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The Velvet Underground - The Verve / MGM Albums Mono Vinyl 5LP Box Set

Sundazed Records

  • $ 12998

The Velvet Underground The Verve / MGM Albums Mono Vinyl 5LP Box Set

Featuring Rare Mono Versions of VU's First Three Albums, the Superior Mono Version of Nico's Chelsea Girl, and a Definitive Edition of the Band's Unfinished Fourth Album; Sourced from the Original Verve/MGM Analog Reels, Mastered by Bob Irwin & Cut by Kevin Gray

At a time when the Rolling Stones were forbidden from singing about spending the night together on national television, the Velvet Underground was crafting songs about such taboo subjects as illegal drugs, sadomasochism and black angels of death. And that was just on their debut. Throughout their first three albums, VU continued to challenge societal norms through their lyrics and rock music itself through their unorthodox instrumental approach. Their sound was theirs alone, which proved to be an obstacle when it came to sales.

The majority of popular music fans simply weren’t ready for the bleakly beautiful vision of VU. But for those who were, this LP trilogy was a clarion call, drawing together the outsiders who felt disenfranchised and unfulfilled by Top Forty fodder. Like time release capsules, these LPs became catalysts for change as they spread from city to city and were consumed by adventurous listeners.

Bands formed, scenes coalesced and new musical paths emerged which would eventually branch off into punk, alternative, indie and more. Take a sample from any underground music genre and you’re likely to find VU DNA pulsing through its core.

As the alternative scene grew, so did the legend of the Velvet Underground. However, with relatively few of the original LPs in circulation, finding them could be difficult and, as a result, more people had probably heard OF the band than had actually heard their music. The emergence of compact discs in the mid-80s, along with a groundswell of VU-influenced bands singing their praises, finally got their music into wider distribution. Yet, for vinyl enthusiasts who longed to place those precious albums on their turntables, that thrill remained elusive.

Sundazed reissues The Velvet Underground: The Verve/MGM Albums. This beautiful, deluxe boxed set gathers the rare mono versions of the band’s first three studio albums along with the superior mono version of Nico’s Chelsea Girl and a definitive edition of the band’s unfinished fourth album! Sourced from the original Verve/MGM analog reels, mastered by Bob Irwin, cut by Kevin Gray and pressed at RTI, this collection is an essential purchase for the discerning vinyl devotee. For all tomorrow’s parties, this is your soundtrack!


• Rare mono versions of the VU's first three albums, the superior mono version of Nico's Chelsea Girl and a definitive edition of the band's unfinished fourth album
• Sourced from the original Verve/MGM analog reels
• Mastered by Bob Irwin
• Cut by Kevin Gray
• Pressed at RTI
• Housed in a beautiful deluxe box with all original LP artwork

The Velvet Underground The Verve / MGM Albums Mono Track Listing:

The Velvet Underground & Nico

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

Nico: Chelsea Girl

1. The Fairest of the Seasons
2. These Days
3. Little Sister
4. Winter Song
5. It Was a Pleasure Then
6. Chelsea Girls
7. I’ll Keep It with Mine
8. Somewhere There’s a Feather
9. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
10. Eulogy to Lenny Bruce

White Light/White Heat

1. White Light/White Heat
2. The Gift
3. Lady Godiva’s Operation
4. Here She Comes Now
5. I Heard Her Call My Name
6. Sister Ray

The Velvet Underground

1. Candy Says
2. What Goes On
3. Some Kinda Love
4. Pale Blue Eyes
5. Jesus
6. Beginning to See the Light
7. I’m Set Free
8. That’s the Story of My Life
9. The Murder Mystery
10. Afterhours

1969: The Lost Fourth Album/Originally Unissued

1. Foggy Notion
2. One of These Days
3. Lisa Says
4. I’m Sticking with You
5. Ocean
6. I Can’t Stand It
7. I’m Gonna Move Right In
8. We’re Gonna Have a Real Good Time Together
9. Rock and Roll
10. Ride into the Sun

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