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The Velvet Underground’s ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’ Album Gets 45th Anniversary Six-Disc Box Set Reissue

Universal Music
It’s a good year for anniversary reissues. The latest to surface this year will be the Velvet Underground‘s 1967 debut disc, ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico,’ which is slated for an Oct. 1 street date.

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the classic release, and the Quietus reports that Universal Music aren’t skimping on the bonus materials. In total, there will be six discs to make it worth your while that are associated with the reissue, as it’s being offered as a box set.

In the box set are the original album in both mono and stereo, the Scepter Studios acetate version of the release, Nico’s debut album, ‘Chelsea Girl,’ plus studio recordings of rehearsals from the Factory, and a legendary concert from Columbus, Ohio’s Valleydale Ballroom.

The album has been an inspiration for many artists, and Beck chose it as his inaugural disc when launching his ‘Record Club‘ project, attempting to recreate the disc in a 24-hour period with the help of Nigel Godrich, Joey Waronker, Brian Lebarton, Bram Inscore, Yo, Giovanni Ribisi, Chris Holmes, and Thorunn Magnusdottir.

‘The Velvet Underground & Nico 45th Anniversary Edition’ Track List:

Disc One (Stereo)
1. ‘Sunday Morning’
2. ‘I’m Waiting for the Man’
3. ‘Femme Fatale’
4. ‘Venus in Furs’
5. ‘Run Run Run’
6. ‘All Tomorrow’s Parties’
7. ‘Heroin’
8. ‘There She Goes Again’
9. ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’
10. ‘The Black Angel’s Death Song
11. ‘European Sun’
12. ‘All Tomorrow’s Parties’ (Alternate Single Voice Version)
13. ‘European Sun’ (Alternate Version)
14. ‘Heroin’ (Alternate Version)
15. ‘All Tomorrow’s Parties’ (Alternate Instrumental Mix)
16. ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’ (Alternate Mix)

Disc Two (Mono Version)
1. ‘Sunday Morning’
2. ‘I’m Waiting for the Man’
3. ‘Femme Fatale’
4. ‘Venus in Furs’
5. ‘Run Run Run’
6. ‘All Tomorrow’s Parties’
7. ‘Heroin’
8. ‘There She Goes Again’
9. ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’
10. ‘The Black Angel’s Death Song
11. ‘European Sun’
12. ‘All Tomorrow’s Parties’ (Single, July 1966)
13. ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’ (Single, July 1966)
14. ‘Sunday Morning’ (Single, December 1966)
15. ‘Femme Fatale’ (Single, December 1966)

Disc Three (Nico’s ‘Chelsea Girl’)
1. ‘The Fairest of the Seasons’
2. ‘These Days’
3. ‘Little Sister’
4. ‘Winter Song’
5. ‘It Was a Pleasure Then’
6. ‘Chelsea Girls’
7. ‘I’ll Keep It With Mine’
8. ‘Somewhere There’s a Feather’
9. ‘Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams’
10. ‘Eulogy to Lenny Bruce’

Disc Four (Scepter Studio Sessions + The Factory Rehearsals)
1. ‘European Sun’ (Alternate Version)
2. ‘The Black Angel’s Death Song (Alternate Mix)
3. ‘All Tomorrow’s Parties’ (Alternate Version)
4. ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’ (Alternate Version)
5. ‘Heroin’ (Alternate Version)
6. ‘Femme Fatale’ (Alternate Mix)
7. ‘Venus in Furs’ (Alternate Version)
8. ‘Waiting for the Man’ (Alternate Version)
9. ‘Run Run Run’ (Alternate Mix)
10. ‘Walk Alone’
11. ‘Cracking Up / Venus in Furs’
12. ‘Miss Joanie Lee’
13. ‘Heroin’
14. ‘There She Goes Again’ (with Nico)
15. ‘There She Goes Again’

Disc Five (‘Live at Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus, Ohio’)
1. ‘Melody Laughter’
2. ‘Femme Fatale’
3. ‘Venus in Furs’
4. ‘The Black Angel’s Death Song’
5. ‘All Tomorrow’s Parties’ (Lou Reed)

Disc Six (‘Live at Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus, Ohio)
1. ‘Waiting for the Man’
2. ‘Heroin’
3. ‘Run Run Run’
4. ‘Nothing Song’

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