Essential Listening: Boston Tea Party, December 12th 1968 (2CD) by The Velvet Underground

Boston Tea Party, December 12th 1968 (2CD)

1968 was a tumultuous year for the VelvetUnderground, with the departure of JohnCale, the addition of Doug Yule, a gruelling touring schedule and considerable musical transition. Supportedby the MC5, the quartet played their final shows of the year at the Boston Tea Party,which Lou Reed once described as his favourite place to play. This legendary liverecording finds them playing reworked versions of early classics as well as several songs that would appear on their forthcoming third album, and two tracks that went unreleased in their lifetime. It’spresented here together with back groundnotes and photographs.

Disc One

1. Heroin

2. I’m Gonna Move Right In

3. I’m Waiting For The Man

4. I’m Set Free

5. Foggy Notion

6. Beginning To See The Light

7. Candy Says

Disc Two

1. White Light / White Heat

2. Jesus

3. Sister Ray

4. Pale Blue Eyes