Label: Mercury - UICY-9139/40 • Series: VU Original Jacket Collection • Format: 2x, CD Album, Reissue Gatefold Sleeve • Country: Japan • Genre: Rock • Style: Garage Rock, Art Rock
It is one of the songs that feature Doug Yule on vocals, encouraged by main singer and songwriter Lou Reed. In its original form, it was about Reed's girlfriend at the time, Shelley Albin, and included a possible reference to Reed's bisexuality: "It seems to be my fancy to make it with Frank and Nancy. When the album was released, this song caused controversy. Reed, who had left the band a month before, stated New Age - The Velvet Underground - 1969 Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed his original versions of " Sweet Jane ", " Rock and Roll ", and "New Age" were corrupted.
Doug Yule, on the other hand, insists that Reed's mixes were respected. The Fully Loaded issue of the Loaded album includes an alternate version of "New Age", along with the other previously "corrupted" songs, subtitled "full-length version". It is about a minute longer than the LP version. The cover album Strange Little Girls by Tori Amos features a cover of the song using the original lyrics.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see New Age disambiguation. Seeing the Light: Inside the Velvet Underground. Reed was happy to let Yule sing and encouraged him to occasionally take lead vocals. Retrieved 20 February Jawbone Press. Perfect Sound Forever. It's also included on Fully Loaded Editionwhich adds yet Solo Por Ti (Amiwana) (Masters At Work Dub Mix) - Gipsy Kings - Solo Por Ti (Amiwawa) version that runs about a minute longer than the LP mix.
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