Innocent and Vain: An Introduction to Nico

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Innocent and Vain:
an Introduction to Nico
Compilation album by Nico
Released March 12, 2002
Recorded 1966–1973
Genre Folk rock, avant-garde
Label Polydor
Producer Various
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Innocent and Vain: an Introduction to Nico is a compilation album by Nico. It was released for the European market by Polydor in 2002 as part of their "An Introduction To" series of budget compilations.

Innocent and Vain, named after one of Nico's songs, is a retrospective album that consists of songs from Chelsea Girl (Polydor, 1967) and The End... (Island, 1974). It also includes two tracks from her 1967 collaboration with The Velvet Underground on The Velvet Underground & Nico (Verve, 1967). Because of Polydor's budget approach, no licensing of The Marble Index (Elektra, 1969) or Desertshore (Reprise, 1970) which Nico recorded in this period, was possible.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks performed by Nico except "All Tomorrow's Parties" and "Femme Fatale" performed by The Velvet Underground & Nico.
All songs written by Nico except where noted.

  1. "I'll Keep It with Mine" (Dylan)
  2. "All Tomorrow's Parties" (alternate version) (Reed)
  3. "You Forget to Answer"
  4. "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams" (Reed)
  5. "Valley of the Kings"
  6. "Femme Fatale" (Reed)
  7. "Eulogy to Lenny Bruce" (Hardin)
  8. "Secret Side"
  9. "Little Sister" (Cale, Reed)
  10. "It Was a Pleasure Then" (Nico, Cale, Reed)
  11. "Innocent and Vain"
  12. "The End" (live) (Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek, Morrison)