The Velvet Underground "White Light/White Heat" 45th Anniversary Edition

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  1. LSP2003

    LSP2003 Forum Resident

    Los Angeles
    Much more interesting marbles I guess - don't lick the coasters!
  2. pablorkcz

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    It is expensive but it really isn't a "booklet". You made it sound like it's something that'll fit on a CD rack and not the nice coffee-table book that it is.

    All the same: $130 !! whew
    It will probably eventually sell closer to $60-$80.
  3. Mylene

    Mylene Forum Resident

    I swore on a stack of Bibles that I wouldn't buy VU&N45 but I ended up with both the 2 and 6 CD versions.
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  4. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

    New Joisey
    I'll definitely get this.

    The VU&N45 was completely worth it.

    Now that we know they're doing these, I'll really look forward to what's done with the 3rd album.
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  5. notesfrom

    notesfrom Forum Resident

    NC USA
    Speaking of...

    When is Volume 2 of the Velvet Underground Bootleg Series coming out? I bought the first one and have been waiting quite a while now for the 2nd one to materialize.
  6. Izozeles

    Izozeles Rock’roll Stalker

    Santiago de Chile
    Then I'm in.
  7. BlueSpeedway

    BlueSpeedway overground | underground

    London, England
    No, but it's funny for other reasons.
  8. johnnyyen

    johnnyyen Forum Resident

    But still, three discs at £10 each, £20 for the coffee table book, and £5 for the packaging. It should be £55 maximum, and the book should be optional. Bob Dylan is the worst offender here. An extra disc to the basic 2 disc editions of the Bootleg Series cost about £50 extra! And record companies complain about illegal downloading. This kind of price structure will only encourage it.
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  9. Michael Wittrup

    Michael Wittrup Well-Known Member

    I really hope this 3-disc set will contain the Gymnasium show, it's a great show!, and it's about time it gets an official release. Last time I heard it I was a young man, now I'm not a young man anymore.
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  10. lennonfan1

    lennonfan1 Forum Resident

    baltimore maryland
    I like this album enough to have about 8 different versions of I'd probably get it if it has something cool....but my opinion of this album remains, I love the 3 shortest cuts, hate The Gift and have to be in a certain mood to endure Sister Ray...but man....Heard Her Call My Name is probably my fave Velvets ever, that guitar is wayyy ahead of its time.
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  12. floweringtoilet

    floweringtoilet Forum Resident

    It comes with a 2 pound bag of pure methamphetamine, so it's not such a bad deal really.
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  13. ReadySteady

    ReadySteady Custom Title

    Such as? And if it's some lame crack about how the Sex Pistols suck, then don't bother.

    I'm super excited about this news, seeing as how White Light/White Heat is one of my favorite albums of all time.
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  14. Ron Stone

    Ron Stone Offending Member

    Deep Maryland
    The second (mono) disc attached to the VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO Deluxe Edition was eventually reissued as a standalone "Rarities Edition" disc. I bought that.
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  15. bobcat

    bobcat Forum Resident

    London, UK
    What about "Chelsea Girls"? I right in thinking that getting the 6CD boxet is still the only way to get the remastered version?
  16. BlueSpeedway

    BlueSpeedway overground | underground

    London, England
    The reason it was funny to some people is obvious, if you find it funny in the first place. It was nothing to do with cracking at the Pistols or audophiles. It was to do with my English irony, and irony is sometimes a silly thing to write on the internet, as it doesn't translate very well internationally, and is impossible to explain.

    I've owned 6 copies of the Bollocks album since I was 8 years old circa 1979, I'm a child of early 70s London, and about 75% of my music taste, 75% of my music jobs and experiences and 75% of my life would not exist without what the Pistols did.
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  17. knob twirler

    knob twirler Forum Resident

    Chapel Hill, NC
    It comes with a syringe, bits of aluminum foil, a spoon, wrap a round sunglasses and a plastic banana. And a 36 dollar gift card rebate so you can go to the nearest urban slum and wait for the man.

    With the super deluxe edition, you get a nun habit signed by Sister Ray.
  18. ReadySteady

    ReadySteady Custom Title

    My mistake. Yeah, irony can be a tricky thing on the internet. I'm just so used to people bashing the Sex Pistols (or punk in general) on this forum that I'm a little too quick on the defensive.
  19. hallucalation

    hallucalation Forum Resident

    I hope they included "Beginning To See The Light" session from May 68 with John Cale
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  20. johnnyyen

    johnnyyen Forum Resident

    Demos usually are a "one listen" experience. I can't think of a demo I've heard which is better than the studio version.

    At least the live Bowie album was included on the cheaper version. It was the DVD-A which was restricted to the super deluxe.
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  21. schelti

    schelti Forum Resident

    This is my least favorite Velvets album, I will check out the 2cd and 2lp verion.

    I do think it should be called "46th anniversary edition"
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  22. BlueSpeedway

    BlueSpeedway overground | underground

    London, England
    Oh yeah it was in the smaller version, I forgot. Although last time I looked that was out of print so it's still never going to be heard in the future by more casual fans, although they can always get it off iTunes I guess. They might as well, because the mastering of Nassau is so bad it hardly matters getting it in lossy form, and I don't often say that :laugh:

    With demos, it's funny how John Cale (presumably) authorised the release of the mass of dull-as-hell demos which fill up the remaster of Paris 1919, and yet so many amazing, powerful, finished studio songs of his remain lost in deleted or never reissued nowheresville (eg "Mercenaries", "Hedda Gabler", "Rosegarden Funeral of Sores", "Model Beirut Recital"...)
  23. BlueSpeedway

    BlueSpeedway overground | underground

    London, England
    It's OK, my post was too vague, I can see how you thought what you did :)
  24. jkauff

    jkauff Putin-funded Forum Troll

    Akron, OH
    It's been rumored for 40 years now that Cale is sitting on a stack of tape reels with all kinds of Velvets goodies that Lou would never agree to release because he and Cale don't like each other. Maybe some of that stuff will finally surface in this release.
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  25. Summer of Malcontent

    Summer of Malcontent Forum Resident

    I have no idea what will be included as extras on this edition, but it seems to me that it would make sense to include the tracks from Cale's last session in early '68 (e.g. 'Hey Mr Rain', 'Stephanie Says'), which would make for a clean break with the next all-Yule installment (which will have a lot of outtakes to wrangle).
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