The Velvet Underground ‎– Loaded

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Tracklist

Who Loves The Sun 2:50
Sweet Jane 3:55
Rock & Roll 4:47
Cool It Down 3:05
New Age 5:20
Head Held High 2:52
Lonesome Cowboy Bill 2:48
I Found A Reason 4:15
Train Round The Bend 3:20
Oh! Sweet Nuthin' 7:23

Versions (106)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SD 9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, SP ) Cotillion SD 9034 US 1970 Sell This Version
CS 9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(Cass, Album) Cotillion CS 9034 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
SD 9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album) Cotillion SD 9034 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
SD 9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album) Cotillion SD 9034 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
940.060 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album) Cotillion 940.060 France 1970 Sell This Version
SD 9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album) Cotillion SD 9034 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
SD 9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, CTH) Cotillion SD 9034 US 1970 Sell This Version
SD 9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, MO ) Cotillion SD 9034 US 1970 Sell This Version
SD 9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, Mono, Promo) Cotillion SD 9034 US 1970 Sell This Version
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SD 9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, Promo, CTH) Cotillion SD 9034 US 1970 Sell This Version
SD 9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, Promo, MO ) Cotillion SD 9034 US 1970 Sell This Version
SD 9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, Promo, SP ) Cotillion SD 9034 US 1970 Sell This Version
SD 9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, SP ) Cotillion SD 9034 US 1970 Sell This Version
SD 9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Promo, Sta) Cotillion SD 9034 US 1970 Sell This Version
3190 034 Velvet Underground* Loaded(Cass, Album) Atlantic 3190 034 UK 1971 Sell This Version
2400 111 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album) Atlantic 2400 111 UK 1971 Sell This Version
SD 9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album) Cotillion, Atlantic SD 9034 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
2400 111 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album) Atlantic 2400 111 UK 1971 Sell This Version
940.060 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic (2), Cotillion 940.060 France 1971 Sell This Version
K40113, K 40113 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, RP) Atlantic, Atlantic K40113, K 40113 UK 1972 Sell This Version
K40113 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, RP) Atlantic K40113 UK 1972 Sell This Version
SD 9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, RP, RI ) Cotillion SD 9034 US 1972 Sell This Version
MID 20049 The Velvet Underground Featuring Lou Reed The Velvet Underground Featuring Lou Reed - Loaded(LP, Album) Midi MID 20049 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
MID 20 049 The Velvet Underground Featuring Lou Reed The Velvet Underground Featuring Lou Reed - Loaded(LP, Album, RE) Midi MID 20 049 France 1973 Sell This Version
MID 20 049 The Velvet Underground Featuring Lou Reed The Velvet Underground Featuring Lou Reed - Loaded(LP, Album, RE) Midi MID 20 049 Scandinavia 1973 Sell This Version
MID 20 049 The Velvet Underground Featuring Lou Reed The Velvet Underground Featuring Lou Reed - Loaded(LP, Album, RE) Midi MID 20 049 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
K40113 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic K40113 UK 1977 Sell This Version
K40113 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic K40113 UK 1977 Sell This Version
SD 9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, RP) Cotillion SD 9034 US 1977 Sell This Version
K 440113, K.440113 The Velvet Underground Loaded(Cass, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic K 440113, K.440113 UK 1981 Sell This Version
K40113 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, MP) Atlantic, WEA Records Ltd. K40113 UK 1981 Sell This Version
K40113, K 40 113 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic K40113, K 40 113 UK 1981 Sell This Version
K 40 113, K40113 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic K 40 113, K40113 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
P-4720A The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic P-4720A Japan 1981 Sell This Version
K40113, K 40 113 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic K40113, K 40 113 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
K 40113 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic K 40113 UK 1981 Sell This Version
K40113, K 40 113 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic K40113, K 40 113 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
K 40 113, K40113 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic K 40 113, K40113 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
K40113, K 40 113 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic K40113, K 40 113 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
K40113, K 40 113 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic K40113, K 40 113 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
40113 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, RE) Midi 40113 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
9-27613-2 The Velvet Underground Loaded(CD, Album, RE) Warner Special Products 9-27613-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
9-27613-2 The Velvet Underground Loaded(CD, Album, RE) Warner Special Products 9-27613-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
CD 27613 The Velvet Underground Loaded(CD, Album, RE) Warner Special Products CD 27613 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
AMCY-622 The Velvet Underground Loaded(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic AMCY-622 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
8122-72563-2 The Velvet Underground Loaded(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Ful) Rhino Records (2) 8122-72563-2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
AMCY-2087~8 The Velvet Underground Loaded(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Ful) Rhino Records (2) AMCY-2087~8 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
R2 72563 The Velvet Underground Loaded(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Ful) Rhino Records (2) R2 72563 US 1997 Sell This Version
812275632 The Velvet Underground Loaded(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Ful) Rhino Records (2) 812275632 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
SVLP 0022 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, RE, 180) Simply Vinyl SVLP 0022 UK 1997 Sell This Version
AN99-0372, 8-081 The Velvet Underground Loaded(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Unofficial) ArsNova, ArsNova AN99-0372, 8-081 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
AN99-0372 The Velvet Underground Loaded(CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) ArsNova AN99-0372 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
SD 9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, RE) Cotillion SD 9034 US 2000 Sell This Version
