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The Velvet Underground: White Light / White Heat Super Deluxe

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For the second year in a row, a Velvet Underground Super Deluxe Edition will be available for purchase in the run up to Christmas.

In 2012 we had 1967’s The Velvet Underground & Nico (a six CD set) and this year the 1968 follow-up White Light / White Heat will be available as a three-disc deluxe package.

Although this new set can’t match the breadth of material on offer last year, the White Light/White Heat 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition will still offer ten previously unreleased tracks, amongst the thirty that are on offer. One of the highlights will be the band’s complete show at The Gymnasium in New York, recorded on April 30, 1967, which includes five previously unreleased performances culled from John Cale’s personal copy.

The hard bound book was a particular highlight last year, and the shape and size look to have been repeated for the White Light / White Heat Super Deluxe. Within the pages will be plenty of the rare photos, pictures of memorabilia and a David Fricke Essay/interview with John Cale and Lou Reed from 2013. This edition was developed in conjunction with Lou Reed and John Cale.



Track listing:

Disc: 1

  • 1. WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT (STEREO VERSION)
  • 2. THE GIFT (STEREO VERSION)
  • 3. LADY GODIVA’S OPERATION (STEREO VERSION)
  • 4. HERE SHE COMES NOW (STEREO VERSION)
  • 5. I HEARD HER CALL MY NAME (STEREO VERSION)
  • 6. SISTER RAY (STEREO VERSION)
  • 7. I HEARD HER CALL MY NAME (STEREO VERSION)(ALTERNATE TAKE)
  • 8. GUESS I’M FALLING IN LOVE (STEREO VERSION)(INSTRUMENTAL VERSION)(PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
  • 9. TEMPTATION INSIDE YOUR HEART (STEREO VERSION)(ORIGINAL MIX)
  • 10. STEPHANIE SAYS (STEREO VERSION)(ORIGINAL MIX)
  • 11. HEY MR. RAIN (STEREO VERSION)(VERSION ONE)(PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
  • 12. HEY MR. RAIN (STEREO VERSION) (VERSION TWO)(PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
  • 13. BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT (STEREO VERSION)(PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED EARLY VERSION)

Disc: 2

  • 1. WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT (MONO VERSION)
  • 2. THE GIFT (MONO VERSION)
  • 3. LADY GODIVA’S OPERATION (MONO VERSION)
  • 4. HERE SHE COMES NOW (MONO VERSION)
  • 5. I HEARD HER CALL MY NAME (MONO VERSION)
  • 6. SISTER RAY (MONO VERSION)
  • 7. WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT (MONO VERSION)(MONO SINGLE MIX)
  • 8. HERE SHE COMES NOW (MONO VERSION)(MONO SINGLE MIX)
  • 9. THE GIFT (MONO VERSION)(VOCAL VERSION)(PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
  • 10. THE GIFT (MONO VERSION)(INSTRUMENTAL VERSION)(PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)

Disc: 3

  • 1. BOOKER T. (LIVE AT THE GYMNASIUM, NEW YORK CITY, APRIL 30, 1967)
  • 2. I’M NOT A YOUNG MAN (LIVE AT THE GYMNASIUM, NEW YORK CITY, APRIL 30, 1967)(PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
  • 3. ANYMORE (LIVE AT THE GYMNASIUM, NEW YORK CITY, APRIL 30, 1967)
  • 4. GUESS I’M FALLING IN LOVE (LIVE AT THE GYMNASIUM, NEW YORK CITY, APRIL 30, 1967)
  • 5. I’M WAITING FOR THE MAN (LIVE AT THE GYMNASIUM, NEW YORK CITY, APRIL 30, 1967)(PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
  • 6. RUN RUN RUN (LIVE AT THE GYMNASIUM, NEW YORK CITY, APRIL 30, 1967)(PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
  • 7. SISTER RAY (LIVE AT THE GYMNASIUM, NEW YORK CITY, APRIL 30, 1967)(PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
  • 8. THE GIFT (LIVE AT THE GYMNASIUM, NEW YORK CITY, APRIL 30, 1967)(PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)

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Michael Larson

The Amazon.com price came down today to $66.49 for preorder.

I also saw on cduniverse.com a 2 disc deluxe edition set which effectively features discs 1 and 3 from the Super deluxe set, that will be in the $25 range.

Jeffro

Yes, near $100 for THREE DISCS is criminal.

Ian

It’s too expensive for what it is. The Gym show has been around for a while now – I think this set adds one track – ? Big deal. Think the IHHCMN alternate might be the same one as one on the Sundazed boxset a while ago, but not too sure – no one seems to be at the moment. If it drops to under £30 I think that would be a fair price.

pk

@Steve

I was wondering the same thing about Hey Mr Rain, Guess I’m Falling In Love and maybe even Stephanie Says.

Cohry

What’s the URL to order from Universal?

Mani

This looks great. Last years VU box was very nice so this will accompany it well. It’d be great if they do the rest of their albums like this. But, this one is a bit pricey for a 3 disc set of many repeated tracks that we’ve had for yonks!

steve

Are the extra tracks Hey Mr Rain etc really unreleased, or are they the same as are on Another View?

steve

“2. I’M NOT A YOUNG MAN (LIVE AT THE GYMNASIUM, NEW YORK CITY, APRIL 30, 1967)(PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
3. ANYMORE (LIVE AT THE GYMNASIUM, NEW YORK CITY, APRIL 30, 1967)”

This should be just I’m Not A Young Man Anymore, one track.

Pim

Thanks for the info DP, almost finished ordering at Amazon.co.uk. For a couple of bucks more I’d like the bonus 7″ – so ordered at Universal :)

Cohry

do you have a link to order from universal?

DP

If you buy from Universal, a bonus 7″ is included!