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The Velvet Underground – Another View [1986]

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The Velvet Underground – Another View [1986]
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Released September, 1986
Recorded 1967–1969, New York City, United States
Genre Rock and roll
Length 36:21
Label Verve Records
Producer The Velvet Underground
This is basically VU, take 2! Nevertheless, cos it’s the Velvets, it’s a great comp!

This one is a must have for fans as it includes rarities and obscure tracks. Especially some unreleased stuff when the great John Cale was on board before being kicked out by Reed.

When The Velvet Underground moved from Verve Records (who had released their first two albums) to parent company MGM Records, they signed a two-album deal, releasing their third and eponymous album The Velvet Underground in March 1969.

Later that same year, however, there was a management change and MGM Records’ new CEO, Mike Curb, wanted to purge the record company of all acts he considered offensive to his moral standards. The Velvet Underground quickly became one of the groups blacklisted and were released from their contract.

The band had, however, in the meantime recorded fourteen tracks for possible release as their second MGM album. Shockingly, all of these were shelved and forgotten by their record company until the early Eighties.

As Verve (by then an imprint of Polygram) prepared to re-release the band’s three Verve/MGM albums on vinyl and, for the first time, on CD, they found nineteen previously unreleased tracks: five Cale-era tracks and the fourteen “lost album” tracks, some of them in two-track mixdown format, some of them even on multitracks.

The cream of the nineteen tracks was released in February of 1985 on VU; the rest remained for the time being in the vaults.

In 1986, Polydor decided to prepare a vinyl box set for European release. Simply titled The Velvet Underground, this box, which was released in June, consisted of the bands first three albums, VU, and an untitled bonus album containing the remaining nine tracks from Polygram’s vaults. That untitled album was later separately released on vinyl and CD as Another View.

Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, John Cale,Nico, Maureen Tuckerphoto by David Horvitz and Adam Dower

Certain critics concluded that since the best ten tracks had gone on VU, Another View suffered somewhat in both quality and coherence – as well as suffering from the same lack of coherence as VU, in that the albums contain both Cale-era and Yule-era tracks.

Nevertheless, lighter and simpler as Another View may be, it contains some fine songs that show the transition from the subdued less-is-more The Velvet Underground style to the more mainstream-oriented rock of 1970’s Loaded.

An acetate-sourced alternate mix of this album’s version of “Ride Into The Sun”, featuring vocals by Lou Reed, has appeared on bootlegs and on the Australian boxed set What Goes On.

As The Velvet Underground moved from MGM to Atlantic, they re-recorded two of the songs on Another View, “Ride into the Sun” and “Rock and Roll”, for possible inclusion on Loaded. Only “Rock and Roll” made the grade, but two of the Another View songs would be recycled by Lou Reed during his early solo career: “Ride into the Sun” (on Lou Reed, 1972) and “We’re Gonna Have a Real Good Time Together” (on Street Hassle, 1978).

Drummer Maureen Tucker believes there is still one “lost” song recorded during these sessions that was not included on either VU or Another View, titled “Lonesome Cowboys”, which was based on an Andy Warhol film. (not to be confused with “Lonesome Cowboy Bill”, which was released on the Loaded album)

Tracklisting

Side A

1. “We’re Gonna Have a Real Good Time Together” – 2:56 (Reed)
* Recorded September 30, 1969
2. “I’m Gonna Move Right In” – 6:30
* Recorded September 27, 1969
3. “Hey Mr. Rain” (version 1) – 4:56
* Recorded May 29, 1968
4. “Ride into the Sun” – 3:20
* Recorded September 5, 1969
5. “Coney Island Steeplechase” – 2:20
* Recorded May 6, 1969

Side B

1. “Guess I’m Falling in Love” (instrumental version) – 3:35
* Recorded December 5, 1967
2. “Hey Mr. Rain” (version 2) – 5:16
* Recorded May 29, 1968
3. “Ferryboat Bill” – 2:10 (Reed, Morrison, Yule, Tucker)
* Recorded June 19, 1969
4. “Rock and Roll” (1969 version) – 5:18 (Reed)
* Recorded June 19, 1969

The band

* Lou Reed – vocals, guitar, piano
* Sterling Morrison – guitar, backing vocals, bass guitar on “Hey Mr. Rain”
* Maureen Tucker – percussion
* John Cale – viola, bass guitar (A3, B1-2)
* Doug Yule – bass guitar, keyboards, backing vocals (A1-2, A4-5, B3-4)

Here she be;

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September 4, 2008 Posted by | John Cale, Lou Reed, Mo Tucker, Music_Alternative, Music_ClassicRock, Sterling Morrison, The Velvet Underground, _MUSIC | 1 Comment

Nico sings Chelsea Girls in the Chelsea Hotel

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Shes turned another trick. Her treats and times revolves, she’s got problems.

