The Velvet Underground

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THE VELVET UNDERGROUND AND NICO
Verve 710 004 - back cover w/ Emerson (stereo version)

Verve 710 004, 1967

Original German edition.

Imported 1967 USA cover with Emerson with German 710 004 sticker covering the US catalog number on the back. The record itself is stereo but some copies came with stereo cover, some others with mono cover.

Blue Verve label, with Reed misspelled as Redd on European Son credits.


Verve 710 004 - backcover w/o Emerson

Verve 710 004 - label

Verve 710 004, 196?

Side 1: 710004 A 1966
Side 2: 710004 B 1966

Original German edition with imported 1967 USA cover without Emerson with German 710 004 sticker covering the US catalog number on the back.

Blue Verve label, with Reed misspelled as Redd on European Son credits. The labels reads "M·G·M RECORDS - A DIVISION OF METRO-GOLDWIN-MAYER, INC." and "MFD BY DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON GESELLSCHAFT".

Original US matrix numbers are erased.


Sample copy

Verve 710 004, 196?

Side 1: 710004 A 1966 Made in Germany
Side 2: 710004 B Made in Germany

Imported 1967 USA cover without Emerson with German 710 004 sticker covering the US catalog number on the back.

Sample copy with White Verve label.


Verve Stereo 2304 163

White label sample

Verve Stereo 2304 163, 1971

Side 1: 2304 163 S1 P1966 320
Side 2: 2304 163 S2 P1966 320

Second German edition issued in the early 70s.

Glossy gatefold cover. Front cover has close-cut printed banana catalog and catalog number printed on top right. Back cover reads "Printed in Germany by H.O. Persiehl Hamburg".

Black Verve label. "MFD BY POLYDOR INTERNATIONAL - DISTRIBUTED UNDER LICENSE OF MGM RECORDS, INC., LOS ANGELES, USA".

Also exists as white label sample and test pressing in white cover.


Verve 2428 506

Rock'n pop 9, Verve 2428 506, 1975

Side 1: 2428 506 S1
Side 2: 2428 506 S2
original matrix numbers are erased.

German rotation series edition with unique peeled blue banana cover with "Horror, Sex and Vibration" printed on front cover. Back cover has German liner notes and a photo of the band line-up with Doug Yule!

Black Verve label.

Also exists as white label sample copy in white die-cut sleeve.

Also exists as musicassette 3128 506.


Polydor STEREO 2459 358, 1976

Side 1: ?
Side 2: ?

Same catalog number as below but alternate label.


Polydor 2459 358

Polydor STEREO 2459 358, 1983

Side 1: 2428 506 S 1 = 3
Side 2: 2428 506 S 2 = 3

No gatefold, front cover with printed banana, catalog number on top right, and without "THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO". Credits on rear cover without photo. "SPECIAL PRICE - HIGH QUALITY PRESSING" Deutsche Grammophon inner sleeve.

Red Polydor label.

Double voice All Tomorrow's Parties.

Also exists as musicassette Polydor 3192 478.


849 144-1 (label)

Polydor 849 144-1, 1985

Side 1: 2428 506 S 1 = 3
Side 2: 2428 506 S 2 = 4

No gatefold, front cover with printed banana, no catalog number on front, and without "THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO". Credits on rear cover without photo. Barcode on rear cover.

Red Polydor label.

Cover printed in Germany, record made in Holland.


WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT
White label sample

Verve 710 015, 1968

Skull cover. Back cover reads "There She Comes Now", Lou Reed lead guitar credit, Warhol credit.

Also exists as white label promo.


Verve 710 015

Verve 710 015, 196?

Side 1: 00 710015 = 2 A
Side 2: 00 710015 B

Glossy cover with skull, 710 015 printed on top left, STEREO on top right. Back cover reads catalog number and "Stereo also playable mono" on top right and has corrected credits so it reads "Here She Comes Now", Lou Reed guitar credit, no Warhol credit. Printed in Germany by Carl v. d. Linnepe, Lüdenscheid. Manufactured by Deutsche Grammophon, Hamburg.

Blue/silver Verve label.


