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The Boxed Set to Buy This Month

Music

The Velvet Underground & Nico’s 45th Anniversary Edition

We’ll quote Jonathan Richman’s genius rave-up “The Velvet Underground” to explain why this is one killer CD to give yourself and a good friend for Halloween time (Nico photo gratuitiously included here):

“They were wild like the USA
A mystery band in a New York way
Rock and roll, but not like the rest
And to me, America at it’s best
How in the world were they making that sound?
Velvet Underground.

A spooky tone on a Fender bass
Played less notes and left more space
Stayed kind of still, looked kinda shy
Kinda far away, kinda dignified.
How in the world were they making that sound?
Velvet Underground.

Now you can look at that band and wonder where
All that sound was coming from
With just 4 people there.”

Here is what’s on the six-album disc—amazing, considering how much Lou Reed and John Cale often loathed each other, the bitchy queens:

Disc One: The Velvet Underground & Nico V6-5008 (stereo Version) (Originally Issued As Verve V6-5008, March 1967)

  • 1. Sunday Morning 2.54
  • 2. I’m Waiting For The Man 4.37
  • 3. Femme Fatale 2.37
  • 4. Venus In Furs 5.10
  • 5. Run Run Run 4.20
  • 6. All Tomorrow’s Parties 5.58
  • 7. Heroin 7.10
  • 8. There She Goes Again 2.38
  • 9. I’ll Be Your Mirror 2.12
  • 10. The Black Angel’s Death Song 3.12
  • 11. European Son 7.46
  • Alternate Versions:
  • 12 . All Tomorrow’s Parties (alternate Single Voice Version) 5.58
  • 13. European Son (alternate Version) 9.06
  • 14. Heroin (alternate Version) 6.15
  • 15. All Tomorrow’s Parties (alternate Instrumental Mix) 5.58
  • 16. I’ll Be Your Mirror (alternate Mix) 2.16

Disc Two: The Velvet Underground & Nico V-5008 (mono Version) (Originally Issued As Verve V-5008, March 1967)

  • 1. Sunday Morning 2.55
  • 2. I’m Waiting For The Man 4.46
  • 3. Femme Fatale 2.38
  • 4. Venus In Furs 5.13
  • 5. Run Run Run 4.24
  • 6. All Tomorrow’s Parties 5.59
  • 7. Heroin 7.14
  • 8. There She Goes Again 2.41
  • 9. I’ll Be Your Mirror 2.14
  • 10. The Black Angel’s Death Song 3.12
  • 11. European Son 7.57
  • The Singles:
  • 12. All Tomorrow’s Parties 2.49
  • 13. I’ll Be Your Mirror (alternate Ending) 2.17
  • Mono Single, Issued As Verve Vk-10427, July 1966.
  • 14. Sunday Morning (alternate Mix) 2.56
  • 15. Femme Fatale 2.37
  • Mono Single, Verve Vk-10466, Released December 1966.

Disc Three: Nico: Chelsea Girl (Originally Issued As Verve V6-5032, October 1967)

  • 1. The Fairest Of The Seasons 4.10
  • 2. These Days 3.34
  • 3. Little Sister 4.27
  • 4. Winter Song 3.20
  • 5. It Was A Pleasure Then 8.06
  • 6. Chelsea Girls 7.27
  • 7. I’ll Keep It With Mine 3.21
  • 8. Somewhere There’s A Feather 2.20
  • 9. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams 5.10
  • 10. Eulogy To Lenny Bruce 3.46

Disc Four / Disc Two Deluxe Edition: Scepter Studios Sessions: Acetate Cut On April 25, 1966

  • 1. European Son (alternate Version) 9.03 *
  • 2. The Black Angel’s Death Song (alternate Mix) 3.18 *
  • 3. All Tomorrow’s Parties (alternate Version) 5.57 *
  • 4. I’ll Be Your Mirror (alternate Version) 2.11 **
  • 5. Heroin (alternate Version) 6.17 *
  • 6. Femme Fatale 2.36 (alternate Mix) **
  • 7. Venus In Furs (alternate Version) 4.39 **
  • 8. Waiting For The Man (alternate Version) 4.15 **
  • 9. Run Run Run 4.23 (alternate Mix) **
  • * From Tape / ** From Acetate
  • The Factory Rehearsals:
  • January 1966 Rehearsal, Previously Unreleased.
  • 10. Walk Alone 3.28
  • 11. Cracking Up / Venus In Furs 3.52
  • 12. Miss Joanie Lee 11.49
  • 13. Heroin 6.17
  • 14. There She Goes Again (with Nico) 2.09
  • 15. There She Goes Again 2.56

Disc Five: Live At Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus, Ohio:

  • 1. Melody Laughter 28.26
  • 2. Femme Fatale 2.37
  • 3. Venus In Furs 4.45
  • 4. The Black Angel’s Death Song 4.49
  • 5. All Tomorrow’s Parties 5.03 (lou Reed)

Disc Six: Live At Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus, Ohio:

  • 1. Waiting For The Man 4.50
  • 2. Heroin 6.42
  • 3. Run Run Run 8.43
  • 4. The Nothing Song 27.56

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