(Velvet Underground ) Nico – The Marble Index 1978 Belgium blue vinyl LP

$75.00

A limited edition blue vinyl pressing of The Marble Index by Nico, released in Belgium in 1978.

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Offered for sale is a rare blue vinyl pressing of The Marble Index by Nico, issued in Belgium in 1978 as a limited edition.

About this copy: This copy of The Marble Index is a Belgian blue vinyl pressing on the Elektra label.  While pressed in Belgium, the LP was exported to the UK, as there is a sticker on the cover that says, “Coloured Vinyl – includes extra charge of £1.”

The cover is VG+, with slight wear at the corners and edges.

The blue vinyl disc is M- and looks unplayed.

A beautiful copy of a classic avant-garde LP and the only blue vinyl copy we’ve ever seen.

Background: The Marble Index, released in 1968, was the second solo album by Nico, a German model/singer who is best remembered today for her three vocals on the first album by the Velvet Underground.

While her first solo album, Chelsea Girl, was an album of fairly standard folk-pop, The Marble Index was nothing like that, featuring morose, somber vocals and minimalist accompaniment on a harmonium.

The album didn’t chart, but it was enormously influential.

Allmusic.com gave The Marble Index a 3 star review:

The quirky, orchestrated folk-rock of Nico’s 1968 debut album, Chelsea Girl, in no way prepared listeners for the stark, almost avant-garde flavor of her 1969 follow-up, The Marble Index. The chanteuse presented an uncompromisingly bleak, gothic soundscape on her second album. …But like the work of the Velvet Underground, it proved to be quite influential in the long run on a future generation of black-clad goth rockers.

Country of origin: Belgium
Size: 12″
Record Label: Elektra
Catalog Number:
42065
Year of Release: 1978
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in