THE VELVET UNDERGROUND
MGM 665 114

White label sample

MGM 665 114, 1969

Side 1: 00 665114 S1
Side 2: 00 665114 S2

Original German edition. "Original American Recordings licensed and trademark registred by Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer Inc., New York, USA", "Printed in Germany · Imprimé en Allemagne by Gerhard Kaiser GmbH, Essen", "Manufactured by Deutsche Grammophon, Hamburg", "Stereo also playable mono" and catalog printed on back cover.

Blue/gold MGM label.

Lou Reed's mix (aka closet mix).

Also exists as white label promo.


Polydor 2488 864

Polydor STEREO 2488 864, 1983

Side 1: 2488 864 S 1
Side 2: 2488 864 S 2

Back cover using the front cover photo. "Aus dem Hause Detsch Grammophon Gesellschaft mbH · Hohe Bleichen 14-16 · 2000 Hamburg 36 / Printed in West Germany by Gerhard Kaiser GmbH, Essen". "SPECIAL PRICE / HIGH QUALITY PRESSING" inner sleeve.

Red Polydor label with black lettering.

Val Valentin mix.

This edition had also a release in the 70s on Polydor.


LOADED
Cotillion SD 9034

Cotillion SD 9034, 1971

Side 1: ST-CTN-702029-A
Side 2: ST-CTN-702030-A

Original 1971 German edition.

Glossy cover with Cotillion logo and catalog number. "Printed in Germany" printed on back cover.

Green/white/orange Atlantic label.

Matrix numbers are the same as on the original US pressing.


WEA MID 20 049

Original Rock Classics WEA MID 20 049, 1973

Side 1: WEA ST-CTN-702029-B AT
Side 2: WEA ST-CTN-702030" PF

Original Rock Classics series edition with alternate cover, "The Velvet Underground Featuring Lou Reed". Back cover features a photograph of the late 1971 line-up (Tucker, Yule, Powers, Alexander), and liner notes in English by Günter Ehnert.

"midi" orange label. Also available on musicassette MID 420 049.


Atlantic K40113

Atlantic K40113, 1981

Side 1: R/S Alsdorf 40113 A ST-CTN-702029-B UK
Side 2: R/S Alsdorf 40113 B2
exists also with alternate matrix #s
Side 1: R/S Alsdorf 40113 A2
Side 2: R/S Alsdorf 40113 B2 UK

Front cover with Atlantic logo on top right. Back cover with catalog number on top right and without barcode.

Green/white/orange Atlantic label.


Atlantic K40113

Atlantic K40113, 199?

Side 1: R/S Alsdorf 40113 A2
Side 2: R/S Alsdorf 40113 B2

Same cover as above but back cover has a barcode on upper right hand corner.

Green/white/orange Atlantic label with "GEMA/BIEM" printed in the white band.


LIVE AT MAX'S KANSAS CITY

Atlantic K 30022, ?

Side 1: R/S Alsdorf 30022-A3
Side 2: R/S Alsdorf 30022-B3

Front cover with Altantic logo and catalog number on bottom left. Back cover with barcode on top right. Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH Alsdorf.

Green/white/orange Atlantic label with "MONO" and "GEMA/BIEM" printed in the white band.


SQUEEZE

Polydor 2383 180 - cover

Polydor 2383 180 - label

Polydor 2383 180, 1973

Side 1: 2383 180 S1 P 1972 320
Side 2: 2383 180 S2 P 1972 320

Side 1: 1. Little Jack (3:35) / 2. Crash (1:20) / 3. Caroline (2:32) / 4. Mean Old Man (2:53) / 5. Dopey Joe (3:06) / 6. Wordless (3:00).

Side 2: 1. She'll Make You Cry (2:45) / 2. Friends (2:38) / 3. Send No Letter (3:12) / 4. Jack & Jane (2:55) / 5. Louise (5:45).

Front cover with Polydor logo and catalog number printed on top left. Back cover reads "Printed in Germany - Imprimé en Allemagne by Gerhard Kaiser GmbH, Essen".

Red Polydor label, "GEMA | Made in Germany".

Also exists as white label promo in blank white cover.


1969 VELVET UNDERGROUND LIVE WITH LOU REED
Mercury 6643 017

Mercury Phonogram 6643 017, 19??

Side 1: 10 AA6499895 1Y 320
Side 2: 10 AA6499895 2Y 320
Side 3: 10 AA6499896 1Y 320
Side 4: 10 AA6499896 2Y//2 320

Gatefold, glossy cover. "Herausgeber: PHONOGRAM GmbH., Hamburg / Printed in Germany by Druckhaus Maack KG, 5880 Lüdenscheid." printed on back cover.

