VELVET UNDERGROUND: Historic Third Album the Heart of a Super Deluxe Reissue
Five discs of additional material turn the 45th anniversary re-issue of The Velvet Underground‘s self-titled third album into something special.
The Velvet Underground‘s legendary third album will be reissued November 24th in a Super Deluxe Edition in honor of its 45th anniversary.
The self-titled set marks the arrival of Doug Yule, who replaced co-founder John Cale. The record was also a stylistic leap, as the late 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.”
With such standout tracks as “Candy Says,” Reed’s ode to Andy Warhol superstar Candy Darling, along with “The Murder Mystery.” “Beginning to See the Light” and “Pale Blue Eyes,” The Velvet Underground is packed with acclaimed and important music.
Universal Music has announced a mammoth six-disc package that builds from the original album to include material planned for a fourth Velvet Underground album, live recordings and Reed solo material.