the velvet underground

drdannyace

Junior Member
the legendary norman dolph acetate
which went for $155,000 on ebay is
downloadable here ....

http://musictravellers.blogspot.com/2006/12/velvet-undergroud-1966-100000-dollar.html


The track differences between the acetate versions and the commercial recordings on "The Velvet Underground & Nico" are detailed as follows:

1.European Son- completely different version,. Guitar solo is much bluesier. Less noisy and experimental. Longer by 2 minutes or so.

2.Black Angel's Death Song-Same take as released version. Different mix.

3.All Tomorrow's Parties- Same take as released version. Different mix.

4.I'll Be Your Mirror-Same take as released version. Radically different mix. No echo on Nico's vocals. Background vocals on end of song are more subdued.

5.Heroin-Completely different take than released version. Guitar line is different. Vocal inflections different, and a few different lyrics. Drumming is more primitive & off kilter. There is a tambourine dragging throughout the song.

6.Femme Fatale- Same take as released version. Radically different mix. Percussion more prominent. Alternate take on background vocals. Much more "poppy".

7.Venus In Furs- Different take than released version. Vocal inflections completely different. Instrumentation more based around Cales' violin than the guitar as in the released version.

8.I'm Waiting For The Man- Different take than released version. Guitar line is completely different. Vocal inflections different, and a few different lyrics. No drums, just tambourine. Bluesy guitar solo.

9.Run Run Run- Same take as released version. Different mix.
 

drdannyace

Junior Member
this recording is scratchy as hell but essential listening!
ive since come across a much cleaned-up version if anyone is interested

the vu are a huge part of the development of nyc
punk (vu / dolls / ramones / television / blondie / patti smith etc),
without whom, steven of kings road would not sound the same ...
 
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punky bunnymen bunnyfan

Guest
Excellent band
What would we do w/out Lou Reed's song Heroin too?
 

mike joyce

Junior Member
i tried listening to one of their albums once
the nico one

one of the most boring albums i have ever heard
every song sounds the same
 

drdannyace

Junior Member
Excellent band
What would we do w/out Lou Reed's song Heroin too?
like i said above,
the version on that download is a totally
different studio recording than the released
version ...

i'll try and get the cleaner version uploaded later ...
its CLEANER but not perfect ... its more listenable
than this version anyway
 
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punky bunnymen bunnyfan

Guest
like i said above,
the version on that download is a totally
different studio recording than the released
version ...

i'll try and get the cleaner version uploaded later ...
its CLEANER but not perfect ... its more listenable
than this version anyway

The Bunnymen did a cover of this song too.
Check out the album, Crystal Days. It's on CD 4, Track 16. (it's from Live 1983 too)
 

drdannyace

Junior Member
ah - the higher quality one is short of
all tomorrows parties ... will try and get
this track and get back to you ...
 
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