The Velvet Underground : The Velvet Underground & Nico

The Velvet Underground : The Velvet Underground & Nico CD

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When the Velvets recorded this debut, they were best known as the protégés of Andy Warhol (who designed the sleeve), and as a grating, combustive live band. Fueled by drummer Moe Tucker's no-nonsense wham and John Cale's howling viola, some of the straight-up rock & roll and arty noise extravaganzas here bear that out. But before Lou Reed was singing about sadomasochism and drug deals and writing lyrics inspired by his favorite poets, he was a pop songwriter, and this album has some of his prettiest tunes, mostly sung by Nico, the German dark angel who left the band after this disc. Even the sordid rockers are underscored by graceful pop tricks, like the two-chord flutter at the center of the classic "Heroin." --Douglas Wolk

1. [2:55] Sunday Morning
2. [4:39] I'm Waiting For The Man
3. [2:39] Femme Fatale (Album Version)
4. [5:12] Venus In Furs (Album Version)
5. [4:22] Run Run Run
6. [5:59] All Tomorrow's Parties (Album Version)
7. [7:13] Heroin
8. [2:41] There She Goes Again (Album Version)
9. [2:14] I'll Be Your Mirror (Album Version)
10. [3:12] Black Angel's Death Song (Album Version)
11. [7:47] European Son (Album Version)

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