The Velvet Underground [VINYL]
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You dont really buy these VU Originals to listen to, but to have it. I think this is the best 1st pressing out of their 4 studio albums. Of course Lou’s Closet Mix pushes the brightness to highlight the vocals and the clarity of the drums. However, this US pressing is not the one to go to. It sounds good, but it still has some muffling going on with Moe’s drums. Doug’s organ and bass benefit greatly though. Chelsea Girl" [cat# LP 5415, B0016246-01 LP05], mono. Originally issued as Verve Records V-5032, October 1967.
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Photography By, Graphics – Jay Reeg, Lisa Law (2), Sal Mercuri, Sundazed Archives*, Universal Music ArchivesAnyway, what is here, as is clear in the thorough description, are 7"records, though unfortunately only two of them have colored sleeves (the rest have plain brown paper sleeves); although All Tomorrow's Parties is pretty much the only one that originally did come with a colored sleeve (and in this collection the Radio Spot sleeve gets its own, made from their third album cover photo) I still think they could've done some photoshopping of old band photos (like all the booleggers do) for those extra 5 records to give the set a more visual appeal. That is essentially my biggest dissappointment. Photography By [Photos], Graphics – Alfredo Garcia*, Sal Mercuri, Sundazed Archives*, Universal Music Archives
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Another thing to consider is, according to some posters on the Steve Hoffman forums, this release wasn't even supposed to exist as a stand alone release, rather, as part of a 50th anniversary box set coming out in a month or so, but apparently was released by accident, or was possibly supposed to come out as a stand alone release at a later date, but someone messed up and released it early. This may have even been recalled already. So for those who didn't jump on this, you'll have to re-buy all the albums again to get this set if it isn't eventually released on its' own. Which, as I stated previously, most fans probably won't want to do just to get the extra material, as they may already have better versions of the original albums.The Verve/MGM Albums(Box Set, Compilation, Limited Edition, Test Pressing, Stereo, Mono, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Test Pressing, Mono, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Test Pressing, Mono, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Test Pressing, Mono, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Test Pressing, Mono, LP, Compilation, Test Pressing, Stereo) Lou Reed’s closet mix was made for audiophiles, this sounds fantastic and is by far the best sounding VU album out of their core catalogue. You can feel Lou’s presence and is most prominent on Candy Says and Jesus. This is also the only VU album in which the drums actually sound like drums and not tea bags…