It's due on October 30

The Velvet Underground album Loaded is to be re-released on October 30 by Rhino.

A six-disc Loaded: Re-Loaded 45th Anniversary Edition follows on from previous anniversary editions of The Velvet Underground And Nico, White Light White Heat and The Velvet Underground.

The set contains the original 1970 album remastered in both stereo and mono; demos, early versions and alternate mixes from that era; a newly remastered/re-edited version of Live At Max’s Kansas City; an unreleased May 1970 concert recorded in Philadelphia.

Remastered stereo and mono versions of the album fill out the first two discs, along with various outtakes, and the mono mix for the unissued single: “Rock & Roll” b/w “Lonesome Cowboy Bill.” The third disc explores the creative process behind many of the songs on the album with more than 20 demos, early versions and alternate mixes.

Also included is a remastered version of Live At Max’s Kansas City, which was recorded at the storied New York nightclub on August 23, 1970, the day Lou Reed left the band. Along with the performances from the original 1972 album, the disc includes additional performances selected from the expanded version of the album that Rhino introduced in 2004.

An unreleased club performance feature on the fifth disc. It was recorded on May 9, 1970 at the Second Fret in Philadelphia. The band was down to a trio that night: Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison and Doug Yule, who alternated between bass and drums to fill in for Moe Tucker, who was pregnant at the time. Loaded, which came out six months after the show, is well represented with seven songs, including: “Cool It Down,” “Oh! Sweet Nuthin’” and “Sweet Jane”.

The final disc is an audio only DVD that features three different mixes of Loaded:
– Surround Sound Remix in DTS and Dolby Digital
– 96/24 High resolution Stereo Downmix
– 96/24 High resolution Original Stereo Mix

For the Surround Sound and Stereo Downmix, the original track listing has been re-sequenced slightly to include the segue that was originally planned for “I Found A Reason/Head Held High.”

The tracklisting for Loaded: Re-Loaded 45th Anniversary Edition is:

Disc One: Loaded Remastered
“Who Loves The Sun”
“Sweet Jane” – Full Length Version
“Rock & Roll” – Full Length Version
“Cool It Down”
“New Age”
“Head Held High”
“Lonesome Cowboy Bill”
“I Found A Reason”
“Train Round The Bend”
“Oh! Sweet Nuthin’”

Session Outtakes:
“I’m Sticking With You” – New Remix
“Ocean”
“I Love You”
“Ride Into The Sun”

Disc Two: Loaded Remastered: Promotional Mono Version
“Who Loves The Sun”
“Sweet Jane” – Full Length Version
“Rock & Roll” – Full Length Version
“Cool It Down”
“New Age”
“Head Held High”
“Lonesome Cowboy Bill”
“I Found A Reason”
“Train Round The Bend”
“Oh! Sweet Nuthin’”

Singles and B-Sides
“Who Loves The Sun”
“Oh! Sweet Nuthin’”
“Rock & Roll” *
“Lonesome Cowboy Bill” *

Disc Three: Demos, Early Versions and Alternate Mixes
Demos
“Rock & Roll” – Demo
“Sad Song” – Demo
“Satellite Of Love” – Demo
“Walk And Talk” – Demo
“Oh Gin” – Demo
“Ocean” – Demo
“I Love You” – Demo
“Love Makes You Feel Ten Feet Tall” – Demo Remix
“I Found A Reason” – Demo

Early Versions
“Cool It Down” – Early Version, Remix
“Sweet Jane” – Early Version, Remix
“Lonesome Cowboy Bill” – Early Version, Remix
“Head Held High” – Early Version, Remix
“Oh! Sweet Nuthin’” – Early Version, Remix

Alternate Mixes
“Who Loves The Sun” – Alternate Mix
“Sweet Jane” – Alternate Mix
“Cool It Down” – Alternate Mix
“Lonesome Cowboy Bill” – Alternate Mix
“Train Round The Bend” – Alternate Mix
“Head Held High” – Alternate Mix
“Rock & Roll” – Alternate Mix

Disc Four: Live At Max’s Kansas City Remastered
“I’m Waiting For The Man”
“White Light/White Heat”
“I’m Set Free”
“Sweet Jane”
“Lonesome Cowboy Bill”
“New Age”
“Beginning To See The Light”
“I’ll Be Your Mirror”
“Pale Blue Eyes”
“Candy Says”
“Sunday Morning”
“After Hours”
“Femme Fatale”
“Some Kinda Love”
“Lonesome Cowboy Bill” – Version 2

Disc Five: Live At Second Fret, Philadelphia, 1970*
“I’m Waiting For The Man”
“What Goes On”
“Cool It Down”
“Sweet Jane”
“Rock & Roll”
“Some Kinda Love”
“New Age”
“Candy Says”
“Head Held High”
“Train Round The Bend”
“Oh! Sweet Nuthin’”

*previously unreleased

Disc Six: Audio DVD
96/24 Hi-Resolution Surround Sound Remix
96/24 Hi-Resolution Stereo Downmix
96/24 Hi-Resolution Original Stereo Mix

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  • 1keith1

    How many hundred dollars will it cost?