In February 1985.


In February 1985, “Verve” label released “VU”, an  outtakes  compilation album  by The Velvet Underground. It was recorded 1968 – 1969 in New York City, and was produced by John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Lou Reed and Maureen Tucker. The album is selection from the 1969 tracks and two previously unreleased John Cale-era songs—”Temptation Inside Your Heart” and “Stephanie Says”.


  • John Cale– viola, celesta and backing vocals, bass guitar
  • Sterling Morrison– guitar, backing vocals
  • Lou Reed– vocals, guitar
  • Maureen Tucker– percussion, lead vocals
  • Doug Yule– bass guitar, keyboards, lead and backing vocals, piano, lead guitar
  • Gary Kellgren– engineer
  • Bill Levenson – executive producer
  • C. Convertino – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed except where noted.

  1. I Can’t Stand It
  2. Stephanie Says
  3. She’s My Best Friend
  4. Lisa Says
  5. Ocean
  6. Foggy Notion – Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, Doug Yule, Maureen Tucker, Hy Weiss
  7. Temptation Inside Your Heart
  8. One of These Days
  9. Andy’s Chest
  10. I’m Sticking With You

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