How much would Velvet Undeground's The Velvet Underground & Nico sell for on vinyl?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Probably not too much, unless you have a copy meeting certain conditions. The original release had a peelable banana on the cover, which would frequently get lost or torn; if you have a copy with the sticker intact and in good shape, that will add to the value. (Note also that the original release didn't say the name of the band on the front cover; it only said "Andy Warhol".) Also, the album was recorded in mono; some copies of the album were released in mono, but most were artifically re-processed stereo. A mono copy is more valuable. Finally, the very first release had a picture of an actor, Eric Emerson, on the back; when he refused to sign a release, MGM withdrew the album and re-released it with his face airbrushed out. (Wikipedia has pictures of both versions at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Velvet_Undergroun... .) So if you combine all these factors—a mint copy of a mono release with the banana sticker intact and Eric Emerson on the back cover, you have quite a valuable piece. Otherwise, not so much.

  • 1 decade ago

    That album's still being pressed in vinyl so unless it's an original pressing probably nothing special. Although i did hear of a guy who found the very first pressing which started with a song other than Sunday Morning and sold it for $150000. But otherwise, not much.

  • Martin
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    1 decade ago

    records sell based on many factors- rarity and condition being the two most important. What condition is the vinyl? the cover? Standard grading is poor, fair, good, very good, near mint, and mint. In the end, any collectible is worth what someone is willing to pay on the day you are willing to sell. Check completed auctions on eBay as well as Goldmine (the record collectors bible) for current price range.

    Source(s): Self-35 years of record collecting, 20,000 records.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    given the history of that record, i would imagine it depends greatly on the pressing. first pressing- might be worth something, subsequent pressings - probably worth just a little more than a reg album, because people like the art so much

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