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The Velvet Underground & Nico 45th Anniversary [Super Deluxe] Box set


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Disc 1:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Sunday Morning (Album Version)Nico and The Velvet Underground 2:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. I'm Waiting For The ManNico and The Velvet Underground 4:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Femme Fatale (Album Version)Nico and The Velvet Underground 2:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Venus In Furs (Album Version)Nico and The Velvet Underground 5:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Run Run RunNico and The Velvet Underground 4:22$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. All Tomorrow's Parties (Album Version)Nico and The Velvet Underground 5:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. HeroinNico and The Velvet Underground 7:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. There She Goes Again (Album Version)Nico and The Velvet Underground 2:41$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. I'll Be Your Mirror (Album Version)Nico and The Velvet Underground 2:14$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Black Angel's Death Song (Album Version)Nico and The Velvet Underground 3:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. European Son (Album Version)Nico and The Velvet Underground 7:47$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. All Tomorrow's Parties (Alternate Single Voice Version)Nico and The Velvet Underground 5:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. European Son (Alternate Version)Nico and The Velvet Underground 9:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Heroin (Alternate Version)Nico and The Velvet Underground 6:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. All Tomorrow's Parties (Alternate Instrumental Mix)Nico and The Velvet Underground 5:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. I'll Be Your Mirror (Alternate Mix)Nico and The Velvet Underground 2:20$1.29  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Sunday Morning (Album Version (Mono))The Velvet Underground 2:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. I'm Waiting For The Man (Album Version (Mono))The Velvet Underground 4:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Femme Fatale (Album Version (Mono))The Velvet Underground 2:38$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Venus In Furs (Album Version (Mono))The Velvet Underground 5:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Run Run Run (Album Version (Mono))The Velvet Underground 4:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. All Tomorrow's Parties (Album Version (Mono))The Velvet Underground 6:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Heroin (Album Version (Mono))The Velvet Underground 7:14$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. There She Goes Again (Album Version (Mono))Nico and The Velvet Underground 2:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. I'll Be Your Mirror (Album Version (Mono))The Velvet Underground 2:14$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Black Angel's Death Song (Album Version (Mono))Nico and The Velvet Underground 3:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. European Son (Album Version (Mono))Nico and The Velvet Underground 7:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. All Tomorrow's Parties (Mono Single)The Velvet Underground 2:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. I'll Be Your Mirror (Mono Single - Alternate Ending)The Velvet Underground 2:18$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Sunday Morning (Mono Single - Alternate Mix)The Velvet Underground 3:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Femme Fatale (Mono Single)The Velvet Underground 2:37$1.29  Buy MP3 


Disc 3:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. The Fairest Of The SeasonsNico 4:10$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. These DaysNico 3:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Little SisterNico 4:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Winter SongNico 3:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. It Was A Pleasure Then (Album Version)Nico 8:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Chelsea Girls (Album Version)Nico 7:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. I'll Keep It With MineNico 3:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Somewhere There's A FeatherNico 2:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Wrap Your Troubles In DreamsNico 5:10$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Eulogy To Lenny BruceNico 3:46$1.29  Buy MP3 


Disc 4:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. European Son (Scepter Studios Sessions - alternate version)Nico and The Velvet Underground 9:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Black Angel's Death Song (Scepter Studios Sessions - alternate mix)Nico and The Velvet Underground 3:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. All Tomorrow's Parties (Scepter Studios Sessions - alternate version)Nico and The Velvet Underground 5:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. I'll Be Your Mirror (Scepter Studios Sessions - alternate version)Nico and The Velvet Underground 2:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Heroin (Scepter Studios Sessions - alternate version)Nico and The Velvet Underground 6:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Femme Fatale (Scepter Studios Sessions - alternate mix)Nico and The Velvet Underground 2:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Venus In Furs (Scepter Studios Sessions - alternate version)Nico and The Velvet Underground 4:29$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Waiting For The Man (Scepter Studios Sessions - alternate version)Nico and The Velvet Underground 4:10$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Run Run Run (Scepter Studios Sessions - alternate mix)Nico and The Velvet Underground 4:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Walk Alone (The Factory Rehearsal)Nico and The Velvet Underground 3:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Crackin' Up / Venus In Furs (The Factory Rehearsal)Nico and The Velvet Underground 3:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Miss Joanie Lee (The Factory Rehearsal)Nico and The Velvet Underground11:49Album Only
listen13. Heroin (The Factory Rehearsal)Nico and The Velvet Underground 6:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. There She Goes Again (The Factory Rehearsal with Nico)Nico and The Velvet Underground 2:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. There She Goes Again (The Factory Rehearsal)The Velvet Underground 2:55$1.29  Buy MP3 


