Velvet Underground - Live at Max's Kansas City

2015 Expanded Remaster on 2LPs on 180g Vinyl

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Live at Max's Kansas City is a live album by American experimental rock band The Velvet Underground, released in May 1972 via Cotillion.

The Velvet Underground signed a two-album deal with Atlantic in late 1969 and released their fourth studio album, Loaded, in September 1970. By the time of its release, however, singer/guitarist/main songwriter Lou Reed had left. The band soldiered on with bassist Doug Yule moving to vocals and guitar and Walter Powers being drafted in to play bass.

This line-up did a tour of the United States and Canada promoting Loaded. As the band still had a contract for another album, they wrote and played new songs eventually to be included on it. Atlantic, however, had lost faith in the band's commercial prospects and, wanting to cut their losses after the disappointing chart showings of Loaded, decided to release an archive live recording instead.

The tapes that would later become Live at Max's Kansas City were recorded on August 23, 1970, by Andy Warhol associate Brigid Polk on a portable cassette recorder.

While they were recording Loaded, The Velvet Underground held a nine-week engagement (June 24 – August 28, 1970) at New York nightclub Max's Kansas City, playing two sets a night. Polk recorded almost everything happening around her at the time, and this happened to include her attendance of the last concert that Lou Reed played with The Velvet Underground.

She recorded both the early and the late set. Later that year, Atlantic A&R employee Danny Fields heard the tapes and submitted them to his superiors, who accepted the recordings and in 1972 decided to make an album out of them. The line-up at the concerts comprised Reed, Sterling Morrison, Yule and Billy Yule, the younger brother of Yule who was filling in for usual drummer Maureen Tucker while she was on maternity leave to have her first child Kerry.

Originally, Live at Max's Kansas City was a single album distillation of both sets re-sequenced and edited by Lou Reed and Atlantic staff producer Geoff Haslam to reflect the band's loud and quiet sides, respectively.

In 2015 Rhino Records issued a remastered expanded edition containing additional songs not included on the original 10 track album release.  Check out Sweet Jane from the 2015 remaster edition.

This double album 2LP record set is the 2015 expanded remaster of this concert, featuring 15 tracks released on vinyl for the first time.

This 2LP Record set is on 180 Gram Remastered Vinyl, pressed in Europe and released in 2016.

 

(081227950712)

Tracklisting:

A1

I'm Waiting For The Man

4:00

A2

White Light White Heat

5:15

A3

I'm Set Free

6:27

A4

Sweet Jane

6:17

B1

Lonesome Cowboy Bill

4:20

B2

New Age

6:38

B3

Beginning To See The Light

5:42

B4

I'll Be Your Mirror

3:27

C1

Pale Blue Eyes

6:01

C2

Candy Says

5:50

C3

Sunday Morning

3:39

C4

After Hours

2:58

D1

Femme Fatale

3:09

D2

Some Kinda Love

11:03

D3       

Lonesome Cowboy Bill (Version 2)                   

4:17     

SKU 081227950712
Record Label Cotillion Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number 081227950712
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 19 January 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 30 May 1972
Barcode # 081227950712
Shipping Weight 0.4650kg
Shipping Width 0.007m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000690m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition 2015 Expanded Remaster on 2 LPs, pressed on 180 Gram Vinyl with 15 Tracks
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Avantgarde
Genre Experimental
Format VINYL LP

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