The second official collection of rarities; and once again completely essential.
A knockout Sweet Jane, unmissable Pale Blue Eyes, 8-minute White Light… Reed singing Femme Fatale and one-off arrangements like a mellow Waiting For My Man… LR so solicitous about the tiny Dallas crowd. Fab.
Boxed replicas of their sevens, two of them in picture sleeves, in rare mono versions, with little-seen photos, notes by David Fricke. Two were planned, but not released; the seventh was promo-only.
Facsimile LP; double-CD with extras, as pictured. Monster box-set due next week.
Remastered with bonuses, (definitively) in tough mono, too; Chelsea Girl; the Scepter Studio version and excerpts from the Factory rehearsals, sounding great; two discs live in 1966, first issue; massive booklet.
The legendary in-studio acetate recording, with different mixes to the classic 1967 LP debut, and entirely different takes of Venus In Furs, I’m Waiting For The Man, European Son and Heroin.