Various records with VU tracks | Promo records with VU tracks | CD-ROM with VU tracks
Various records with VU tracks
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.
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 Lou Reed, John Cale and Sterling Morrison.
The LP appears in "Album Reviews" section of Cash Box, October 28, 1967 (p. 38).
JOHN CALE - PARIS S'EVEILLE - SUIVI D'AUTRES COMPOSITIONS
CD, Les Disques Du Crépuscule TWI 952, France, December 1991
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.
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
2 LPs promo, MGM MFRS-3, stereo, USA, 1968
Side 1: MFRS-3 S-1
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.
JUNE SAMPLER - MGM & Verve
LP promo, MGM/Verve MVP 2, stereo, UK, 1968
Side 1: MVP2A-1
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.
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.
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
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 DISC ISSUE 10
CD, RCD 10, UK, 1993
VU track: I Can't Stand It.
HARD ROCK 1960'S ESSENTIALS
CD, Rebound Records 314 520 277-2, USA, 1994
VU track: White Light/White Heat
CD, Spectrum Music 550 640-2, UK, 1994
VU track: Run Run Run
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".
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 & 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.
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 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.
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 CRUZAMOS EL MISSISSIPPI Leyendas del Rock
CD, Virgin 842 7602, Spain/Holland, 1996
VU track: Sweet Jane (from Loaded)
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 ... 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
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 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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