The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground

Label Universal Genre 60s & 70s Cat no. 4703865


Label Universal Genre 60s & 70s Cat no. 4703866


Los Angeles, CA - September 24, 2014 - 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. How indeed do you describe an album which includes such classics as 'Candy Says,' Reed's ode to Warhol superstar Candy Darling; the aching love song 'Pale Blue Eyes,' allegedly inspired by a girlfriend at Syracuse University who got away, with lead vocals by Yule; the inspiring 'Beginning to See The Light'; the spoken-word narrative and musique concrete of 'The Murder Mystery,' and the beautiful Maureen Tucker-sung 'After Hours'?. 6CD - This 64-track, six-CD package is housed in a case-bound book and features several different mixes including the remastered stereo mix by MGM house engineer Luis Pastor 'Val' Valentin, a set of 1969 recordings, many of which were previously unreleased, from the Record Plant in New York City that were supposed to be the band's fourth album, several of which ended up on Loaded and Reed's first two solo releases, and unreleased live recordings from The Matrix in 1969. 2CD - Remastered Stereo mix plus a 12-track audio bonus disc featuring the best of Live At The Matrix, taped on November 26 and 27, 1969. CD - Remastered Stereo Mix.