The Velvet Underground [45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition] (CD)


The Velvet Underground

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Amoeba Review

11/21/2014

The Velvet Underground’s disarmingly beautiful third album gets a deluxe reissue treatment that sheds new light on how the consummate indie pop album came to be. All versions of this reissue come with a remastered stereo mix by MGM engineer Luis Pastor “Val” Valentin that serves to give added weight to an album that seems to float through the ether. A second disc on the deluxe edition culls highlights from a typically great VU performance from the era at The Matrix. But the super deluxe edition gives the album all kinds of new shading. There’s a “closet mix” of the album, which some may prefer, as it adheres closest to the hushed, intimate feel the Velvets achieved here. There’s also an original mono mix, for the monophiles, and the Matrix set is given its full due across two discs. But perhaps the most intriguing is a disc with VU’s unreleased fourth album, recorded to get the band out of their contract with MGM. A lot of these songs would go on to appear on Loaded and Lou Reed’s Transformer album, but we get to hear the genesis of rarities like “Foggy Notion,” future VU hits like “Rock & Roll” and Reed songs like “Andy’s Chest” played by the whole band on these original 1969 mixes. Some, like “Andy’s Chest,” sound radically different from their later renditions, while songs like “One of These Days,” “Coney’s Island Steeplechase,” “I Can’t Stand It,” “We’re Gonna Have a Real Good Time Together” and “Ride Into the Sun” are given new mixes. It should go without saying that anyone who doesn’t have the Velvet Underground’s third album by now should pick it up immediately on any of these iterations. For completists, this new edition offers the chance to hear a beloved classic in a new way—or, on the super deluxe edition, in any way you see fit.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
The Val Valentin Mix
1.
Candy Says
The Velvet Underground 04:03
2.
What Goes On
The Velvet Underground 04:53
3.
Some Kinda Love
The Velvet Underground 04:02
4.
Pale Blue Eyes
The Velvet Underground 05:39
5.
Jesus
The Velvet Underground 03:23
6.
Beginning To See The Light
The Velvet Underground 04:40
7.
I'm Set Free
The Velvet Underground 04:04
8.
That's The Story Of My Life
The Velvet Underground 02:03
9.
The Murder Mystery
The Velvet Underground 08:54
10.
After Hours
The Velvet Underground 02:07


Disc 2 Titles
Artist
Length
Lou Reed's 'Closet' Mix
1.
Candy Says
The Velvet Underground 04:04
2.
What Goes On
The Velvet Underground 04:34
3.
Some Kinda Love
The Velvet Underground 03:39
4.
Pale Blue Eyes
The Velvet Underground 05:43
5.
Jesus
The Velvet Underground 03:23
6.
Beginning To See The Light
The Velvet Underground 04:44
7.
I'm Set Free
The Velvet Underground 04:04
8.
That's The Story Of My Life
The Velvet Underground 02:03
9.
The Murder Mystery
The Velvet Underground 08:54
10.
After Hours
The Velvet Underground 02:10
11.
Beginning To See The Light [Alternate “Closet Mix”]
The Velvet Underground 04:44


Disc 3 Titles
Artist
Length
Promotional Mono Mix
1.
Candy Says
The Velvet Underground 04:04
2.
What Goes On
The Velvet Underground 04:34
3.
Some Kinda Love
The Velvet Underground 03:39
4.
Pale Blue Eyes
The Velvet Underground 05:41
5.
Jesus
The Velvet Underground 03:22
6.
Beginning To See The Light
The Velvet Underground 04:46
7.
I'm Set Free
The Velvet Underground 04:05
8.
That's The Story Of My Life
The Velvet Underground 02:04
9.
The Murder Mystery
The Velvet Underground 08:54
10.
After Hours
The Velvet Underground 02:11
11.
What Goes On [Mono Single Version]
The Velvet Underground 02:34
12.
Jesus [Mono Single Version]
The Velvet Underground 03:19


Disc 4 Titles
Artist
Length
1969 Sessions
1.
Foggy Notion [Original 1969 Mix]
The Velvet Underground 06:58
2.
One Of These Days [2014 Mix]
The Velvet Underground 04:09
3.
Lisa Says [2014 Mix]
The Velvet Underground 03:00
4.
I'm Sticking With You [Original 1969 Mix]
The Velvet Underground 02:25
5.
Andy's Chest [Original 1969 Mix]
The Velvet Underground 02:55
6.
Coney Island Steeplechase [2014 Mix]
The Velvet Underground 02:32
7.
Ocean [Original 1969 Mix]
The Velvet Underground 05:13
8.
I Can't Stand It [2014 Mix]
The Velvet Underground 03:26
9.
She's My Best Friend [Original 1969 Mix]
The Velvet Underground 03:07
10.
We're Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together [2014 Mix]
The Velvet Underground 02:56
11.
I'm Gonna Move Right In [Original 1969 Mix]
The Velvet Underground 06:32
12.
Ferryboat Bill [Original 1969 Mix]
The Velvet Underground 02:13
13.
Rock & Roll [Original 1969 Mix]
The Velvet Underground 05:15
14.
Ride Into The Sun [2014 Mix]
The Velvet Underground 03:33


Disc 5 Titles
Artist
Length
Live At The Matrix - November 26 & 27, 1969 (Part 1)
1.
I'm Waiting For The Man
The Velvet Underground 05:29
2.
What Goes On
The Velvet Underground 04:33
3.
Some Kinda Love
The Velvet Underground 04:03
4.
Over You
The Velvet Underground 03:01
5.
We're Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together
The Velvet Underground 03:25
6.
Beginning To See The Light
The Velvet Underground 05:37
7.
Lisa Says
The Velvet Underground 05:59
8.
Rock & Roll
The Velvet Underground 06:54
9.
Pale Blue Eyes
The Velvet Underground 06:05
10.
I Can't Stand It Anymore
The Velvet Underground 06:51
11.
Venus In Furs
The Velvet Underground 04:36
12.
There She Goes Again
The Velvet Underground 03:14


Disc 6 Titles
Artist
Length
Live At The Matrix - November 26 & 27, 1969 (Part 2)
1.
Sister Ray
The Velvet Underground 36:52
2.
Heroin
The Velvet Underground 08:13
3.
White Light / White Heat
The Velvet Underground 08:41
4.
I'm Set Free
The Velvet Underground 04:46
5.
After Hours
The Velvet Underground 02:55
6.
Sweet Jane
The Velvet Underground 04:17

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