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The Velvet Underground|Loaded (Re-Loaded 45th Anniversary Edition)

Loaded (Re-Loaded 45th Anniversary Edition)

The Velvet Underground

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After The Velvet Underground cut three albums for the jazz-oriented Verve label that earned them lots of notoriety but negligible sales, the group signed with industry powerhouse Atlantic Records in 1970; label head Ahmet Ertegun supposedly asked Lou Reed to avoid sex and drugs in his songs, and instead focus on making an album "loaded with hits." Loaded was the result, and with appropriate irony it turned out to be the first VU album that made any noticeable impact on commercial radio -- and also their swan song, with Reed leaving the group shortly before its release. With John Cale long gone from the band, Doug Yule highly prominent (he sings lead on four of the ten tracks), and Maureen Tucker absent on maternity leave, this is hardly a purist's Velvet Underground album. But while Lou Reed always wrote great rock & roll songs with killer hooks, on Loaded his tunes were at last given a polished but intelligent production that made them sound like the hits they should have been, and there's no arguing that "Sweet Jane" and "Rock and Roll" are as joyously anthemic as anything he's ever recorded. And if this release generally maintains a tight focus on the sunny side of the VU's personality (or would that be Reed's personality?), "New Age" and "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'" prove he had hardly abandoned his contemplative side, and "Train Around the Bend" is a subtle but revealing metaphor for his weariness with the music business. Sterling Morrison once said of Loaded, "It showed that we could have, all along, made truly commercial sounding records," but just as importantly, it proved they could do so without entirely abandoning their musical personality in the process. It's a pity that notion hadn't occurred to anyone a few years earlier.
© Mark Deming /TiVo

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1
Who Loves the Sun (2015 Remaster)
00:02:46

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Writer - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1970 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

2
Sweet Jane (Full Length Version; 2015 Remaster)
00:04:06

Sterling Morrison, Guitar - Lou Reed, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Writer - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1970 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

3
Rock & Roll (Full Length Version; 2015 Remaster)
00:04:43

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Writer - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1970 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

4
Cool It Down (2015 Remaster)
00:03:05

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1970 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

5
New Age (Full Length Version; 2015 Remaster)
00:05:10

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Writer - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1970 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

6
Head Held High (2015 Remaster)
00:02:56

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1970 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

7
Lonesome Cowboy Bill (2015 Remaster)
00:02:43

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Writer - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1970 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

8
I Found a Reason (2015 Remaster)
00:04:15

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1970 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

9
Train Round the Bend (2015 Remaster)
00:03:21

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1970 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

10
Oh! Sweet Nuthin' (2015 Remaster)
00:07:25

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1970 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

11
I'm Sticking With You (Session Outtake; 2015 Remaster)
00:02:53

Sterling Morrison, Guitar - John Cale, Writer - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Writer - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1970 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

12
Ocean (Session Outtake; 2015 Remaster)
00:05:44

Sterling Morrison, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1970 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

13
I Love You (Session Outtake; 2015 Remaster)
00:02:53

Sterling Morrison, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1970 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

14
Ride into the Sun (Session Outtake; 2015 Remaster)
00:03:23

Sterling Morrison, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1970 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

DISC 2

1
Who Loves the Sun (Mono; 2015 Remaster)
00:02:44

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Writer - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1970 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

2
Sweet Jane (Mono; 2015 Remaster)
00:03:15

Sterling Morrison, Guitar - Lou Reed, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Writer - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1970 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

3
Rock & Roll (Mono; 2015 Remaster)
00:04:37

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Writer - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1970 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

4
Cool It Down (Mono; 2015 Remaster)
00:03:03

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1970 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

5
New Age (Mono; 2015 Remaster)
00:04:45

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Writer - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1970 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

6
Head Held High (Mono; 2015 Remaster)
00:02:55

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1970 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

7
Lonesome Cowboy Bill (Mono; 2015 Remaster)
00:02:42

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Writer - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1970 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

8
I Found a Reason (Mono; 2015 Remaster)
00:04:13

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1970 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

9
Train Round the Bend (Mono; 2015 Remaster)
00:03:17

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1970 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

10
Oh! Sweet Nuthin' (Mono; 2015 Remaster)
00:07:24

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1970 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

11
Who Loves the Sun (Mono; 2015 Remaster Single)
00:02:47

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Writer - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1970 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

12
Oh! Sweet Nuthin' (Mono; 2015 Remaster Single)
00:07:25

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1970 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

13
Rock & Roll (Mono)
00:03:05

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Writer - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1970 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

14
Lonesome Cowboy Bill (Mono; 2015 Remaster)
00:02:40

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Writer - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1970 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

