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

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Verve Records ‎– V6-5008
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A1 I'm Waiting For The Man
Written-By – Lou Reed
4:37
A2 Femme Fatale
Written-By – Lou Reed
2:35
A3 Venus In Furs
Written-By – Lou Reed
5:07
A4 Run, Run, Run
Written-By – Lou Reed
4:18
A5 All Tomorrow's Parties
Written-By – Lou Reed
5:55
B1 Heroin
Written-By – Lou Reed
7:05
B2 There She Goes Again
Written-By – Lou Reed
2:30
B3 I'll Be Your Mirror
Written-By – Lou Reed
2:01
B4 Black Angel's Death Song
Written-By – John Cale, Lou Reed
3:10
B5 European Son To Delmore Schwartz
Written-By – John Cale, Lou Reed, Maureen Tucker*, Sterling Morrison
7:44

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Notes

Torso cover with journalist Emerson superimposed on Lou Reed's face on the back cover.

This is the first pressing of late 1966 that does not include the track "Sunday Morning", which was originally not intended for release. "Sunday Morning" would later appear as a single in December of 1966 to promote the release of the album in March of the following year. Aiming to create a hit for the album, the song was added at the last minute for commercial release. Prominent use of celesta was the idea of John Cale, who noticed the instrument in the studio and impulsively decided to use it for the song.

Although the other tracks are present, they are of a different mix to the commercial release. This pressing was also produced by Andy Warhol exclusively, whereas the commercial release was not just his input.

The label on the record incorrectly credits Tom Wilson with "Sunday Morning" and it's production, but the track does not actually appear. "Heroin, Venus In Furs, I'm Waiting For The Man and European Son" were re-recorded in LA by Tom Wilson. The mix may be slightly different, but the recordings are those used on the commercial release.

The matrix differs from the commercial release. This pressing does not have the "REV' dead-wax etching, which present on Side 1 of all US commercial copies in 1967. This "REV" at the end of the Side 1 matrix was to indicate that a revision was made, (i.e. the track "Sunday Morning" was added).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): V6-5008 SIDE 1 MGS-558
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): V6-5008 SIDE 2 MGS-559

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Atlantic7

Atlantic7

December 31, 2018
edited about 1 month ago
I'll bet this is a *counterfeit* pressing. I'd also like to see *one* reliable source (not the Landmine website) that indicates any form of this album was released to the public prior to March 1967.
Rofimo

Rofimo

April 7, 2018
How come a version in VG+ condition has been sold in 2016 for 22.000 usd on ebay, is sold for 49 usd in NM condiiton this year on Discogs??
angus7384

angus7384

June 5, 2017
i search infos concerning my version.
it's the Verve mono V 5008 but the record has the same SIDE 2 label on two sides !!!
anyone has infos on this one ?

thanks,
genezyp_kapen

genezyp_kapen

December 22, 2016
Is this even for real? I've never heard or read about such pressing. You can't find any info about it on Oliver Landmine's web nor in Unterberger's "White Light/White Heat". A fake?
gimme-danger85

gimme-danger85

September 26, 2016
whats the best pressing for this great great album ?
Yankanin

Yankanin

March 15, 2016
Can anyone help identify this release?
I've got a Verve stereo V6-5008/ blue verve labels, MGS-558(side one) MGS-559 (side two). Not gatefold, does say manufactured and marketed by PolyGram records on the back. Thanks...