LISTEN: The Velvet Underground, “Waiting For the Man (Alternate Version)”

Velvet Underground & Nico 45th Anniversary Set

With Universal’s massive–some would even say insane–45th anniversary edition of The Velvet Underground & Nico hitting shops next Tuesday, the label has uploaded a very necessary alternate version of everyone’s favorite withdrawal anthem, “Waiting For the Man.” Check it out below, and recent VU covers by the Mallard and Ty Segall here and here

DISC ONE
The Velvet Underground & Nico [Stereo Version]:

1. Sunday Morning
2. I’m Waiting for the Man
3. Femme Fatale
4. Venus in Furs
5. Run Run Run
6. All Tomorrow’s Parties
7. Heroin
8. There She Goes Again
9. I’ll Be Your Mirror
10. The Black Angel’s Death Song
11. European Son
12. All Tomorrow’s Parties [Alternate Single Voice Version]
13. European Son [Alternate Version]
14. Heroin [Alternate Version]
15. All Tomorrow’s Parties [Alternate Instrumental Mix]
16. I’ll Be Your Mirror [Alternate Mix]

DISC TWO
The Velvet Underground & Nico [Mono Version]:

1. Sunday Morning
2. I’m Waiting for the Man
3. Femme Fatale
4. Venus in Furs
5. Run Run Run
6. All Tomorrow’s Parties
7. Heroin
8. There She Goes Again
9. I’ll Be Your Mirror
10. The Black Angel’s Death Song
11. European Son
12 All Tomorrow’s Parties [July 1966]
13 I’ll Be Your Mirror [Alternate Ending, July 1966]
14 Sunday Morning [Alternate Mix, December 1966]
15 Femme Fatale [December 1966]

DISC THREE
Nico’s Chelsea Girl:

1. The Fairest of the Seasons
2. These Days
3. Little Sister
4. Winter Song
5. It Was a Pleasure Then
6. Chelsea Girls
7. I’ll Keep It With Mine
8. Somewhere There’s a Feather
9. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
10. Eulogy to Lenny Bruce

DISC FOUR
Scepter Studios Sessions:

1. European Son [Alternate Version] *
2. The Black Angel’s Death Song [Alternate Mix] *
3. All Tomorrow’s Parties [Alternate Version] *
4. I’ll Be Your Mirror [Alternate Version] ^
5. Heroin [Alternate Version] *
6. Femme Fatale [Alternate mix] ^
7. Venus in Furs [Alternate Version] ^
8. Waiting for the Man [Alternate Version] ^
9. Run Run Run [Alternate Mix] ^

* from tape
^ from acetate

The Factory Rehearsals [January 1966]:
10. Walk Alone
11. Cracking Up / Venus in Furs
12. Miss Joanie Lee
13. Heroin
14. There She Goes Again [with Nico]
15. There She Goes Again

DISC FIVE
Live at Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus, Ohio:

1. Melody Laughter
2. Femme Fatale
3. Venus in Furs
4. The Black Angel’s Death Song
5. All Tomorrow’s Parties [Lou Reed]

DISC SIX
Live at Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus, Ohio:

1. Waiting for the Man
2. Heroin
3. Run Run Run
4. The Nothing Song