Velvet Underground Announce White Light/White Heat Reissue

The Velvet Underground are prepping the re-release of their 1968 album White Light/White Heat for its 45th anny. The 30 track reissue, due Dec. 3, features unreleased studio songs, outtakes and live cuts pulled from the band's archives.

"No one listened to it," frontman Lou Reed said in a statement about the LP.

"But there it is, forever - the quintessence of articulate punk. And no one goes near it." Reed put together the re-issue with the help of former bandmate John Cale.

Featured cuts include alternate takes of "Hey Mr. Rain," new mixes of "Beginning to See the Light" and "Guess I'm Falling in Love," and previously unreleased vocal and instrumental versions of "The Gift."

The set also features the official release of the widely bootlegged concert at New York's the Gymnasium on April 30, 1967.

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