Rock and Roll: An Introduction to The Velvet Underground

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Rock and Roll: An Introduction to The Velvet Underground
Greatest hits album by The Velvet Underground
Released July 2, 2001 (2001-07-02)
Recorded 1966–1969, New York City, Hollywood and San Francisco, United States
Genre Rock
Length 63:50
Language English
Label Polydor
Producer Andy Warhol, Tom Wilson, The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground chronology
Squeeze
(1973)
Rock and Roll: an Introduction to The Velvet Underground
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Rock and Roll: an Introduction to The Velvet Underground is a compilation album by The Velvet Underground. It was released for the European market by Polydor on July 2, 2001 as part of their "An Introduction To" series of budget compilations.

Rock and Roll is a greatest hits album that consists mainly of songs off their three albums for Verve/MGM. Additionally, it features tracks from the 1985 outtakes compilation VU and two live tracks from the 1974 Mercury release 1969: The Velvet Underground Live.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks performed by The Velvet Underground except "I'll Be Your Mirror" performed by The Velvet Underground & Nico. All tracks written by Lou Reed except as noted.

  1. "Temptation Inside Your Heart" – 2:30
  2. "Rock and Roll" (live) – 6:03
  3. "Lady Godiva's Operation" – 4:54
  4. "Candy Says" – 4:03
  5. "I'll Be Your Mirror" – 2:08
  6. "Foggy Notion" (Reed, Morrison, Yule, Tucker, Weiss) – 6:38
  7. "Pale Blue Eyes" – 5:41
  8. "White Light/White Heat" – 2:46
  9. "Sweet Jane" (live) – 3:57
  10. "Here She Comes Now" (Reed, Cale, Morrison) – 2:03
  11. "Some Kinda Love" – 3:38
  12. "Stephanie Says" – 2:48
  13. "There She Goes Again" – 2:37
  14. "Run Run Run" – 4:20
  15. "What Goes On" – 4:33
  16. "Venus In Furs" – 5:11

(1, 6, 12) taken from VU; (2, 9) taken from 1969: The Velvet Underground Live; (3, 8, 10) taken from White Light/White Heat; (4, 7, 11, 15) taken from The Velvet Underground; (5, 13–14, 16) taken from The Velvet Underground & Nico.

Personnel[edit]

The Velvet Underground
Additional musicians
  • Nico – lead vocal on "I'll Be Your Mirror"
Technical staff
  • Andy Warhol – producer (5, 13–14, 16)
  • Tom Wilson – producer (3, 8, 10)
  • The Velvet Underground – producers (1–2, 4, 6–7, 9, 11–12, 15)

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