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  • Vinyl (18 Feb. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Vinyl Lovers
  • ASIN: B0010R3VNA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,750 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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mint and sealed. Sticker on Shrink-wrap little wrinkled.

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4.7 out of 5 stars

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By freewheeling frankie TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 Nov. 2012
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This really is the way to do super deluxe reissues. Eschewing silly gimmicks, it's basically a coffee-table book, beautifully produced, with 6 CDs in slots at the back and, of course, a peelable banana on the front. The essay by Richie Unterberger is well-informed - as far as is possible because there seems to be quite a lot of uncertainty about exact dates etc. - and well written, though a little bland; I particularly like the opening list of negative and random factors that should have prevented the album from ever having been made, and the informed speculation about why it took nearly a year for the album to be issued. Much of the book consists of photographs, most of which I've never seen before, both of the Velvets and associates (often in live performance) and of different versions of the original album cover, gig handbills etc.

The mastering is superb throughout, the amount of detail they've got out of the original tapes is extremely impressive and both the stereo and mono versions of the released album sound magnificent, and better than ever before, as does Nico's Chelsea Girls album, included here in its entirety. Notably it is mastered quite a bit quieter than the previous 2 CD deluxe edition - it sounds quite noticeably different overall as well. As I predicted in my review of the grey-market Unripened - Sweden, the contents of the legendary Scepter Studios/Norman Dolph acetate featuring an early/demo version of the album get an official release as part of a box set.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Cornish Deadhead TOP 500 REVIEWER on 8 Dec. 2012
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Had this one for a while and have given the CDs a good listen.
CD1 contains the stereo mix of the original album with 5 alternative track versions, all worth having as European Son being possibly better than the original. This must be as good as this album is going to sound in my opinion. Much better having the original album to start with not "sandwiched" as it is on Peel Slowly And See.
CD2 has the mono version + some singles and surprisingly does not have the impact of the stereo version.
CD3 is Nico's album which I must admit I have never owned before unlike VU's album where I still have my original '67 vinyl. As this album had Reed, Cale & Morrison playing on it (along with Jackson Browne), it is a logical inclusion, and a worthy one.
CD4 has the studio sessions and rehearsals which for any fan of the band is such interesting listening, (although the early recordings on Peel Slowly on CD1 are essential as well), and again are a really worthy addition.
CDs5&6 contain a live concert from 4/11/66 and are bootleg quality. Anyone that has ever heard bootlegs of rock concerts as early as 66 may know how bad the quality can be!
However, for a band and an album of this historical importance, I'm am so happy that they were included. They should carry a caveat emptor though as they are rough!!

The package comes housed in a large format book far more suited to your book library than your CD library, however it is beautiful in my opinion with many photos of the band and memorabilia, lyrics and 6 slots at the back to house the CDs.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By F. Smith on 23 Feb. 2013
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Ahhh, The Velvet Underground! Beloved of the fashionistas, namedropped by every aspiring rock star, actor model since the sixties and the very word in cool. The album is adored but was never a hit. Indeed if it had been bought by everybody who claims to love it, I suspect it would be one of the all time top sellers. But it wasn't...its cool preserved by the fact that the VU were embedded in the Andy Warhol factory which created `pop art' and in many eyes the VU were just another part of that.

The fact is that whilst they may sound like the epitome of a cool underground act what with a moody male singer shrouded in shades, cool, gorgeous, female, blond European model and singer, idiosyncratic musician and female drummer the fact is they created the template. This is how every indie band wanted to look since the sixties. That leaves the real question; after all these years is it really that good?

I first bought this album 30 years ago so listening to it in 2013 from beginning to end and I mean really listening to it brings back some great memories and affirmation of what is great about this album. However its also a product of its time so some of it stands up better than other parts.

Released in March 1967, the album opens with the light, pop of Sunday Morning which wouldn't sound out of place in any west coast band's set of the time before I'm Waiting for The Man's pounding piano and everyday tale of drug connections slaughters the cosy hippy vibe. `He's got the works, gives you sweet taste' indeed! It's as good as you remember. As is Venus in Furs, one of the greatest sounds ever recorded.
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