The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground

 (45th Anniversary - Deluxe Edition)

Total download size: 2.6 GB Total play length: 1:53:43
Cover art included, liner notes not included

The Velvet Underground's classic self-titled third album, released in March 1969, by MGM, was a departure from the band's first two albums in more ways than one. Gone was co-founding member John Cale, and in his place was a 21-year-old with Long Island roots named Doug Yule, who stepped right in. The record was also a stylistic leap, as Lou Reed describes it in Rolling Stone editor David Fricke's liner notes, 'I thought we had to demonstrate the other side of us. Fricke calls it 'a stunning turnaround… 10 tracks of mostly warm, explicit sympathy and optimism, expressed with melodic clarity, set in gleaming double-guitar jangle and near-whispered balladry. Or as the late rock critic Lester Bangs put it, 'How do you define a group like this, who moved from 'Heroin' to 'Jesus' in two short years?'

The remastered The Velvet Underground will also be made available as a Deluxe Edition version with a 12-track audio bonus disc featuring the best of Live At The Matrix, taped on November 26 & 27, 1969.

Candy Says
What Goes On
Some Kinda Love
Pale Blue Eyes
Beginning To See The Light
I'm Set Free
That's The Story Of My Life
The Murder Mystery
After Hours
I'm Waiting For The Man (Live)
What Goes On (Live)
Some Kinda Love (Live)
Over You (Live)
Beginning To See The Light (Live)
Lisa Says (Live)
Rock And Roll (Live)
Pale Blue Eyes (Live)
I Can't Stand It Anymore (Live)
Heroin (Live)
White Light/White Heat (Live)
Sweet Jane (Live)

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