The Velvet Underground is the self-titled third studio album by American rock band the Velvet Underground. Released in March 1969, it was their first record with Doug Yule, who was a replacement for John Cale. Recorded in 1968 at TTG Studios in Hollywood, California, the album's sound-consisting largely of ballads and straightforward rock songs-marked a notable shift in style from the band's previous recordings.
The Velvet Underground’s first album only sold a few thousand copies, but everyone who bought one formed a band. Brian Eno. Forty-five years after its release, everything that was supposed to have made The Velvet Underground & Nico special has been nearly eradicated by its own legend. Today, the album stands at No. 13 on The Rolling Stone’s "500 Greatest Albums of all Time, No. 1 on The Observers Top 50 Albums That Changed Music, and has racked up an impressive number of 10/10 scores from revered music publications.
The Velvet Underground Tracks: 1. Candy Says 00:00 2. What Goes On 04:06 3. Some Kinda Love 09:03 4. Pale Blue Eyes 13:09 5. Jesus 18:54 6. Beginning to See. Опубликовано: 13 сент. The Velvet Underground. UMG; EMI Music Publishing, SOLAR Music Rights Management, CMRRA, LatinAutor - SonyATV, LatinAutor, UBEM" и другие авторские общества (7). Композиция. What Goes On. Исполнитель. Авторы текста и музыки.
Upon first release, the Velvet Underground's self-titled third album must have surprised their fans nearly as much as their first two albums shocked the few mainstream music fans who heard them. After testing the limits of how musically and thematically challenging rock could be on Velvet Underground & Nico and White Light/White Heat, this 1969 release sounded spare, quiet, and contemplative, as if the previous albums documented some manic, speed-fueled party and this was the subdued morning after.
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The Velvet Underground and Nico is an essential part of a vinyl collectors library, a truly seminal and unique proto-punk/noise rock album.
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