5-LP Velvet Underground Box Set En Route

 

Titled “The Verve /
MGM Albums,” the 5-LP box set features the key recordings in original mono plus
“the superior mono version of Nico’s
Chelsea Girl and a definitive edition of the band’s unfinished fourth album.” Boy
howdy!

 

By Blurt Staff

 

The estimable archivists and vinyl fetishists at Sundazed
Records have just announced The Velvet
Underground: The Verve/MGM Albums
, a five-LP deluxe boxed set gathering 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 and mastered by Bob Irwin,
this collection is aimed at the discerning vinyl devotee.

 

It’s due in October. As the saying goes: “For all tomorrow’s
parties, this is your soundtrack.” And it arrives conturrently with
Polydor/Universal’s previously announced deluxe and super deluxe (as in SIX
CDs!) versions
of The Velvet Underground
& Nico – 45th Anniversary
.

 

The details:

– Includes the rare mono versions of the VU’s first three albums, the superior
mono version of Nico’s Chelsea Girl (featuring Reed, Cale & – Morrison) and a definitive edition of the band’s
unfinished fourth album.
– Housed in a deluxe box with all original LP artwork along with two bonus
poster inserts
– Introduction by Rolling Stone senior editor/MOJO contributor David
Fricke.
– Sourced from the original Verve/MGM analog reels and mastered by Bob Irwin.

 

 

Album Tracklisting:

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO
(Verve V-5008, mono)

Side 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

Side 2
1. Heroin
2. There She Goes Again
3. I’ll Be Your Mirror
4. The Black Angel’s Death Song
5. European Son

NICO: CHELSEA GIRL
(Verve V-5032, mono)

Side 1
1. The Fairest of the Seasons
2. These Days
3.Little Sister
4. Winter Song
5. It Was a Pleasure Then

Side 2
1. Chelsea
Girls
2. I’ll Keep It with Mine
3. Somewhere There’s a Feather
4. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
5. Eulogy to Lenny Bruce

WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT
(Verve V-5046, mono)

Side 1
1. White Light/White Heat
2. The Gift
3. Lady Godiva’s Operation
4. Here She Comes Now

Side 2
1. I Heard Her Call My Name
2. Sister Ray

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND
(MGM E-4617, mono)

Side 1
1. Candy Says
2. What Goes On
3. Some Kinda Love
4. Pale Blue Eyes
5. Jesus

Side 2
1. Beginning to See the Light
2. I’m Set Free
3. That’s the Story of My Life
4. The Murder Mystery
5. Afterhours

1969
(The “lost” fourth album-originally unissued, stereo)

Side 1
1. Foggy Notion
2. One of These Days
3. Lisa Says
4. I’m Sticking with You
5. Ocean

Side 2
1. I Can’t Stand It
2. I’m Gonna Move Right In
3. We’re Gonna Have a Real Good Time Together
4. Rock and Roll
5. Ride into the Sun

 

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