BBC Session 1971

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Andy Warhol superstar Nico (Christa Päffgen) starred on the first Velvet Underground record before a series of highly acclaimed albums for Elektra, Reprise and Island between 1967 - 74.

This mini album is the first and rarest of two sessions (the other was in 1974) recorded live for John Peel’s ‘Top Gear’, a BBC Radio 1 show, on 2nd February 1971.

Featuring tracks from all the albums mentioned above, it is a beautifully haunting session featuring Nico at the height of her creative powers.

Previously available only very briefly on vinyl in 1989, this release benefits from the full luxurious Gearbox Records treatment, featuring all-valve mastering and the highest quality pressing.


1. No One Is There
2. Janitor Of Lunacy
3. Secret Side
4. Frozen Warnings

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