Can anyone help me positively identify my copy of this? Everything is exactly the same on my copy as this release down to the last detail except the runout is one digit different. Would you consider that a seperate release, a runout variation, or not different enough to note?
Reply Notify me Helpful. Very strong music capturing a weird feeling. What is the original inner sleeve for this LP? Plan white or the Verve "jazz" inner sleeve? Help me. Help me out! No Velvet Underground mentioned! Everything else points it to be US 1.
And no visual "skull tattoo" on the cover either. Once upon a time in America, back when there were actual records, music was new, and exploration was more then half the fun, there was a chain of music stores called Tower Records, who catered to those of us who walked around with big pieces of plastic, like they were badges of honor. I had my first experience with Tower in Los Angeles More mystery, it turns out. Speaking of that song, might lyrics about a delicate hypersexual creature interacting with "another curly-headed boy," directly followed by a medical horror-show, have anything to do with a curly-headed songwriter who was given electroconvulsive therapy to "cure" his bisexuality as a teenager?
Why is "Sister Ray" way, way more potent than any other extended jam on a simple riff by an American band of the 60s? It's surprising to hear anything besides the universe catching its breath after "Sister Ray" ends, but the first disc of this reissue is filled out with other previously released evidence of John Cale's final months in the Velvet Underground: the instrumental "Guess I'm Falling In Love", both versions of the electric-viola showcase "Hey Mr.
There's also a previously unheard alternate take of "I Heard Her Call My Name" not quite as good as the official one, and mostly interesting to hear which of Reed's apparent ad-libs weren't , and one fascinating curio: an early version of "Beginning to See the Light", recorded at the "Temptation Inside Your Heart" session. By the time the song appeared on The Velvet Underground in , it had become lither and wittier, and Reed had sharpened a few of its lyrics; this broad-shouldered, clomping version is distinctly not there yet, but everything the Velvets released on their official albums is so canonical that it's strange and heartening to realize that their songs didn't just spring into existence already perfect.
Verified Purchase. I was smiling through every track. This release has been on the receiving end of some good-natured joshing, which I can understand. The original album is one of the most notorious low-fi listening experiences in rock, recorded well into the red with everything bleeding together. But what this presentation does is to perfect all the incoming sound sources to the extent that they no longer sludge together; the ear can now isolate the piano on the title track or the viola on "Lady Godiva's Operation" and appreciate what they are contributing to the whole.
Even the noise, the distortion and feedback are better defined; I had the feeling of hearing input that was previously aurally cropped in its uncropped form, so I could finally grasp the whole outline of the chaos.
I suspect you will need to really love this record, and to have gone through a lot with it, to appreciate such nuances And, as this technology goes, the louder you play it, the more you will hear. PS: Have now listened to "Sister Ray," which is sonically the most challenging track on this album, especially in terms of a Blu-ray presentation.
When it was recorded, everyone was cranked up to 10 - especially Cale and Reed - and slugging it out to be heard. This results in not too much space being available for the sounds to breathe, and that's where Blu-ray finds detail. But there is a section of the piece where the overdubbed guitar drops out, leaving it to what sounds like a somewhat muted basic track of the four-piece where everyone can be more clearly heard and defined. Before this point, the track sounds at least as good as we've ever heard it, with Cale's organ sounding slightly more vicious and ogreish in its detailing; and after this point, seasoned listeners will find slightly more to appreciate, with Moe Tucker's steady, metronomic drumming and Sterling Morrison's rhythm guitar contribution somewhat easier for the ear to latch onto.
I assume it's Morrison, and that the lead guitar noodling also heard at this point is Reed. Furthermore, the lyrics sound a bit easier to make out now, so there's a small but appreciable leap in definition there, as well. I had a much-loved CD copy from my teens that I lost long ago, so I figured it was time to add this amazing album to my vinyl collection.
I guess it's the most "abrasive" Velvets album, but I love it. Strangely, "Lady Godiva's Operation" is probably my favorite track on the whole record. If your fan of the Velvets' other stuff, then this album is a must-have. Just my opinion. But yeah, there will never be another record like this one. El estuche y las ilustraciones pueden mostrar algo de desgaste.
El estuche puede no ser un estuche original. One person found this helpful. Translate review to English. In line with the previous Anniversary reissue of VU and Nico, this package is almost as good. Not as many goodies this time around but finally the mega rare mono mix of WLWH makes its digital debut. All of the Side 1 tracks on the mono lp are notably different mixes. What a find! The Gynnasium gig is a superb performance.
Its sound quality is very comparable to what's been bootlegged which make me think it's a straight lift. Too many filler pages of concert posters. More unpublished photos or session worksheets would have been much more useful.
They're only EQ'ed differently and not different mixes but they factor into collectors lore of this lp and could have been included for completeness. Great sound quality, and the show on disc 2 recorded while Nico was still nominally in the band but without her present is definitely worth having. See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries.
I wasn't a great fan of this album when I first bought it in , when I first became a Lou Reed fan, but over the years I have become to love it almost as much as "VU and NIco".
Tom Wilson 2 Producer. Lou Reed Vocals, Guitar, Piano. Add Review all4vinyl September 3, Report. Looking at wrong pressing EEK crawl back in my hole Reply Notify me Helpful. Can anyone confirm if thats this pressing or another one, as i have no idea? The first three albums got erased from Verve for spared tape Anybody else know anything about this version?
Could be a mistake? There is no skull tattoo on this pressing. I've had a couple different versions of this album. Play LOUD.
Also, not sure where this alternate cover was sourced but perhaps it's arguably better than the original? Reply Notify me 2 Helpful. Just lame all around. The bonus tracks stick out like a sore thumb. I know they are period appropriate but there's a reason a song like Stephanie Says was not on the original LP. It doesn't blend with the overall sound and mood. And if you're going to add tracks to an iconic album, put them at the end of the side or on another disk.
Don't play God and interrupt the order of the tracks.Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group White Light/White Heat · The Velvet Underground White Light / White Heat ℗ A Republic Records Release; ℗ UM.