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 3,118
2 The Velvet Underground - I'm Waiting For The Man (Album Version (Stereo)) 4:40 2,247
3 The Velvet Underground - Femme Fatale (Album Version (Stereo)) 2:38 3,925
4 The Velvet Underground - Venus In Furs (Album Version (Stereo)) 5:13 2,880
5 The Velvet Underground - Run Run Run (Album Version (Stereo)) 4:23 2,361
6 The Velvet Underground - All Tomorrow's Parties (Album Version (Stereo)) 6:00 2,247
7 The Velvet Underground - Heroin (Album Version (Stereo)) 7:13 3,368
8 The Velvet Underground - There She Goes Again (Album Version (Stereo)) 2:41 1,831
9 The Velvet Underground - I'll Be Your Mirror (Album Version (Stereo)) 2:14 2,152
10 The Velvet Underground - Black Angel's Death Song (Album Version (Stereo)) 3:12 1,239
11 The Velvet Underground - European Son (Album Version (Stereo)) 7:52 1,186
12 Nico - Little Sister (Album Version (Stereo)) 4:29 287
13 Nico - Winter Song (Album Version (Stereo)) 3:22 240
14 Nico - It Was a Pleasure Then 8:07 57,891
15 Nico - Chelsea Girls 7:28 87,904
16 Nico - Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (Album Version (Stereo)) 5:07 201
1 The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning (Album Version (Mono)) 2:55 998
2 The Velvet Underground - I'm Waiting For The Man (Album Version (Mono)) 4:46 1,455
3 The Velvet Underground - Femme Fatale (Album Version (Mono)) 2:38 799
4 The Velvet Underground - Venus In Furs (Album Version (Mono)) 5:14 813
5 The Velvet Underground - Run Run Run (Album Version (Mono)) 4:24 691
6 The Velvet Underground - All Tomorrow's Parties (Album Version (Mono)) 6:01 1,049
7 The Velvet Underground - Heroin (Album Version (Mono)) 7:15 1,060
8 The Velvet Underground - There She Goes Again (Album Version (Mono)) 2:41 717
9 The Velvet Underground - I'll Be Your Mirror (Album Version (Mono)) 2:14 662
10 The Velvet Underground - Black Angel's Death Song (Album Version (Mono)) 3:14 530
11 The Velvet Underground - European Son (Album Version (Mono)) 7:58 477
12 The Velvet Underground - All Tomorrow's Parties (Mono Single Version) 2:52 2,167
13 The Velvet Underground - I'll Be Your Mirror (Alternate Ending (Mono)) 2:18 733
14 The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning (Mono Single Version) 2:54 2,357
15 The Velvet Underground - Femme Fatale (Mono Single Version) 2:38 1,834

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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  • MisterJunior

    Surprised to see so many people speaking ill of Nico's contributions to this record. Sure, you can write her involvement off as a gimmick and you'd be write to point out that she wasn't really a creative force in terms of writing the songs or anything like that, but this album would not be the same (i.e. as utterly brilliant) without her. "Femme Fatale," "I'll Be Your Mirror" and "All Tomorrow's Parties" are just beautiful songs and her vocals suit them perfectly, I think. Nico was a brilliant artist in her own right, too, kicking off her solo career with four great records, the best of which (Desertshore and The Marble Index) I'd say match up favorably with any of the music of the period. Anyway, this is an album that's perfect or very nearly perfect because every contribution to it works together brilliantly -- Reed's songwriting, Cale's viola and avant garde sensibilities, Nico's singular vocals, Morrison's fractured guitars, Tucker's primal drumming. One of the best ever.

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ChalhublRainbow

    The soundtrack to a Martin Scorcese gangster flick.[2] Everytime I listen to Venus In Furs I picture it in a Scorsese movie, it would match perfectly

    28 Dec 2014 Reply
  • muerto14

    Masterpiece.

    15 Dec 2014 Reply
  • wiseblood-

    One of the greatest albums of ALL TIMES!

    11 Dec 2014 Reply
  • libroequivocado

    OYE PERO ESTE ESTA FIRMADO POR THE VELVET UNDERGROUND AND NICO

    20 Sep 2014 Reply
  • shillace

    Thanks for everything.

    23 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Robesko

    Arguably the most influential album of all time

    7 Jul 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • passport90

    100/100

    7 Jun 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • AleysterCrowley

    So Good!!!!!!

    28 Apr 2014 Reply
  • VadiushaKomarov

    rating 10/10

    24 Apr 2014 Reply
  • WaldoJeffers_X

    Perfect Album btw

    23 Mar 2014 Reply
  • WaldoJeffers_X

    v true, i love her voice

    23 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Lord_Kur

    it would be worse without nico. fact.

    18 Mar 2014 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
  • 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
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