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Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico - 1st - VG/EX US Vinyl LP

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VELVET UNDERGROUND The Velvet Underground & Nico (Very rare and essential 1967 US first issue East Coast press blue & silver Verve label 11-track MONO LP, housed in the legendary Andy Warhol pasted gatefold sleeve with unpeeled banana sticker, with the original withdrawn Emerson "torso" image upside down on the back cover [see more info] and company catalogue inner. The label is a large 't' blue & silver Verve design with 'Side 1' & '2' to the lower left [East Coast design] & hand scratched matrices in the run-offs. This is a wonderful one previous owner copy. The iconic sleeve displays some minor wear mostly to the edges & corners, and has some light foxing. A past owner has written their name neatly on the inside of the sleeve, but there are no deletion cuts or writing and the all-important banana remains unpeeled. The spine is clear as day & the panels remain a wonderful off white. The labels show just a couple of light spindle wear and the vinyl is a really nice and clean Excellent grading, with only very light signs of play. It is virtually impossible to find a withdrawn first issue copy of this album with an unpeeled banana. Highly Recommended V6-5008)
#Top 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time

Pressing Info: The actor Eric Emerson who appeared in the Velvet Underground's multi-media event 'The Exploding Plastic Inevitable' filed a lawsuit against Verve Records for the non-payment of the rights regarding the use of his image, which can be seen upside down on the back cover. To counter this a very small number were issued by Verve between March and April 1967, with the disputed image over-stickered to cover the top of the offending photo. This variant is often referred to as "the Eric Emerson Lawsuit Sticker' or 'second state'.

This example is the first state, without the covering sticker.


1. Sunday Morning
2. I'm Waiting for the Man
3. Femme Fatale
4. Venus in Furs
5. Run Run Run
6. All Tomorrow's Parties
7. Heroin
8. There She Goes Again
9. I'll Be Your Mirror
10. Black Angel's Death Song
11. European Son

Artist - Velvet Underground (click link for complete listing)
Title - The Velvet Underground & Nico (click link for more of the same title)
Year of Release - 1967
Format - vinyl LP album (LP record)
Record Label - Verve
Catalogue No - V-5008 (click link for more)
Country of Origin - United States (USA)
Language - Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Blue Chip – This is a Blue Chip collectors item. Click link for similar items
Additional info - Deleted, Picture Sleeve
Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) - 5053201436111
Condition - This item is in Excellent condition or better (unless it says otherwise in the above description). We buy items as close to Mint condition as possible and many will be unplayed and as close to new as you could hope to find. Irrespective of the source, all of our collectables meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed. Click here for more info. Ref No - VUNLPTH835391
Alternative Names - The Velvet Underground.
Related Artists - Andy Warhol, John Cale, La Monte Young, Listening, Lou Reed, Moe Tucker, Nico, Reed, Cale & Nico, The Bongos, The Jades, Willie Alexander.

60s Rock, 70s Rock, 70s Artists, Psychedelic.

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