‘The Velvet Underground’

‘The Velvet Underground’ is their eponymous third album (the first with Doug Yule in replacement to John Cale) recorded in 1968 in Hollywood and released in March 1969 by MGM

Track Listing : 1.Candy Says (Lou Reed) – 04:04 . 2.What Goes On (Lou Reed) – 04:55 . 3.Some Kinda Love (Lou Reed) – 04:03 . 4.Pale Blue Eyes (Lou Reed) – 05:41 . 5.Jesus (Lou Reed) – 03:24 . 6.Beginning To See The Light (Lou Reed) – 04:41 . 7.I’M Set Free (Lou Reed) – 04:08 . 8.That’S The Story Of My Life (Lou Reed) – 01:59 . 9.The Murder Mystery (Lou Reed) – 08:55 . 10.After Hours (Lou Reed) – 02:07

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Musicians : The Velvet Underground – Band . Lou Reed – Guitars, Piano, Lead Vocals Except (1 – 10), Co-Vocals On (9) . Doug Yule – Bass Guitar, Organ, Lead Vocals On (1), Co-Vocals On (5 – 9), Backing Vocals . Sterling Morrison – Guitars, Co-Vocals On (9), Backing Vocals . Maureen Tucker – Percussion, Lead Vocals On (10), Co-Vocals On (9), Backing Vocals

Production : Produced By The Velvet Underground . Val Valentin – Engineer, Mixing

Package : Dick Smith – Art Direction . Billy Name asterisques RVM – Photography

Recorded November–December 1968 At T.T.G. Studios, Hollywood.

Released March 1969 By Mgm.


If The Velvet Undergrounddialled down the aggression and abrasion of its predecessors, it undercuts the mellow approach with some of the rawest songwriting of Reed’s career, and a plainspoken candor as startling as his past meditations on smack and S&M. […]

It was also the first Velvet Underground LP that failed to make the Billboard 200. Perhaps their original audience sensed treachery. Or did Warhol’s lingering spectre plant a seed of distrust in a record that had been critically well-received and crafted with storyteller precision? […]

Rolling Stone
The yearning for the state of grace reflected ther culminates in “I’m Set Free,” a joyous hymn of liberation. The Velvets never seemed so beautifully close to the Byrds before. […]


‘The Velvet Underground’


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