The Velvet Underground
A historic set of high-fidelity 1969 recordings capture the band at a pinnacle of white-hot guitar jams and streetwise poetics
Tom Wilson shepherded Dylan's electric period; signed Velvets, Mothers of Invention
A look back at the Velvets' final album illuminates a key turning point in Lou Reed's life's work
Track will appear on upcoming box set, 'Loaded: Re-Loaded 45th Anniversary Edition'
Deluxe edition will feature album in stereo and mono, session outtakes, previously unreleased live recordings and more
"Lou’s genuinely proud of what he’d done and could really appreciate his own work," legend's widow says
"His consciousness infiltrated and illuminated our cultural voice," Smith says of Reed
Velvet Underground singer also fondly recalls scaring off college-aged fans with shotgun
A classic LP lingers on
Drummer Maureen Tucker and bassist Doug Yule relive two years that rocked their worlds as they, along with Lou Reed and Sterling Morrison, redefined what the band could do
Recorded live in San Francisco, the rare track appears on the deluxe edition of the forthcoming 'The Velvet Underground'
The recording, captured at the San Francisco venue the Matrix, will appear on the upcoming deluxe edition of their self-titled third record
Former Velvet Underground member re-records 1982 song "If You Were Still Around" as tribute to Reed and other Velvet Underground collaborators
A six-disc box set, as well as less extravagant versions of the reissue, will be available this fall
Proceeds from the auction will help further develop the musician's archive