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Loaded [Re-Loaded 45th Anniversary Edition]

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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
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Who Loves the Sun The Velvet Underground 2:45
  3. 2 Sweet Jane The Velvet Underground 4:4
  4. 3 Rock and Roll The Velvet Underground 4:40
  5. 4 Cool It Down The Velvet Underground 3:2
  6. 5 New Age The Velvet Underground 5:2
  7. 6 Head Held High The Velvet Underground 2:54
  8. 7 Lonesome Cowboy Bill The Velvet Underground 2:41
  9. 8 I Found a Reason The Velvet Underground 4:13
  10. 9 Train Round the Bend The Velvet Underground 3:18
  11. 10 Oh! Sweet Nuthin' The Velvet Underground 7:23
  12. 11 I'm Sticking With You The Velvet Underground 2:50
  13. 12 Ocean The Velvet Underground 5:42
  14. 13 I Love You The Velvet Underground 2:51
  15. 14 Ride Into the Sun The Velvet Underground 3:22
  16. 1 Who Loves the Sun The Velvet Underground 2:43
  17. 2 Sweet Jane The Velvet Underground 3:13
  18. 3 Rock & Roll The Velvet Underground 4:35
  19. 4 Cool It Down The Velvet Underground 3:1
  20. 5 New Age The Velvet Underground 4:37
  21. 6 Head Held High The Velvet Underground 2:52
  22. 7 Lonesome Cowboy Bill The Velvet Underground 2:40
  23. 8 I Found a Reason The Velvet Underground 4:11
  24. 9 Train Round the Bend The Velvet Underground 3:14
  25. 10 Oh! Sweet Nuthin' The Velvet Underground 7:19
  26. 11 Who Loves the Sun The Velvet Underground 2:44
  27. 12 Oh! Sweet Nuthin' The Velvet Underground 7:23
  28. 13 Rock & Roll The Velvet Underground 3:2
  29. 14 Lonesome Cowboy Bill The Velvet Underground 2:39
  30. 1 Rock & Roll The Velvet Underground 4:41
  31. 2 Sad Song The Velvet Underground 3:27
  32. 3 Satellite of Love The Velvet Underground 2:57
  33. 4 Walk and Talk The Velvet Underground 2:22
  34. 5 Oh Gin The Velvet Underground 2:43
  35. 6 Ocean The Velvet Underground 6:1
  36. 7 I Love You The Velvet Underground 2:2
  37. 8 Love Makes You Feel Ten Feet Tall The Velvet Underground 4:10
  38. 9 I Found a Reason The Velvet Underground 3:12
  39. 10 Cool It Down [Early Version Remix] The Velvet Underground 4:14
  40. 11 Sweet Jane [Early Version Remix] The Velvet Underground 5:27
  41. 12 Lonesome Cowboy Bill [Early Version Remix] The Velvet Underground 3:16
  42. 13 Head Held High [Early Version Remix] The Velvet Underground 2:52
  43. 14 Oh! Sweet Nuthin' [Early Version Remix] The Velvet Underground 4:1
  44. 15 Who Loves The Sun [Alternate Mix] The Velvet Underground 3:0
  45. 16 Sweet Jane [Alternate Mix] The Velvet Underground 4:21
  46. 17 Cool It Down [Alternate Mix] The Velvet Underground 3:24
  47. 18 Lonesome Cowboy Bill [Alternate Mix] The Velvet Underground 2:39
  48. 19 Train Round The Bend [Alternate Mix] The Velvet Underground 4:37
  49. 20 Head Held High [Alternate Mix] The Velvet Underground 2:13
  50. 21 Rock & Roll [Alternate Mix] The Velvet Underground 4:39
  51. 1 I'm Waiting for the Man The Velvet Underground 4:43
  52. 2 White Light White Heat The Velvet Underground 5:15
  53. 3 I'm Set Free The Velvet Underground 6:27
  54. 4 Sweet Jane The Velvet Underground 6:17
  55. 5 Lonesome Cowboy Bill The Velvet Underground 4:20
  56. 6 New Age The Velvet Underground 6:38
  57. 7 Beginning to See the Light The Velvet Underground 5:42
  58. 8 I'll Be Your Mirror The Velvet Underground 3:27
  59. 9 Pale Blue Eyes The Velvet Underground 6:1
  60. 10 Candy Says The Velvet Underground 5:50
  61. 11 Sunday Morning The Velvet Underground 3:39
  62. 12 After Hours The Velvet Underground 2:58
  63. 13 Femme Fatale The Velvet Underground 3:10
  64. 14 Some Kinda Love The Velvet Underground 11:3
  65. 15 Lonesome Cowboy Bill The Velvet Underground 4:16
  66. 1 I'm Waiting for the Man The Velvet Underground 6:12
  67. 2 What Goes On The Velvet Underground 5:26
  68. 3 Cool It Down The Velvet Underground 6:6
  69. 4 Sweet Jane The Velvet Underground 7:8
  70. 5 Rock & Roll The Velvet Underground 7:31
  71. 6 Some Kinda Love The Velvet Underground 4:24
  72. 7 New Age The Velvet Underground 7:29
  73. 8 Candy Says The Velvet Underground 5:5
  74. 9 Head Held High The Velvet Underground 4:15
  75. 10 Train Round the Bend The Velvet Underground 8:51
  76. 11 Oh! Sweet Nuthin' The Velvet Underground 7:36
  77. 1 Who Loves the Sun The Velvet Underground 2:53
  78. 2 Sweet Jane [Stereo Downmix] The Velvet Underground 4:21
  79. 3 Rock & Roll [Stereo Downmix] The Velvet Underground 4:46
  80. 4 Cool It Down [Stereo Downmix] The Velvet Underground 3:51
  81. 5 New Age [Stereo Downmix] The Velvet Underground 5:49
  82. 6 Lonesome Cowboy Bill [Stereo Downmix] The Velvet Underground 2:57
  83. 7 I Found a Reason [Stereo Downmix] The Velvet Underground 4:15
  84. 8 Head Held High [Stereo Downmix] The Velvet Underground 2:59
  85. 9 Train Round the Bend [Stereo Downmix] The Velvet Underground 4:27
  86. 10 Oh! Sweet Nuthin' [Stereo Downmix] The Velvet Underground 7:24
  87. 1 Who Loves the Sun The Velvet Underground 2:45
  88. 2 Sweet Jane The Velvet Underground 3:15
  89. 3 Rock & Roll The Velvet Underground 4:38
  90. 4 Cool It Down The Velvet Underground 3:2
  91. 5 New Age The Velvet Underground 5:8
  92. 6 Head Held High The Velvet Underground 2:54
  93. 7 Lonesome Cowboy Bill The Velvet Underground 2:41
  94. 8 I Found a Reason The Velvet Underground 4:13
  95. 9 Train Round the Bend The Velvet Underground 3:17
  96. 10 Oh! Sweet Nuthin' The Velvet Underground 7:23

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