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The Velvet Underground & Nico To Get Six Disc Reissue

The first album by The Velvet Underground is often cited as one of the greatest albums ever made. As a result, it’s getting the re-issue treatment that it deserves. Universal is re-releasing the seminal The Velvet Underground & Nico as a massive, six-disc box set on October 1st.

The re-issue will contain the original album in both stereo and mono, as well as Chelsea Girl, the debut album from titular German chanteuse. Disc 4 features alternate takes of the album’s songs transferred from an April 1966 acetate recording, and discs 5 and 6 feature a live performance of the band at the Valleydale Ballroom in Columbus, Ohio.

The tracklist for the re-issue is listed below:

Disc 1: The Velvet Underground & Nico in 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 Son                                                                                                                                                                                        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 2: The Velvet Underground & Nico and its singles in mono

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 Son                                                                                                                                                                           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 3: 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 4: The Scepter Studio Sessions Acetate and The Factory Rehearsal Tapes

1. European Son [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 5: Live at the Valleydale Ballroom (Columbus, OH)

1. Melody Laughter
2. Femme Fatale
3. Venus in Furs
4. The Black Angel’s Death Song
5. All Tomorrow’s Parties [Lou Reed vocals] 

Disc 6: Live at the Valleydale Ballroom (Columbus, OH)

1. Waiting for the Man
2. Heroin
3. Run Run Run
4. The Nothing Song

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