Velvet Underground Tribute Album will feature Michael Stipe, St. Vincent
Ahead of the premiere of Todd Haynes ‘documentary Velvet Underground in October, fans of the flagship’ 60s band can get a head start to get in the mood with the September release of a tribute album that was a work of art. love for another super fan. , the late producer Hal Willner.
“I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground and Nico” will be released on September 24th. As the title suggests, this is a piece-by-piece remake of the band’s debut album in 1967, which starred Nico. in invoicing. The Salvation was designed and produced by Willner, who passed away in April 2020, and who began assembling the album in 2017. I is Willner’s second tribute album released posthumously, following his T. Rex Salvation of the Year. last, and would be the last thing the famous producer worked on.
A first track, “Run Run Run” by Kurt Vile & the Violators, was released today. The September release will feature tracks recorded by Michael Stipe, St. Vincent & Thomas Bartlett, Matt Berninger, Sharon Van Etten with Angel Olsen, Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney, Andrew Bird & Lucius, Thurston Moore, Courtney Barnett, Bobby Gillespie, King Princess and Fountains DC
“VUs are a fundamental part of Verve’s history, and their fearless approach and musical integrity continue to inspire all of us on the label,” Jamie Krents, director of Verve Records, said in a statement. “We were fortunate to team up with the late Hal Willner to pay tribute to the band’s iconic debut album. It is an absolute honor to have each of these artists on a Verve recording and we hope this album finds a prominent place in the record collections of VU fans new and old.
Vile recently signed with Verve, the Velvet Underground label at the time. “I literally covered ‘Run Run Run’ when I was a kid,” Vile said in a statement accompanying the release of the new track and new video. “In my late teens with my band at the time. So it was pretty cosmic, let’s say. There is a direct link with some independent groups and beyond with the Velvets. That’s why Velvets are a classic. You know there can be doo-wop in there and things like that, but it can also have this shredded loud stuff, and it immediately made me feel like I could do anything. The possibilities are limitless. You are totally free. Without excuse and without effort.
The list of tracks:
I’ll Be Your Mirror: Tribute to Velvet Underground and Nico
1. Sunday morning – Michael Stipe
2. I’m waiting for the man – Matt Berninger
3. Femme Fatale – Sharon Van Etten (with Angel Olsen in backing vocals)
4. Venus in Furs – Andrew Bird & Lucius
5. Run Run Run – Kurt Vile & The Violators
6. All Tomorrow’s Holidays – St. Vincent and Thomas Bartlett
7. Heroine – feat Thurston Moore. Bobby gillespie
8. There she goes again – King Princess
9. I’ll be your mirror – Courtney Barnett
10. The Black Angel’s Song of Death – DC Fountains
11. European Son – Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney