Annotation

There are several versions and remasters of this album containing the same titles, but in alternative mixes.
The Verve edition of 1986 is a remastered re-issue with subtly different tracks to the 1967 release.
The 1996 re-release went back to the original mastertapes and artwork, although the banana could sadly not be peeled slowly. ;)

Annotation last modified on 2012-10-18 22:14 UTC.

Album

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground & Nico12" Vinyl11
Verve (jazz label, aka “Verve Records”, use this for release labels)V6-5008, V6/5008[none]
The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground & Nico12" Vinyl11
Verve (jazz label, aka “Verve Records”, use this for release labels)V-5008[none]
The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground & Nico12" Vinyl11
Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation)2459 358[none]
The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground & Nico12" Vinyl11
Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation)2391 323[none]
The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground & Nico12" Vinyl11
Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation)SPELP 20
The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground & Nico12" Vinyl11
Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation)SPELP 73
The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground & NicoCD11
Verve (jazz label, aka “Verve Records”, use this for release labels)823 290-2042282329028
The Velvet Underground & Nico (made in W.Germany by PDO)The Velvet Underground & NicoCD11
Verve (jazz label, aka “Verve Records”, use this for release labels)823 290-2042282329028
The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground & NicoCD11
Verve (jazz label, aka “Verve Records”, use this for release labels)823 290-2042282329028
The Velvet Underground & Nico ('Polydor Popular CD Nice Price Series' budget re-issue)The Velvet Underground & NicoCD11
  • JP1990-08-01
Polydor (Japanese domestic artists only, prior to 2023)POCP-18414988005068712
The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground & NicoCD11
  • US1996-05-07
Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation)31453 1250 2731453125025
The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground & NicoCD11
  • GB1996-05-20
Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation)531 250 2731453125025
The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground & NicoCD12
  • US1997-04-29
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabUDCD 695015775169524
The Velvet Underground & Nico (731458958826, UML)The Velvet Underground & Nico2×CD16 + 15
  • US2002-06-24
Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation), Universal Records (UMG subsidiary, “RECORDS” must be a part of the logo; read annotation)314 589 588-2, 314 589 590-2731458958826
The Velvet Underground & Nico (deluxe edition)The Velvet Underground & Nico2×CD16 + 15
  • US2002-06-24
Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation)314 589 624-2731458962427
The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground & NicoCD11
  • JP2006-06-21
Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation)UICY-62444988005430427
The Velvet Underground & Nico (limited edition)The Velvet Underground & Nico12" Vinyl11
  • JP2007-08-08
Universal Music (plain logo: “Universal Music”), Verve (jazz label, aka “Verve Records”, use this for release labels)UIJY 90054988005472328
The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground & NicoCD11
  • US2008-09-16
Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation)B0011717-02602517804272
The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground & Nico2×CD16 + 15
  • JP2009-01-21
Verve (jazz label, aka “Verve Records”, use this for release labels)UICY-93894, UICY-938954988005545923
The Velvet Underground & Nico (Rarities Edition: Essential Collector's Tracks)The Velvet Underground & NicoCD15
  • CA2010-04-27
Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation)B001387402602527293073
The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground & NicoSHM-SACD (2 channels)11
  • JP2010-06-30
Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation)UIGY-90284988005614407
The Velvet Underground & Nico (45th anniversary remaster)The Velvet Underground & NicoCD11
  • XE2012-10-26
Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation), Universal (plain logo “Universal” used by Universal Music and Universal Pictures)3715319602537153190
The Velvet Underground & Nico (45th anniversary edition)The Velvet Underground & Nico2×CD16 + 15
  • GB2012-10-29
Universal UMC3705468
The Velvet Underground & Nico (45th anniversary super deluxe edition)The Velvet Underground & Nico6×CD16 + 15 + 10 + 15 + 5 + 4
  • XE2012-10-30
Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation), UMe (imprint of Universal Music Enterprises)B0016946-02602537054695
The Velvet Underground & Nico (45th anniversary edition)The Velvet Underground & Nico2×CD16 + 15
  • US2012-10-30
Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation), UMe (imprint of Universal Music Enterprises)B0016945-02602537054688
The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground & NicoCD11
  • US2012-10-30
Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation)B0017493-02602537153190
The Velvet Underground & Nico (45th anniversary edition)The Velvet Underground & NicoDigital Media11
  • US2012-11-06
Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation)HX00602537183654
The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground & Nico6×SHM-CD16 + 15 + 10 + 15 + 5 + 4
  • JP2012-11-14
Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation), UMe (imprint of Universal Music Enterprises)UICY-75343/84988005730817
The Velvet Underground & Nico (45th anniversary edition)The Velvet Underground & NicoDigital Media11
Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation)[none]
The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground & NicoBlu-ray11
Verve (jazz label, aka “Verve Records”, use this for release labels)V6-5008600753429976
The Velvet Underground & Nico (2018 MQA x UHQCD)The Velvet Underground & NicoHQCD11
  • JP2018-06-20
Universal Music (plain logo: “Universal Music”)UICY-401834988031277270
The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground & NicoCD11Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation)531 250 2731453125025
The Velvet Underground & Nico (BIEM STEMRA, PMDC Germany)The Velvet Underground & NicoCD11Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation)531 250 2731453125025
The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground & NicoCD11Verve (jazz label, aka “Verve Records”, use this for release labels)823 290-2042282329028
The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground & Nico12" Vinyl11AUNJ 9005
The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground & Nico12" Vinyl11Verve (jazz label, aka “Verve Records”, use this for release labels)V6-5008, V6/5008[none]
The Velvet Underground & Nico (club edition)The Velvet Underground & NicoCD11Verve (jazz label, aka “Verve Records”, use this for release labels), BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. (BMG company that owned their direct marketing company/club editions)823 290-2, D102155[none]
(unknown)
The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground & Nico12" Vinyl11
Verve (jazz label, aka “Verve Records”, use this for release labels)371710-80602537171088

Relationships

associated singles/EPs:All Tomorrow’s Parties / I’ll Be Your Mirror by The Velvet Underground and Nico
Sunday Morning / Femme Fatale
covers:I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico by Various Artists
The Kettering Vampires Perform Nico & The Velvet Underground by Alan Jenkins
The String Quartet Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico by Vitamin String Quartet
The Velvet Underground & Nico by Record Club
included in:Peel Slowly and See by The Velvet Underground
The Verve/MGM Albums by The Velvet Underground
White Light/White Heat + The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground
part of:15 Most Influential Albums... (... Not Recorded by the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Elvis or the Rolling Stones) (SPIN magazine, 2003-04) (number: 1) (order: 1)
Absolute Radio's The 100 Collection (number: 1) (order: 1)
Uncut: The 100 Greatest Debut Albums (2006) (number: 1) (order: 1)
Rolling Stone: 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time: pub_2022-07-01 (number: 3) (order: 3)
My Life in Music: Michael Stipe (SPIN magazine, 2004-03) (number: D) (order: 4)
The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever (number: 8) (order: 8)
David Keenan: The Best Albums Ever (number: 11) (order: 11)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2003 edition (number: 13) (order: 13)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 13) (order: 13)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2020 edition (number: 23) (order: 23)
1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (2005 edition) (number: 91) (order: 152)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/35276 [info]
reviews:https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/fq4h [info]
https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/h26m [info]
other databases:https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/the_velvet_underground_nico/the_velvet_underground_and_nico_f1/ [info]
https://www.musik-sammler.de/album/81618/ [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0001955423 [info]
Wikidata:Q259667 [info]