The Velvet Underground‘s 1970 album Loaded will be reissued as a nine-LP box set.
The new vinyl boxed set includes nearly all the music from the album’s expansive 2015 CD reissue, Loaded: Re-Loaded 45th Anniversary Edition.
The upcoming collection, Loaded (Fully Re-loaded Edition), features nine LPs with stereo, mono, and “Full-Length” mixes of the original album, along with a generous selection of demos, studio outtakes, and live recordings. Several tracks from the set will be available on vinyl for the first time.
Loaded (Fully Re-loaded Edition) is limited to 1,970 numbered copies and will be available on March 24. T he set is available exclusively at Rhino.com for $249.98 and comes in a deluxe, foil-wrapped slipcase containing the vinyl, a poster of the album’s cover art, and an illustrated booklet with liner notes by Lenny Kaye that appeared in Loaded: Re-Loaded 45th Anniversary Edition.
Loaded (Fully Re-loaded Edition) opens with three different versions of the original studio album: remastered stereo and mono mixes, plus a “Full-Length” version that boasts extended takes of “Sweet Jane,” “Rock & Roll” and “New Age.”
The box set is available for pre order now at https://store.rhino.com/en/rhino-store/artists/the-velvet-underground/loaded-fully-re-loaded-edition-9lp4-7%22-singles/081227883775.html
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