The Velvet Underground Announce 45th Anniversary Six CD Package, Including Previously Unreleased Album

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Former VU frontman Lou Reed circa 1976 (Keystone/Getty Images)

Former VU frontman Lou Reed circa 1976 (Keystone/Getty Images)

By Philip Cosores

The Velvet Underground‘s self-titled third album is getting the deluxe 45th anniversary treatment this fall, and will include a complete never-before released album in its packaging.

Spanning six CDs, 65 songs, liner notes by stalwart Rolling Stone editor David Fricke, two discs of live recordings, mono and stereo mixes of the album and the original pressing, the package celebrates the landmark release in style.

Long-time VU fans will likely be most interested in the previously unreleased album, which was recorded as a means to get out of their record contract with MGM. The album includes 10 previously unreleased mixes of tracks and four that appeared scattered on later releases. Check out a complete tracklisting for the set below. It will be available for purchase on November 24 via Polydor/UMe.

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