UMe MARKS 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO WITH MULT-FORMAT, WORLDWIDE RELEASE ON OCTOBER 30, 2012
Super Deluxe six-CD collection features previously unreleased recordings from Factory rehearsals, Scepter Studios acetate, live performances
When The Velvet Underground & Nico album was released in March 1967 on Verve Records, with its Andy Warhol-designed, peel-off banana cover, it was far from a chart-topper. In fact, as the famed quote attributed to Brian Eno famously put it, the album may not have sold many copies, “but everyone who bought it formed a band.” And its reputation as a groundbreaker has only increased over the four-and-a-half decades since its original...
“Modern music begins with The Velvets.”
- Lester Bangs