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The Velvet Underground - 1969 2LP

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To honor The Velvet Underground's 50th anniversary, Grammy-winning producer Bill Levenson has lovingly recreated the band's much-mythologized "lost" album, 1969. Nearly 50 years later, much remains unclear about these mysterious recordings. While there's been reports that the album was intended to be the band's fourth record only to be rejected by MGM, it's also possible they were scrapped by the band or possibly shelved by them for being ahead of its time. Whatever the real story is, these songs, recorded just after their lauded self-titled album, which include many gems like "Foggy Notion," "Ride Into The Sun" and "I Can't Stand It," help to tell the band's enigmatic story and shine a light on their creative restlessness and rapid evolution. For this new vinyl recreation, Levenson has assembled the album using 1969 and 2014 mixes. Although these recordings have been previously released, they've never been represented on vinyl in this expansive 2LP format. Side four of the second LP is rounded out with bonus tracks recorded in 1968 including "Hey Mr. Rain" and "Stephanie Says."

LP1
1. Foggy Notion (original 1969 mix)
2. One of These Days
3. Lisa Says
4. I'm Sticking With You (original 1969 mix)
5. Andy's Chest (original 1969 mix)
6. I Can't Stand
7. She's My Best Friend (original 1969 mix)
8. We're Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together
9. I'm Gonna Move Right In (original 1969 mix)
10. Ferryboat Bill (original 1969 mix)

LP2
1. Coney Island Steeplechase
2. Ocean (original 1969 mix)
3. Rock & Roll (original 1969 mix)
4. Ride Into the Sun
5. Hey Mr. Rain (version one)
6. Guess I'm Falling In Love (instrumental version)
7. Temptation Inside Your Heart (original mix)
8. Stephanie Says (original mix)
9. Hey Mr. Rain (version two)
10. Beginning To See the Light (early version) 

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