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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Composed principally of songs that would have appeared on the Velvet Underground's unreleased fourth MGM album, this is only slightly less impressive than their first three LPs, striking a balance between the searing pre-punk of their first two efforts and the calm eloquence of the third. "Lisa Says," "Ocean," and "Stephanie Says" are some of Lou Reed's greatest ballads; "I Can't Stand It" is one of the Velvets' toughest and best conventional hard rock songs. Some of the other tunes are slight if engaging in comparison with the Velvets' prime work. Many of the tracks were re-recorded by Reed on his early solo albums, and in every instance, the Velvets' versions are ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Composed principally of songs that would have appeared on the Velvet Underground's unreleased fourth MGM album, this is only slightly less impressive than their first three LPs, striking a balance between the searing pre-punk of their first two efforts and the calm eloquence of the third. "Lisa Says," "Ocean," and "Stephanie Says" are some of Lou Reed's greatest ballads; "I Can't Stand It" is one of the Velvets' toughest and best conventional hard rock songs. Some of the other tunes are slight if engaging in comparison with the Velvets' prime work. Many of the tracks were re-recorded by Reed on his early solo albums, and in every instance, the Velvets' versions are better.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • UPC: 042282372123
  • Catalog Number: 823721
  • Sales rank: 2,987

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Velvet Underground Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Lou Reed Composer
Maureen Tucker Composer
The Velvet Underground Producer
Michael Barbiero Engineer
Bill Levenson Producer
Sterling Morrison Composer
Hy Weiss Composer
Doug Yule Composer
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