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All Music Guide - Campbell
Released as part of the Universal Icon series, this mixture of the Velvet Underground's more accessible cuts are taken from their first three albums originally on Verve, with additional live versions of "I Can't Stand It," "Sweet Jane," and "Rock & Roll." While this is an enjoyable compilation, your best bet remains the original albums, all easily available. Key atonal tracks such as "European Son," "I Heard Her Call My Name," and the epic "Sister Ray" have been omitted from this set. Another problem with the VU Icon entry is that while Nico is featured on the cover, none of the tracks with her vocals from the Andy Warhol-produced first ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
Released as part of the Universal Icon series, this mixture of the Velvet Underground's more accessible cuts are taken from their first three albums originally on Verve, with additional live versions of "I Can't Stand It," "Sweet Jane," and "Rock & Roll." While this is an enjoyable compilation, your best bet remains the original albums, all easily available. Key atonal tracks such as "European Son," "I Heard Her Call My Name," and the epic "Sister Ray" have been omitted from this set. Another problem with the VU Icon entry is that while Nico is featured on the cover, none of the tracks with her vocals from the Andy Warhol-produced first album are included.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/19/2011
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • UPC: 602527727288
  • Catalog Number: 001569602
  • Sales rank: 73,750

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm Waiting For the Man (4:38)
  2. 2 White Light/White Heat (2:46)
  3. 3 I Can't Stand It (3:22)
  4. 4 Heroin (7:11)
  5. 5 Sunday Morning (2:55)
  6. 6 Sweet Jane (4:01)
  7. 7 Here She Comes Now (2:03)
  8. 8 Pale Blue Eyes (5:39)
  9. 9 Stephanie Says (2:50)
  10. 10 Rock and Roll (6:02)
  11. 11 Venus In Furs (5:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Velvet Underground Primary Artist
Technical Credits
John Cale Composer
Lou Reed Composer
The Velvet Underground Producer
Sterling Morrison Composer
Andy Warhol Producer
Tom Wilson Producer
Mike Jones Mastering
Jaime Feldman Compilation Supervisor
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