A great VU-like track from Nico’s first post-Velvets solo album. A fine LP it is too which we’ve posted already.

Here’s a wonderful video clip where Nico performs a marvellous live version of Chelsea Girls in a room at the Chelsea Hotel. as well as talking about that place and that time.

Who else but Lou Reed could have written these lyrics!

The great music comes from his VU side-kick, Sterling Morrison.

Here’s room five four six
Its enough to make you sick
Bridget’s all wrapped up in foil
You wonder if
She can uncoil

Here they come now
See them run now
Here they come now
Chelsea girls

Here’s room one fifteen
Filled with SM queens
Magic marker row
You wonder just
How high they go

Here they come now
See them run now
Here they come now
Chelsea girls

Heres pope dear Ondine
Rona’s treated him so mean
She wants another scene
She wants to be
A human being

Here they come now
See them run now
Here they come now
Chelsea girls

Pepper, she’s having fun
She thinks shes some man’s son
Her perfect loves don’t last
Her future died
In someone’s past

Here they come now
See them run now
Here they come now
Chelsea girls

Dear Ingrid’s found her lick
Shes turned another trick
Her treats and times revolves
She’s got problems
To be solved

Here they come now
See them run now
Here they come now
Chelsea girls

Poor Mary, she’s uptight
She can’t turn out her light
She rolled Susan in a ball
And now she can’t
See her at all

Here they come now
See them run now
Here they come now
Chelsea girls

Drop out, she’s in a fix
Amphetamine has made her sick
White powder in the air
She’s got no bones
And can’t be scared

Here they come now
See them run now
Here they come now
Chelsea girls

Here comes Johnny Bore
He collapsed on the floor
They shut him up with milk
And when he died
Sold him for silk

Here they come now
See them run now
Here they come now
Chelsea girls

Here they come now
See them run now
Here they come now
Chelsea girls

(Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison)

Nico sings Chelsea Girls in the Chelsea Hotel

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August 28, 2008 Posted by | Lou Reed, Music_Alternative, Nico, Sterling Morrison, The Velvet Underground, _MUSIC, _POETRY, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Nico – Chelsea Girl [1967]


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Nico – Chelsea Girl [1967]
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Shes turned another trick. Her treats and times revolves, she’s got problems.


Here’s Nico’s first post-Velvets solo album. A fine LP it is too.

Chelsea Girl is the debut solo album by Nico, released in October 1967 by Verve Records, also home to The Velvet Underground.

After collaborating as a singer with The Velvet Underground on their debut The Velvet Underground and Nico (recorded during 1966, released in March 1967), Warhol superstar Nico toured with the band in Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable multimedia roadshow.

Before the EPI came to an end in 1967, Nico took up residence in a New York City coffeehouse as solo folk chanteuse, accompanied in turn by acquainted guitarists, such as Tim Hardin, Jackson Browne and Leonard Cohen, but also her Velvet Underground colleagues Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison and John Cale.

Some of her accompanists wrote songs for her to sing, and these form the backbone of Chelsea Girl. Browne and Hardin contributed some songs, Lou Reed gave her one of his early Velvet Underground songs, “Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams” (which did not surface as a Velvet Underground recording until it was included in the 1995 box set Peel Slowly and See), and Reed, Cale and Morrison in various combinations contributed four more songs. Additionally, Bob Dylan gave her one of his songs to record: “I’ll Keep It with Mine”.

Musically, Chelsea Girl is best described as a cross between chamber folk and Sixties pop. The musical backing is relatively simple, consisting of one or two guitars or, alternatively, a keyboard instrument, played by either Browne or (a combination of) her Velvet Underground colleagues. There are no drums or bass instruments. Adding to the chamber folk feel of the music is the strings and flute arrangement superimposed over the initial recordings by producer Tom Wilson and arranger Larry Fallon without involving or consulting Nico.

Nico was dissatisfied with the finished product. Looking back in 1981, she stated:

“ I still cannot listen to it, because everything I wanted for that record, they took it away. I asked for drums, they said no. I asked for more guitars, they said no. And I asked for simplicity, and they covered it in flutes! […] They added strings and – I didn’t like them, but I could live with them. But the flute! The first time I heard the album, I cried and it was all because of the flute. ”

Because of the Velvet Underground band members involvement and the similarities with the softer The Velvet Underground and Nico tracks, Chelsea Girl is sometimes seen by fans as a companion record to that album. “Little Sister” and “Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams,” and perhaps others included here, had also been played live by The Velvet Underground during Nico’s time with the band. Polydor (the record label that oversees The Velvet Underground’s Universal Music Group back catalogue) tends to agree, adding Chelsea Girl tracks to Peel Slowly and See, the 2002 Deluxe edition of The Velvet Underground and Nico and the 2005 Velvet Underground compilation album Gold.

