45th anniversary release of ‘The Velvet Underground’ to include previously unreleased LP

The five-disc set will come out on November 24

A special 45th anniversary reissue of The Velvet Underground’s third, self-titled album, is set for release.

The 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition of the 1969 album will come out on November 24. The Guardian reports that it is set to include a previously unreleased LP, which was recorded with the intention of getting the band free from their MGM contract. This makes up the fourth disc of the release and comprises 10 mixes, including six new ones, featuring ‘Lisa Says’, ‘I Can’t Stand It’ and ‘Ocean’, which went on to feature on Lou Reed’s debut solo album in 1972.

The entire release will be made up of 65 songs. The first disc will feature an album stereo mix of the record, the second a 1969 pressing called the ‘The Closet Mix’ and the third is a promotional mono mix. Live tracks will also feature on a fifth disc, recorded at The Matrix in San Francisco in November 1969, and there will be a book with liner notes from Rolling Stone writer David Fricke.