The Velvet Underground ‎– White Light/White Heat

Verve Records (2) ‎– V6-5046
Vinyl, LP, Stereo, Unofficial Release, Reissue


A1 White Light/White Heat 2:44
A2 The Gift 8:14
A3 Lady Godiva's Operation 4:52
A4 There She Comes Now 2:00
B1 I Heard Her Call My Name 4:05
B2 Sister Ray 17:00


  • Artwork By [Cover Concept] – Andy Warhol
  • Artwork By [Cover Design] – Acy Lehman
  • Engineer [Director Of]Val Valentin
  • Engineer [Recording]Gary Kellgren
  • PercussionMoe Tucker
  • Photography [Cover] – Billy Name
  • Photography [Liner] – Mario Anniballi
  • ProducerTom Wilson (2)
  • Vocals, Guitar [Lead], PianoLou Reed
  • Vocals, Guitar, BassSterling Morrison
  • Vocals, Viola [Electric], Organ, BassJohn Cale
  • Written By – John Cale (tracks: A1, A4, B2), Lou Reed (tracks: A1-B2), Moe Tucker (tracks: A1, A4, B2), Sterling Morrison (tracks: A1, A4, B2)


Blue/silver T Verve label with a slightly different lettering from original Verve label (also, the shade of blue is different than the originals + there are a few weird marks in relief on the labels, as can be seen on one of the uploaded pics):
(MGS 1258)
(MGS 1259)

No skull
There She Comes Now
Lou Reed: lead guitar credit
Warhol credit
Back picture has almost no grey scale
Spine fails to mention The Velvet Underground (!) and reads: V6-5046 WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT VERVE

This edition is rumored to be a counterfeit from the early 1970's

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Run Out Side 1 [handwritten]): V6-5046 SIDE-1 MGS-1258
  • Matrix / Runout (Run Out Side 2 [handwritten]): V6-5046 SIDE-2 MGS-1259

Other Versions (5 of 136) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
V6-5046 The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat(LP, Album, Eas) Verve Records V6-5046 US 1968 Sell This Version
V-5046 The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat(LP, Album, Mono, Promo) Verve Records V-5046 US 1968 Sell This Version
825 119-2 The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat(CD, Album, RE, RM, PDO) Verve Records 825 119-2 US 1986 Sell This Version
VCB 85046 The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat(8-Trk, Album) Verve Records VCB 85046 US Unknown Sell This Version
23 91 328 The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 23 91 328 Spain 1985 Sell This Version


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March 5, 2016
It would be interesting to find out one day the origins of this edition.

I have one signed by John Cale on the back cover which I bought on eBay a couple of years ago, then recently I found a seller here in Brazil selling both a White Light/White Heat and a VU & Nico which came from the very same person. According to the seller, the previous owner bought both of them at the same time. I noticed that the "Banana album" was a 70's edition (1973 stereo, no Emerson on back and printed banana, blue label with different font than original), so I thought that WL/WH was also a '73 or so reissue... well, imagine my surprise when they arrived and WL/WH was the same edition that I already had, that is: this one! Of course it doesn't mean anything, but maybe, just maybe, this edition was available at the same time as '73 reissues? I also find it interesting that there would be a counterfeit of this one made back in the day but not the others. It would be great to know the history behind this one.