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Velvet Underground

VU & Nico deluxe edition

The Velvet Underground & Nico - deluxe edition

About this album

2CD. Released in 2002. Polydor 314-589 624-2

Tracks:

CD1 The Velvet Underground & Nico (stereo version):

  1. Sunday Morning
  2. I'm Waiting For The Man
  3. Femme Fatale
  4. Venus In Furs
  5. Run Run Run
  6. All Tomorrow's Parties
  7. Heroin
  8. There She Goes Again
  9. I'll Be Your Mirror
  10. The Black Angel's Death Song
  11. European Son
    From the Nico album Chelsea Girl:
  12. Little Sister
  13. Winter Song
  14. It Was a Pleasure Then
  15. Chelsea Girls
  16. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams

CD2 (The Velvet Underground & Nico (mono version):

  1. Sunday Morning
  2. I'm Waiting For The Man
  3. Femme Fatale
  4. Venus In Furs
  5. Run Run Run
  6. All Tomorrow's Parties
  7. Heroin
  8. There She Goes Again
  9. I'll Be Your Mirror
  10. The Black Angel's Death Song
  11. European Son
    The singles:
  12. All Tomorrow's Parties
  13. I'll Be Your Mirror (mono single)
  14. Sunday Morning
  15. Femme Fatale (mono single)

Essay by Dave Thomas. Peelable banana.

Musicians:
John Cale: Bass, Keyboards, Viola, Vocals
Sterling Morrison: Bass, Guitar
Nico: Chanteuse
Lou Reed: Guitar, Vocals
Maureen Tucker: Drums

Other credits:
Compilation producer: Bill Levenson
Associate producer: Sal Mercuri
Mastering: Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering, Portland, Maine
Additional mastering: Jeff Willens at Universal Mastering Studios: East, Edison, New Jersey
Art direction: Vartan
Design: Meine Murakami
Photography: Adam Ritchie, Lisa Law
Photo research: Jay Reeg
Production coordinator: Margaret Goldfarb
Editorial assistance: Lau Buur Nielsen
Special thanks: Christopher Whent

Taken from Ice Magazine:

One of the most significant rock debuts and seminal experimental albums ever, "The Velvet Underground & Nico" is re-serviced June 25 on Polydor. This digitally remastered Deluxe Edition encompasses the album stereo version on Disc One, along with five selections from "Nico -- Chelsea Girl" (on which the Velvets reunited and performed with the chanteuse). Disc Two features the album mono version -- available in the U.S. for the first time -- and four mono A- and B-sides: "All Tomorrow's Parties," "I'll Be Your Mirror" (with alternate ending), "Sunday Morning" and "Femme Fatale."
Originally scheduled to appear on the set was the previously unreleased 1966 rehearsal song "Miss Joanie Lee," touted as the group's first known recording. Universal Senior VP of A&R Bill Levenson tells ICE, "We've got a situation that hasn't resolved itself, and we'd either have to hold onto the package until it's cleared -- which we don't know will ever happen -- or move forward with what we think is a very good package, but minus that track." Featured on the cover of the special digipak version is the Velvets' trademark peelable banana designed by benefactor Andy Warhol.

» Ice magazine


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