Blue Mercury label.


VU
Verve 823 721-1

Verve Polygram 823 721-1, 1985

Side 1: 823 721 - 1 S 1 320
Side 2: 823 721 - 1 S 2 320

Front cover with Verve logo printed at bottom center without catalog number. Backcover with barcode, POL 263 on top right; "Aus dem Hause Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft mbH · Glockengießerwall 3 · 2000 Hamburg 1", "Alle Urheber - und Leistungsschutzrechte vorbehalten", "Kein Verleih! Keine unerlaubte Vervielfältogung, Vermietung, Aufführung, Sendung!", "Printed in West Germany" on bottom left. "Kurt Loder liner" inner sleeve.

Black Verve label.


ANOTHER VIEW
 

Verve Polygram 829 405-1, 1986

Side 1: 829 405-1
Side 2: 829 405-1S2


POP HISTORY VOL. 19, THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO
Polydor 2625 019

White label

Polydor 2625 019, 1970

Side 1: 00 2335 045 S 1
Side 2: 00 2335 045 S 2
Side 3: 00 2335 046 S 1
Side 4: 00 2335 046 S 2

Side 1: Lady Godiva's Operation (4:52) / Eulogy To Lenny Bruce (3:45) / What Goes On (4:52) / Winter Song (3:15) / Some Kind Of Love (3:35).

Side 2: The Gift (8:14) / Chelsea Girl (7:25) / I'm Set Free (4:05).

Side 3: The Murder Mystery (8:35) / Little Sister (4:20) / I'll Be Your Mirror (2:01) / Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (5:15).

Side 4: Jesus (6:24) / The Fairest Of The Seasons (4:05) / After Hours (2:05) / It Was A Pleasure The (8:00) / That's The Story Of My Life (2:05).

2-LP compilation with gatefold cover. The front cover uses an odd colorization of the third album's cover photograph with the Bazaar magazine in Lou's hands replaced by a cigarette! Liner notes by J. Schmeisser in German, with English translation.

Red Polydor label.

20-second intro to The Murder Mystery is edited out!

Also exists as white label promo.


ANDY WARHOL'S VELVET UNDERGROUND FEATURING NICO
Metro 2626 001 (label)

Metro 2626 001, 1972

Side 1: 00 2364 001 = 2 S1
Side 2: 00 2364 001 S2
Side 3: 00 2364 002 S1
Side 4: 00 2364 002 S2

Side 1: 1. I'm Waiting For The Man (4:37) / 2. Candy Says (4:09) / 3. Run Run Run (4:18) / 4. White Light/White Heat (2:44) / 5. All Tomorrow's Parties (5:55).

Side 2: 1. Sunday Morning (2:53) / 2. I Heard Her Call My Name (4:05) / 3. Femme Fatale (2:35) / 4. Heroin (7:05) / 5. Here She Comes Now (2:30) / 6. There She Goes Again ( 2:30).

Side 3: 1. Sister Ray (17:00) / 2. Venus In Furs (5:07).

Side 4: 1. European Son (7:40) / 2. Pale Blue Eyes (5:40) / 3. Black Angel's Death Song (3:10) / 4. Beginning To See The Light (4:48).

Gatefold cover with back cover notes in English, "Printed in Germany - Imprimé en Allemagne by Carl v.d. Linnhepe Lüdenscheld", "Manufactured by Deutsche Grammophon, Hamburg".

Dark grey Metro label with GEMA logo.


POP GIANTS VOL. 9 - THE VELVET UNDERGROUND FEATURING LOU REED
Metro 2911 520

White label

Metro Brunswick 2911 520, 1973

Side 1: 00 2335 034 S 1
Side 2: 00 2335 034 S 2

Side 1: The Murder Mystery (8:35) / I'm Set Free (4:05) / Lady Godiva's Operation (4:52) / Winter Song (3:15).

Side 2: Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (5:15) / The Gift (8:15) / Some Kinda Love (3:35) / Eulogy To Lenny Bruce (3:45).

Compilation record, volume 9 in the "Pop Giants" Brunswick silber-serie. The front cover uses the same colorized picture as on Pop History Vol. 19 but the picture has been mirrored... Liner notes in German on back cover.

