The Velvet Underground LP Live @ End of Cole Ave in Dallas, TX
The Velvet Underground
Live at End of Cole Avenue in Dallas, Texas
27 October 1969
In 1969, the Velvet Underground played a few dates at a club in Dallas, TX, called the End of Cole Avenue, and a fan who worked as a recording engineer brought a tape machine and mics and recorded two nights of their stand.
Years later, the End of Cole Avenue's tapes were combined with recordings from 1969 shows in San Francisco for the album 1969: Velvet Underground Live, but by the time Mercury Records got their hands on the Dallas recordings, they were several generations removed from the original source material. This recording was mastered from the original first generation tapes of the October 28, 1969, End of Cole Avenue recordings, and while the differences in the sound quality aren't dramatic, the absence of the blanket of hiss which has usually hovered over these performances is more than welcome; this is certainly one of the very best-sounding Velvets live recordings extant.
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