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

Label:Verve Records – 823 290-1 Y-1, Verve Records – V6 5008
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Style:Art Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Experimental


A1Sunday Morning
Written-ByLou Reed
A2I'm Waiting For The Man
Written-ByLou Reed
A3Femme Fatale
Written-ByLou Reed
A4Venus In Furs
Written-ByLou Reed
A5Run Run Run
Written-ByLou Reed
A6All Tomorrow's Parties
Written-ByLou Reed
Written-ByL. Reed*
B2There She Goes Again
Written-ByL. Reed*
B3I'll Be Your Mirror
Written-ByL. Reed*
B4The Black Angel's Death Song
Written-ByJ. Cale*, L. Reed*
B5European Son
Written-ByJ. Cale*, L. Reed*, M. Tucker*, S. Morrison*

Companies, etc.



1985 remastered reissue characterized by:
a) Special Low Price on cover
b) Black Verve labels (otherwise identical version with red Polydor labels: The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico
c) Sterling stampers in runout.
d) Kurt Loder penned notes on inner sleeve

Pressed by Hauppauge Record Manufacturing Ltd., as indicated by "53" in label rim text and "HRM"/horizontal triangle with dot in the runouts.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 422-823290-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 042282329011
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched exc. "STERLING" & triangle, variant 1): 422823.290-1-AS- A̶L̶D̶ HRM STERLING Ⓗ A-2 [triangle w/ dot]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched exc. "STERLING" & triangle, variant 1): 422823.290-1-BS-HRM 1 STERLING B-1 [triangle w/ dot]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched exc. "STERLING" & triangle, variant 2): 422823.290-1-AS- A̶L̶D̶ HRM STERLING Ⓗ A-1 [triangle w/ dot]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched exc. "STERLING" & triangle, variant 2): 422823.290-1-BS-HRM 1 STERLING B-1 [triangle w/ dot]

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Velvet Underground & Nico (2×LP, Single Sided, Album, Test Pressing, Stereo)Verve RecordsV6-5008US1966
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The Velvet Underground & Nico (LP, Album, Stereo, West Coast Pressing, Gatefold)Verve Records, Verve RecordsV6-5008, V6/5008US1967
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The Velvet Underground & Nico (LP, Album, Mono, East Coast Pressing, Emerson Lawsuit Threat Sticker)Verve RecordsV-5008US1967
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The Velvet Underground & Nico (LP, Album, Mono, West Coast pressing)Verve Records, Verve RecordsV-5008, V/5008US1967
The Velvet Underground & Nico (LP, Album, Promo, Mono, East Coast Pressing)Verve RecordsV-5008US1967



  • FrankChen111's avatar
    This beats Vinyl Lovers (bootleg) and 50th remaster miles away.
    • elephantstone908's avatar
      I guess this listing should also state this is the Greg Calbi cut, supervised by Tom Wilson, as in the red label Polydor version.
      • hjart62's avatar
        I concur that this pressing sounds good. All tomorrows parties will forever sound better in mono, but this is a fine way to enjoy the album.
        • fab_1's avatar
          This is the best this album can sound, seeing as it was an atrocious recording. I really enjoy the sound of this Sterling pressing, as it gives life to Mo’s snare on There She Goes Again, and Nico sounds way better than Lou does on here. Not in a technical aspect, but in terms of clarity and how it was cut. Also, Im Waiting for the Man sounds great here, you can hear everything! Especially with Mo’s kick drum at the start, plus that track is the best Lou sounds on this particular cutting, as well as Sunday Morning as you can hear him breathe in between lines. The tambourine in Venus in Furs is serious analog heaven, as well as Nico on “Femme Fatale.” I paid $75, sure I could’ve gotten it for cheaper somewhere else, but I’d say it was certainly worth it after giving this a few listens

          I will say, Run Run Run and Heroin both sound INFINITELY better in mono. In stereo, Run Run Run has no punch and no bass whatsoever, and in Heroin, everything ironically gets lost in the mix compared to the mono mix. However, that is not a negative comment on this cutting.
          • apotos's avatar
            Just got a decent copy for $30 and I'm very happy with the sound
            • mr.furikuri's avatar
              Edited 3 years ago
              I landed on this pressing after doing mountains of reading through Steve Hoffman's forums. These are 100% analogue and sound much more natural than the popular 2012 pressing I had (which is sourced from a hi quality digital source). There's little nuances on this pressing I couldn't (or didn't) hear on the 2012 press or on Spotify. I guess a couple things were lost on the digital conversion.
              My only complaint here is with the vinyl they used for this press, it's obviously cheap recycled wax (this was a budget press when it released).
              I don't think we'll ever get a definitive AAA release of this album, but this isn't too far off.
              • wiIIiam's avatar
                This uses the analogue tape and mastered at sterling sound, This is the best pressing you can get.


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