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Tracklisting

Side A

The Fairest of the Seasons (Jackson Browne, Gregory Copeland) – 4:06
These Days (Jackson Browne) – 3:30
Little Sister (John Cale, Lou Reed) – 4:22
Winter Song (Cale) – 3:17
It Was a Pleasure Then (Nico, Reed, Cale) – 8:02

Side B

Chelsea Girls (Reed, Sterling Morrison) – 7:22
I’ll Keep It With Mine (Bob Dylan) – 3:17
Somewhere There’s a Feather (Browne) – 2:16
Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (Reed) – 5:07
Eulogy to Lenny Bruce (Tim Hardin) – 3:45

Personnel
* Nico – vocals
* Jackson Browne – acoustic guitar (A1-2, B2-3, B5)
* Lou Reed – electric guitar (A3, A5, B1, B4)
* John Cale – viola, organ, guitar (A3-5)
* Sterling Morrison – electric guitar (B1, B4)
* Tom Wilson – producer
* Larry Fallon – strings and flute arrangements

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August 28, 2008 Posted by | John Cale, Music_Alternative, Nico, Sterling Morrison, The Velvet UndergroundLou Reed, _BABE, _BOB DYLAN, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

The Velvet Underground – The Very Best of the Velvet Underground


The Very Best of the Velvet Underground
(2006)

A great collection of 18 great Velevets tracks.

It’s always difficult to compile a Best Of VU, aside from subjectivity on individual tracks, the work is so consistently magnificent that you really need to listen to all their albums.

I personally much prefer the avant-garde edginess of the first two albums – The Velvet Underground & Nico and White Light/White Heat – when John Cale’s post-modern music sensibilities perfectly meshed with Reed’s poetry of the real.

This was sold as the definitive collection from one of the most influential bands of all time. Contains all their singles & album highlights. Featuring six tracks from their classic, seminal debut album, ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’ (1967). 18 tracks in all packaged in a slipcase.


Thought of you as my mountain top,
Thought of you as my peak.
Thought of you as everything,
I’ve had but couldn’t keep.
I’ve had but couldn’t keep.
Linger on, your pale blue eyes.
Linger on, your pale blue eyes.
If I could make the world as pure
and strange as what I see,

I’d put you in the mirror,
I put in front of me.



Most fans of the VU are very dedicated and over-familiar with this legendary band’s classic albums. That means they may not like this non-chronological sequence of tracks. I find it a refreshing listening experience because it highlights the individual songs instead of the overall feel of those album masterpieces.

It’s great to hear Pale Blue Eyes after All Tomorrow’s Parties and to have it followed by Femme Fatale, it somehow seems right. Another refreshing sequence is the wistful Sunday Morning being followed by Rock `n Roll, which concludes the album.

Of course this collection excludes some familiar tracks like The Gift but it does include most of their most accessible numbers like Sweet Jane, Waiting For The Man Venus In Furs and the aforementioned Pale Blue Eyes. Plus the controversial and experimental White Light White Heat and the overwhelming Heroin. A good selection, in my book, that’s why I don’t hesitate to give it five stars.

– Amazon Reviewer

Tracklisting

01. Sweet Jane
02. I’m Sticking with You (1969 version)
03. I’m Waiting for the Man
04. What Goes On
05. White Light/White Heat
06. All Tomorrow’s Parties
07. Pale Blue Eyes
08. Femme Fatale
09. Heroin
10. Here She Comes Now
11. Stephanie Says
12. Venus in Furs
13. Beginning to See the Light
14. I Heard Her Call My Name
15. Some Kinda Love (alternate take)
16. I Can’t Stand It
17. Sunday Morning
18. Rock and Roll

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April 12, 2008 Posted by | John Cale, Lou Reed, Moe Tucker, Music_Alternative, Sterling Morrison, The Velvet Underground, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Velvet Underground & Nico – Deluxe Edition

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Velvet Underground & Nico – Velvet Underground & Nico – Deluxe Edition

Extra Tracks
Original Recording Remastered

I’m not prone to hyperbole, but the Velvet Underground & Nico is surely one of the greatest albums ever made, or ever will be made, in the history of the universe!

I fucking love it to death, anyway!

This album has been hugely influential on countless great groups that came after.

What’s amazing is how fresh the album sounds. It seems to exist somewhere out of time.

This album was hugely innovative in terms of its musicality and edginess, primarily thanks to the avant-garde sensibilities of the great John Cale combined with Lou Reed’s wonderful, poetry of the streets, which called to mind great writers such as Huber Selby Jr (who I fucking love), Burroughs, Celine etc. Sterling Morrison and Moe tucker also contributed immensely to the power of the music.

Each song on this classic album is a masterpiece in its own right.

