Editors’ Notes Between its reimagining of blues drone, avant-garde distortion, and doo-wop transcendence into a blueprint for all things punk, goth, and shoegaze, The Velvet Underground’s banana-adorned debut invented the future—way back in 1967. The fact that songs like “I’m Waiting for the Man,” “Venus In Furs,” and “Heroin” dared to tread uncharted drugs-and-kinky-sex backstreets helped too. Moe Tucker’s drumming is as deadpan as Lou Reed’s vocals, John Cale’s electric viola is straight-up haunting, and Nico, on “All Tomorrow’s Parties” and “Femme Fatale,” plays the ice queen to end all ice queens.

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Sunday Morning (Stereo Version)
1
2:55
 
I'm Waiting for the Man (Stereo Version)
2
4:39
 
Femme Fatale (Stereo Version)
3
2:39
 
Venus in Furs (Stereo Version)
4
5:12
 
Run Run Run (Stereo Version)
5
4:22
 
All Tomorrow's Parties (Stereo Version)
6
5:59
 
Heroin (Stereo Version)
7
7:13
 
There She Goes Again (Stereo Version)
8
2:41
 
I'll Be Your Mirror (Stereo Version)
9
2:14
 
Black Angel's Death Song (Stereo Version)
10
3:12
 
European Son (Stereo Version)
11
7:47
 
All Tomorrow's Parties (Alternate Single Voice Version)
12
5:57
 
European Son (Alternate Version)
13
9:06
 
Heroin (Alternate Version)
14
6:17
 
All Tomorrow's Parties (Alternate Instrumental Mix)
15
5:51
 
I'll Be Your Mirror (Alternate Mix)
16
2:20
 
European Son (Scepter Studios Sessions - alternate version)
1
9:02
 
Black Angel's Death Song (Scepter Studios Sessions - alternate mix)
2
3:15
 
All Tomorrow's Parties (Scepter Studios Sessions - alternate version)
3
5:53
 
I'll Be Your Mirror (Scepter Studios Sessions - alternate version)
4
2:11
 
Heroin (Scepter Studios Sessions - alternate version)
5
6:16
 
Femme Fatale (Scepter Studios Sessions - alternate mix)
6
2:35
 
Venus in Furs (Scepter Studios Sessions - alternate version)
7
4:29
 
Waiting for the Man (Scepter Studios Sessions - alternate version)
8
4:10
 
Run Run Run (Scepter Studios Sessions - alternate mix)
9
4:23
 
Walk Alone (The Factory Rehearsal)
10
3:27
 
Crackin' Up / Venus in Furs (The Factory Rehearsal)
11
3:52
 
Miss Joanie Lee (The Factory Rehearsal)
12
11:49
 
Heroin (The Factory Rehearsal)
13
6:15
 
There She Goes Again (The Factory Rehearsal)
14
2:09
 
There She Goes Again (The Factory Rehearsal)
15
2:55