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VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO <> Mono White Label Promo LP!

End price:

USD

4050

  End date:

2008-10-14

Start price:

USD

10

Start date:

2008-10-07

Number of  bids:

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Country:

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THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO <> THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO<> <>

White Label Promo LP -- the rarest, from the West Coast

East Coast were yellow DJ labels...

ORIGINAL 1967 US MONO FIRST PRESSING on VERVE RECORDS, Catalog # V-5008 

With "  D.J. Samples"   sticker

Matrix #s--Side 1: V-5008 A, MG 558

Side 2: V-5008 B, MG 559

With original Verve innersleeve

See here for full information on the rarity of this LP:

http://members.aol.com/olandem5/odlpus.html

COVER is EX (some shelfwear, see photos) Seams and corners are all tight and right.

RECORD is EX...Small scratches on Femme Fatale and Black Angel's Death Song, but only Femme's is audible, with some light noise and two lounder cracks......that's it--

The rest of the LP sounds fantastic, loud, clear Mono, with the original mastering that runs the grooves nearly to the label so we get the lows of Cale's bass and Nico's vocals and the highs of Lou's yelps and Moe's crash cymbal. 

This remains the best pressing, the greatest way to hear this landmark LP (any one ever have a better debut album?)

Track Listing
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. Black Angel's Death Song, The
11. European Son

Album Notes
Velvet Underground & Nico: Lou Reed (vocals, guitar); Nico (vocals); Sterling Morrison (guitar, bass, background vocals); John Cale (electric viola, piano, bass, background vocals); Maureen Tucker (percussion, background vocals).
Recorded at T.T.G. Studios, Hollywood California; Sceptor Studios and Mayfair Sound Studios, New York, New York in April & November 1966 & April-May 1967. Originally released on Verve (5008).
Brian Eno once said that only a hundred people bought Velvet Underground records when they first came out, but those hundred people all went out and formed their own bands. The rest, of course, is history; the Velvet Underground was the catalyst that helped spark punk rock, and began the growth of an alternative branch within rock and roll's grand family tree. VU's was an unparalleled glimpse into the Summer Of Love's alter ego, complete with graphic, unapologetic descriptions of intravenous drug-use and risque sexual situations. Their 1967 debut, VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO, was a tour de force that may never be equaled for its sheer radicalism in the face of rock convention.
The Velvet Underground also mapped out unconquered sonic territories. Bassist John Cale was weaned on deconstructing classical theory--the perfect avant-garde foil to help bring Reed's terse songs to life. Even more noticeable when he would switch to electric viola, Cale's sound evoked the terror of Reed's compositions, with the bowed strings screeching like a runaway subway car. Drummer Maureen Tucker played like no one before her. Her frantic swipes could mimic a galloping rush in "Heroin," or work with the delicate, hesitant charm of "All Tomorrow's Parties." Guitarist Sterling Morrison was a master of his craft, ably switching from oddly Middle-Eastern plucking (the eerie "All Tomorrow's Parties") to head-on rock (the ultra-edgy "Waiting For The Man"), always adding just the right element to fatten the cacophony. VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO is one of rock's most significant debuts.

Industry Reviews
Ranked #6 in NME's list of the 'Greatest Albums Of All Time.'
NME (10/02/1993)

Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century
Vibe (12/01/1999)

Included in Q Magazine's 100 Greatest Albums Ever
Q (01/01/2003)

5 stars out of 5 - ...a flickering, unforgettable band preformance...
Q (06/01/2002)

Ranked #9 in Mojo's Best Reissues of 2002
Mojo (01/01/2003)

Ranked #12 in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time - ...The most prophetic rock album ever made...
Rolling Stone (12/11/2003)

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