45th anniversary of Velvet Underground’s ‘White Light/White Heat’ marked with 3CD reissue

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The 45th anniversary of the Velvet Underground‘s ‘White Light/White Heat‘ is to be marked with a super deluxe, 3CD reissue which will be out in time for the Christmas market.

Out on December 2nd, the re-release features rare outtakes, previously unreleased studio tracks and live recordings, and includes both the original stereo and mono versions in an entirely remastered form.

‘White Light/White Heat’ succeeded the Velvet Underground’s seminal debut LP in 1968 after frantic New York City recording sessions which delivered the completed album in a matter of days. Just like its predecessor, it was met with blank expressions from critics, and limped in at #199 on the Billboard 200.

Today however, it is considered one of the most influential bodies of work on just about every rock scene that has followed, from avant-garde and underground to garage and punk.

White Light/White Heat reissue tracklists:

Disc One

White Light/White Heat (stereo version)
‘White Light/White Heat’
‘The Gift’
‘Lady Godiva’s Operation’
‘Here She Comes Now’
‘I Heard Her Call My Name’
‘Sister Ray’
‘I Heard Her Call My Name’ (alternate take)
‘Guess I’m Falling In Love’ (instrumental version)
‘Temptation Inside Your Heart’ (original mix)
‘Stephanie Says’ (original mix)
‘Hey Mr. Rain’ (version one)
‘Hey Mr. Rain’ (version two)
‘Beginning To See The Light’ (previously unreleased early version)

Disc Two

White Light/White Heat (mono version)
‘White Light/White Heat’
‘The Gift’
‘Lady Godiva’s Operation’
‘Here She Comes Now’
‘I Heard Her Call My Name’
‘Sister Ray’
‘White Light/White Heat’ (mono single mix)
‘Here She Comes Now’ (mono single mix)
‘The Gift’ (vocal version)
‘The Gift’ (instrumental version)

Disc Three:

Live At The Gymnasium, NYC – April 30th 1967
‘Booker T.’
‘I’m Not a Young Man Anymore’ (previously unreleased)
‘Guess I’m Falling In Love’
‘I’m Waiting For The Man’ (previously unreleased)
‘Run Run Run’ (previously unreleased)
‘Sister Ray’ (previously unreleased)
‘The Gift’ (previously unreleased)

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