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A rather bluesy version of "I'm Waiting for the Man" will be featured on the upcoming 45th anniversary reissue of the Velvet Underground "s third and self-titled album, released in 1969. The remastered edition is set to be released on Nov. 24 on Polydor.

According to Pitchfork, this "super deluxe" version of "The Velvet Undergorund" will include a case-bound book, liner notes by Rolling Stone writer David Fricke and no less than 65 tracks over six CDs. These will consist of remastered mixes of previous studio and live works, but also a version of the New York band's unreleased fourth album recorded in October 1969 to get out of their contract with MGM. Several of these tracks had already ended up on Lou Reed's solo album Transformer.

This version of "I'm Waiting for the Man" was available on the band's 1969: The Velvet Underground Live, released in 1974, but this deluxe edition is actually much cleaner and less scrambled. Compare for yourself:

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