SW098-2 The Velvet Underground Loaded(CD, Album, Dlx, Unofficial) SomeWax Recordings SW098-2 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
SW098-2 The Velvet Underground Loaded(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) SomeWax Recordings SW098-2 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
SW098-2 The Velvet Underground Loaded(CD, Album, Unofficial) SomeWax Recordings SW098-2 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
SD 9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Rhino Records (2), Cotillion SD 9034 US 2008 Sell This Version
SD 9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, RE, Red) Cotillion SD 9034 US 2008 Sell This Version
8122-79734-9 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Pin) Cotillion 8122-79734-9 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
R1-9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Pin) Cotillion R1-9034 US 2014 Sell This Version
R1-9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, RE) Rhino Records (2), Cotillion R1-9034 US 2014 Sell This Version
R2-551125 The Velvet Underground Loaded(CD, Album, RE, RM) Atlantic, Rhino Records (2), Cotillion R2-551125 USA & Canada 2015 Sell This Version
081227952426 The Velvet Underground Loaded(CD, Album, RE, RM) Atlantic, Cotillion, Rhino Records (2) 081227952426 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
WPCR-17015 The Velvet Underground Loaded(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Atlantic, Rhino Records (2), Cotillion WPCR-17015 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
8122-79613-5 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, RE) Cotillion Records, Atlantic Recording Corporation 8122-79613-5 USA, Canada & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
081227953737 The Velvet Underground Loaded: Re-Loaded 45th Anniversary Edition(5xCD, Album, RE, RM + DVD-V, Album, RM, Multichann) Cotillion, Rhino Records (2), Atlantic 081227953737 US 2015 Sell This Version
081227953737 The Velvet Underground Loaded: Re-Loaded 45th Anniversary Edition(CD, RE, RM + CD, Comp, Mono, RM + CD, RE + CD, Alb) Cotillion, Rhino Records (2), Atlantic 081227953737 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
8122-79442-92 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Whi) Cotillion 8122-79442-92 UK 2016 Sell This Version
R1-9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Yel) Cotillion, Rhino Records (2) R1-9034 US 2016 Sell This Version
R1-9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Yel + Flexi, 7", Ltd, Squ) Cotillion, Rhino Records (2) R1-9034 US 2016 Sell This Version
8122-79613-5 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, Ltd, Gol) Cotillion 8122-79613-5 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
R1-9034, RCV1 9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gol) Rhino Records (2), Rhino Records (2), Cotillion R1-9034, RCV1 9034 US 2017 Sell This Version
8122-72563-2 The Velvet Underground Loaded(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, RP, Ful) Rhino Records (2) 8122-72563-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7567-90367-2 The Velvet Underground Loaded(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 7567-90367-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
AMCY-622 The Velvet Underground Loaded(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic AMCY-622 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
7567-90367-2 The Velvet Underground Loaded(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 7567-90367-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CD 27613 The Velvet Underground Loaded(CD, Album, RE) Warner Special Products CD 27613 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
9-27613-2 The Velvet Underground Loaded(CD, Album, RE, RP) Warner Special Products 9-27613-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
7567-90367-2 The Velvet Underground Loaded(CD, Album, RE, RP) Atlantic 7567-90367-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
TC 40113 The Velvet Underground Loaded(Cass, Album) Atlantic TC 40113 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
K 440 113, 440 113 The Velvet Underground Loaded(Cass, Album, Pap) Atlantic, Atlantic K 440 113, 440 113 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7567-90367-4 The Velvet Underground Loaded(Cass, Album, RE) Atlantic 7567-90367-4 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
MID 420 049, 420 049, SD 9034 The Velvet Underground Featuring Lou Reed The Velvet Underground Featuring Lou Reed - Loaded(Cass, Album, RE) Midi, Midi, Midi MID 420 049, 420 049, SD 9034 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
K 440 113, 440 113 The Velvet Underground Loaded(Cass, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic K 440 113, 440 113 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
K 440 113 The Velvet Underground Loaded(Cass, Album, RE, No ) Atlantic K 440 113 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
K 440 113 The Velvet Underground Loaded(Cass, Album, RE, U-C) Atlantic K 440 113 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
SD 9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album) Atlantic, Cotillion SD 9034 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
SD 9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album) Cotillion SD 9034 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
SD 9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album) Cotillion SD 9034 US Unknown Sell This Version
SD 9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album) Cotillion SD 9034 US Unknown Sell This Version
40113 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album) Atlantic 40113 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
SD 9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, M/Print, RE) Cotillion SD 9034 US Unknown Sell This Version
SD 9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, PR ) Cotillion SD 9034 US Unknown Sell This Version
SD 9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, RE) Cotillion, Atlantic SD 9034 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
ATL 40113 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, RE) Cotillion, Atlantic ATL 40113 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
K40113, ATL 40 113 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic K40113, ATL 40 113 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
MID 20 049 The Velvet Underground Featuring Lou Reed The Velvet Underground Featuring Lou Reed - Loaded(LP, Album, RE) Midi MID 20 049 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
K40113, K 40 113 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic K40113, K 40 113 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
MID 20 049 The Velvet Underground Featuring Lou Reed The Velvet Underground Featuring Lou Reed - Loaded(LP, Album, RE) Midi MID 20 049 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
MID 20 049, SD 9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, RE) Midi, Cotillion MID 20 049, SD 9034 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
K40113, K 40 113 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic K40113, K 40 113 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
SD 9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, RE, RP, Bar) Cotillion SD 9034 US Unknown Sell This Version
SD 9034 The Velvet Underground Loaded(LP, Album, RP, SP) Cotillion SD 9034 US Unknown Sell This Version
none Velvet Underground* Loaded(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Cotillion none US Unknown Sell This Version