This is true art. Timeless art.

Up to a Brownstone, up three flights of stairs
Everybody’s pinned you, but nobody cares
He’s got the works, gives you sweet taste
Ah then you gotta split because you got no time to waste
I’m waiting for my man
Baby don’t you holler, darlin’ don’t you bawl and shout
I’m feeling good, you know I’m gonna work it on out
I’m feeling good, I’m feeling oh so fine
Until tomorrow, but that’s just some other time

The Velvet Underground and Nico was the debut album by The Velvets and vocal collaborator Nico, and was originally released in March 1967 by Verve Records.

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Recorded in 1966 during Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable multimedia event tour, The Velvet Underground and Nico would gain notoriety for its experimentalist performance sensibilites, as well as its focus on controversial subject matter in songs such as “Heroin”.

Though largely ignored upon its release, it has since become one of the most influential and critically lauded rock albums in history, appearing as #13 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 Librarian of Congress.

I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears
Kiss the boot of shiny, shiny leather
Shiny leather in the dark
Tongue of thongs, the belt that does await you
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart
Severin, Severin, speak so slightly
Severin, down on your bended knee
Taste the whip, in love not given lightly
Taste the whip, now plead for me

The Velvet Underground and Nico was recorded with the first professional line up of The Velvet Underground, including Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison and Maureen “Moe” Tucker; with Nico, who would occasionally sing lead with the band at the instigation of their mentor and manager, Andy Warhol.

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In 1966, as the album was being recorded, this was also the line up that would perform live as a part of Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable.

The bulk of the songs that would become The Velvet Underground and Nico were recorded in mid-April, 1966, during a four-day stint at Scepter Studios, a decrepit recording studio in New York City. This recording session was financed by Warhol and Columbia Records’ sales executive Norman Dolph, who also acted as an engineer with John Licata. Though exact total cost of the project is unknown, estimates vary from $1500 to $3000.

There is some confusion as to who actually produced The Velvet Underground and Nico. Although Andy Warhol was the only formally credited producer, he had very little direct influence or authority over the album beyond paying for the recording sessions. In fact, several other individuals who worked on the album are often mentioned as the album’s technical producer.

Lou Reed discussed the matter in an interview:

He just made it possible for us to be ourselves and go right ahead with it because he was Andy Warhol. In a sense, he really did produce it, because he was this umbrella that absorbed all the attacks when we weren’t large enough to be attacked… and as a consequence of him being the producer, we’d just walk in and set up and do what we always did and no one would stop it because Andy was the producer.
Of course he didn’t know anything about record production—but he didn’t have to. He just sat there and said “Oooh, that’s fantastic,” and the engineer would say, “Oh yeah! Right! It is fantastic, isn’t it?
I’ll be your mirror
Reflect what you are, in case you don’t know
I’ll be the wind, the rain and the sunset
The light on your door to show that you’re home
When you think the night has seen your mind
That inside you’re twisted and unkind
Let me stand to show that you are blind
Please put down your hands
‘Cause I see you
I find it hard to believe you don’t know
the beauty you are


The Velvet Underground and Nico is sometimes referred to as the “banana album” as it features a Warhol print of a banana on the cover. Early copies of the album invited the owner to “Peel slowly and see”; peeling back the banana skin revealed a flesh-colored banana underneath.

A special machine was needed to manufacture these covers (one of the causes of the album’s delayed release), but MGM paid for costs figuring that any ties to Warhol would boost sales of the album.

When the Velvets recorded this debut, they were best known as the protégés of Andy Warhol (who of course designed the sleeve), and as a grating, combustive live band.

Fuelled by drummer Moe Tucker’s no-nonsense wham and John Cale’s howling viola, some of the straight-up rock & roll and arty noise extravaganzas here bear that out.

But before Lou Reed was singing about sadomasochism and drug deals and writing lyrics inspired by his favorite poets, he was a pop songwriter, and this album has some of his prettiest tunes, mostly sung by Nico, the German dark angel who appeared with the band only this disc.

Even the sordid rockers are underscored by graceful pop tricks, like the two-chord flutter at the center of the classic “Heroin.”

– Amazon

Reviews

Tracklisting

Disc: 1

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
12. Little Sister
13. Winter Song
14. It Was A Pleasure Then
15. Chelsea Girls
16. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams

Disc: 2

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
12. All Tomorrow’s Parties
13. I’ll Be Your Mirror (Mono)
14. Sunday Morning
15. Femme Fatale (Mono)

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no pass

You have to dl the 2 separate files

Mirror
VU1_.rar
VU2_.rar

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April 12, 2008 Posted by | John Cale, Lou Reed, Moe Tucker, Music_Alternative, Nicolas Hodge, Sterling Morrison, The Velvet Underground, _MUSIC | 4 Comments