CAT NO: 38200825
01. Sunday Morning – Michael Stipe
02. I’m Waiting For The Man – Matt Berninger
03. Femme Fatale – Sharon Van Etten (w/ Angel Olsen on backing vocals)
04. Venus In Furs – Andrew Bird & Lucius
05. Run Run Run – Kurt Vile
06. All Tomorrow’s Parties – St. Vincent & Thomas Bartlett
07. Heroin feat. Bobby Gillespie– Thurston Moore feat. Bobby Gillespie
08. There She Goes Again – King Princess
09. I’ll Be Your Mirror – Courtney Barnett
10. The Black Angel’s Death Song – Fontaines D.C.
11. European Sun – Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney
VARIOUS ARTISTS – I’ll Be Your Mirror:
A Tribute To The Velvet Underground & Nico
2LP – Limited Edition Yellow Vinyl
A star-studded covers compilation featuring Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney, St. Vincent & Thomas Bartlett, R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen, The National’s Matt Berninger, Courtney Barnett and more offering their renditions of each track from the band’s all-timer of a 1967 debut album.
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND: AN OVERVIEW
The Velvet Underground is regarded as one of the most influential bands in rock history.
Their first 4 albums were included in Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Ranked 19th greatest artist by the same magazine and the 24th greatest artist in a poll by VH1.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.
Critic Robert Christgau considers them “the number three band of the ’60s, after the Beatles and James Brown and His Famous Flames”.
AllMusic wrote that “Few rock groups can claim to have broken so much new territory, and maintain such consistent brilliance on record, as the Velvet Underground during their brief lifespan […] the Velvets’ innovations – which blended the energy of rock with the sonic adventurism of the avant-garde, and introduced a new degree of social realism and sexual kinkiness into rock lyrics – were too abrasive for the mainstream to handle.”
See below for tracklisting…