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C1976

C1976

November 21, 2017
referencing Loaded, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gol, R1-9034, RCV1 9034
Tip on jacket on US edition or regular cardboard?

Anyone can answer me ;)
nanner_rambo

nanner_rambo

October 29, 2017
referencing Loaded, LP, Album, M/Print, RE, SD 9034
I believe this to be the 2008 reissue based on the 180 gram vinyl, but not sure. Very odd misprint, definitely caused me to do a double-take.
joejoe1969

joejoe1969

October 27, 2017
referencing Loaded, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gol, R1-9034, RCV1 9034
On another forum someone posted that this Rhino "Rocktober" release has the "long" version of Sweet Jane with the bridge included. Can anyone confirm this? The posted running time seems to contradict this.
ballptpentheif

ballptpentheif

October 12, 2017
edited 2 months ago
referencing Loaded, LP, Album, RE, R1-9034

I grabbed a copy of this pressing on sale from Amazon. The wax itself was clean and quiet. The mix however was a mixed bag. The bass was nice and deep (supposedly more than the first pressing) but many tracks had serious sibilance issues with some of the "esses" so harsh and biting they'll take your head off.

The digital version featured noise reduction and corrected sibilance but the soundstage and bass suffered from it. The soundstage is retained on this vinyl pressing which barely makes up for the sibilance issues. The track, "I Found A Reason" was probably the biggest offender with the echoey reverb of the word "Reason" in the chorus scraping the sky at every instance. Yes, trim the gain, boost the bass, crush the loudness button and it's bareable but it still causes this pressing to fall shy of the mark here.
MEllODrOnE

MEllODrOnE

October 5, 2017
referencing Loaded, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gol, R1-9034, RCV1 9034
Doesn't sound bad, but doesn't sound great. I personally think the 2012 reissue by rhino sounds a little better. The clarity and depth of sound on that release seem to be of better quality. I wonder if they used different masters, haven't compared matrix info yet but I do notice different Cotillion labels used on these different reissues. The 2012 has the blue cotillion label, while this release has the pink cotillion label on the wax. Also there seems to be more sibilance on this gold record. I own several gold records and they all seem to have bad sibilance. I'm not saying that this reissue specifically suffers because of the color of vinyl, but in my experience there always seems to be little issues here and there with gold vinyl such as sibilance, surface noise and distortion. All in all I would give this release a 6/10. Sounds decent but there are subtle issues that take away from a 100% enjoyable listening experience. This is more of a collectors item than an auditory experience. There are definitely better vinyl versions of this album out there.
streetmouse

streetmouse

August 6, 2017
referencing Loaded, LP, Album, SP , SD 9034

The Velvet Underground were in uncharted waters with this album and in that respect I believe they wanted to be charted and attempted to create a more mainstream record, one which wouldn’t alienate most of the listening public and give them hope for existence. Ahhh, there’s that word ‘existence.’ The Velvet Underground were beyond the verge of breaking apart due to drugs, artistic merit, influences, musical direction, a pregnancy and general lack of interest in each other and the cohesive nature of the group.

