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Various records with VU tracks
The East Village Other

THE EAST VILLAGE OTHER - ELECTRIC NEWSPAPER - HIROSHIMA DAY

LP, ESP-Disk 1034, USA, 1966

VU track: Noise (1:47)

Side 1: Lucy's Wedding by Plastic Clock Radio / If I Had A Mind by Steve Weber / Gossip by Gerard Malanga and Ingrid Superstar / Noise by The Velvet Underground / Jazz Impro by Marion Brown, Scott Holt, and Ron Jackson / Mantra by Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlowsky.

Side 2: Lucy's Wedding by Plastic Clock Radio / Love And Ashes by Tuli Kupferberg sung by Kupferberg and Viki Pollon with Peter Rawson on guitar / The Free Lance Pall Bearers c copyright 1966 Ishmael Reed / Silence by Andy Warhol c copyright 1932 / Interview with Hairy by Ken Weaver and Ed Sanders.

Cover: Walter Bowart. Edited by Richard Alderson, Allen Katzman, Betsy Klein, and Walter Bowart.

This album was recorded in August 1966 by a group of NY arts people asociated with the underground newspaper The East Village Other (e.g. Ed Sanders, Tuli Kupferberg of the Fugs). The bulk of the album consists of chanting, poetry and sounds. The Velvet Underground contribution is an instrumental well-hiden behind the voice of Lyndon Johnson's daughter Lucy Byrd being interviewed on her wedding day.

Reissues:

  • LP bootleg, USA, 1980 (in neutral sleeve)
  • CD, ESP Disk-ZYX Music ESP 1034-2, Germany, 1992
  • LP, Get Back Records/Abraxas, GET1012, Italy, 1998 (180 gram virgin vinyl edition)
  • CD, Get Back Records, GET1012cd, Italy, 2000 (limited numbered edition of 1000 in card sleeve)

Polydor 835 209-2

NICO - CHELSEA GIRL

LP, Verve V/V6-5032, USA, October 1967

Side 1 : 1. The Fairest Of The Seasons (4:05) / 2. These Days (3:25) / 3. Little Sister (4:20) / 4. Winter Song (3:15) / 5. It Was A Pleasure Then (8:00).

Side 2 : 6. Chelsea Girls (7:25) / 7. I'll Keep It With Mine (3:20) / 8. Somewhere There's A Feather (2:15) / 9. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (5:15) / 10. Eulogy To Lenny Bruce (3'45).

Nico's first solo album includes five songs written by Velvet Underground members: Little Sister (Cale/Reed), Winter Song (Cale), It Was A Pleasure Then (Nico/Cale/Reed), Chelsea Girls (Reed/Morrison), and Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (Reed). Though those are not properly VU tracks, they were performed with the backing of Reed, Cale and Morrison.

Other editions:

  • LP, Verve MGM, 2353 025, UK, October 1971
  • LP, MGM Polydor 2303 034, France, 1971 (in glossy cover and blue/gold MGM label. Matrix #: MPO PYR 2303034 A / MPO PYR 2303034 A)
  • CD, Polydor Polygram 835 209-2, USA
  • CD, Verve Polypop POCY-9006, Japan, 2000 (in deluxe cardboard sleeve replica of US original cover)

Crépuscule TWI 952

JOHN CALE - PARIS S'EVEILLE - SUIVI D'AUTRES COMPOSITIONS

CD, Les Disques Du Crépuscule TWI 952, France, December 1991
CD, Victor Musical Industries, Inc., VICP-5146, Japan, February 1992

VU track: Booker T. (edited version) (3:02)

This John Cale's film soundtrack CD includes an edited version (first minutes of the track edited out) of Booker T., an instrumental track performed live by the Velvet Underground at the Gymnasium in April 1967. The liner notes erroneously say "of Velvet Underground recorded live at The Gymnasium, New York City 1968". The Japanese edition includes the long version of Booker T. as bonus track.


