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(Pre Order) The Velvet Underground - Loaded (Fully Re-Loaded Edition) - LP Box Set

(Pre Order) The Velvet Underground - Loaded (Fully Re-Loaded Edition) - LP Box Set

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Release Date: March 2024 

Numbered, Limited Edition 9LP & 4 x 7" Singles Box Set!
Includes Stereo, Mono & "Full-Length" Mixes of the Album!
Features Demos, Outtakes & Live Recordings!

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 242/500!

Lou Reed sang about the lifesaving powers of "Rock & Roll" on Loaded, his fourth and final studio album with The Velvet Underground. Since it arrived in November 1970, generations have been shaking to the album's "fine, fine music," experiencing their own kinds of musical salvation thanks to songs like "Sweet Jane," "Head Held High," and "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'."

Rhino spotlights Loaded with a vinyl box set that includes nearly all the music from its expansive 2015 CD reissue, Loaded: Re-Loaded 45th Anniversary Edition. The collection, Loaded (Fully Re-Loaded Edition), features nine LPs with stereo, mono, and "full-length" mixes of the original album along with a generous selection of demos, studio outtakes, and live recordings. Several tracks from the set will be available on vinyl for the first time.

Loaded (Fully Re-Loaded Edition) is limited to 1,970 numbered copies. The set comes in a deluxe, foil-wrapped slipcase containing the vinyl, a poster of the album's cover art, and an illustrated booklet with liner notes by Lenny Kaye that appeared in Loaded: Re-Loaded 45th Anniversary Edition.

In addition to the nine LPs, the set also comes with four 7-inches that reproduce the official singles and B-sides released from Loaded. "Rock & Roll" and "Who Loves the Sun" both come in the generic record sleeves used at the time by Cotillion, the band's label. The former is being reissued for the first time ever, as the original release was cancelled in 1970, while the latter is being reissued for the first time since 1970. The other two singles come in picture sleeves originally released in Europe: "Head Held High" in France and "Sweet Jane" in Germany.

Loaded (Fully Re-Loaded Edition) opens with three different versions of the original studio album: remastered stereo and mono mixes, plus a "full-length" version that boasts extended takes of "Sweet Jane," "Rock & Roll" and "New Age."

More than two dozen recordings from the making of Loaded appear on vinyl for the first time in the new collection. The music explores the creative process behind the album with early versions of "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'" and "Lonesome Cowboy Bill" and alternate mixes for "Rock & Roll" and "Train 'Round the Bend." Songs that would eventually appear on Reed's 1972 solo debut make appearances as well, with early versions of "Ocean," "I Love You," and "Ride into the Sun."

Those studio recordings are bolstered by a selection of live performances recorded before Loaded debuted in November 1970. A few weeks into making the album, on May 9, 1970, the band played at the Second Fret in Philadelphia. Bob Kachnycz, a fan, hitchhiked to the show and recorded the show on reel-to-reel. The band was down to a trio that night: Reed, Sterling Morrison, and Doug Yule, who alternated between bass and drums to fill in for Moe Tucker, who was pregnant then. This show, available for the first time on vinyl, uncovers early performances of several songs destined for the album: "Cool It Down," "Rock & Roll," and "New Age."

The second performance was recorded in New York City at Max's Kansas City nightclub on August 23, 1970, the day Reed left The Velvet Underground. Several songs from the show were released in 1972 as the live album, Live at Max's Kansas City. In 2004, Rhino released a remastered version of the live album that was expanded to include both sets the band played that night. Featured on two LPs in the new collection, the recordings touch on all the band's past albums with live versions of "I'm Waiting for the Man," "White Light/White Heat," "Pale Blue Eyes," and "Sweet Jane."

Features

  • Limited & Numbered to 1,970
  • Nearly All the Music from Rhino's 2015 45th Anniversary CD Reissue
  • Deluxe Box Set
  • 9LP
  • 4 x 45rpm 7" Vinyl Singles
  • "Rock & Roll" Single in Cotillion Record Sleeve - First Time Ever Issued
  • "Who Loves the Sun" Single in Cotillion Record Sleeve - First Reissue Since 1970
  • "Head Held High" French Single in Picture Sleeve
  • "Sweet Jane" German Single in Picture Sleeve
  • Remastered Stereo & Mono Mixes of the Original Album
  • "Full-Length" Mix with Extended Takes of "Sweet Jane," "Rock & Roll" and "New Age"
  • Demos, Studio Outtakes & Live Recordings
  • More Than Two Dozen Tracks on Vinyl for the First Time
  • Live Recording at the Second Fret, Philadelphia (1970) on Vinyl for the First Time
  • Remastered & Expanded Version of Live at Max's Kansas City
  • Deluxe, Foil-Wrapped Slipcase
  • Poster of the Album's Cover Art
  • Illustrated Booklet with Lenny Kaye's Liner Notes from the 45th Anniversary CD Release

