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The Velvet Underground to release White Light/White Heat anniversary edition

The Velvet Underground to release White Light/White Heat anniversary edition

The Velvet Underground are to reissue their second album, White Light/White Heat, according to a story on Rolling Stone.

The album, which celebrates its 45th anniversary this year, will reportedly be reissued as a three-disc deluxe edition on December 3 through Universal Music.

Curated by Lou Reed and John Cale, the White Light/White Heat 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition contains remastered versions of the original record in both mono and stereo, alongside bonus material including alternate versions of "Hey Mr. Rain," new mixes of "Beginning To See The Light" and "Guess I'm Falling In Love" and previously unreleased vocal and instrumental versions of "The Gift". Tracks recorded during John Cale's last studio session with the Velvet Underground will also appear.

In addition, the band's live set at the Gymnasium in New York on April 30, 1967 will also be included.

Initial pre-orders of the Super Deluxe Box Set on the Boxset Store will received a limited edition white flexi disc featuring “Booker T – Live at the Gymnasium NYC. Limited to availability whilst stocks last. You can pre-order it here.

The tracklisting for White Light/White Heat 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition is:

DISC ONE:
WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT (stereo version)

1 WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT
2 THE GIFT
3 LADY GODIVA’S OPERATION
4 HERE SHE COMES NOW
5 I HEARD HER CALL MY NAME
6 SISTER RAY
7 I HEARD HER CALL MY NAME (alternate take)
8 GUESS I’M FALLING IN LOVE (instrumental version) *
9 TEMPTATION INSIDE YOUR HEART (original mix)
10 STEPHANIE SAYS (original mix)
11 HEY MR. RAIN (VERSION ONE) *
12 HEY MR. RAIN (VERSION TWO) *
13 BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT (previously
unreleased early version) *

* New mixes

DISC TWO
WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT
(mono version)

1 WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT
2 THE GIFT
3 LADY GODIVA’S OPERATION
4 HERE SHE COMES NOW
5 I HEARD HER CALL MY NAME

6 SISTER RAY
7 WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT (mono single mix)
8 HERE SHE COMES NOW (mono single mix)
9 THE GIFT (vocal version)
10 THE GIFT (instrumental version)

DISC THREE:
LIVE AT THE GYMNASIUM, NEW YORK CITY, APRIL 30, 1967

1 BOOKER T.
2 I'M NOT A YOUNG MAN*
ANYMORE
3 GUESS I'M FALLING IN LOVE
4 I'M WAITING FOR THE MAN*
5 RUN RUN RUN*
6 SISTER RAY*
7 THE GIFT*

* Previously unreleased

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