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'The Velvet Underground & Nico' to receive six disc 45th anniversary re-release

'The Velvet Underground & Nico' to receive six disc 45th anniversary re-release

The Velvet Underground's classic debut album, The Velvet Underground & Nico, is set to be re-released as a six disc package on October 1.

The 1967 album will be re-released in order to celebrate its 45th anniversary. The six discs will include the original stereo and mono versions of the album, as well as Nico's Chelsea Girl album and two live discs taken from a show at the Valleydale Ballroom in Columbus, Ohio.

At the start of the year, The Velvet Underground filed a lawsuit seeking to block its iconic Andy Warhol-designed banana – which featured on the artwork for The Velvet Underground And Nico - being used on covers for iPads and iPhones.

The defunct 1960's band, formed by Lou Reed and John Cale, announced it was taking action against the Andy Warhol Foundation over reports that they had agreed to license the banana design to a series of cases, sleeves and bags.

The tracklisting for the re-issue of The Velvet Underground & Nico is:

Disc One - 'The Velvet Underground & Nico' (Stereo Version)
Originally Issued As Verve V6-5008, March 1967
'Sunday Morning'
'I'm Waiting For The Man'
'Femme Fatale'
'Venus In Furs'
'Run Run Run'
'All Tomorrow's Parties'
'Heroin'
'There She Goes Again'
'I'll Be Your Mirror'
'The Black Angel's Death Song'
'European Son'
Alternate Versions:
'All Tomorrow’s Parties (Alternate Single Voice Version)'
'European Son (Alternate Version)'
'Heroin (Alternate Version)'
'All Tomorrow’s Parties (Alternate Instrumental Mix)'
'I'll Be Your Mirror (Alternate Mix)'

Disc Two - 'The Velvet Underground & Nico' (Mono Version)
Originally Issued As Verve V-5008, March 1967
'Sunday Morning'
'I'm Waiting For The Man'
'Femme Fatale'
'Venus In Furs'
'Run Run Run'
'All Tomorrow's Parties'
'Heroin'
'There She Goes Again'
'I'll Be Your Mirror'
'The Black Angel's Death Song'
'European Son'
The Singles:
'All Tomorrow's Parties'
'I’ll Be Your Mirror (Alternate Ending)'
'Sunday Morning (Alternate Mix)'
'Femme Fatale'

Disc Three - Nico: 'Chelsea Girl'
Originally Issued As Verve V6-5032, October 1967
'The Fairest Of The Seasons'
'These Days'
'Little Sister'
'Winter Song'
'It Was A Pleasure Then'
'Chelsea Girls'
'I'll Keep It With Mine'
'Somewhere There's A Feather'
'Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams'
'Eulogy To Lenny Bruce'

Disc Four - Scepter Studios Sessions
Acetate Cut On April 25, 1966
'European Son (Alternate Version)'
'The Black Angel's Death Song (Alternate Mix)'
'All Tomorrow's Parties (Alternate Version)'
'I'll Be Your Mirror (Alternate Version)'
'Heroin (Alternate Version)'
'Femme Fatale 2.36 (Alternate Mix)'
'Venus In Furs (Alternate Version)'
'Waiting For The Man (Alternate Version)'
'Run Run Run 4.23 (Alternate Mix)'
The Factory Rehearsals: January 1966 Rehearsal, Previously Unreleased.
'Walk Alone'
'Cracking Up / Venus In Furs'
'Miss Joanie Lee'
'Heroin'
'There She Goes Again (With Nico)'
'There She Goes Again'

Disc Five - Live At Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus, Ohio
'Melody Laughter'
'Femme Fatale'
'Venus In Furs'
'The Black Angel's Death Song'
'All Tomorrow's Parties'

Disc Six - Live At Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus, Ohio
'Waiting For The Man'
'Heroin'
'Run Run Run'
'The Nothing Song'

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