Disc 5:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Melody Laughter (Live At Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus, Ohio / 1966)Nico and The Velvet Underground28:26Album Only
listen  2. Femme Fatale (Live At Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus, Ohio / 1966)Nico and The Velvet Underground 2:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Venus In Furs (Live At Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus, Ohio / 1966)Nico and The Velvet Underground 4:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Black Angel's Death Song (Live At Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus, Ohio / 1966)Nico and The Velvet Underground 4:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. All Tomorrow's Parties (Live At Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus, Ohio / 1966)Nico and The Velvet Underground 5:03$1.29  Buy MP3 


Disc 6:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Waiting For The Man (Live At Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus, Ohio / 1966)Nico and The Velvet Underground 4:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Heroin (Live At Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus, Ohio / 1966)Nico and The Velvet Underground 6:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Run Run Run (Live At Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus, Ohio / 1966)Nico and The Velvet Underground 8:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. The Nothing Song (Live At Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus, Ohio / 1966)Nico and The Velvet Underground27:56Album Only

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The Velvet Underground's debut album, 1967's The Velvet Underground & Nico, is among the most important and influential ever made--and every new generation, as the Sex Pistols, David Bowie, R.E.M. and Sonic Youth have previously, rediscovers it. With the now two-CD, digitally remastered The Velvet Underground & Nico (Deluxe Edition) (Polydor/UME), released March 5, 2002, yet ... Read more in Amazon's Velvet Underground Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 30, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 6
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Polydor / Pgd
  • ASIN: B008RZ96RS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (401 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,204 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Disc 1 - The Velvet Underground & Nico (stereo version newly remastered, plus alternate versions)
Disc 2 - The Velvet Underground & Nico (mono version newly remastered, plus singles)
Disc 3 - Nico: Chelsea Girl (newly remastered)
Disc 4 - Scepter Studios Sessions (previously released as a bootleg) and the Factory Rehearsals (January 3, 1966, previously unreleased)
Disc 5 - Live At Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus, Ohio, November 4, 1966 (previously unreleased)
Disc 6 - Live At Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus, Ohio, November 4, 1966 (previously unreleased)

Customer Reviews

One of the best Rock albums ever.
Benjamin
What makes it so special is that every song is astonishingly unique yet beautiful in its own way.
kevin yee
All I will say is that this album is just cool, you feel cool listening to it.
E. Frampton

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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Charles Miller on November 2, 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is by far the best reissue of the year, perhaps of all time. Truly glorious packaging: a weighty coffee-table-sized book, magnificently illustrated and penned by Velvet Underground authority, Richie Unterberger (although there are more photographs than words). Obviously made for profit, but also a labor of love.

Disc One: An incredibly-clear remastering, better than any that have gone before, the equal of the long out-of-print MFSL version. Finishes with bonus tracks: the familiar single-voice All Tomorrow's Parties and a previously unheard instrumental backing-track of the same. Also has alternate versions of European Son and Herion, and a great alternate mix of I'll Be Your Mirror with Nico's laughter at the end.

Disc Two: As with disc one, the best-sounding mono version yet with the two mono singles as bonuses. This is the way the album was originally recorded, so this is the definitive version. Thunderous.

