Sister Ray (17:27)

Cover of White Light/White Heat

From White Light/White Heat and 34 other releases

“Sister Ray” is a song by The Velvet Underground that closes side two of their 1968 avant-garde rock album White Light/White Heat. The song’s lyrics were written by Lou Reed, with music composed by John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Maureen Tucker and Reed.
“Sister Ray” was a concert favorite of the band, who regularly closed their set with the song. The studio recording of the song was recorded in one single take that lasts over seventeen minutes, while live versions were known to last as much as half an hour or more. The triple live album Bootleg Series Volume 1: The Quine Tapes, released in 2001, features three live performances of “Sister Ray” from 1969, with approximate running times of 24, 38 and 29 minutes.


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