Published Oct 09, 2014While the Velvet Underground's albums continue to receive deluxe anniversary reissues, their late collaborator Nico will be getting similar treatment for her album The End... from 1974. This 40th anniversary edition will be out on November 11 through Music on Vinyl.
The album was produced by Velvet Underground compatriot John Cale. The sound centres on Nico's vocals and harmonium, while Brian Eno contributed synthesizers. Six of the tunes were written by Nico; there's also a cover of "The End" by the Doors, along with the German national anthem "Das Lied Der Deutschen."
This reissue expands the collection to a double LP with the inclusion of radio sessions, TV performances and alternate versions. This more than doubles the tracklist from eight tracks to 17.
According to Music on Vinyl, this it the first time these extra tracks have been pressed on vinyl. That being said, the same songs have previously appeared on a 2012 CD reissue.
A1. It Has Not Taken Long
A2. Secret Side
A3. You Forget To Answer
A4. Innocent and Vain
A5. Valley of the Kings
B1. We've Got the Gold
B2. The End
B3. Das Lied Der Deutschen
C1. Secret Side (John Peel Session 20th February 1971)
C2. We've Got the Gold (John Peel Session - 3rd December 1974)
C3. Janitor of Lunacy (John Peel Session - 3rd December 1974)
C4. You Forget to Answer (John Peel Session - 3rd December 1974)
C5. The End (John Peel Session - 3rd December 1974)
D1. Secret Side (Old Grey Whistle Test - 7th February 1975)
D2. Valley of the Kings (Old Grey Whistle Test - 7th February 1975)
D3. Das Lied Der Deutschen (June 1st 1974)
D4. The End (June 1st 1974)