Last year marked the 50th anniversary of the Velvet Underground’s debut, with The Velvet Underground & Nico, and the celebration stretched into this year with White Light/White Heat’s 50th birthday as well. The band’s career is being spotlighted in a new limited-edition box set that includes their four studio albums, Nico’s Chelsea Girl debut, and a new recreation of their “lost” 1969 album courtesy of producer Bill Levenson. The set also features a booklet that features photos, lyrics, and a new foreword from Maureen “Moe” Tucker.
The box set normally retails for $179.98, but we’re giving one lucky reader the set for free.
To enter this sweepstakes, you need be a fan of Stereogum on Facebook and comment below on this very post with your favorite Velvet Underground song using Facebook login. (Do not use your ‘Gum user account on this post — we’ll have to be able to confirm you are a fan of Stereogum on FB when the sweepstakes ends.) Make sure to keep an eye on the “other” folder of your Facebook inbox after the contest ends to see if you won! Winner will be chosen randomly. The sweepstakes ends on 2/27 at 12PM EST. Good luck!
The Velvet Underground box set is out 2/23 via uDiscover. Pre-order it here.