The Very Best of The Velvet Underground is a compilation album by The Velvet Underground. It was released in Europe on March 31, 2003, by Polydor, the record label that oversees the band's Universal Music Group back catalog.
The Velvet Underground was a pioneering experimental rock band from New York City first active from 1965 to 1973. Its best-known lineup consisted of vocalist/guitarist Lou Reed, bassist/violist John Cale, guitarist Sterling Morrison and drummer Maureen Tucker. The band also collaborated with Nico for their debut album in 1967, under the supervision of producer and pop artist Andy Warhol. Some see The Velvet Underground as being a bridge between the pacifist themes of the late 60s and the sheer chaos and indifference of the mid-70s punk movement.
Since 1990 or so, every few years someone at whatever corporate entity that happens to own the bulk of the Velvet Underground's catalog decides to take a stab at compiling a single-disc "greatest-hits" album from the band's wildly influential body of work, and in 2006 the British branch of Universal/Polydor presented the latest entry in this ongoing project. with the 18-track collection The Very Best of the Velvet Underground
Heroin (Album Version Mono). The Velvet Underground. The Very Best Of The Velvet Underground. Writer: Lou Reed, Composers: Lou Reed. 10. Here She Comes Now (Album Version). Writer: Lou Reed - John Cale - Sterling Morrison - Maureen Ann Tucker, Composers: Lou Reed - John Cale - Sterling Morrison - Maureen Ann Tucker. Beginning To See The Light (Closet Mix).
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The Velvet Underground in Venus in Furs, a film by Piero Heliczer, New York, November 1965. Photograph: Adam Ritchie/Redferns. However, the album’s emotional centrepiece, Pale Blue Eyes, comes before them and ranks as Reed’s best love song. Sometimes I feel so happy, Sometimes I feel so sad, Reed says to his lover; Morrison’s subtle guitar and Tucker’s tambourine create a gentle foil for him to confess his feelings. The bittersweet clincher comes later, with the revelation: The fact that you are married, Only proves you’re my best friend. His delivery comes with a sigh of defeat. For Reed, at least for now, absolution would have to wait.
I'm Waiting for the Man (Mono Mix) Lyrics. The Velvet Underground Lyrics provided by SongLyrics.
From: 'The Velvet Underground' (1969). Drummer Maureen Tucker sings this charming album closer that sounds like an old-school turn-of-the-century throwback. Reed provides minimal acoustic guitar accompaniment. It's definitely an oddity among all the whips, chains, drugs and dealers that populate Velvet Underground songs. But it's a perfect comedown from all the darkness. 8. 'White Light, White Heat'. From: 'The Velvet Underground & Nico' (1967). More than 45 years after the band's debut album was released, there are still very few records that sound like it. Lots of artists strive for the dark, brooding tone that permeates 'The Velvet Underground & Nico,' but no one has come close. Reed wrote the haunting 'All Tomorrow's Parties' about the fractured art scene surrounding mentor Andy Warhol.