Velvet Underground / Exclusive French coloured vinyl singles

The Philharmonie de Paris have just kicked off a four and a half month Velvet Underground exhibition called New York Extravaganza and to celebrate, French retailer FNAC are selling two exclusive coloured vinyl seven-inch records.

One is a repress of the Head Held High/Train Round the Bend single and the other Sweet Jane/Rock & Roll. All tracks are from 1970’s Loaded which was reissued as a 45th anniversary set last October.

Both seven-inch vinyl records appear totally exclusive to FNAC and are released on 3 April 2016.



FNAC France Pre-order: Head Held High/Round The Bend 7″


VFNAC France Pre-order: Sweet Jane/Rock & Roll 7″

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[…] As previously announced, French retailer FNAC are issuing two exclusive Velvet Undgerground coloured vinyl singles to tie in with a new VU exhibition in Paris. The singles are Sweet Jane/Rock & Roll and Head Held High/Train Round The Bend – both from the Loaded album, of course – and SDE can give you an exclusive look at the former which comes in bright pink vinyl complete with inner sleeve and period design Atlantic labels (we’re expecting the later to be yellow vinyl). […]

George Law

For info: fnac is country wide and a fantastic promoter of live music throughout France, and with the demise of the Virgin Mega stores in larger cities, they provide a wide range of music, equipment, books and dvds on all genres including international and UK artists. Just because you haven’t heard of something doesn’t mean it’s none existent.

Iain McCarthy

These look great! I have ordered both. I’ve always loved the ‘Loaded’ artwork.

eric slangen

Thanks Paul,



I haven’t heard of FNAC since the early/mid 90s when they were selling exclusive comp cds which proved to be a great bargain for Europeans coming to London and swapping them in the secondhand record shops as they always sold really well … I always wondered what became of them!

Gianluca Morelli

Hi, also various “Back To Black” vinyl series on sale at € 10 both on Fnac and Amazon.fr


They do! :)

Boaz Halachmi

Ordered… it says it also comes with stickers.

Paul Thomson

Wish I had seen the Cale concert advertised before now as I’d have been there! Damn.


Well worth a punt, took me back to my French lessons at school! Thanks for the shout, they look very collectible, let’s hope the coloured vinyl looks as cool as the sleeves. Cheers.