Brunswick silver label.

Also exists as white label sample which reads "POP HISTORY" instead of "POP GIANTS".


LOU REED & THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

MGM 2315 258

MGM 2315 246 (label)

MGM 2315 246, October 1973

Side 1: 2315 246 S1 320
Side 2: 2315 246 S2 320

Side 1 : That's The Story Of My Life (2:05) / Sister Ray (17:00) / Lady Godiva's Operation (4:52).

Side 2: Heroin (7:05) / Sunday Morning (2:53) / All Tomorrow's Parties (5:55) / There She Goes Again (2:30) / White Light/White Heat (2:44) / Femme Fatale (2:35).

Produced for Reissue by Michael Viner.

Same cover as the UK, Spanish and Italian MGM 2315 258 editions, but catalog numbers and tracklist are the same as the "swan cover" compilation (with That's The Story Of My Life replacing I'm Waiting For The Man on side 1).

Graphics by Harmut Pfeiffer. "Printed in Germany - Imprimé en Allemagne by Gerhard Kaiser GmbH, Essen".

Blue/gold MGM label.


FRANZ SCHOLER PRASENTIERT DIE VELVET UNDERGROUND STORY
Verve 2304 149

White label sample

Verve 2304 149, 1975

Side 1: 2304 149 S1
Side 2: 2304 149 = 2 S2

Side 1: I'm Waiting For The Man / Run Run Run / There She Goes Again / European Son / White Light/White Heat.

Side 2: I Heard Her Call My Name / Candy Says / What Goes On / Some Kinda Love / Jesus / Pale Blue Eyes.

Gatefold cover with Velvet Underground biography inside by Mr Franz Scholer himself - definitely one of the most incomplete and inaccurate ever... The most amazing is the cover which shows five band members! There are in fact two Moe Tucker portrayed!! "Printed in Germany by Gerhard Kaiser GmbH, Essen".

Black Verve label. Also exists as white label sample.


THE VELVET UNDERGROUND FEATURING LOU REED
Polydor 2664 438

Label

Polydor 2664 438, 1976

Side 1: 00 2335 045 S 1
Side 2: 00 2335 045 S 2
Side 3: 00 2335 046 S 1
Side 4: 00 2335 046 S 2

Side 1 : Lady Godiva's Operation / Eulogy To Lenny Bruce / What Goes On / Winter Song / Some Kind Of Love.

Side 2 : The Gift / Chelsea Girl / I'm Set Free.

Side 3 : The Murder Mystery / Little Sister / I'll Be Your Mirror / Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams.

Side 4 : Jesus / The Fairest Of The Seasons / Afterhours / It Was A Pleasure Then / That's The Story Of My Life.

2-LP compilation part of "Once Upon A Time" series. Same tracklist as Pop History Vol. 19 with also part of intro to The Murder Mystery edited out! Gatefold cover with inside liner notes in German by J. Schmeisser.

Red Polydor labels which have catalog numbers - 2929 085/2929 086 - different from those on the cover.

Matrix numbers are the same as on Pop History. Also exists as cassette (Polydor 3578 485).


THE STORY OF... VELVET UNDERGROUND
Polydor 2664 405

Label

Polydor 2664 405, 1978

original numbers (2364 001=2 S1 / 2364 001=2 S2 / 2364 002 S1 / 2364 002 S2) have been erased. New numbers are 2929064 on first record and 2929065 on second one

Side 1 : I'm Waiting For The Man / Candy Says / Run Run Run / White Light/White Heat / All Tomorrow's Parties.

Side 2 : Sunday Morning / I Heard Her Call My Name / Femme Fatale / Heroin / Here She Comes Now / There She Goes Again.

Side 3 : Sister Ray / Venus In Furs.

Side 4 : European Son / Pale Blue Eyes / The Black Angel's Death Song / Beginning To See The Light.

2-LP compilation with same tracklist as Andy Warhol's Velvet Underground featuring Nico. Redesigned sleeve with EPI photo as front cover, several portraits and full notes in German. Underneath the portrait of Sterling it says, "John Cale (voc, el-v, org, b-g)", whereas under the picture of Doug it reads, "Stirling (sic) Morrison (voc, g, b-g)"...

Red Polydor labels, with numbers different from the cover 2929 064 & 2929 065...

Also exists as cassette.


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