Disc Three: Chelsea Girl, put here because on Nico's firt solo album, she was backed by Reed, Cale, Morrison and Jackson Browne. They wrote the majority of the songs too. Kind of like a gentle version of VU&N, but unfortunately, originally ruined with spurious and later added bogus strings and a flute, which could not be removed here because they could not find the original master, but yet again, the best sounding version yet.

Disc Four: The Scepter Studio version. Never mind the bootlegs; here the sound improvement is very dramatic, now elevated to nearly the same sound quality as the official mono version. Please note there a couple of seconds of pop and click during Run Run Run. Maureen Tucker's one of only two existing acetate records served as the main source for these.
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165 of 187 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Ferguson-Maltzman on July 27, 2005
Format: Audio CD
In all honesty, I must confess that I didn't much like this album when I first heard it. For years I had heard about the legendary group but hadn't actually listened to their music. I had heard only Velvet Underground clichés, like, "one of the most influential bands of all-time," "genius," "avant-garde masterpiece," and so on.

So I decided to give the Velvet Underground a try but was not initially impressed. I think the reason why I was not initially blown away by this album has to do with what I am used to and expectations. As a kid coming of age in the 90s, I am used to instant gratification albums with excellent production--these get straight to the point. When I heard The Velvet Underground and Nico (1967), my initial thoughts were, "This is boring and the production stinks." I really didn't "get it" at first. But as a younger listener not familiar with the Velvet Underground, I discovered that this is an album that takes time and a few listens to really appreciate. For me, experiencing this album was like having a few Alabama Slammers. At first, you think, "What's the big deal?" However, once it hits you, it hits you. Once I finally "got it," I found that this album is quite deserving of all the praise it has received.

Throughout their career, The Velvet Underground underwent many different personnel changes. It was their debut, however, that saw the band with its strongest lineup: the poetic Lou Reed, with his dry flat Dylan-like delivery; John Cale, the most artistic and musically gifted of the bunch; lead guitarist, Sterling Morrison, an underrated and underappreciated founder; Maureen Tucker, whose drumming on "Heroin" is indispensable; and finally Nico; the German-born actress/singer who was installed in the band by producer Andy Warhol.
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151 of 171 people found the following review helpful By Gary F. Taylor HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 10, 2002
Format: Audio CD
The Velvet Underground was little known during its lifetime; now, more than thirty years after the band collapsed, it has a world-wide following--but the band's music still tends to divide listeners. You either get it or you don't. For those who DO get it, this recording, with its Andy Warhol-designed "Peel Slowly and See" cover, is a must-have.
Both Lou Reed and Nico possessed flat sounding voices, and John Cale compensated for this by down-tuning his various stringed instruments--and then the band as a whole down-tuned to Cale's pitch. This creates a slightly off-kilter, droning tone... and the result is a strangely hypnotic, frequently dark, and often unnerving sound that swirls around the songs' street-tough lyrics. At worst, it is at least interesting; at best, it is completely original. Several of the cuts have a distinct pop inflection, but the band subverts them; "Femme Fatale" has a mocking tone, and both "Sunday Morning" and "I'll Be Your Mirror" have a decidedly paranoid quality. But the cuts for which this album is most famous are about as far removed from pop as you can get: the strange exotic stutter of "All Tomorrow's Parties;" the pitch black and street scary tone of "Heroin" and "I'm Waiting For My Man;" and the whip-like accompaniment on the S&M-oriented "Venus In Furs"--all of them frequently imitated but seldom equaled. The most extreme edge of the band is captured in such selections as "The Black Angel's Death Song," a piece so far out that The Velvet Underground were actually fired from a bar gig for playing it one time too many for the management's liking.
If your taste in music runs to bouncy dance music, pop standards, or even what passes for experimental among the top 40--you might want to give The Velvet Underground a miss.
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No 45th anniversary vinyl repressing? Can you recommend one? Mono?
I am very happy with Velvet Underground and Nico: Rarities Edition (2010). This is disc 2 of the 2-cd deluxe edition released in 2002. It is the original mono mix, plus mono singles and the sound quality is excellent. Best of all, it's still available and is priced right (currently $10.49 on... Read More
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