VELVET UNDERGROUND – 1-of-a-kind Warhol Museum 66 Live CD / Previously Undocumented
Here is one of the rarest Velvet Underground records in existence, and certainly the rarest authorized Velvets CD ever. It was made by the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, and obtained directly from the widow of the late, great VU guitarist Sterling Morrison.
The CD contains sixteen rare live tracks recorded in 1966, during Velvets rehearsals at the Factory and and at the Up-Tight performance at Cinematheque on 2/6/66.
Olivier Landemaine’s definitive Velvet Underground website features a description of this CD, but uncharacteristically, has no image of it. Their description (see 4th scan) notes this was made for a 1996 Velvets exhibition at the Warhol Museum, who have a single copy of it:
This unique CD was produced exclusively for the  exhibition “All Tomorrow’s Parties: Remembering The Velvet Underground” at The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. THIS RECORDING IS NOT FOR SALE. The Museum has one copy of the CD, and it is available for a listen, but you have to make a research appointment with Museum’s Archivist. …This is the only access the public has to the recording.
While the tracks on this CD have been bootlegged, in one case in poor quality from a playback at the museum (see fifth scan), and some of the tracks were later officially released, this is the first example of the official CD to surface. We have been told the quality of this CD is far better than the bootlegs.
The disc is in mint condition, and the cover and inserts in excellent condition. To prevent counterfeiting, we have put a digital watermark on the scans here.
We obtained this from Sterling Morrison’s widow, Martha Morrison, and its extraordinary provenance will be noted in our written lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
This may very well be the only opportunity for the Velvets completist to obtain this ultra rarity.
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