Velvet Underground's 'White Light / White Heat' Set for Box Reissue 12/3

The Velvet Underground's classic second album White Light/White Heat will celebrate its 45th anniversary December 3 with a special three-disc box set reissue via Universal Music, according to Rolling Stone. The new release follows up a similar set for the band's debut album The Velvet Underground and Nico released last fall.

"Initially recorded over a few days in New York at the end of the summer of 1967 and released on January 30th, 1968, White Light/White Heat was a stunningly innovative, challenging LP. "No one listened to it," frontman Lou Reed said in a statement. "But there it is, forever – the quintessence of articulate punk. And no one goes near it."

The new collection will include a never-before-heard live concert recorded at the Gymnasium in New York on April 30th, 1967. Songs from the set feature favorites like "I'm Waiting for the Man," "Sister Ray" and "Run Run Run."