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by simonm
23 Feb 2019 14:31
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: VU&N UK pressing oddity
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: VU&N UK pressing oddity

Nothing logical in this thread - I assumed the mistake was because it was the first pressing of the reissue, but 11 1 and 12 1 would have to be earlier than mine (11 5 and 12 2). So - could there really be 3 or 4 pressings which came in US sleeves? That seems strange. One theory might be that the al...
by simonm
22 Feb 2019 19:04
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: VU&N UK pressing oddity
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: VU&N UK pressing oddity

I have no idea how it happened, but yes, it's generally known that some 1971 UK reissues came in US sleeves with a new Polydor cat number sticker on the back, covering V6-5008.
by simonm
21 Feb 2019 21:45
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: VU&N UK pressing oddity
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: VU&N UK pressing oddity

uh - got pics mixed up - here is side A

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and here's the runout:

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by simonm
21 Feb 2019 21:42
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: VU&N UK pressing oddity
Replies: 7
Views: 152

VU&N UK pressing oddity

I was listening to my UK stereo VU&N a while back - the 1971 pressing with US sleeve (peelable banana and airbrushed-way Emerson) but UK MGM label. It sounded pretty good! Mostly I listen to a US mono. I've had this LP for at least 20 yrs and just picked it up cheap at some point - it has 70% of the...
by simonm
31 Dec 2018 18:33
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: 12 string
Replies: 9
Views: 922

Re: 12 string

talking to myself again - one of these 12 strings can be heard conspicuously on solo in the 1st version of I Can't Stand on CD2 of the Matrix tapes - listened to it at work today, empty office:

https://youtu.be/u9H_JvKRSUc?t=5358
by simonm
29 Dec 2018 17:20
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: 12 string
Replies: 9
Views: 922

Re: 12 string

and, oh, yes, the Wiki page for the gtr https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fender_Electric_XII says: Lou Reed and Sterling Morrison purchased matching Fender XIIs before the sessions for the Velvet Underground's eponymous third album in 1968. here is Sterl, with one on the floor - pic from the PKM interv...
by simonm
29 Dec 2018 17:02
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: 12 string
Replies: 9
Views: 922

Re: 12 string

It's a Fender Elecrtic XII, they were introduced in '65, but most production was '66-69, then they were dropped. It was not a popular gtr, but it had versatile pickup switching options that were not available on other gtrs if the time and the construction meant they had a heavier sound than other mo...
by simonm
20 Dec 2018 20:03
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: Prominent Men: Early Demos
Replies: 23
Views: 2487

Re: Prominent Men: Early Demos

There was also an earlier vinyl bootleg of this stuff from 2001, called Something Different

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it includes Booker T and Guess I'm Fallin in Love, as well as All Tomorrow's Parties, which seems to be missing from Prominent Men.
by simonm
03 Sep 2018 23:40
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: The Velvet Underground Played at my High School
Replies: 6
Views: 1830

Re: The Velvet Underground Played at my High School

i am probably also giving it a miss, but it's showing in a shorts programme at the London Film Festival on 16 + 17 October:

https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/d ... thepicture