DISC 3

1
Rock & Roll (Demo Version; 2015 Remaster)
00:04:42

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Writer - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1997 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

2
Sad Song (Demo Version; 2015 Remaster)
00:03:30

Sterling Morrison, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1997 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

3
Satellite of Love (Demo Version; 2015 Remaster)
00:03:00

Sterling Morrison, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1997 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

4
Walk and Talk (Demo Version; 2015 Remaster)
00:02:24

Sterling Morrison, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1997 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

5
Oh Gin (Demo Version; 2015 Remaster)
00:02:45

Sterling Morrison, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1997 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

6
Ocean (Demo Version; 2015 Remaster)
00:06:04

Sterling Morrison, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1997 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

7
I Love You (Demo Version; 2015 Remaster)
00:02:06

Sterling Morrison, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1997 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

8
Love Makes You Feel Ten Feet Tall (Demo Remix; 2015 Remaster)
00:04:14

Sterling Morrison, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1997 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

9
I Found a Reason (Demo Version; 2015 Remaster)
00:03:17

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1997 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

10
Cool It Down (Early Version Remix; 2015 Remaster)
00:04:17

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1997 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

11
Sweet Jane (Early Version Remix; 2015 Remaster)
00:05:31

Sterling Morrison, Guitar - Lou Reed, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Writer - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1997 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

12
Lonesome Cowboy Bill (Early Version Remix; 2015 Remaster)
00:03:18

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Writer - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1997 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

13
Head Held High (Early Version Remix; 2015 Remaster)
00:02:55

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1997 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

14
Oh! Sweet Nuthin' (Early Version Remix; 2015 Remaster)
00:04:03

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1970 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

15
Who Loves the Sun (Alternate Mix; 2015 Remaster)
00:03:04

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Writer - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Doug Yule, Guitar, Vocals - Shel Kagan, Producer - Bill Yule, Drums

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1997 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

16
Sweet Jane (Alternate Mix; 2015 Remaster)
00:04:23

Sterling Morrison, Lead Guitar - Lou Reed, Guitar, Piano, Lead Vocals, Writer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Doug Yule, Bass Guitar, Vocals - Bill Yule, Drums

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1997 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

17
Cool It Down (Alternate Mix; 2015 Remaster)
00:03:27

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1997 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

18
Lonesome Cowboy Bill (Alternate Mix; 2015 Remaster)
00:02:41

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Writer - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1997 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

19
Train Round the Bend (Alternate Mix; 2015 Remaster)
00:04:39

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1997 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

20
Head Held High (Alternate Mix; 2015 Remaster)
00:02:17

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1997 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

21
Rock & Roll (Alternate Mix; 2015 Remaster)
00:04:40

Sterling Morrison, Composer, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Writer - Geoffrey Haslam, Producer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Adrian Barber, Producer - Doug Yule, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums - Shel Kagan, Producer

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1997 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

DISC 4

1
I'm Waiting for the Man (Live at Max's Kansas City; 2015 Remaster)
00:04:43

Sterling Morrison, Guitar - Lou Reed, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Writer - The Velvet Underground, Producer, MainArtist - Doug Yule, Guitar, Organ, Vocals - Moe Tucker, Drums

© 2015 Rhino Entertainment ℗ 1972 Atlantic Records, Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

Album review

After The Velvet Underground cut three albums for the jazz-oriented Verve label that earned them lots of notoriety but negligible sales, the group signed with industry powerhouse Atlantic Records in 1970; label head Ahmet Ertegun supposedly asked Lou Reed to avoid sex and drugs in his songs, and instead focus on making an album "loaded with hits." Loaded was the result, and with appropriate irony it turned out to be the first VU album that made any noticeable impact on commercial radio -- and also their swan song, with Reed leaving the group shortly before its release. With John Cale long gone from the band, Doug Yule highly prominent (he sings lead on four of the ten tracks), and Maureen Tucker absent on maternity leave, this is hardly a purist's Velvet Underground album. But while Lou Reed always wrote great rock & roll songs with killer hooks, on Loaded his tunes were at last given a polished but intelligent production that made them sound like the hits they should have been, and there's no arguing that "Sweet Jane" and "Rock and Roll" are as joyously anthemic as anything he's ever recorded. And if this release generally maintains a tight focus on the sunny side of the VU's personality (or would that be Reed's personality?), "New Age" and "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'" prove he had hardly abandoned his contemplative side, and "Train Around the Bend" is a subtle but revealing metaphor for his weariness with the music business. Sterling Morrison once said of Loaded, "It showed that we could have, all along, made truly commercial sounding records," but just as importantly, it proved they could do so without entirely abandoning their musical personality in the process. It's a pity that notion hadn't occurred to anyone a few years earlier.
© Mark Deming /TiVo

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