180g Vinyl Half-Speed Mastered At Abbey Road Studios!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 23/500!
Audiophile pressing on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl in gatefold sleeve. This album features the first professional lineup of The Velvet Underground: Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, and Maureen "Moe" Tucker, plus Nico singing on three tracks ("Femme Fatale", "All Tomorrow's Parties" and "I'll Be Your Mirror"). Most of the songs were recorded in April 1966 in a run-down recording studio before the band even had a contract. They were turned down by big-name labels such as Columbia, Atlantic Records, and Elektra. Since Verve had just decided to include alternative music to their label, they picked up the group's recordings, put polish on some of the tunes, and added "Sunday Morning", which was the prospective single for radio play.
The album cover features the iconic Andy Warhol print of a banana with the "Peel slowly and see" sticker revealing a flesh-colored banana underneath.
- 180g Audiophile Vinyl
- Half-Speed Mastered at Abbey Road Studios
- Gatefold Sleeve feat. iconic Andy Warhol banana with peelable sticker
- Sunday Morning
- I'm Waiting For The Man
- Femme Fatale
- Venus In Furs
- Run Run Run
- All Tomorrow's Parties
- There She Goes Again
- I'll Be Your Mirror
- Black Angel's Death Song
- European Son