Delabel DE 035080

JOHN CALE - PARIS S'EVEILLE

CDEP, Les Disques Du Crépuscule/Delabel/Virgin DE 035080, France, December 1991

VU track: Booker T. (long version) (6:39)

Includes the unedited version of the track mentioned above. This "long version" appears in 1994 on a Lou Reed bootleg CD called A True Rock 'n Roller. Booker T. will finally get a larger and official exposure with its inclusion on the 1995 Peel Slowly And See box set but with the first seconds edited out.


Promo records/cassettes/CDs with VU tracks
The Music Factory - MGM MFRS-3 (label)

THE MUSIC FACTORY

2 LPs promo, MGM MFRS-3, stereo, USA, 1968

Side 1: MFRS-3 S-1
Side 2: MFRS-3 S-2
Side 3: MFRS-3 S-3
Side 4: MFRS-3 S-4

VU tracks: The Gift [excerpt], White Light/White Heat, Lady Godiva's Operation, I'll Be Your Mirror

Plain white cardboard jacket with a small promo stamp on the cover and separated cue sheet with tracklist. White label (possibly exists as yellow label, though existence is unconfirmed).

A 2-LP set of interviews and music from Verve/MGM artists produced for underground FM radio stations. It has producer Tom Wilson chatting with John Cale and Lou Reed. There is also an ad for Nico's Chelsea Girl LP.

Part of the Reed/Cale interview by Tom Wilson is available on the unofficial picture disc An Interview With The Velvet Underground. The Australian What Goes On 3-CD set and the Screen Test bootleg LP have also excerpts of the interview.


MVP 2

JUNE SAMPLER - MGM & Verve

LP promo, MGM/Verve MVP 2, stereo, UK, 1968

Side 1: MVP2A-1
Side 2: MVP2B-2

VU track: Here She Comes Now

Side 1: 1. The Shadow Of Your Smile - The Amazing Dancing Band (2:47) / 2. Poetry In Motion - Johnny Tillotson (2:32) / 3. Sportin' Life - The Beacon Street Union (2:05) / 4. My Buckets Got A Hole In It - Hank Williams (2:34) / 5. Here She Comes Now - The Velvet Underground (2:44) / 6. Funny Freak Parade - Ultimate Spinach (2:36) / 7. Up Up And Away - The Amazing Dancing Band (2:24).

Side 2: 1. What Is Happy? - The Cowsills (2:29) / 2. Will You Love Me Tomorrow - Sandy Posey (2:32) / 3. I've Never Seen Love Like This - Orpheus (2:36) / 4. Country Boy - The Righteous Brothers (2:43) / 5. If I Ruled The World - The Righteous Brothers (2:48) / 6. Monterey - Eric Burdon & The Animals (4:21) / 7. A Penthouse Down - Jazz Interactions Orchestra (2:05).


 

'NOT FOR SALE'

LP promo, Polydor SPECIAL 1A, UK, 1974 or 75 (?)

VU tracks: Run Run Run, Beginning To See The Light

The record came in a "stand up" sleeve - no picture however - so that it could be displayed in record shops.


Edicion Coleccionistas

EDITION COLECCIONISTAS - RADIO ESPECIAL

LP promo, Polydor, Spain, 1977

VU tracks: Heroin

Spanish promo compilation of 60's and 70's songs by Jimi Hendrix, John Mayall, Pink Floyd... and Loud Reed. Yes - LOUD REED!! The track is actually "The Velvet Underground & Nico" version.


 

POLYGRAM IN-STORE SAMPLER

LP promo, Polygram SA-057, 1985

VU tracks: Stephanie Says, Foggy Notion

Neutral white sleeve with title sticker on front. This Polygram Records 1985 in-store play sampler LP including six songs - two each by Van Morrison, Velvet Underground, and Richard Thompson. Van Morrison: Tore Down A La Rimbaud and If You Only Knew, Richard Thompson: When the Spell is Broken, You Don't Say.


Sounds sampler

 

SOUND SAMPLER

7 inch EP, Polydor SOUND 4, UK, October 1986

VU track: Stephanie Says

Free with the October 1986 issue of Sounds magazine.


