Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground & Nico 1971 UK LP


Free U.S. shipping!  A 1971 UK pressing of The Velvet Underground & Nico by the Velvet Underground.

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Offered for sale is a UK pressing of The Velvet Underground & Nico by the Velvet Underground.

This cover has a printed banana; early UK pressings did not have a peelable banana on the cover.

About this copy: This copy of The Velvet Underground & Nico is a 1971 UK pressing on the MGM label of an album that was originally released in 1967.

The gatefold cover is VG++ with light general wear.  The original plastic-lined inner sleeve is M-.

The disc is visually M- with no marks at all on the vinyl, but there are many spindle marks on the labels.  The album has been played often but has been well cared for.  It does play with a bit of surface noise.

A nice copy of an album that’s usually found in terrible condition.

Background: The 1967 debut by the Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground & Nico, sold poorly in its initial release, and given that the record company had to make multiple changes to the already-expensive, Andy Warhol-designed cover, the album almost certainly lost money for the record company. Despite that, people, especially other musicians, managed to hear it, and today, the album is rightly regarded as one of the most influential albums in rock history. gave The Velvet Underground & Nico five stars, saying:

One would be hard-pressed to name a rock album whose influence has been as broad and pervasive as The Velvet Underground & Nico. While it reportedly took over a decade for the album’s sales to crack six figures, glam, punk, new wave, goth, noise, and nearly every other left-of-center rock movement owes an audible debt to this set. While The Velvet Underground had as distinctive a sound as any band, what’s most surprising about this album is its diversity….

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Country of origin: UK
Size: 12″
Record Label: MGM
Catalog Number:
2315 056
Year of Release: 1971
Format: Stereo
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Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in