After the release of their third LP in March 1969, the Velvets (with Doug Yule now on bass) embarked on a nationwide tour, playing over 70 dates all around the US. One of these included a stint at the “End Of Cole Avenue” club in Dallas—one of the Velvets few live performances where a professional sound engineer was actually on hand to record the sets. Some of the songs recorded over those few nights showed up in 1974 on their 1969: Velvet Underground Live album, but the sound quality was not great due to Mercury’s use of third or fourth generation tapes. However, the first generation tapes have since resurfaced, and the difference in sound quality (heard here) is a welcome one. This version also features a few songs, like “I’m Set Free” and “One Of These Days”, not found on the original LP.
The Velvet Underground Live in Dallas, TX: 28 October 1969 LP B158 0000000692022