The Vox Box

THE VOX BOX

Cassette, Vox GIVIT2, UK, February 1992

VU track: Sweet Jane (from Loaded)

Notes: free with March 1992 issue of Vox magazine.


 

ZOUNDS - DAS MUZIKMAGAZIN

CD, Germany, February 1992

VU track: I'm Waiting For The Man, Pale Blue Eyes.

Notes: free sampler with Zounds magazine.


Rock Compact...

ROCK COMPACT DISC ISSUE 10

CD, RCD 10, UK, 1993

VU track: I Can't Stand It.


Hard Rock...

HARD ROCK 1960'S ESSENTIALS

CD, Rebound Records 314 520 277-2, USA, 1994

VU track: White Light/White Heat


Burning Heart

BURNING HEART

CD, Spectrum Music 550 640-2, UK, 1994

VU track: Run Run Run


Past Forward

PAST FORWARD

Cassette, Polydor NME/POLY 95, UK, May 6, 1995

VU track: I'm Waiting For The Man (re mastered).

Notes: free with New Musical Express magazine. "Taken from forthcoming 4 C.D. Box Set".


Head Tripp

HEAD TRIPP

CD/CD-ROM, Atlas/Polydor/Ultimate/Polygram PRSAD 00039, USA, 1995

VU track: Sweet Jane

Notes: Sweet Jane is the version from the Peel Slowly CD box set. The CD-ROM part includes VU bio and photos.


Turn It Up...

TURN IT UP & PASS IT ON VOLUME 4

CD, Free Alternate Music Sampler, AIM Marketing TIU-9504, USA, 1995

VU track: Sweet Jane

Notes: given away free in record stores. Sweet Jane is the version from the Peel Slowly CD box set.


VA 61

VIRTUALLY ALTERNATIVE· 61

2-CD, Virtually Alternative, USA, October 12, 1995

VU track: I Can't Stand It

Notes: promo CD with I Can't Stand It from the Peel Slowly CD box set.


CMJ

CMJ VOLUME 28

CD, DIDX018179 CMJ-NMM028, USA, December 1995

VU track: Ocean

Notes: promo CD with CMJ New Music Monthly magazine with Ocean from the Peel Slowly CD box set.


RNRHF

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

CD, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Foundation, Inc. DPRO-10467, USA, 1996

VU tracks: Rock & Roll, I'm Waiting For The Man, Sweet Jane

Notes: given away to the NYC $1500 a plate induction banquet at the Waldorf-Astoria, NYC on January 17, 1996. Rock & Roll and Sweet Jane are the Loaded versions.


Esta Noche...

ESTA NOCHE CRUZAMOS EL MISSISSIPPI Leyendas del Rock

CD, Virgin 842 7602, Spain/Holland, 1996

VU track: Sweet Jane (from Loaded)


Classic Rock

CLASSIC ROCK - The Chronicles Classic In-Store Sampler

CD, SACD 1261, USA, 1996

VU track: Beginning To See The Light (from Peel Slowly And See)


Monthly Sampler

MONTHLY SAMPLER ... MAY

CD, A&M Records AMSAD 00193, USA, 1996

VU tracks: I'm Waiting For The Man, Pale Blue Eyes

Notes: promo CD. Pale Blue Eyes is the "Val Valentin" mix version.


MUSIC FROM THE AMERICAN CENTURY - WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

2CD, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1999

VU track: I'm Waiting For The Man


CD-ROM with VU tracks
Music Net

MUSICNET Volume 1, Issue 4

CD-ROM, USA, 1995

VU tracks: All Tomorrow's Parties (Demo 1965), Guess I'm Falling In Love (Live at the Gymnasium 1967), Satellite Of Love (Loaded out-take 1970)

Notes: CD-ROM with preview and 30-second excerpts from the Peel Slowly box set.


Launch

LAUNCH Issue No. 3

CD-ROM, USA, 1995

VU tracks: I'm Waiting For The Man (Demo 1965), Melody Laughter (Live Columbus 1966), Countess From Hong Kong (Demo 1969)

Notes: CD-ROM with preview and 35-second excerpts from the Peel Slowly box set.


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