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The Velvet Underground & Nico gets six disc reissue for 45th anniversary

on July 24, 2012, 5:05pm

the velvet underground nico The Velvet Underground & Nico gets six disc reissue for 45th anniversary

The Velvet Underground’s famed 1967 debut, The Velvet Underground & Nico, celebrates its 45th anniversary this year, and Universal Music is marking the occasion with a massive new reissue. According to The Quietus, the six-disc box set contains the original album in both mono and stereo versions, along with the Scepter Studios acetate version, Nico’s debut album Chelsea Girl, and recordings of the band’s Factory rehearsals and legendary concert at Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus, Ohio. The reissue will be available on October 1st.

Below, you can revisit the album’s epic closer, “European Son”.

The Velvet Underground & Nico 45th Anniversary Edition Tracklist:
Disc One:
The Velvet Underground & Nico (Stereo Version):
01 .Sunday Morning
02. I’m Waiting for the Man
03. Femme Fatale
04. Venus in Furs
05. Run Run Run
06. All Tomorrow’s Parties
07. Heroin
08. There She Goes Again
09. I’ll Be Your Mirror
10. The Black Angel’s Death Song
11. European Son

Alternate Versions:
12. All Tomorrow’s Parties (Alternate Single Voice Version)
13. European Son (Alternate Version)
14. Heroin (Alternate Version)
15. All Tomorrow’s Parties (Alternate Instrumental Mix)
16. I’ll Be Your Mirror (Alternate Mix)

Disc Two:
The Velvet Underground & Nico (Mono Version):
01. Sunday Morning
02. I’m Waiting for the Man
03. Femme Fatale
04. Venus in Furs
05. Run Run Run
06. All Tomorrow’s Parties
07. Heroin
08. There She Goes Again
09. I’ll Be Your Mirror
10. The Black Angel’s Death Song
11. European Son

The Singles (Mono):
12. All Tomorrow’s Parties (July 1966)
13. I’ll Be Your Mirror (Alternate Ending, July 1966)
14. Sunday Morning (Alternate Mix, December 1966)
15. Femme Fatale (December 1966)

Disc Three:
Nico’s Chelsea Girl:
01. The Fairest of the Seasons
02. These Days
03. Little Sister
04. Winter Song
05. It Was a Pleasure Then
06. Chelsea Girls
07. I’ll Keep It With Mine
08. Somewhere There’s a Feather
09. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
10. Eulogy to Lenny Bruce

Disc Four:
Scepter Studios Sessions:
01. European Son (Alternate Version) *
02. The Black Angel’s Death Song (Alternate Mix) *
03. All Tomorrow’s Parties (Alternate Version) *
04. I’ll Be Your Mirror (Alternate Version) ^
05. Heroin (Alternate Version) *
06. Femme Fatale (Alternate mix) ^
07. Venus in Furs (Alternate Version) ^
08. Waiting for the Man (Alternate Version) ^
09. Run Run Run (Alternate Mix) ^

* from tape
^ from acetate

The Factory Rehearsals (January 1966):
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:
01. Melody Laughter
02. Femme Fatale
03. Venus in Furs
04. The Black Angel’s Death Song
05. All Tomorrow’s Parties (Lou Reed)

Disc Six:
Live at Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus, Ohio:
01. Waiting for the Man
02. Heroin
03. Run Run Run
04 The Nothing Song

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