Velvet Underground’s ‘Loaded’ Turns 45

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by David Chiu

Perhaps the Velvet Underground’s most accessible-sounding album, 1970’s Loaded, featuring the beloved “Sweet Jane” and “Rock and Roll” is notable for being the last band studio album to feature Lou Reed. Now this classic album is being reissued by Rhino once again as Loaded: Re-Loaded, a deluxe six-disc set that contains the remastered original album as well as its mono version; the Live at Max’s Kansas City record; demos, rarities and alternate mixes; a previously unreleased May 9, 1970 concert from Philadelphia’s Live at Second Fret; and an audio DVD of Loaded. The new Loaded: Re-Loaded set comes out on October 30.

Disc One: Loaded Remastered
1. “Who Loves The Sun”
2. “Sweet Jane” – Full Length Version
3. “Rock & Roll” – Full Length Version
4. “Cool It Down”
5. “New Age”
6. “Head Held High”
7. “Lonesome Cowboy Bill”
8. “I Found A Reason”
9. “Train Round The Bend”
10. “Oh! Sweet Nuthin'”
Session Outtakes:
11. “I’m Sticking With You” – New Remix
12. “Ocean”
13. “I Love You”
14. “Ride Into The Sun”

Disc Two: Loaded Remastered:
Promotional Mono Version
1. “Who Loves The Sun”
2. “Sweet Jane” – Full Length Version
3. “Rock & Roll” – Full Length Version
4. “Cool It Down”
5. “New Age”
6. “Head Held High”
7. “Lonesome Cowboy Bill”
8. “I Found A Reason”
9. “Train Round The Bend”
10. “Oh! Sweet Nuthin'”
Singles and B-Sides
11. “Who Loves The Sun”
12. “Oh! Sweet Nuthin'”
13. “Rock & Roll” *
14. “Lonesome Cowboy Bill” *

Disc Three: Demos, Early Versions and Alternate Mixes
Demos
1. “Rock & Roll” – Demo
2. “Sad Song” – Demo
3. “Satellite Of Love” – Demo
4. “Walk And Talk” – Demo
5. “Oh Gin” – Demo
6. “Ocean” – Demo
7. “I Love You” – Demo
8. “Love Makes You Feel Ten Feet Tall” – Demo Remix
9. “I Found A Reason” – Demo
Early Versions
10. “Cool It Down” – Early Version, Remix
11. “Sweet Jane” – Early Version, Remix
12. “Lonesome Cowboy Bill” – Early Version, Remix
13. “Head Held High” – Early Version, Remix
14. “Oh! Sweet Nuthin'” – Early Version, Remix
Alternate Mixes
15. “Who Loves The Sun” – Alternate Mix
16. “Sweet Jane” – Alternate Mix
17. “Cool It Down” – Alternate Mix
18. “Lonesome Cowboy Bill” – Alternate Mix
19. “Train Round The Bend” – Alternate Mix
20. “Head Held High” – Alternate Mix
21. “Rock & Roll” – Alternate Mix

Disc Four: Live At Max’s Kansas City

1. “I’m Waiting For The Man”
2. “White Light/White Heat”
3. “I’m Set Free”
4. “Sweet Jane”
5. “Lonesome Cowboy Bill”
6. “New Age”
7. “Beginning To See The Light”
8. “I’ll Be Your Mirror”
9. “Pale Blue Eyes”
10. “Candy Says”
11. “Sunday Morning”
12. “After Hours”
13. “Femme Fatale”
14. “Some Kinda Love”
15. “Lonesome Cowboy Bill” – Version 2

Five: Live At Second Fret,
Philadelphia, 1970
1. “I’m Waiting For The Man”
2. “What Goes On”
3. “Cool It Down”
4. “Sweet Jane”
5. “Rock & Roll”
6. “Some Kinda Love”
7. “New Age”
8. “Candy Says”
9. “Head Held High”
10. “Train Round The Bend”
11. “Oh! Sweet Nuthin'”

Disc Six: Audio DVD
96/24 Hi-Resolution Surround Sound Remix
96/24 Hi-Resolution Stereo Downmix
96/24 Hi-Resolution Original Stereo Mix

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