Wednesday, October 22, 2008

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND - The Great Lost VU Album (@flac)

Between May and October 1969, The Velvet Underground went many times at Record Plant Studio in NYC with engineer Gary Kellgren and amassed a number of tracks for a fourth Verve/MGM album, an album that was never released, even if a catalog number was reserved by MGM: SE-4641. These songs began to turn up in rough form on bootlegs in the mid-seventies, and were finally presented officially in remastered form in the mid-eighties on the collections of previously unreleased recordings VU and Another View. Five tracks - re-remastered and with some extra time - were also reissued in the 1995 Peel Slowly And See 5-CD box set.

The 14 cuts splitted between the two outtakes compilations, "The Great Lost Velvet Underground Album" remains actually unreleased. However it can be restored by extracting and compiling the tracks from the various sources which offers material from the 1969 MGM studio sessions.

You will find below the guidelines to two different editions. The first one 'Hi-Fi' is made from the remastered tracks released on the official records. The second one 'Lo-Fi' - for diehards only - is made of the original rough mixes from various bootleg releases.

1 Foggy Notion
2 Coney Island Steeplechase
3 Andy's Chest
4 I'm Sticking With You
5 She's My Best Friend
6 I Can't Stand It
7 Ocean
8 Ferryboat Bill
9 Rock And Roll
10 Ride Into The Sun
11 One Of These Days
12 I'm Gonna Move Right In
13 Real Good Time Together
14 Lisa Says



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Anonymous said...

Nice Album.Thanks