Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Velvet Underground - 1997 - A Walk with VU (VAR/FLAC)



(Various FLAC)

A Walk with the Velvet Underground (5CD set)
Compilation of rare VU recordings. 
Luxembourg 1997
Midnight Beat - MBCD115/16/17/18/19

Disc One - So Blue
1.  Leave Her For Me (2'14) 
2.  So Blue (2'08)
3.  Why Don't You Smile (2'29)
4.  Sneaky Pete (2'01)
5.  Cycle Annie (2'20)
6.  I've Got A Tiger In My Tank (2'10)
7.  You're Driving Me Insane (2'19)
8.  Foggy Notion (6'18)
9.  Inside Your Heart (2'21)
10. Ferryboat Bill (2'07)
11. (Do) The Ostrich (2'30)
12. I'm Sticking With You (2'11)
13. Countess From Hong Kong (3'19)
14. Ride Into The Sun (3'44)
15. Real Good Time Together (2'35)
16. I Found A Reason (3'14)
17. Falling In Love With The Falling Spikes (Part 1) (17'47)
18. It's All Right (The Way That You Live) (2'47)
19. One Of These Days (4'07)
20. I'm Not Too Sorry (Now That You're Gone) (2'13)
21. Stephanie Says (2'44).

1, 2 : Jades single, 1957
3 : All Night Workers, 1964
4, 11 : The Primitives, 1965
5, 6 : The Beachnuts, 1964
7 : The Roughnecks, 1964
8-10, 12, 19, 21 : rough mix demos, 1968-69
12-16 : acetate demos, late 1969
17 : listed here as Screentest 1965 but actually contains MGM Music Factory 1968 interview, Oh Sweet Nuthin' live from Philadelphia 1970, some great energetic live soundcheck instrumental that sounds like a speeded up Sister Ray mutation from Woodrose Ballroom, Springfield, 17/4/70, snippets from Warhol movies
18, 20 : Ludlow Street demos, early 1967. 

Disc Two - So Blue
1. Sheltered Life (take #2) (2'56)
2. Here She Comes Now (2'24)
3. Andy's Chest (2'58)
4. Rock 'n' Roll (5'08)
5. She's My Best Friend (3'06)
6. Loop (6'49)
7. A Symphony Of Sound (19'09)
8. Falling In Love With the Falling Spikes (part 2) (13'38)
9. I'm Free (1'06)
10. I Found A Reason (4'32)
11. Walk and Talk It (1'54)
12. Head Held High (4'12)
13. Diaries, Notes & Sketches (3'51). 

1, 2 : Ludlow Street demos, early 1967
3-5 : rough mix demos, 1969
6 : Aspen flexi, December 1966
7 : film soundtrack, 1966
8 : includes Hedy film soundtrack and interview from Music Factory / 9-12 : Max's rehearsal, summer 1970
13 : listed here as soundtrack to Psychedelic Convention Mini Movie 1966 but sounds like a piece of Melody Laughter, actually from The Dom, March 1966. 

Disc Three - Afterhours
1. Pale Blue Eyes (6'00)
2. I Can't Stand It (8'02)
3. Sister Ray (13'05)
4. White Light/White Heat (4'34)
5. I'm Waiting For The Man (4'08)
6. Noise By The Velvet Underground (part 1) (16'17)
7. Noise By The Velvet Underground (part 2) (16'17) 8. Interview with Lou Reed (5'27). 

1, 2 : listed as Family Dog Oct 1969, actually from official 1969 Live set (PBE from End Of Cole Ave, 19/10/69; Can't Stand It from San Francisco, November, 1969)
3 : listed as previously unreleased version 1969, actually End Of Cole Ave 2nd Night version, 19/10/69
4, 5 : listed as unreleased version of a press promotion gig 1970, actually Max's Kansas City, 26/7/70
6, 7 : listed here as soundtrack to an Andy Warhol Movie, actually from the East Village Other Electric Newspaper with very little VU content in part 1 and no VU content in part 2
8 : KVAN radio, Portland, Oregon 1969. 

Disc Four - Afterhours
1. There She Goes Again (2'42)
2. The Black Angel's Death Song (3'17)
3. European Son (8'05)
4. European Son Afterthoughts (0'32)
5. The Gift (8'26)
6. What Goes On (4'45)
7. Jesus (3'18)
8. That's The Story Of My Life (2'00)
9. After Hours (2'07)
10. Afterthoughts (0'39)
11. Velvet Underground Ad (0'55)
12. Chelsea Girls (4'30)
13. Walk On The Wild Side (3'06)
14. Sweet Jane (3'40)
15. NY Conversation (4'11)
16. Wagon Wheel (3'02)
17. Walk On The Wild Side (2'29)
18. What Goes On/Follow the Leader/What Goes On Reprise (4'59)
19. Candy Says (4'02)
20. I'm Set Free (4'53). 

1-3 : mono mixes
4, 10 : excerpts of interview with Moe Tucker by Phil Milstein, MC Kostek, and Kate Messer
5 : mono mix
6-9 :alternate mixes
11 : radio ad for third LP
12 : Nico and guitarist performing for Brit TV program on Chelsea Hotel
13 : listed here as outtake with David Bowie 1972, not even close; sounds like different vocal over instrumental track, but Lou's voice and singing style sounds like it's long past 1972. It is really from june 7, 1983, Italian TV program from Verona with regular 'live in italy band', though for this track it's only Lou and Fernando Saunders singing live over studio track
14-16 : Robinson's apartment session, electric rehearsal, 1971
17, 18 : Robinson's apartment session, acoustic rehearsal, 1971
19, 20 : guitar amp tape, Boston Tea Party, 15/3/69. 

Disc Five - VU a Paris
1. I'm Waiting For The Man (5'25)
2. Wild Child (4'53)
3. Berlin (4'44)
4. Heroin (4'40)
5. Tired and Hungry (1'57)
6. Femme Fatale (2'46)
7. I'll Be Your Mirror (2'24)
8. The Black Angel's Death Song (3'16)
9. Heroin (6'27)
10. Forever Changed #1 (2'24)
11. Forever Changed #2 (0'44)
12. Forever Changed #3 (1'27)
13. Forever Changed #4 (2'04)
14. Nobody But You #1 (1'23)
15. Nobody But You #2 (2'46)
16. Nobody But You #3 (2'25)
17. Slip Away (1'36)
18. Hello It's Me #1 (1'01)
19. Hello It's Me #2 (1'02)
20. Forever Changed #5 (1'48)
21. Forever Changed #6 (0'36)
22. Forever Changed #7 (0'37)
23. Forever Changed #8 (2'15)
24. Forever Changed #9 (0'44)
25. Heroin (10'14). 

1-8 : Bataclan, 29/1/72 (Tired And Hungry is actually Ghost Story
9: Bataclan rehearsal, 25/1/72
10-24 : Lou and John's soundcheck, Jouy-en-Josas, Fondation Cartier, Paris, 15/6/90
25 : Fondation Cartier, 15/6/90.

Notes: limited numbered edition of 1000. 

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