The Velvet Underground & Nico [45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition] (CD)


The Velvet Underground , Nico

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Amoeba Review

10/29/2012

The 45th Anniversary Edition of The Velvet Underground & Nico presents the legendary album both in mono and stereo form, with mono still hitting like a ton of bricks 45 years alter and stereo allowing for some of those curling riffs and other details to emerge from the din. Both listening experiences have their merits, as listeners and critics have had years to compare the two. But this edition also adds alternate takes, such as a single-voiced “All Tomorrow’s Parties,” in which Nico’s atonal call comes out even clearer like a church bell, missing the eerie doubled vocal that marks the original. “European Son” comes in a longer version that seems twangier than the original. “Heroin” has an even rawer version, while an alternate mix of “I’ll Be Your Mirror” drops some of the reverb from Nico’s voice, highlighting the song’s radio-ready quality that is somewhat obscured in the original. Mono single versions of several songs serve to trim off some of the songs’ eccentricities. A remastered version of Nico’s Chelsea Girl makes the stark album sound louder and fuller on the set’s third disc. The fourth disc includes a session recorded at Scepter Studios that sees small variations on the originals, and includes outtakes and rehearsals as well. The fifth and sixth disc consist of a set performed at the Valleydale Ballroom in Columbus, Ohio, starting off with a nearly half-hour version of rarity “Melody’s Laughter,” full of eviscerating noise, and ending with another half-hour rarity, “The Nothing Song.” Whereas with nearly every other band, studio outtakes and live sessions wouldn’t be much to crow about, with the Velvet Underground there’s so much that’s indispensible even from outtakes that every bit of recorded sound from the band’s short run deserves to be heard, if not pored over. For fans of the band, a set like this presents the most complete way to experience one of the best and most important albums of our era.

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Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Sunday Morning [Stereo]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 02:56
2.
I'm Waiting for the Man [Stereo]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 04:39
3.
Femme Fatale [Stereo]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 02:38
4.
Venus in Furs [Stereo]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 05:12
5.
Run Run Run [Stereo]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 04:22
6.
All Tomorrow's Parties [Stereo]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 06:00
7.
Heroin [Stereo]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 07:12
8.
There She Goes Again [Stereo]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 02:41
9.
I'll Be Your Mirror [Stereo]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 02:14
10.
Black Angel's Death Song [Stereo]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 03:11
11.
European Son [Stereo]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 07:46
12.
All Tomorrow's Parties [Alternate Single Voice Version]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 05:57
13.
European Son [Alternate Version]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 09:06
14.
Heroin [Alternate Version]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 06:17
15.
All Tomorrow's Parties [Alternate Instrumental Mix]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 05:52
16.
I'll Be Your Mirror [Alternate Mix]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 02:20


Disc 2 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Sunday Morning [Mono]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 02:55
2.
I'm Waiting for the Man [Mono]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 04:46
3.
Femme Fatale [Mono]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 02:38
4.
Venus in Furs [Mono]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 05:13
5.
Run Run Run [Mono]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 04:24
6.
All Tomorrow's Parties [Mono]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 06:00
7.
Heroin [Mono]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 07:14
8.
There She Goes Again [Mono]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 02:41
9.
I'll Be Your Mirror [Mono]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 02:14
10.
Black Angel's Death Song [Mono]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 03:13
11.
European Son [Mono]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 07:57
12.
All Tomorrow's Parties [Mono Single]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 02:51
13.
I'll Be Your Mirror [Mono Single - Alternate Ending]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 02:18
14.
Sunday Morning [Mono Single - Alternate Mix]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 03:13
15.
Femme Fatale [Mono Single]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 02:37


Disc 3 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
The Fairest of the Seasons
Nico 04:10
2.
These Days
Nico 03:34
3.
Little Sister
Nico 04:27
4.
Winter Song
Nico 03:20
5.
It Was a Pleasure Then
Nico 08:06
6.
Chelsea Girls
Nico 07:27
7.
I'll Keep It With Mine
Nico 03:21
8.
Somewhere There's a Feather
Nico 02:20
9.
Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
Nico 05:10
10.
Eulogy to Lenny Bruce
Nico 03:46


Disc 4 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
European Son [Scepter Studios Sessions - Alternate Version]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 09:02
2.
Black Angel's Death Song [Scepter Studios Sessions - Alternate Mix]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 03:16
3.
All Tomorrow's Parties [Scepter Studios Sessions - Alternate Version]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 05:53
4.
I'll Be Your Mirror [Scepter Studios Sessions - Alternate Version]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 02:11
5.
Heroin [Scepter Studios Sessions - Alternate Version]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 06:16
6.
Femme Fatale [Scepter Studios Sessions - Alternate Mix]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 02:35
7.
Venus in Furs [Scepter Studios Sessions - Alternate Version]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 04:29
8.
Waiting for the Man [Scepter Studios Sessions - Alternate Version]
Nico , The Velvet Underground 04:10
9.
Run Run Run [Scepter Studios Sessions - Alternate Mix]
Nico , The Velvet Underground 04:23
10.
Walk Alone [The Factory Rehearsal]
Nico , The Velvet Underground 03:27
11.
Crackin' Up / Venus In Furs [The Factory Rehearsal]
Nico , The Velvet Underground 03:53
12.
Miss Joanie Lee [The Factory Rehearsal]
Nico , The Velvet Underground 11:49
13.
Heroin [The Factory Rehearsal]
Nico , The Velvet Underground 06:15
14.
There She Goes Again [The Factory Rehearsal With Nico]
Nico , The Velvet Underground 02:09
15.
There She Goes Again [The Factory Rehearsal]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 02:55


Disc 5 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Melody Laughter [Live At Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus OH, 11/4/66]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 28:26
2.
Femme Fatale [Live At Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus OH, 11/4/66]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 02:37
3.
Venus in Furs [Live At Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus OH, 11/4/66]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 04:45
4.
Black Angel's Death Song [Live At Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus OH, 11/4/66]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 04:49
5.
All Tomorrow's Parties [Live At Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus OH, 11/4/66]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 05:03


Disc 6 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Waiting for the Man [Live At Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus OH, 11/4/66]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 04:50
2.
Heroin [Live At Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus OH, 11/4/66]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 06:42
3.
Run Run Run [Live At Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus OH, 11/4/66]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 08:43
4.
The Nothing Song [Live At Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus OH, 11/4/66]
The Velvet Underground , Nico 27:56

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