New cutting masters, 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 it's core. This beautiful, deluxe boxed set gathers the rare mono versions of the band's first three studio albums along with the superior mono version of Nico's Chelsea Girl and a definitive edition of the band's unfinished fourth album! Mastered by Bob Irwin, cut by Kevin Gray, and pressed at RTI, this collection is an essential purchase for the discerning vinyl devotee.