The Velvet Underground ‎– 1969 Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed

Mercury ‎– SRM-2-7504
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold


A1 Waiting For My Man 7:00
A2 Lisa Says 5:46
A3 What Goes On 8:47
A4 Sweet Jane 3:58
B1 We're Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together 3:12
B2 Femme Fatale 3:01
B3 New Age 6:31
B4 Rock And Roll 6:00
B5 Beginning To See The Light 5:26
C1 Ocean 10:46
C2 Pale Blue Eyes 5:50
C3 Heroin 9:42
D1 Some Kinda Love 4:44
D2 Over You 2:15
D3 Sweet Bonnie Brown/It's Just Too Much 7:50
D4 White Light/White Heat 8:32
D5 I'll Be Your Mirror 2:17

Companies, etc.



1st issue with red labels (corresponds to the promo version 1969 Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed). Red Mercury labels with Mercury logo in ovals dotting the top and larger Philips, Mercury and Vertigo logos at the bottom. Comes with "The Half Notes" b&w printed inner sleeves advertising other Mercury releases.

Recorded (uncredited on release): A1, B2, C2, D5 & intro D1: End of Cole Ave, Dallas, Texas, October 19, 1969
A2-B1, B3-C1, C3-D4: The Matrix, San Francisco, California, November 1969

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, except "CP4" and "G.K." etched): SRM-2-7504-A-CP4 MASTERDISK G.K.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched, except "MASTERDISK" stamped): SRM-2-7504-B-CP3 MASTERDISK G. K.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched, except "MASTERDISK" stamped): SRM-2-7504-C-CP4 MASTERDISK G.K.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, except "CP3" and "G.K." etched): SRM-2-7504-D-6P3 MASTERDISK G.K.


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March 14, 2017
Currently onelisted on ebay uk 6641 900.
Gatefold Album.
Seller (not me) lists the sleeve as excellent and record as excellent.


February 25, 2017
I have a question about one version. I cannot find it here. Which version has "Hightone Records S.D.R.M." on label


September 13, 2016

It's probably one of the best live recordings ever pressed to wax. Songs like "Sweet Bonnie Brown/It's Just Too Much", "What Goes On", and "Beginning To See The Light" showcase a band at the top of their game. I think this is the best version of "White Light /White Heat" the band has ever recorded. I think it's safe to say if you're going to have just one Velvet Underground album this might be the one. That's a strong statement for a live album. It's that good though!


October 30, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
This album has become a definitive recording of the early 1970's. Not only because it represents what could be achieved with live recorded albums in terms of capturing the warmth, spirit, and immediacy of a good performance, but of the superlative Velvets material contained within it. It features sweetly beautiful moments in the ballads i.e. "Pale Blue Eyes' and a more terrifying kind of beauty within the cranked up dissonant skronk of 'What Goes On', 'Rock and Roll', and 'White Light Whit Heat'. The exultation achieved in some of the latter probably launched a million peak experiences and prompted several generations of musicians wanting to achieve the same effect within their own work. The fact that some of the tunes on this album originated from an audience recording gives those pieces a unique lo-fi charm, with the occasional obscure vocal only adding to such. Quite simply this is a classic record of classic post-John Cale performances captured not far off a year before Lou Reed walked out for good in August 1970. This album is worth procuring for experiencing the warmth in it, let alone for the magic encompassed in it, and not least the sublime version of 'Ocean', a true Velvets gem, which was never released during the Velvet Underground's short life between 1966 and 1970. Listening to this fine record again though it gains an added poignancy with the departure of Lou Reed from this mortal coil on October 27th, 2013.