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November 03, 1996

Nearly an hour of rare and previously unreleased Velvet Underground outtakes, demos and alternative mixes will be included in Rhino/Atlantic's "Loaded (Fully Loaded Edition)," an expanded reissue of the 1968 "Loaded" album which featured the original versions of "Sweet Jane" and "Rock & Roll" and was Lou Reed's last with the group before going solo. The two-CD set is due in April. . . .

Van Morrison has produced most of a new John Lee Hooker album, "Don't Look Back," due Feb. 25 and based around impromptu studio sessions featuring the two musicians playing and singing together. An additional track was produced by and features Los Lobos. On Thursday, Hooker will be presented the Blues Foundation's lifetime achievement award at a private bash at B.B. King's Blues Club in Universal City, with King and Bonnie Raitt participating, and Ry Cooder, Charlie Musselwhite and Little Milton among the performers. . . .

The Geraldine Fibbers are set to start work on a second album, with an early '97 release expected. . . .Hungarian singer Marta Sebestyen's voice is featured in the soundtrack for the much-touted film "The English Patient," with her gorgeous singing used in composer Gabriel Yared's score to the same effect as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's evocative vocals in "Dead Man Walking." An album will be released Nov. 11.

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