VU Docu Film OST album announced

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VU Docu Film OST album announced

Post by iaredatsun » 30 Aug 2021 21:03

Here's the film soundtrack 2CD. No great surprises, except a couple of non-VU period recordings. One of which is an unreleased Theatre Of Eternal Music recording extract from 1963. I bet this wasn;t from La Monte Young's archive.

https://themusicuniverse.com/velvet-und ... -detailed/

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THE VELVET UNDERGROUND: A DOCUMENTARY FILM BY TODD HAYNES – MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK DUE OCT 15TH
CD 1:
Venus In Furs – The Velvet Underground 5:12
The Wind – The Diablos 3:05
17 XII 63 NYC The Fire Is A Mirror (excerpt) – The Theatre of Eternal Music 6:21
Heroin [mono] – The Velvet Underground 7:14
Road Runner (Live) – Bo Diddley 4:14
The Ostrich – The Primitives 2:25
I’m Waiting For The Man – The Velvet Underground 4:40
Chelsea Girls – Nico 7:27
Sunday Morning – The Velvet Underground 2:56
CD 2:
Sister Ray (Live) – The Velvet Underground 19:03
Pale Blue Eyes – The Velvet Underground 5:40
Foggy Notion – The Velvet Underground 6:59
After Hours (Live) Version 1 – The Velvet Underground 2:56
Sweet Jane – The Velvet Underground 4:09
Ocean – The Velvet Underground 5:14
All Tomorrow’s Parties – The Velvet Underground 5:53
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Re: VU Docu Film OST album announced

Post by hkmartin » 30 Aug 2021 22:03

A little disappointing, though not surprising. I believe that will be the first non-bootleg release of The Ostrich, won't it? (aside for the original release on Pickwick, of course).

Looks like there's a longer trailer out now as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWq7a8Tin8g&t=143s

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Re: VU Docu Film OST album announced

Post by peppergomez » 30 Aug 2021 23:47

Thanks for this. That's cool its getting an OST. Hopefully it will enlighten a new younger audience as to the VU.

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Re: VU Docu Film OST album announced

Post by iaredatsun » 31 Aug 2021 16:41

peppergomez wrote:
30 Aug 2021 23:47
Thanks for this. That's cool its getting an OST. Hopefully it will enlighten a new younger audience as to the VU.
Yes, but I hope this isn't all we're getting – after that 'new releases coming' teaser in Mojo Mag.
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Post by iaredatsun » 31 Aug 2021 16:45

hkmartin wrote:
30 Aug 2021 22:03
A little disappointing, though not surprising. I believe that will be the first non-bootleg release of The Ostrich, won't it? (aside for the original release on Pickwick, of course).

Looks like there's a longer trailer out now as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWq7a8Tin8g&t=143s
That trailer filled me with a certain dread – as, after all, it starts to look like another music film consisting of all the 'good and great' talking heads they can find proselytising on just how revolutionary/artistic/visionary the band were to cue. I hope I'm wrong.
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Re: VU Docu Film OST album announced

Post by peppergomez » 31 Aug 2021 18:23

I don't think it will be that at least from the way Haynes described it

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Re: VU Docu Film OST album announced

Post by Driven Insane » 31 Aug 2021 21:14

I will look forward to this documentary, but they've done it way too late. Lou and Sterl are not here to tell their side of the story.

Same as what happened with The Beatles' "Anthology", which lacked John's point of view and gravitated constantly around Paul's opinions, thus producing a non-balanced view.

But I will watch it with interest, same as I did with "Anthology".

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Post by MJG196 » 31 Aug 2021 21:59

Driven Insane wrote:
31 Aug 2021 21:14
...but they've done it way too late. Lou and Sterl are not here to tell their side of the story.
To be fair, Sterl has been dead for decades, and would likely not have been too enthusiastic about this even if he was alive (judging by his grudging agreement to join the 90's reunion). Lou has been interviewed/profiled/biog'd many dozens of times. Cale and Mo are perfectly capable of telling the story.

I am just happy it's getting a proper doc. Danny Fields is one of the best storytellers you'll ever see/hear. I hope he gets a ton of screen time.
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Re: VU Docu Film OST album announced

Post by jimjim » 31 Aug 2021 22:49

But the key thing is (well for me, that is), where is Doug? I hope this is not another docu where he is relegated to a minor role or seen as an irrelevance.
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Re: VU Docu Film OST album announced

Post by bleach » 31 Aug 2021 23:59

A few interesting stills i grabbed from the trailer -

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