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Sundazed proudly presents:

5-LP Deluxe Box Set
$99.98

THIS IS A BOX OF ESSENTIAL ROCK & ROLL HISTORY.

At a time when the Rolling Stones were forbidden from singing about spending the night together on national television, the Velvet Underground was crafting songs about such taboo subjects as illegal drugs, sadomasochism and black angels of death. And that was just on their debut. Throughout their first three albums, VU continued to challenge societal norms through their lyrics and rock music itself through their unorthodox instrumental approach. Their sound was theirs alone, which proved to be an obstacle when it came to sales. The majority of popular music fans simply weren’t ready for the bleakly beautiful vision of VU. But for those who were, this LP trilogy was a clarion call, drawing together the outsiders who felt disenfranchised and unfulfilled by Top Forty fodder. Like time release capsules, these LPs became catalysts for change as they spread from city to city and were consumed by adventurous listeners. Bands formed, scenes coalesced and new musical paths emerged which would eventually branch off into punk, alternative, indie and more. Take a sample from any underground music genre and you’re likely to find VU DNA pulsing through its core.

As the alternative scene grew, so did the legend of the Velvet Underground. However, with relatively few of the original LPs in circulation, finding them could be difficult and, as a result, more people had probably heard OF the band than had actually heard their music. The emergence of compact discs in the mid-80s, along with a groundswell of VU-influenced bands singing their praises, finally got their music into wider distribution. Yet, for vinyl enthusiasts who longed to place those precious albums on their turntables, that thrill remained elusive.

Until now. With tremendous pride, Sundazed presents The Velvet Underground: The Verve/MGM Albums. This beautiful, deluxe boxed set gathers the rare mono versions of the band’s first three studio albums along with the superior mono version of Nico’s Chelsea Girl and a definitive edition of the band’s unfinished fourth album! Sourced from the original Verve/MGM analog reels and mastered by Bob Irwin, this collection is an essential purchase for the discerning vinyl devotee. For all tomorrow’s parties, this is your soundtrack.

  • The ultimate collection of underground rock’s big bang!
  • Includes the rare mono versions of the VU’s first three albums, the superior mono version of Nico’s Chelsea Girl    (featuring Reed, Cale & Morrison) and a definitive edition of the band’s unfinished fourth album!
  • Housed in a beautiful deluxe box with all original LP artwork along with two bonus poster inserts!
  • Introduction by Rolling Stone senior editor/MOJO contributor David Fricke.
  • Sourced from the original Verve/MGM analog reels and mastered by Bob Irwin.
  • VU 4003 • 5-LP Deluxe Box Set
    $99.98

    THE BOX SET

    THE ALBUMS

    THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO
    Verve V-5008, mono

    WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT
    Verve V-5046, mono

    1969
    (The “lost” fourth album—originally unissued, stereo)
    NICO: CHELSEA GIRL
    Verve V-5032, mono THE VELVET UNDERGROUND
    MGM E-4617, mono

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    Singles 1966–69
    7 x 7” Box Set

    S 7002 • $44.98
    Box set contains seven (7) 45 rpm 7” vinyl singles, with exact repros of rare VU picture sleeves and labels, liner notes, rare photos, an exclusive Sundazed postcard and more.
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    The Quine Tapes
    6-LP Deluxe Box Set

    VU 4002 • $99.98
    6-LPs packaged in three striking gatefold jackets with poster/handbill inserts, rare photos and a deluxe box.

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    Nico
    The Marble Index LP

    LP 5131 • $18.98
    Nico's 1969 solo release, sourced from the original Elektra analog session tapes.
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    Moe Tucker
    I Feel So Far Away:
    Anthology 1974-1998

    LP 5315 • 3-LP Set • $39.98
    SC 11211 • 2-CD Set • $24.98
    First-ever career anthology spanning three decades of solo material by visionary
    Velvet Underground member!
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