The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico on Polydor Records (the album cover fetures the iconic artwork by Andy Warhol of a silk-screened yellow banana against a white background, with the words 'PEEL SLOWLY AND SEE' and the artists name; the band name does not appear on the front cover).

The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico

POLYDOR

  • £7.99


Although it was unsuccessful on its original release in 1967 (selling only 30,000 copies in its first five years), The Velvet Underground's debut album has become one of the most influential records ever made, and certainly the standout album of the 1960's.

The album reflects the dark and arty side of late-sixties New York, and does so authentically, tenderly, and with an effortless cool that is still stunning. Decades ahead of their time, the impact of this record on proto-punk, post-punk, indie-pop, indie-rock, lo-fi, shoegaze, and avant-pop is incalculable. 

Featuring singer Nico, who was at the time part of their live line-up on Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable tour, alongside the original members, Lou Reed, John Cale, Mo Tucker and Sterling Morrison, the album's effortless turns from beautiful off-kilter jangle-pop ('Sunday Morning,' ''I'll Be Your Mirror') to experimental art-noise ('Heroin,' 'European Sun') is still stunning. 

To say this album is essential is an understatement; as Brian Eno famously stated in 1982, "everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band!"

 

TRACKLIST: 
  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 

 

  • 45th anniversary edition, newly remastered from original tapes 
  • Features the original artwork by Andy Warhol 
  • LP pressed on 180g vinyl and housed in gatefold jacket with original peelable banana 
  • CD housed in jewel case 

 

 


  

 

also available: 
The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat   LP | CD 
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground   LP | CD 
The Velvet Underground - Loaded   LP | CD 
The Velvet Underground - New York Rehearsal 1966   LP | CD 

 

 


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