The Velvet Underground Are Reissuing White Light/White Heat
Universal Music will release a 45th anniversary reissue of The Velvet Underground’s second album, White Light/White Heat on December 3.
Rolling Stone is reporting that original Velvet Underground members Lou Reed and John Cale helped curate the three-disc release, which contains remastered versions of the original album in both mono and stereo. White Light/White Heat 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition also includes alternate takes on tracks like “Hey Mr. Rain,” as well as never-before-released versions of “The Gift.”
In addition, the reissue will also feature a previously unreleased live recording from The Gymnasium in New York on April 30, 1967. The show included renditions of “I’m Waiting for the Man,” “Sister Ray,” “Run Run Run” and more. There will also be a few tracks that were cut during Cale’s last studio session with the band.
White Light/White Heat 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition can now be pre-ordered for $96.96.