Velvet Underground - The First Night_Captain Acid Remaster
Dallas, Texas 18.10.1969
2 CDs, Aulica A.2151, Italy, 1993
Hi VU fans,
after i have remastered the second night i came back to fix the first night, too.
I have done phase, speeed and level correction. There were numerous drop outs and digital glitches on those 2 discs, i have fixed or minimized most of those. In the end i did new EQ.
I have also changed the last tracks here.
Since "Sister Ray" from this night (18/10/69) was on Live At Cole End bootleg (that i have already remastered), i have used here the version from second night 19/10/69 (incomplete)from "True Rock n Roller" bootleg. After that i have added End Cole Ave Jam, also from second night.
Remastered by Captain Acid, March 2021
silver cds -> eac -> wav -> flac frontend (level 8)
1-01 It's Just Too Much
1-02 Waiting For The Man
1-03 I Can't Stand It
1-04 I'm Set Free
1-05 Beginning To See The Light
1-07 Venus In Furs
1-08 What Goes On
1-10 I'll Be Your Mirror
1-11 Femme Fatale
2-01 Pale Blue Eyes
2-02 Candy Says
2-04 Story Of My Life
2-05 I Found A Reason
2-06 Sunday Morning
2-08 Countess Of Hong Kong
2-09 Ride Into The Sun
2-10 Real Good Time Together
2-11 I Found A Reason
2-12 Sister Ray 19.10.1969
2-13 End Cole Ave Jam 19.10.1969
1-18 : End Of Cole Ave, October 18, 1969
19-22 : acetate demos, late 1969
23 : 19.October 1969 ("True Rock`N`Roller" bootleg)
24 : The Afterhours Set, End Of Cole Ave, 19. October 1969
Red velvet pouch with Andy Warhol sticker. First issue is a limited numbered edition of 1000(?) copies. It was also issued in a purple velvet pouch (limited to 30 not numbered copies), and also some in green pouch. Reissued in 1994 without number.
Fierce Pup VU fanzine says: "Those of us who picked up End of Cole Ave. last year were teased in the liner notes with the future availability of the first night's recording. Well, it's here; another fine product by the Italian Aulica label. This 2CD set is beautifully packaged in a red velvet, or is it flannel, pouch, and includes the entire first set at the now famous Texan watering hole. It scooped the Mainline box with the bonus 'EP' cuts from the Loaded sessions. Among these trax is the never before heard Countess From Hong Kong, as well as a radically different country version of I Found A Reason complete with harmonica and twangin' ghee-tars? These tracks do sound much better in the Mainline set." (ed note: Hmm... I don't agree with that, I prefer the 'uncleaned' versions)
The Velvet Underground, Vol. 2, © 1994 Fierce Pup Productions, courtesy of Sal Mercuri.