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Deal alert / Velvet Underground 6-disc super deluxe box set

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Out next monday, the six-disc Velvet Underground super deluxe edition box set has dropped to a price on Amazon UK that requires a will of steel to not pull the trigger and place an order.

The box set which doubles the number of discs offered in last year’s White Light/White Heat box contains two different stereo mixes of the album (including Lou Reed’s Closet Mix), a promo mono mix, loads of unreleased session tracks and a wealth of live tracks many of which have never been issued. This comes as a stylish case-bound book and can be pre-ordered at the time of writing for a barely credible £35! 



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Tracklisting

DISC ONE: THE VELVET UNDERGROUND
(“The Val Valentin Mix”)

1. Candy says
2. What goes on
3. Some kinda love
4. Pale blue eyes
5. Jesus
6. Beginning to see the light
7. I’m set free
8. That’s the story of my life
9. The murder mystery
10. After hours

DISC TWO: THE VELVET UNDERGROUND
(“The Closet Mix”)

1. Candy says 
2. What goes on 
3. Some kinda love 
4. Pale blue eyes 
5. Jesus 
6. Beginning to see the light 
7. I’m set free 
8. That’s the story of my life 
9. The murder mystery 
10. After hours 
11. Beginning to see the light (alternate “closet mix”)

DISC THREE: THE VELVET UNDERGROUND
(“Promotional Mono Mix”)

1. Candy says 
2. What goes on 
3. Some kinda love 
4. Pale blue eyes
5. Jesus 
6. Beginning to see the light
7. I’m set free
8. That’s the story of my life
9. The murder mystery
10. After hours

Mono Single released April 1969
11. What goes on
12. Jesus

DISC FOUR: 1969 SESSIONS

1. Foggy notion (original 1969 mix) +
2. One of these days (new 2014 mix) +
3. Lisa says (new 2014 mix) +
4. I’m sticking with you (original 1969 mix) + 
5. Andy’s chest (original 1969 mix) + 
6. Coney island steeplechase (new 2014 mix)+
7. Ocean (original 1969 mix) 
8. I can’t stand it (new 2014 mix) +
9. She’s my best friend (original 1969 mix) + 
10. We’re gonna have a real good time together (new 2014 mix) +
11. I’m gonna move right in (original 1969 mix) 
12. Ferryboat bill (original 1969 mix) 
13. Rock & roll (original 1969 mix) 
14. Ride into the sun (new 2014 mix) +

+ previously unreleased mixes

DISC FIVE: LIVE AT THE MATRIX
November 26 & 27, 1969 (Part 1)

1. I’m waiting for the man *
2. What goes on *
3. Some kinda love **
4. Over you *
5. We’re gonna have a real good time together *
6. Beginning to see the light **
7. Lisa says **
8. Rock & roll **
9. Pale blue eyes *
10. I can’t stand it anymore *
11. Venus in furs *
12. There she goes again *

DISC SIX: LIVE AT THE MATRIX
November 26 & 27, 1969 (Part 2)

1. Sister ray ***
2. Heroin *
3. White light/white heat **
4. I’m set free *
5. After hours *
6. Sweet jane **

All mixes previously unreleased.
* previously unreleased performance
** different source mix of this performance appears on 1969: The Velvet Underground Live
*** different source mix of this performance appears on The Quine Tapes Box Set



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10 responses to Deal alert / Velvet Underground 6-disc super deluxe box set

  1. Charles Hodgson says:

    Good news! Pre-ordered this waaay back when the price was £50 – and I thought that was good value!
    (Now, how long before (if?) “The Complete Basement Tapes” – also a 6CD & Book set – comes down to a reasonable price from the frankly shocking £100+? If everyone had waited, dontcha think the price would already have come down? Maybe we could organise a “no pre-order” campaign the next time Sony/CBS try to pull something like that, just to worry them and see how they respond?)

    • Ron says:

      Put what price you will on the music and how much you are prepared to spend but the photograph book is not particularly illuminating – mostly outdoor shots of Bob and The Band or pics of tape reels and various record sleeves.

      The text in the other book was minimal and took me 15 mins to read in full and while it had some nice facts about the background of the tapes, there was nothing there I could not have found online, same with the photos.

      Not worth more than £40-£50 in my estimation as a package based on what is there, but who knows how and why these things are priced so differently. Artist name? Materials? Blind greed? A punt?

  2. Phil Wilson says:

    as at 4.15pm (UK time) 18th Nov, this deal seems to have ended, as has the Simon and Garfunkel one (now back up to £60.99).

  3. Sat Khandke says:

    Jeez, that didn’t last long did it? Shame. Price seems to be yo-yoing a bit as it is now (4.27pm UK time) £51.99. Fingers crossed that it plummets again.

  4. John says:

    I know I could email Amazon, but it’s probably quicker and easier to ask the knowledgeable readers of Super Deluxe Edition.

    I pre-ordered this a month ago when it was £50. The price dropped briefly today to £36-odd before going back up. Does this mean I will pay £36? I never usually pre-order stuff so I don’t know.

    Thanks
    John

    • bill says:

      Yes, you will pay £36 – or even less in the unlikely event that the price drops even lower between now and the release date.

  5. Richard Christian says:

    This one is covered by Amazon’s price guarantee so I assume anyone with a pre order before the price dropped to £35 should get it at that price regardless of what it goes back up to. If so I’ll be happy.

  6. John says:

    Thanks Bill.

  7. Adey says:

    I have noticed the past couple of years that amazon raises prices in the run up to christmas for boxsets etc. as they know people will start to panic buy

  8. Echo says:

    Prices have been raised now, but Spanish Amazon may be interesting also for European customers. Some time ago I preordered this box set for just €43. So keep a close watch.

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