt as well.

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If a single CD of the 2015 remasters will suit you fine, then know that one will be available with all of the content found on the first CD in this list (below).

The track list is included below for your perusal:

Loaded - Reloaded 45th Anniversary Edition Track-List

CD1: Loaded - Stereo

01 - Who Loves the Sun
02 - Sweet Jane
03 - Rock & Roll
04 - Cool It Down
05 - New Age
06 - Head Held High
07 - Lonesome Cowboy Bill
08 - I Found a Reason
09 - Train Round the Bend
10 - Oh! Sweet Nuthin’
11 - I’m Sticking with You (Outtake)
12 - Ocean (Outtake)
13 - I Love You (Outtake)
14 - Ride Into the Sun (Outtake)

CD2: Loaded - Mono

01 - Who Loves the Sun
02 - Sweet Jane (Full Length Version)
03 - Rock & Roll (Full Length Version)
04 - Cool It Down
05 - New Age
06 - Head Held High
07 - Lonesome Cowboy Bill
08 - I Found a Reason
09 - Train Round the Bend
10 - Oh! Sweet Nuthin’
11 - Who Loves the Sun (Single Edit)
12 - Oh! Sweet Nuthin’ (Single Edit)
13 - Rock & Roll (Previously Unreleased)
14 - Lonesome Cowboy Bill (Previously Unreleased)

CD 3:

01 - Rock & Roll (Demo)
02 - Sad Song (Demo)
03 - Satellite of Love (Demo)
04 - Walk and Talk (Demo)
05 - Oh Gin (Demo)
06 - Ocean (Demo)
07 - I Love You (Demo)
08 - Love Makes You Feel Ten Feet Tall (Demo)
09 - I Found a Reason (Demo)
10 - Cool It Down (Early Version - Remix)
11 - Sweet Jane (Early Version - Remix)
12 - Lonesome Cowboy Bill (Early Version -Remix)
13 - Head Held High (Early Version - Remix)
14 - Oh! Sweet Nuthin’ (Early Version -Remix)
15 - Who Loves the Sun (Alternate Mix)
16 - Sweet Jane (Alternate Mix)
17 - Cool It Down (Alternate Mix)
18 - Lonesome Cowboy Bill (Alternate Mix)
19 - Train Round the Bend (Alternate Mix)
20 - Head Held High (Alternate Mix)
21 - Rock & Roll (Alternate Mix)

CD 4: Live at Max’s Kansas City

01 - I’m Waiting for the Man
02 - White Light/White Heat
03 - I’m Set Free
04 - Sweet Jane
05 - Lonesome Cowboy Bill
06 - New Age
07 - Beginning to See the Light
08 - I’ll Be Your Mirror
09 - Pale Blue Eyes
10 - Candy Says
11 - Sunday Morning
12 - After Hours
13 - Femme Fatale
14 - Some Kinda Love
15 - Lonesome Cowboy Bill (Version 2)

CD 5: Live at Second Fret

01 - I’m Waiting for the Man
02 - What Goes On
03 - Cool It Down
04 - Sweet Jane
05 - Rock & Roll
06 - Some Kinda Love
07 - New Age
08 - Candy Says
09 - Head Held High
10 - Train Round the Bend
11 - Oh! Sweet Nuthin’

DVD: 

High Quality 94 Khz/24-bit Files of 5.1 Surround (Dolby, DTS), Stereo, and 5.1 to Stereo Downmixes



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