The Classic Years is an excellent, portable introduction to the challenging and singular work of Nico. It's questionable as to why Chronicles opted to include her three vocal contributions to The Velvet Underground and Nico, however. What are the odds of someone not owning that record prior to checking out the ice queen's solo material? Nonetheless, the tracks certainly don't sound out of place. A handful of songs are taken from each of her first four (and best) albums, including her debut single for Immediate from 1965.
AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman
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