Classic Album Sundays Episode 5: The Velvet Underground’s ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico’ // 02-04-17

First broadcast date: 2 April 2017

Founded by radio host, music producer, label owner and journalist, Colleen “Cosmo” Murphy, Classic Album Sundays allows listeners to fully immerse themselves into an album by exploring its context, the making of and a full replay of the album on vinyl.

Episode 5 explores the groundbreaking debut album of the New York rock band the Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground and Nico. Despite having poor sales upon release, the album went to gain widespread critical acclaim and has been pinpointed as being one of the most influential records of the 20th century. Brian Eno famously stated that although the album only sold 30,000 copies when released, that “everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band.”

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Velvet Underground – Sunday Morning [Verve Records] // US
Ornette Colman – Lonely Woman [Atlantic] // US
The Primitives – The Ostrich [Pickwick City Records] // US
The Primitives – It’s Alright the Way that You Live [Midnight Beat] // US
Nico – Striptease [Philips] // France
Velvet Underground – I’m Waiting For the Man [Verve Records] // US
Velvet Underground – I’ll Be Your Mirror [Verve Records] // US
Velvet Underground – Femme Fatale [Verve Records] // US
Velvet Underground – Run Run Run [Verve Records] // US
Velvet Underground & Nico – Venus In Furs [Verve Records] // US
Velvet Underground & Nico – All Tomorrow’s Parties [Verve Records] // US

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