Another Massive Velvet Underground Collection Is Coming

One of the first super-deluxe box sets I ever bought was Peel Slowly and See, a six-disc reissue of The Velvet Underground and Nico, the VU’s first album. At the time, I couldn’t imagine more comprehensive re-release.

But then came the 45th anniversary version of the same record along with this career-spanning vinyl set. That was followed by several versions of White Light, White Heat.  And now there’s another six-disc version coming for their third album. It will be presented as follows (via Digital Spy and Tom):

Disc One: The Velvet Underground (The Val Valentin Mix)
1. ‘Candy Says’
2. ‘What Goes On’
3. ‘Some Kinda Love’
4. ‘Pale Blue Eyes’
5. ‘Jesus’
6. ‘Beginning to See the Light’
7. ‘I’m Set Free’
8. ‘That’s the Story of My Life’
9. ‘The Murder Mystery’
10. ‘After Hours’

Disc Two: The Velvet Underground (The Closet Mix)
1. ‘Candy Says’
2. ‘What Goes On’
3. ‘Some Kinda Love’
4. ‘Pale Blue Eyes’
5. ‘Jesus’
6. ‘Beginning to See the Light’
7. ‘I’m Set Free’
8. ‘That’s the Story of My Life’
9. ‘The Murder Mystery’
10. ‘After Hours’
11. ‘Beginning to See the Light’ (alternate Closet Mix)

Disc Three: The Velvet Underground (Promotional Mono Mix)
1. ‘Candy Says’
2. ‘What Goes On’
3. ‘Some Kinda Love’
4. ‘Pale Blue Eyes’
5. ‘Jesus’
6. ‘Beginning to See the Light’
7. ‘I’m Set Free’
8. ‘That’s the Story of My Life’
9. ‘The Murder Mystery’
10. ‘After Hours’
Mono Single released April 1969
11. ‘What Goes On’
12. ‘Jesus’

Disc Four: 1969 Sessions
1. ‘Foggy Notion’ (original 1969 mix) +
2. ‘One of These Days’ (new 2014 mix) +
3. ‘Lisa Says’ (new 2014 mix) +
4. ‘I’m Sticking With You’ (original 1969 mix) +
5. ‘Andy’s Chest’ (original 1969 mix) +
6. ‘Coney Island Steeplechase’ (new 2014 mix)+
7. ‘Ocean’ (original 1969 mix)
8. ‘I Can’t Stand It’ (new 2014 mix) +
9. ‘She’s My Best Friend’ (original 1969 mix) +
10. ‘We’re Gonna Have a Real Good Time Together’ (new 2014 mix) +
11. ‘I’m Gonna Move Right In’ (original 1969 mix)
12. ‘Ferryboat Bill’ (original 1969 mix)
13. ‘Rock & Roll’ (original 1969 mix)
14. ‘Ride Into the Sun’ (new 2014 mix) +

+ previously unreleased mixes

Disc Five: Live at the Matrix
November 26 & 27, 1969 (Part 1)
1. ‘I’m Waiting for the Man’ *
2. ‘What Goes On’ *
3. ‘Some Kinda Love’ **
4. ‘Over You’ *
5. ‘We’re Gonna Have a Real Good Time Together’ *
6. ‘Beginning to See the Light’ **
7. ‘Lisa Says’ **
8. ‘Rock & Roll’ **
9. ‘Pale Blue Eyes’ *
10. ‘I Can’t Stand It Anymore’ *
11. ‘Venus in Furs’ *
12. ‘There She Goes Again’ *

Disc Six: Live at the Matrix
November 26 & 27, 1969 (Part 2)
1. ‘Sister Ray’ ***
2. ‘Heroin’ *
3. ‘White Light/White Heat’ **
4. ‘I’m Set Free’ *
5. ‘After Hours’ *
6. ‘Sweet Jane’ **

All mixes previously unreleased.
* previously unreleased performance
** different source mix of this performance appears on 1969: The Velvet Underground Live
*** different source mix of this performance appears on The Quine Tapes box set

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