The Velvet Underground release their first album and it is called ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’ (1967)

‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’ is their debut album recorded during Andy Warhol’s “Exploding Plastic Inevitable” multimedia event tour and released on March 12, 1967 by Verve Records.

Track Listing : 1.Sunday Morning (Lou Reed, John Cale) – 02:54 . 2.I’M Waiting For The Man (Lou Reed) – 04:39 . 3.Femme Fatale (Lou Reed) – 02:38 . 4.Venus In Furs (Lou Reed) – 05:12 . 5.Run Run Run (Lou Reed) – 04:22 . 6.All Tomorrow’S Parties (Lou Reed) – 06:00 . 7.Heroin (Lou Reed) – 07:12 . 8.There She Goes Again (Lou Reed) – 02:41 . 9.I’Ll Be Your Mirror (Lou Reed) – 02:14 . 10.The Black Angel’S Death Song (Lou Reed, John Cale) – 03:11 . 11.European Son (Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Maureen Tucker) – 07:46

Musicians : Lou Reed – Lead Vocals On (1 – 2 – 4 – 5 – 7 – 8 – 10 – 11), Backing Vocals On (3), Lead Guitar On (1- 2 – 4 – 5 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11), Ostrich Guitar On (4 – 6) . John Cale – Electric Viola On (1 – 4 – 6 – 7 – 10), Piano On (1 – 2 – 3 – 6), Bass Guitar On (2 – 3 – 5 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 111), Backing Vocals On (8), Celesta On (1), Hissing On (10), Sound Effects On (11) . Sterling Morrison – Rhythm Guitar On (2 – 5 – 7 – 8 – 9), Lead Guitar On (3 – 10 – 11), Bass Guitar On (1 – 4 – 6), Backing Vocals On (3 – 5 – 8) . Maureen Tucker – Percussion On (1 – 3 – 7-8 – 10 – 11), Drums On (2 – 5), Snare Drum On (3), Tambourine On (2 – 3 – 4 – 6 – 9), Bass Drum On (4 – 6) . Nico – Vocals (3 – 6 – 9), Backing Vocals (1)

Production : Produced By Andy Warhol . Gary Kellgren – Engineer . Norman Dolph – Engineer . John Licata – Engineer

Package : Andy Warhol – Front Cover

Recorded April–May And November 1966 At Scepter Studios, Manhattan; T.T.G. Studios, Hollywood; Mayfair Recording Studios, Manhattan.

Released On March 12, 1967 By Verve.

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NPR
I’m interested to see how The Velvet Underground evolved with their following releases, but after this review, I had enough to last me for a while. […]

PopMatters
Plus, you’ve seen Andy Warhol’s famous banana album cover. It’s all enough to make a jaded Tween teenager think, What’s the big deal? […]

The Guardian
The production is haphazard – Andy Warhol is listed as the producer, which, in this case, probably means he watched the engineer push different buttons; the songs are all over the place – from the straight pop of Sunday Morning to the anything-but-pop of Black Angel’s Death Song […]

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