Win ‘The Velvet Underground’ Super Deluxe Edition
Last month, the Velvet Underground released a 45th anniversary Super Deluxe edition of their self-titled 1969 album. To honor this monumental release, we've teamed up with Universal to give one lucky winner a copy of this box set.
Originally issued in 1969, the group's third album saw the Velvets take a sharp detour following the departure of founder John Cale due to musical differences with Lou Reed. In place of the groundbreaking feedback and sonic explorations of their first two records was a quieter and gentler approach, with such favorites as 'What Goes On,' 'After Hours,' 'Beginning to See the Light' and the stunning 'Pale Blue Eyes.'
The Super Deluxe edition expands the original to six CDs, with half of the discs containing the album in three different mixes: Reed's original, one that was made by Val Valentin for later pressings and the mono mix used for promotional purposes. The remaining discs are comprised of songs intended for their fourth album and performances from two shows at the Matrix in San Francisco in 1969. The package also includes a case-bound book with liner notes by David Fricke. You can purchase the set at Amazon and iTunes.
For a chance to win the Super Deluxe edition of 'The Velvet Underground,' simply follow @UltClassicRock on Twitter and re-tweet the announcement of the giveaway by Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at 11:59PM ET. Be sure to read our official contest rules, and good luck!
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