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Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

  • Summary: The remastered of the band's fourth album features demos, outtakes, early versions and mixes the songs as well as a remastered version of Live At Max's Kansas City and a unreleased recording of a 1970 Philadelphia concert at Second Fret.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
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  1. Magnet
    Nov 23, 2015
    An album chock-full of some of the most melodic and memorable work the band ever produced.... This reissue definitively covers the final chapter of Reed's time with the band that not only established his street cred, but launched him headfirst into his solo career. [No. 126, p.56]
  2. Nov 23, 2015
    The release, available on the major streaming services and as a CD package with bonus DVD (featuring a high-resolution surround-sound remix and two other alternate mixes), offers rich perspective on the evolution of Reed's approach, highlighting an artist in transition, looking for a hit or two and adapting to a new decade.
  3. Nov 23, 2015
    The set includes virtually every imaginable permutation of the album--a remastered stereo version and a radio-only mono mix that boosts the bass and makes for an overall punchier sound--and two-dozen-odd outtakes, demos, single mixes and “remastered early versions” that are fascinating but have been available for years. Where it gets really interesting is the two concerts.
  4. Uncut
    Nov 23, 2015
    Loaded: Reloaded stands as a lavish sequel. [Nov 2015, p.92]
  5. Nov 23, 2015
    Hindsight reveals, like so much in Reed's career, an album full of greatness, beneath its consensual role-playing and market-minded mishegas. This final chapter in the vault-scraping Velvets reissue series, a handsome six-CD set, reaffirms it.
  6. Nov 23, 2015
    This reissue fails to add much to entice fans other than packaging.... Anybody hoping for a dramatic discovery of a high-quality version of this long-bootlegged show [ Live At Second Fret, Philadelphia, 1970] will be disappointed; it’s hard to discern any real improvement from the frustratingly bad quality of the circulated boot.
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