To celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Velvet Underground's album Loaded, Rhino has unveiled a special six-disc collection that includes a whole host of previously unreleased material.

Remastered stereo and mono versions of the album fill out the first two discs, along with various outtakes, and the mono mix for the unissued single: Rock & Roll b/w Lonesome Cowboy Bill. The third disc explores the creative process behind many of the songs on the album with more than 20 demos, early versions and alternate mixes.

Also included is a remastered version of Live At Max’s Kansas City, which was recorded at the New York nightclub on 23 August, 1970, the day Lou Reed left the band. Along with the performances from the original 1972 album, the disc includes additional performances selected from the expanded version of the album that Rhino introduced in 2004. 

There's an unreleased club performance featured on the fifth disc. It was recorded on 9 May, 1970 at the Second Fret in Philadelphia by Bob Kachnycz, a fan who hitchhiked to the show and recorded it on reel-to-reel. The band was down to a trio with just Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison and Doug Yule, who filled in for MoeTucker who was pregnant at the time. 

The final disc is an audio only DVD that features three different mixes (a Surround Sound Remix in DTS and Dolby Digital, a 96/24 high-resolution Stereo Downmix and a  96/24 hi-res Original Stereo Mix).

Loaded: Re-loaded 45th Anniversary Edition will be available on 30 October on Rhino records

The full tracklisting is as follows:

Disc One: Loaded Remastered

1.                 “Who Loves The Sun”

2.                 “Sweet Jane” – Full Length Version

3.                 “Rock & Roll” – Full Length Version

4.                 “Cool It Down”

5.                 “New Age”

6.                 “Head Held High”

7.                 “Lonesome Cowboy Bill”

8.                 “I Found A Reason”

9.                 “Train Round The Bend”

10.               “Oh! Sweet Nuthin’”

Session Outtakes:

11.               “I’m Sticking With You” – New Remix

12.               “Ocean”

13.               “I Love You”

14.               “Ride Into The Sun”

Disc Two: Loaded Remastered: Promotional Mono Version

1.                 “Who Loves The Sun”

2.                 “Sweet Jane” – Full Length Version

3.                 “Rock & Roll” – Full Length Version

4.                 “Cool It Down”

5.                 “New Age”

6.                 “Head Held High”

7.                 “Lonesome Cowboy Bill”

8.                 “I Found A Reason”

9.                 “Train Round The Bend”

10.               “Oh! Sweet Nuthin’”

Singles and B-Sides

11.               “Who Loves The Sun”

12.               “Oh! Sweet Nuthin’”

13.               “Rock & Roll” *

14.               “Lonesome Cowboy Bill” *

Disc Three: Demos, Early Versions and Alternate Mixes

Demos

1.                 “Rock & Roll” – Demo

2.                 “Sad Song” – Demo

3.                 “Satellite Of Love” – Demo

4.                 “Walk And Talk” – Demo

5.                 “Oh Gin” – Demo

6.                 “Ocean” – Demo

7.                 “I Love You” – Demo

8.                 “Love Makes You Feel Ten Feet Tall” – Demo Remix

9.                 “I Found A Reason” – Demo

Early Versions

10.               “Cool It Down” – Early Version, Remix

11.               “Sweet Jane” – Early Version, Remix

12.               “Lonesome Cowboy Bill” – Early Version, Remix

13.               “Head Held High” – Early Version, Remix

14.               “Oh! Sweet Nuthin’” – Early Version, Remix

Alternate Mixes

15.               “Who Loves The Sun” – Alternate Mix

16.               “Sweet Jane” – Alternate Mix

17.               “Cool It Down” – Alternate Mix

18.               “Lonesome Cowboy Bill” – Alternate Mix

19.               “Train Round The Bend” – Alternate Mix

20.               “Head Held High” – Alternate Mix

21.               “Rock & Roll” – Alternate Mix

Disc Four: Live At Max’s Kansas City Remastered

1.                 “I’m Waiting For The Man”

2.                 “White Light/White Heat”

3.                 “I’m Set Free”

4.                 “Sweet Jane”

5.                 “Lonesome Cowboy Bill”

6.                 “New Age”

7.                 “Beginning To See The Light”

8.                 “I’ll Be Your Mirror”

9.                 “Pale Blue Eyes”

10.               “Candy Says”

11.               “Sunday Morning”

12.               “After Hours”

13.               “Femme Fatale”

14.               “Some Kinda Love”

15.               “Lonesome Cowboy Bill” – Version 2

Disc Five: Live At Second Fret, Philadelphia, 1970* 

1.     “I’m Waiting For The Man”

2.     “What Goes On”

3.     “Cool It Down”

4.     “Sweet Jane”

5.     “Rock & Roll”

6.     “Some Kinda Love”

7.     “New Age”

8.     “Candy Says”

9.     “Head Held High”

10.   “Train Round The Bend”

11.   “Oh! Sweet Nuthin’”

*previously unreleased 

Disc Six: Audio DVD

96/24 Hi-Resolution Surround Sound Remix

96/24 Hi-Resolution Stereo Downmix

96/24 Hi-Resolution Original Stereo Mix