The Velvet Underground & Nico

Label
Universal Music (Pty) Ltd.
Release date
28 Jul 2003
Running length
31 tracks
Running time
137:37

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning (Album Version (Stereo)) 2:56 3,007
2 The Velvet Underground - I'm Waiting For The Man (Album Version (Stereo)) 4:40 2,115
3 The Velvet Underground - Femme Fatale (Album Version (Stereo)) 2:38 3,887
4 The Velvet Underground - Venus In Furs (Album Version (Stereo)) 5:13 2,865
5 The Velvet Underground - Run Run Run (Album Version (Stereo)) 4:23 2,323
6 The Velvet Underground - All Tomorrow's Parties (Album Version (Stereo)) 6:00 2,173
7 The Velvet Underground - Heroin (Album Version (Stereo)) 7:13 3,323
8 The Velvet Underground - There She Goes Again (Album Version (Stereo)) 2:41 1,801
9 The Velvet Underground - I'll Be Your Mirror (Album Version (Stereo)) 2:14 2,121
10 The Velvet Underground - Black Angel's Death Song (Album Version (Stereo)) 3:12 1,215
11 The Velvet Underground - European Son (Album Version (Stereo)) 7:52 1,165
12 Nico - Little Sister (Album Version (Stereo)) 4:29 282
13 Nico - Winter Song (Album Version (Stereo)) 3:22 235
14 Nico - It Was a Pleasure Then 8:07 56,064
15 Nico - Chelsea Girls 7:28 85,645
16 Nico - Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (Album Version (Stereo)) 5:07 196
1 The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning (Album Version (Mono)) 2:55 907
2 The Velvet Underground - I'm Waiting For The Man (Album Version (Mono)) 4:46 1,324
3 The Velvet Underground - Femme Fatale (Album Version (Mono)) 2:38 732
4 The Velvet Underground - Venus In Furs (Album Version (Mono)) 5:14 743
5 The Velvet Underground - Run Run Run (Album Version (Mono)) 4:24 629
6 The Velvet Underground - All Tomorrow's Parties (Album Version (Mono)) 6:01 938
7 The Velvet Underground - Heroin (Album Version (Mono)) 7:15 950
8 The Velvet Underground - There She Goes Again (Album Version (Mono)) 2:41 660
9 The Velvet Underground - I'll Be Your Mirror (Album Version (Mono)) 2:14 570
10 The Velvet Underground - Black Angel's Death Song (Album Version (Mono)) 3:14 491
11 The Velvet Underground - European Son (Album Version (Mono)) 7:58 444
12 The Velvet Underground - All Tomorrow's Parties (Mono Single Version) 2:52 2,120
13 The Velvet Underground - I'll Be Your Mirror (Alternate Ending (Mono)) 2:18 698
14 The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning (Mono Single Version) 2:54 2,267
15 The Velvet Underground - Femme Fatale (Mono Single Version) 2:38 1,790

About this album

The Velvet Underground & Nico is the debut album by American rock band The Velvet Underground and vocal collaborator Nico. It was originally released in March 1967 by Verve Records. Recorded in 1966 during Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable multimedia event tour, The Velvet Underground & Nico would gain notoriety for its experimentalist performance sensibilities, as well as its focus on controversial subject matter expressed in many of their songs.

Though a commercial failure upon release, the record has since become one of the most influential and critically acclaimed rock albums in history, appearing at number thirteen on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time as well as being added to the 2006 National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress.

Released
March 12, 1967

Recorded
April 1966, Scepter Studios, New York City, New York, United States
May 1966, T.T.G. Studios, Hollywood, California, United States
November 1966, Mayfair Studios, New York City

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  • shillace

    Thanks for everything.

    23 Aug 6:39am Reply
  • TheMoist1

    Old legend says that everybody who bought this album when it first came out formed a band...

    1 Aug 6:18am Reply
  • Robesko

    Arguably the most influential album of all time

    7 Jul 6:10pm Reply
  • mordwyr

    No number of banana T-shirts being worn by clueless morons can mitigate against the genius of this album. John Cale's electric viola work on "Heroin" is appropriate and perfect!

    4 Jul 5:15am Reply
  • passport90

    100/100

    7 Jun 2:27am Reply
  • EgonHeptalux

    This is really a work of art. The boldness of Lou Reed, John Cale's deep knowledge of experimental music, the polyphonic lines of Sterling Morrison, the curious drumming style of Maureen Tucker (upturned bass drum, massive usage of mallets, standing up stance), the dramatic tension of Nico's voice and - last but not least - the judicious guidance of Andy Warhol made this masterpiece deserve a special place in history.

    6 Jun 11:47am Reply
  • AleysterCrowley

    So Good!!!!!!

    28 Apr 5:43pm Reply
  • VadiushaKomarov

    rating 10/10

    24 Apr 7:25am Reply
  • WaldoJeffers_X

    Perfect Album btw

    23 Mar 10:14pm Reply
  • WaldoJeffers_X

    v true, i love her voice

    23 Mar 10:14pm Reply
  • Lord_Kur

    it would be worse without nico. fact.

    18 Mar 9:45pm Reply
  • gombost

    Fuck Andy Warhol, fuck Nico and her accent! This album is among the best but would have been even better without Nico's stupid singing.

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Luis_Bat

    The best.

    7 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Estranged_Ann

    Might be my all time favorite album, i just never get tired of it.(2)

    1 Nov 2013 Reply
  • CypheroN

    Playing this today for Lou. He and this record has meant a lot to me.

    28 Oct 2013 Reply
  • CheGevashka

    R.I.P. Lou Reed :(

    28 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Lord_Kur

    best album ever, Nico puts it over the top

    10 Oct 2013 Reply
  • gazingatshoes

    The soundtrack to a Martin Scorcese gangster flick.

    29 Sep 2013 Reply
  • giftwrapping

    my god people, if you're still complaining about Nico's feature on this album after all these years you need to find something else to do with your life [2]

    28 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Lajon_

    Smells like 1966.

    17 Jul 2013 Reply
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