Early version of The Velvet Underground’s ‘Sweet Jane’ is released – listen

Track included on upcoming reissue of the band's 1969 self-titled album

An early recording of The Velvet Underground‘s ‘Sweet Jane’ has been posted online.

The song was originally released on the band’s 1970 album ‘Loaded’. This previously unheard live version, unveiled by Rolling Stone, was recorded at The Matrix Club in San Francisco in November 1969 and will feature on the upcoming 45th anniversary six-disc reissue of their third, self-titled album.

Additionally, an all-new mix of ‘One of These Days’ has been revealed by Spin. The track – which was later released on the 1985 outtakes compilation ‘VU’ – is one of several included on the new set recorded by the band in 1969 for a never released LP that was plotted with the intention of freeing them from their MGM contract. Click below to listen to both songs.

The 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition of The Velvet Underground’s 1969 album is due to be released on Monday (November 24). It will include three different mixes of the record – a studio stereo mix, Lou Reed’s “closet mix” and a mono mix – as well as two discs of material recorded at The Matrix. Liner notes have been penned by from Rolling Stone writer David Fricke.