Andy Warhol's Velvet Underground Featuring Nico

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Andy Warhol's Velvet Underground featuring Nico
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Compilation album by The Velvet Underground
Released November 1971
Genre Art rock, experimental rock, psychedelic rock, proto-punk
Label MGM Records
The Velvet Underground chronology
Loaded
(1970)
Andy Warhol's Velvet Underground featuring Nico
(1971)
Squeeze
(1973)

Andy Warhol's Velvet Underground featuring Nico is a compilation album of the Velvet Underground released by MGM Records in 1971. Originally released as a double LP, the cover artwork and inside gatefold sleeve feature imitations of Andy Warhol's paintings of Coca-Cola bottles, but are credited to other artists on the back sleeve of the album.[1] The album was released in the UK to capitalise on the interest from Warhol's Pork.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Lou Reed unless otherwise noted.[3]

Record One Side One
  1. "I'm Waiting for the Man" – 4:37 (from The Velvet Underground & Nico, 1967)
  2. "Candy Says" (The Velvet Underground) – 4:09 (from The Velvet Underground, 1969)
  3. "Run, Run, Run" – 4:18 (from The Velvet Underground & Nico)
  4. "White Light/White Heat" – 2:44 (from White Light/White Heat, 1968)
  5. "All Tomorrow's Parties" – 5:55 (from The Velvet Underground & Nico)
Record One Side Two
  1. "Sunday Morning" – 2:53 (from The Velvet Underground & Nico)
  2. "I Heard Her Call My Name" – 4:05 (from White Light/White Heat)
  3. "Femme Fatale" – 2:35 (from The Velvet Underground & Nico)
  4. "Heroin" – 7:05 (from The Velvet Underground & Nico)
  5. "Here She Comes Now" (Sterling Morrison, Reed, John Cale, Maureen Tucker) – 2:00 (from White Light/White Heat)
  6. "There She Goes Again" – 2:30 (from The Velvet Underground & Nico)
Record Two Side One
  1. "Sister Ray" (Reed, Morrison, Cale, Tucker) – 17:00 (from White Light/White Heat)
  2. "Venus in Furs" – 5:07 (from The Velvet Underground & Nico)
Record Two Side Two
  1. "European Son" (Reed, Cale, Morrison, Tucker) – 7:40 (from The Velvet Underground & Nico)
  2. "Pale Blue Eyes" – 5:40 (from The Velvet Underground)
  3. "The Black Angel's Death Song" (Reed, Cale) – 3:10 (from The Velvet Underground & Nico)
  4. "Beginning To See The Light" – 4:48 (from The Velvet Underground)
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Credits[edit]

Band (as credited)[4]
  • Bass – John Cale, Sterling Morrison
  • Guitar – Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison
  • Percussion – Maureen Tucker
  • Piano – Lou Reed
  • Electric Viola, Organ – John Cale
  • Vocals – John Cale, Lou Reed, Nico, Sterling Morrison

Doug Yule is not credited, although he provided lead vocals on "Candy Says" and replaced Cale as the bass player on the band's third album, hence "Pale Blue Eyes" and "Beginning to See the Light" also feature Yule.

Production[5]
  • Illustration, Design, Art Direction – Grahame Berney, Keith Davis, Oliver Wade
  • Liner Notes – Russ Curry

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