Selections

LP1 - Loaded: Original Album (Remastered)

SIDE ONE:
  1. Who Loves the Sun
  2. Sweet Jane
  3. Rock & Roll
  4. Cool It Down
  5. New Age
SIDE TWO:
  1. Head Held High
  2. Lonesome Cowboy Bill
  3. I Found a Reason
  4. Train 'Round the Bend
  5. Oh! Sweet Nuthin'

LP2 - Loaded: Promotional Mono Version (Remastered)

SIDE ONE:
  1. Who Loves the Sun
  2. Sweet Jane
  3. Rock & Roll
  4. Cool It Down
  5. New Age
SIDE TWO:
  1. Head Held High
  2. Lonesome Cowboy Bill
  3. I Found a Reason
  4. Train 'Round the Bend
  5. Oh! Sweet Nuthin'

LP3 - Loaded: "Full-Length" Version (Remastered)

SIDE ONE:
  1. Who Loves the Sun
  2. Sweet Jane - Full-Length Version *
  3. Rock & Roll - Full-Length Version *
  4. Cool It Down
  5. New Age - Full-Length Version *
SIDE TWO:
  1. Head Held High
  2. Lonesome Cowboy Bill
  3. I Found a Reason
  4. Train 'Round the Bend
  5. Oh! Sweet Nuthin'

LP4 & LP5 - Loaded - "Fully Loaded" Version (Remastered)

SIDE ONE:
  1. Ride into the Sun - Session Outtake *
  2. Ocean - Session Outtake *
  3. I Love You - Session Outtake *
  4. I'm Sticking with You - Session Outtake *
  5. Rock & Roll - Demo *
  6. Sad Song - Demo *
SIDE TWO:
  1. I Found a Reason - Demo *
  2. Satellite of Love - Demo *
  3. Oh Gin - Demo *
  4. Walk and Talk - Demo *
  5. Ocean - Demo *
  6. I Love You - Demo *
  7. Love Makes You Feel Ten Feet Tall - Demo *
SIDE THREE:
  1. Cool It Down - Early Version *
  2. Sweet Jane - Early Version *
  3. Lonesome Cowboy Bill - Early Version *
  4. Head Held High - Early Version *
  5. Oh! Sweet Nuthin' - Early Version *
  6. Who Loves the Sun - Alternate Mix *
SIDE FOUR:
  1. Sweet Jane - Alternate Mix *
  2. Lonesome Cowboy Bill - Alternate Mix *
  3. Train 'Round the Bend - Alternate Mix *
  4. Cool It Down - Alternate Mix *
  5. Head Held High - Alternate Mix *
  6. Rock & Roll - Alternate Mix *

LP6 & LP7 - Live at Max's Kansas City: Expanded Version (Remastered)

SIDE ONE:
  1. I'm Waiting for the Man
  2. White Light/White Heat
  3. I'm Set Free
  4. Sweet Jane
SIDE TWO:
  1. Lonesome Cowboy Bill
  2. New Age
  3. Beginning to See the Light
  4. I'll Be Your Mirror
SIDE THREE:
  1. Pale Blue Eyes
  2. Candy Says
  3. Sunday Morning
  4. After Hours
SIDE FOUR:
  1. Femme Fatale
  2. Some Kinda Love
  3. Lonesome Cowboy Bill - Version Two

LP8 & LP9 - Live at Second Fret, Philadelphia (1970)

SIDE ONE:
  1. I'm Waiting for the Man *
  2. What Goes On *
  3. Cool It Down *
SIDE TWO:
  1. Sweet Jane *
  2. Rock & Roll *
  3. Some Kinda Love *
SIDE THREE:
  1. New Age *
  2. Candy Says *
  3. Hand Held High *
SIDE FOUR:
  1. Train 'Round the Bend *
  2. Oh! Sweet Nuthin' *

7" Single - "Head Held High" (French Picture Sleeve)

SIDE A:
  1. Head Held High
SIDE B:
  1. Train 'Round the Bend

7" Single - "Rock & Roll" (Cotillion Sleeve)

SIDE A:
  1. Rock & Roll
SIDE B:
  1. Lonesome Cowboy Bill

7" Single - "Sweet Jane" (German Picture Sleeve)

SIDE A:
  1. Sweet Jane
SIDE B:
  1. Rock & Roll

7" Single - "Who Loves the Sun" (Cotillion Sleeve)

SIDE A:
  1. Who Loves the Sun
SIDE B:
  1. Oh! Sweet Nuthin

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