Vinyl LP Reissue!
Following her collaboration with The Velvet Underground on their debut album,
recorded in 1966, Nico toured with the band in Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic
Inevitable multimedia roadshow. Before the tour came to an end in 1967, she
became a solo folk singer in a New York City coffeehouse and was accompanied by
such guitarists as Tim Hardin, Jackson Browne and Leonard Cohen as well as
Velvet Underground's Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison and John Cale.
Some of these accompanists wrote songs for Nico to sing which form the backbone
of "Chelsea Girl". Included are tracks written by Browne, Hardin, Reed, Cale and
Morrison. If that weren't impressive enough, Bob Dylan also contributed with his
song "I'll Keep It With Mine".
Chelsea Girl is a cross between chamber folk and sixties pop with relatively
simple musical backing; to the dismay of Nico, the flute was incorporated but no
drums or bass instruments were included.
• Vinyl LP
1. The Fairest Of The Seasons
2. These Days
3. Little Sister
4. Winter Song
5. It Was A Pleasure Then
1. Chelsea Girls
2. I'll Keep It With Mine
3. Somewhere There's A Feather
4. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
5. Eulogy To Lenny Bruce