The Velvet Underground & Nico is the debut album by American rock band The Velvet Underground and vocal collaborator Nico. It was originally released in March 1967 by Verve Records. Recorded in 1966 during Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable multimedia event tour, The Velvet Underground & Nico would gain notoriety for its experimentalist performance sensibilities, as well as its focus on controversial subject matter expressed in many of their songs.
Norman Dolph's original acetate recording of the Scepter Studios material contains several recordings that would make it onto the final album, though many are different mixes of those recordings and three are different takes entirely. The acetate was cut on April 25, 1966, shortly after the recording sessions. It would resurface decades later when it was bought by collector Warren Hill of Montreal, Canada in September 2002 at a flea market in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City for $0.75. Hill put the album up for auction on eBay in November. On December 8, 2006, a winning bid for $155,401 was placed, but not honored.The album was again placed for auction on eBay and was successfully sold on December 16, 2006 for $25,200.
01 european sun (different take)02 black angel's death (different mix)
03 all tomorrow's parties (different mix)
04 i'll be your mirror (different mix)
05 heroin (different take)
06 femme fatale (different mix)
07 venus in furs (different take)
08 i'm waiting for the man (different take)
09 run run run (different mix)
V.U. Studio and home recordings