|The Velvet Underground & Nico is the debut album by American rock band the Velvet Underground, originally released in March 1967 by Verve Records. The album is widely recognised as one of the greatest and most influential albums in the history of popular music. It ranked 13th on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Genres that were significantly informed by the album include art rock, punk, garage, grunge, shoegaze, gothic, indie, and most other forms of alternative music. This limited edition release includes the famous banana sticker on the front cover as well as a 12 page booklet which includes liner notes from John Cale. This is a 180gm vinyl and includes a download card for MP3 download.