MUSIC MONDAY Wikipedia’s top 18 songs of the Velvet Underground and Nico

Wikipedia’s top 18 songs of the Velvet Underground and Nico

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Nico – Camera Obscura [1985]

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The Very Best of The Velvet Underground

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There are Velvet Underground compilation albums with similar titles: The Best of The Velvet Underground: Words and Music of Lou Reed (1989) and The Best of The Velvet Underground: The Millennium Collection (2000).
The Very Best of The Velvet Underground
Greatest hits album by The Velvet Underground
Released March 31, 2003
Recorded 1966–1970, New York City and Hollywood, United States
Genre Rock, art rock, experimental rock, folk rock
Length 74:29
Language English
Label Polydor
Producer Andy Warhol, Tom Wilson, The Velvet Underground, Geoff Haslam, Shel Kagan
The Velvet Underground chronology
Squeeze
(1973)
The Very Best of the Velvet Underground
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

The Very Best of The Velvet Underground is a compilation album by The Velvet Underground. It was released in Europe on March 31, 2003, by Polydor, the record label that oversees the band’s Universal Music Group back catalogue.

The Very Best of The Velvet Underground was released on the back of a successful Hyundai television advert, which featured the band’s 1970 recording “I’m Sticking with You” off Loaded (Fully Loaded Edition). The version included in this compilation is the 1969 VU take, however, despite the cover sticker’s claim to the contrary.

Track listing

All tracks performed by The Velvet Underground except † The Velvet Underground & Nico. All titles written by Lou Reed except as noted.

  1. Sweet Jane
  2. I’m Sticking with You” (1969 version)
  3. I’m Waiting for the Man
  4. “What Goes On”
  5. White Light/White Heat
  6. All Tomorrow’s Parties“†
  7. Pale Blue Eyes
  8. Femme FataleҠ
  9. Heroin
  10. Here She Comes Now” (Reed, Cale, Morrison)
  11. Stephanie Says
  12. Venus in Furs
  13. “Beginning to See the Light”
  14. I Heard Her Call My Name
  15. Some Kinda Love” (alternate take)
  16. “I Can’t Stand It”
  17. Sunday Morning” (Reed, Cale)†
  18. Rock & Roll

(1, 18) taken from Loaded; (2, 11, 16) taken from VU; (3, 6, 8–9, 12, 17) taken from The Velvet Underground & Nico; (4, 7, 13, 15) taken from The Velvet Underground; (5, 10, 14) taken from White Light/White Heat.

Personnel

The Velvet Underground
Additional musicians
  • Nico – lead vocals on “All Tomorrow’s Parties” and “Femme Fatale”, backing vocals on “Sunday Morning”
Technical staff

References

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the velvet undergound &nico – Femme Fatale

Femme Fatale (song)

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“Femme Fatale”

Single b/w “Sunday Morning
Single by The Velvet Underground and Nico
from the album The Velvet Underground & Nico
A-side Sunday Morning
Released December 1966 (single)
March 1967 (album)
Recorded April 1966, Scepter Studios, New York City
Genre Pop[1]
Length 2:39
Label Verve Records
Writer(s) Lou Reed
Producer Andy Warhol
The Velvet Underground chronology
All Tomorrow’s Parties / I’ll Be Your Mirror
(1966)
Sunday Morning / Femme Fatale
(1966)
White Light/White Heat / Here She Comes Now
(1968)

Femme Fatale” is a song by The Velvet Underground from their 1967 debut album The Velvet Underground & Nico, with lead vocals by Nico. At producer Andy Warhol‘s request, band frontman Lou Reed wrote the song about Warhol superstar Edie Sedgwick.[2] The song was released as a B-Side to “Sunday Morning” in December 1966. It is one of the gentler songs of the album, coming as a direct contrast to the previous, abrasive song, “I’m Waiting for the Man“.

Personnel

Cover versions

The song has been covered by numerous artists, including:

References

  1. Jump up ^ A. Zak, The Velvet Underground Companion: Four Decades of Commentary (Music Sales Group, 22 Dec 2000), ISBN 0825672422, p. 78.
  2. Jump up ^ Bockris, Victor (1994). Transformer: The Lou Reed Story. New York: Simon & Schuster. p. 107. ISBN 0-684-80366-6. “Andy said I should write a song about Edie Sedgwick. I said ‘Like what?’ and he said ‘Oh, don’t you think she’s a femme fatale, Lou?’ So I wrote ‘Femme Fatale’ and we gave it to Nico. (Lou Reed)”
  3. Jump up ^ Full Albums: The Velvet Underground & Nico. covermesongs.com. Retrieved 14 September 2012
  4. Jump up ^ “Tour history – songs : Femme Fatale (Velvet Underground)”. Spfc.org. Retrieved 2013-07-20.

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