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The Velvet Underground & Nico [VINYL]

Velvet Underground Vinyl
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
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  • Vinyl (29 Oct 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Commercial Marketing
  • ASIN: B009AXXGVI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 116,623 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WARNING about CD Sleeve ... 13 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I would simply like to advise people to be very careful when they receive this album if it arrives like mine did - for some ridiculous reason, whereas most Deluxe Edition albums might come with a slip-on over sleeve stating its a Deluxe Edition etc, this one one comes with a sticky tape "Deluxe Edition" band around the bottom of the album, which you have to at least cut to open the album - and your initial instinct then will probably be like mine and you will wish to peel off the unsightly band, which I did - and which proceeded to remove half of the surface print off of the album faces! 5 Star album, but whomever came up with the packaging could do with that banana on the sleeve inserted somewhere ... :/
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Alternative Album Of The 1960's 16 Mar 2011
By Dixa
Format:Audio CD
Bought this album when i was 15/16 and still hadnt developed a thought process which allowed me to apreciate its brilliance. Left it alone for about a year then played it again, and yes it is one of the most influential albums of all time. Alternative music starts here this is the invention of punk/garage/grunge and any other loose pigeon hole invented by the mass media.

Im not a fan of Nico if im honest (self important celeb humper kate moss of her day) but her voice does seem to suit the over all feel of this record. and she adds a softer edge to a pretty hard visceral album.

You wont beleive this was released in 1967 to be honest its at least ten years before its time.
Essential in anyone who really appreciates music, play it loud and scare the neighbours.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprised by this album 25 April 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I'll admit it, - I bought this album simply because it was cheap. I'd heard one of my friends rave on about it, but then his music tastes often range from the obscure to tuneless, - and that's what I expected of this album: a tuneless drawl. When I first listened to it, I was amazed at the simplistic pop songs that were on this album, yet since then, every time I've listened to it, I've found something more about it to love. Each and every song had it's own story to tell. This album started off as an album that I bought on impulse, and has become on my favourite albums of all time. Everyone should own it.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I'll not discuss CD1 as the album is superb and doesn't really need any introduction, it invented "alternative" music pretty much. There are a few alternate versions on the end of CD1 but whether they differ from the acetate ones on CD2 other than having a bit of talking at the beginning or end is debatable, there is a completely different instrumental take of All Tomorrow's Parties though.

CD2 is where things get interesting, it has the Scepter Studios versions of 9 tracks from VU & Nico which became famous when an old scratched acetate disc of them turned up a few years ago at a second hand record store and sold for a fortune at auction.
Four of the nine tracks are sourced from tape, five from acetate, and herein lies the problem. The songs sourced from tape sound great but the songs from the acetate, though I'm sure they've been put through something to get rid of some of the surface noise and scratches on the disc, still sound quite ropey.
If all the songs were available on tape then they should have used the tape source, maybe some weren't - the notes in the booklet don't mention whether that was the case or not.
Anyway some of the songs are totally different takes, some are extended, some have different backing vocals, some are difficult to tell from the usual version on CD1 apart from the surface noise.
The main thing is that they're worth having, if you've got the Unripened semi-official CD of the acetate then they do sound better on this release.
As well as those recordings there are "The Factory Rehearsals" which are interesting at least.
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
While many people believe this album to be the most influential album ever (it is by the way), they rarely concentrate their praise on anything else.
Granted, while it is hard to imagine Smashing Pumpkins, Jesus & Mary Chain, Pixies, Sonic Youth, Radiohead, Godspeed You Black Emporor!, My Bloody Valentine, (countless others) making the extraordinary albums they did without this album existing, it is also worth noting that this album is still ahead of the times.
35 years on, it still astonishes for its audacity, its experimentation with sound and its originality. Sunday Morning's hushed druggie fall out ambience, Waiting For The Man's pure rock 'n' roll innovation and stark imagery, Venus In Fur's hypnotic and off-kilter swirl of detuned guitars and viola, Heroin's distressing seven minute caustic attack on addiction, the nausea inducing musical headf**k of the closing European Son. It all adds up to an amazing listening experience. You hear the history of almost all alternative music in the 48 minutes and six seconds this album contains.
This deserves to be considered the starting point for anyone interested in alternative music, and anyone considering should stop considering and start purchasing!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 5 days ago by Lynn 1
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great thanks
Published 25 days ago by Linda Hatter
5.0 out of 5 stars dark classic
I don't think I can say anything novel about this album, either you love it or you don't, but everyone should have the chance to hear it and decide.
Published 1 month ago by E. J. Reed
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the most influential album of all time
I got his after reading that NME had rated it the most influential album ever. My conclusion. Overrated. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Tim
5.0 out of 5 stars Bittersweet memories.
The first replay was just like meeting old friends who reminded me that i should have not thrown the original vinyl out.
Ah, now I remember!
Published 2 months ago by Just John
5.0 out of 5 stars velvet & nico
if you are a fan you will love this cd, brilliant, brilliant songs & lyrics, have it on vinyl already
Published 2 months ago by dianne gilbertson
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Beautifully presented. Vinyl reissue of this classic album,a must for all collectors,complete with peeling banana,always copied never bettered,a timeless masterpiece.
Published 3 months ago by paul catterall
3.0 out of 5 stars More about the cover than the music
These tracks are nothing to write home about. There are no stand out songs, and Nico has a poor voice. Not worth its status as a classic.
Published 5 months ago by brixie
5.0 out of 5 stars a masterpiece
I love tracks like Nico's Chelsea girl and femme fatale the music is great and distinctive. I also like the sleeve cover from Andy Warhol, because it is standout and it is a... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Ray
5.0 out of 5 stars Wilful excess with an electric violin
For the most part stunningly essential and wildly diverse and innovative, virtually every track could warrant a review. Read more
Published 6 months ago by MasterOf69Puppets
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