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The new VU doc soundtrack is long on essential tracks but sadly short on rarities.

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‘THE VELVET UNDERGROUND: A Documentary Film By Todd Haynes – Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack’ To Be Released October 15

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:The Velvet Underground: A Documentary Film By Todd Haynes – Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack features both well-known and rare Velvet Underground tracks. Curated by the documentary’s director Todd Haynes and music supervisor Randall Poster, the album is the official soundtrack for the new documentary released the same day in theaters and on Apple TV+.

Featuring some of The Velvet Underground’s most well-known tracks, rarities and songs that influenced them, The Velvet Underground: A Documentary Film By Todd Haynes – Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack serves as the perfect introduction to the band and companion piece to the film. The soundtrack features such Velvet Underground favorites as Sunday Morning, All Tomorrow’s Parties, Pale Blue Eyes, I’m Waiting for The Man and Sweet Jane, as well as the mono version of Heroin and the rare cut Foggy Notion. Also featured are live versions of After Hours and Sister Ray, Nico’s Chelsea Girls and the tongue-in-cheek novelty song The Ostrich by The Primitives, an early band formed by Lou Reed and John Cale.

Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack also features tracks by artists who influenced The Velvet Underground, including a live version of Road Runner by Bo Diddley, The Wind, a doo-wop classic by The Diablos featuring Nolan Strong, and the previously unpublished La Monte Young composition 17 XII 63 NYC The Fire Is A Mirror (excerpt), performed by The Theatre of Eternal Music.”