The Velvet Underground - The Verve/MGM Albums (5xLP - Box Set)
New cuts, new box, & new RTI pressings! The majority of popular music fans simply weren't ready for the bleakly beautiful vision of VU at their inception. But for those who were, this LP trilogy was a clarion call, drawing together the outsiders who felt disenfranchised and unfulfilled by Top Forty fodder. Like time release capsules, these LPs became catalysts for change as they spread from city to city and were consumed by adventurous listeners. Bands formed, scenes coalesced and new musical paths emerged which would eventually branch off into punk, alternative, indie and more. Take a sample from any underground music genre and you're likely to find VU DNA pulsing through its core.