Their first two albums had brought them cult status and the cult following to go with it, but it seems that they couldn’t escape the infamous ties to Andy Warhol and his penchant for mass appeal...but Andy’s world pulled people in, and the Velvet’s, their world was closed to all but a few who were able to ride the rails of the passion that was the Velvet Underground. Here the Velvet Underground tried to follow in Andy’s foot prints and strive for a larger audience. This in and of itself is not a bad idea, because success on one level would cause the new fans to make the trip backwards into their earlier works, yet in the same breath they risked losing their tried and true fans Either way there was a stumbling block in front of them. But rather then succeed on one level and fail on another, the band put out an album that brought them to the foreground, where they hit an unexpected stumbling block, and the band dissolved into the steamy neon night of New York City.

I have chosen to give this album a rating of 5 based entirely on the strength of a couple of songs, and these songs will go down as the living legends of pop song culture. Pop songs are pure art. Finding their structure, their beat, their insidious nature to intertwine the listener with the music is no easy task, yet the Velvets did just that with ‘Sweet Jane, Rock & Roll, Train Round The Bend, and Oh! Sweet Nuthin.’ Any of these songs could have been on any other of their releases, but they weren’t, they're here, and must be considered in that context.

‘Sweet Jane,’ is a superbly brilliant and guitar driven. Lou’s voice spits out the words as if they were nothing more then the flick of a wrist. At the time, the song was like nothing any of us had ever heard, you can actually feel and hear Lou’s quiet, smiling laugh, knowing that this song is just perfect.

‘Rock & Roll’ is almost five minutes of hard driving fast talking jive, with a guitar solo that echoes in my head to this day. They weren’t interested in the harmonies being smooth, it was all about the toughness of the dance.

‘Oh! Sweet Nuthin’ has to go down as the greatest rock song of all time. It builds slowly in tenor, tempo, and lyrics, building and building...come on let’s face it, this song is about sex, the act of making love, slow caresses, moans, sighs, longings, aching, nothing but two people together for the moment, in the moment, moving slowly, savoring the intensity, the feeling, pumping to its smooth understated guitar driven climax, intermixed with vibrating reverberating drums. It’s in your head, it’s in your soul, it’s in your outstretched fingers longing for more. It finishes so quietly that you’re left wondering if it ever happened at all.

Many people would like to write this album off, but it’s not going away, try as you might, these songs have worked their way into your soul and can not be avoided any more then ‘the train coming round the bend.’

Ike Reilly once told me that in his song 'The Boat Song [We're Gettin' Loaded], he was paying, or should I say playing homage to the album 'Loaded.'

*** The Fun Facts: Original copies of the album have no silence in between the first two songs, "Who Loves the Sun" and "Sweet Jane", with the first note of the latter being heard at the precise moment the former completely fades. Some later pressings break the segue with the insertion of a few seconds of silence. All CDs of Loaded retain the original segue without the silence.

The artwork for the album features a drawing of the Times Square subway station entrance, with "downtown" misspelled as "dowtown".

Review by Jenell Kesler
Skizank1

Skizank1

June 1, 2017
referencing Loaded, LP, Album, SP , SD 9034
I can put this puppy on the needle and let it ride out like a cowboy in the sunset, alllllll the way baby. If you're disrespecting this album, you're disrespecting yourself!!!
jokjo

jokjo

March 25, 2017
referencing Loaded, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Yel + Flexi, 7", Ltd, Squ, R1-9034
Does anyone notice a slight unevenness in the pressing that might make it look warped? Also does the beginning of the third song on side b and second song on side A start to skip slightly or like not transition smoothly for anybody else or do I just have a bad copy?
MEllODrOnE

MEllODrOnE

March 18, 2017
referencing Loaded, LP, Album, SP , SD 9034
I don't know why some velvet fans don't like this album. The song writing on this album is near perfection. It's not experimental at all and don't get me wrong I love everything the velvets did before this but these are expertly crafted pop songs and probably some of the best I've ever heard. To me, this album really cements Lou reeds genious versatility as a musician. These songs evoke great feelings regardless of their structure. I wouldn't write this album off. Definitely worth a listen, if you're a fan of music in general you will appreciate these gems I'm sure.
mamabouba

mamabouba

February 2, 2017
referencing Loaded, LP, Album, Promo, SP , SD 9034
i have the same matrix but with a "W" at the end. no white labels, I've searched every discogs label and it's not in there