The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) ‎– The Velvet Underground & Nico

Verve Records ‎– 823 290-1
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 Gram


A1 Sunday Morning 2:53
A2 I'm Waiting For The Man 4:37
A3 Femme Fatale 2:35
A4 Venus In Furs 5:07
A5 Run Run Run 4:18
A6 All Tomorrow's Parties 5:55
B1 Heroin 7:05
B2 There She Goes Again 2:30
B3 I'll Be Your Mirror 2:01
B4 The Black Angel's Death Song 3:10
B5 European Son 7:40

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2008 US limited edition 11-track LP pressed on 180 gram VIRGIN VINYL, issued as part of the 'Back To Black 60th Anniversary' series celebrating the 60th anniversary of the vinyl record. Includes a voucher to download an MP3 version of the album, superbly presented in gatefold sleeve with screenprinted vinyl re-peelable banana sticker, plus the original 'torso' back cover, with repro 'Verve' blue & silver labels).

B2BSTK ST01 on red "Back to Black" sticker

Back cover reads 823 290-1 STEREO catalog number on top left, "© 1967 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc, 1755 Broadway, NY 10019 - USA. Distributed by Universal Music Distribution. All rights reserved. 823 290-1" at bottom, and has barcode on top right.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 042282329011
  • Barcode (Text): 0 42282 32901 1
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched): VU 8232901 -A1 M
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched): VU & NI.CO B MJ - 1 R 823-290-1B
  • Other: B2BSTK ST01


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July 9, 2017
This record sounds with lots of distortion, especially in vocals. I think that perhaps is because of how it was recorded at that time....


August 24, 2012
edited over 5 years ago

I purchased this album with great expectations since I'd heard nothing but rave reviews from people over the years. I was left with a little bit of disappointment... Perhaps because the Nico tracks weren't favorites of mine, and almost always skipped over even after repeated listens to get into them..

The ones with Lou Reed singing are the gems here.. especially, "Sunday Morning", "Waiting For The Man", and "Heroin". I got the version from the "Back to Black" series with the peel-able banana peel.. so just for the iconic cover art alone it was worthy of the purchase.

I've heard that Their later two albums were even better than this one.. "White Light, White Heat" and "Loaded" but until I obtain copies of those, it'll be just speculation on my part..

So Overall, a pretty good album, just didn't strike me as, "amazing"..