The Velvet Underground ‎– Live MCMXCIII

Sire ‎– R1 45464, Rhino Records (2) ‎– R1 45464
4 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Blue Deep

Companies, etc.



Issued in a gatefold sleeve, including 2 LPs in each side.

Black Friday 2014 release.

"First Time On Vinyl
Reunion Concert
4 LP Set On
Deep Blue Vinyl
7500" (from the sticker on the shrinkwrap).

Recorded Live at L'Olympia Theater in Paris on June 15th, 16th & 17th, 1993.

The inner gatefold sleeve includes lyrics for "I'll Be Your Mirror".
© 1967 Oakfield Avenue Music, Ltd. (admin. by Screen Gems-EMI BMI).
Lyrics reprinted by permission.

"I would like to thank:
Pete "The Rackman" Cornish, Struan Oglanby, Steve Klein, Joe Barden, Roger Sandowsky, Jay Black and The Fender Custom Shop, D'Addario Strings, Bob Ludwig, Mike Rathke, Gordon Gano, Bowie Klein, Seymour Stein, Ian Flooks and U2.

The Velvets themselves: Maureen for her strenght and calm: Sterl for his wit and courage: John Cale for his constant inspiration.

A very large thank you to Sylvia Reed whose idea and vision this was and is. Without her perseverance none of this would have happened.

And to our audience, the fans, the circle was complete when you arrived and let us play for you the music that has meant so much to all of our lives. Thanks again. It was a Perfect Day. -Lou Reed

John Cale would like to thank the following:
Risé cale, Jean-Michel Reusser (Taktic Music, Paris), Mark Vernon (Firebrand Management Ltd., London), Andy Green and my most excellent co-conspirators Lou, Maureen and Sterling.

Sterling Morrison wishes to thank:
Alex Aguilar, Joe Barden, Marie-Claude Beaud, Charlie Chandler, Pete Cornish, Daniel Hutchens, Hap Logan, Simon & Charlotte Pettifar, Roger Sadowsky and Austin Thomerson.

Moe wishes to thank:
Artie Smith, Bill Fertig, Ernie Harmer, Joe Hibbs of Tama Drums, Keith Mikulka, Mike Rathke and Russell Sladek."

Special Thanks to:
Steven Baker, Emma Banks, Marie-Claude Beaud, Moira Bellas, Bill Bentley, Diane Delehaye, Craig Dietz, Bernd Dopp, Ian Flooks, Mark Francis of The Andy Warhol Museum, Jules Frutos, Waldemar Januszczak, Josh Gaffin, Jeff Gold, Tony Krantz, Serge Laurent, Roma Martyniuk, Chris Mason, Katherine Maynerd, Roxy Meade, Tom Ruffino, Scumeck Sabottka, Alan Stein, Ray Still, Chris Whent, Sue Wildish, Johann Zambyski

Thanks to Jeff Boldenweck and everyone at Neg Earth
Thanks to Steve Sunderland and everyone at AudioLease

This is a live performance. It contains no overdubs.

℗ & © 1993 Sire Records Company for the U.S. and WEA International for the world outside of the U.S. All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company. 3400 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91505-4614.
Made in U.S.A. and R1 45464 (on labels)
R1-45464 (on sleeve spine)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 081227959371
  • Barcode (Text): 0 81227 95937 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): R1 45464 - A WMMI CJIII
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): R1 45464 - B WMMI CJIII
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): R1 45464 - C WMMI CJIII
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): R1 45464 - D WMMI CJIII
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E): R1 45464 - E WMMI CJIII
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F): R1 45464 - F - Re2 WMMI CJIII
  • Matrix / Runout (Side G): R1 45464 - G WMMI CJIII
  • Matrix / Runout (Side H): R1 45464 - H WMMI CJIII

Other Versions (5 of 23) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9362-45464-2 The Velvet Underground Live MCMXCIII(2xCD, Album) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 9362-45464-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
2-45464-A, 9 45464-2 The Velvet Underground Live MCMXCIII(CD, Album, Promo, Adv) Sire, Warner Bros. Records, Sire, Warner Bros. Records 2-45464-A, 9 45464-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
8122795937 The Velvet Underground Live MCMXCIII(4xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Blu) Sire, Rhino Records (2) 8122795937 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
CDW 45464 The Velvet Underground Live MCMXCIII(2xCD, Album) Sire, Warner Bros. Records CDW 45464 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
1052 The Velvet Underground Live MCMXCIII(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Piggymot Records 1052 Russia Unknown Sell This Version


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June 24, 2017
Anyone knows: Why does the European version cost more than the US version?


March 18, 2017
I have this on black vinyl. When I bought it, it had a sticker saying it was coloured vinyl. Anomaly, or are there quite a few like mine out there?


December 12, 2015
As anyone seen a copy of this in standard black vinyl??