THE VELVET UNDERGROUND - "Live at The 2nd Fret" LP

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND - "Live at The 2nd Fret" LP

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The Velvet Underground - Live at The 2nd Fret LP (unofficial, 2020)

Limited pressing (specs are foggy, but if you want a copy, I imagine now is the time to grip one) of a rock solid Velvets boot w/ screen-printed jacket (brown ink on white cover, in case there are multiple versions). The set is from a Philly gig in January of 1970 and its "Over You" alone is worth the price of admission...

"If you’re a VU fanatic, you’ve no doubt checked out some pretty shitty-sounding bootlegs, desperately listening through the hiss, echo and murk to get your live Velvets fix (it’s your wife and it’s your life, after all). But who cares? Such is the power of the band that they can make even the muddiest of tapes sound like gold. Take this reel-to-reel capture of an early 1970 set (recently booted on vinyl if that’s where you get your kicks). It’s not the complete show, but it’s a blast, presenting the VU just before drummer Moe Tucker went on maternity leave. There are fiery renditions of “White Light / White Heat,” “Sister Ray” and “Foggy Notion” (Sterling Morrison sounding especially killer on the latter tune). There’s a rare take on the lovely “Over You,” for some reason never attempted in the studio — here, Lou Reed calls it his “Billie Holiday impersonation.” And then there’s “Sweet Jane,” still in its original, slow-and-steady incarnation, Reed making up lyrics as he goes. Lo-fi quality? Yeah. Hi-fi experience? Oh yeah. Turn it up and take it for a ride ride." - Tyler Wilcox (Aquarium Drunkard)

A1 White Light/White Heat
A2 Sweet Jane
A3 Over You
B1 Foggy Notion
B2 Sister Ray [Fragment]