The Velvet Underground’s second album, White Light/White Heat, will be released as an expanded three-disc set on December 3, 2013.
In addition to remastered stereo and mono versions of the challenging album, there will be a bunch of alternative versions of tracks including “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,” according to Rolling Stone.
Plus a live set recorded at the Gymnasium in New York on April 30, 1967 that includes “I’m Waiting for the Man,” “Sister Ray” and “Run Run Run.”
“No one listened to it,” Lou Reed said in a statement. “But there it is, forever – the quintessence of articulate punk. And no one goes near it.”
Here’s a mono version of “Sister Ray” off White Light/White Heat.