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  The Verve
The Verve, from Wigan in Lancashire, were formed in 1990.The band's line-up was originally Richard Ashcroft (vocals, guitar), Nick McCabe (guitar), Simon Jones (bass) and Peter Salisbury (drums).
For all Verve's charisma, however, they proved too elusive and, quite rightly, engrossed in their own ideals to be caught up in the music business fame machine.
These were to be the last releases from The Verve for almost two years as the band split after their performance at the T In The Park festival in Glasgow.
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 The Verve
Verve was a British band who emerged in the early 90's with a totally unique, spacy sound, perhaps slightly resembling Syd Barret era Pink Floyd.
Verve (as they were then known) unleased their debut to an unsuspecting world in 1993, and, gasp, not that many people noticed, despite praise from critics and the support of a small, but unbelievably loyal group of fans, who, to this day, swear by this album and tell stories of how it changed their lives.
But this was a different Verve, and for proof, one just has to check the credits, with nine of the album's 13 tracks being written by Ashcroft, who leans much more to the catchy, poppy side of music more than the rest of the band.
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 The Verve biography - 8notes.com
The Verve were a British rock and roll band of the 1990s, originally formed in Wigan, England in 1989 by vocalist Richard Ashcroft, guitarist Nick McCabe, bassist Simon Jones and drummer Peter Salisbury.
At the height of their fame in 1997, the Verve were considered one of the finest bands from the UK and were one of the most popular groups worldwide before they abruptly called it quits in 1999.
The Verve (or simply Verve as they were originally called) were formed in the small town of Wigan in 1989.
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 The Verve - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Verve (formerly Verve) were an English rock band of the 1990s, originally formed at Winstanley Sixth Form College, near Billinge, near Wigan in Lancashire by vocalist Richard Ashcroft, guitarist Nick McCabe, bassist Simon Jones and drummer Peter Salisbury in 1989; Simon Tong later became a member.
The tour was disastrous for the group as Ashcroft was hospitalised for dehydration caused by overdosing with Ecstasy, and Salisbury was arrested for destroying a hotel room in Kansas.
By the time Oasis were supporting some Verve shows during A Storm in Heaven period, Richard, Noel and Nick performed an impromptu a capella version of She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain with Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs on spoons, after a power-cut in Glasgow.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Verve   (1800 words)

 The Verve - Music Downloads - Online
Originally known simply as Verve, the group was formed in the small Northern English city of Wigan in 1989.
While Verve's long, liquid jams found favor on the British indie charts, pop radio looked the other way -- their majestic debut LP, 1993's A Storm in Heaven, was a critical smash, but the good reviews failed to translate into strong record sales.
The following summer, Verve appeared on the second stage at Lollapalooza, a tour tempered by a string of disasters -- not only was Salisbury arrested for destroying a Kansas hotel room, but Ashcroft was also hospitalized after suffering from severe dehydration.
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 The Raft: The Verve   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Before anyone had heard of Oasis, a four-piece from Wigan called Verve were becoming a religion to their fans in the UK and around the world.
While they were away, The Verve were kept alive in the hearts of the faithful - not least on the official mailing list.
The band themselves were behind the creation of the ultimate Verve Site, a huge archive of everything the band have made and done, going back to the earliest days.
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 The Verve
He oozed cool and when people started to write their Verve obituaries there was a deep sense of failed potential around these parts.
It was summer 1993, following a lengthy, the Verve were about to embark on a UK tour to prove they were worthy of the initial press hype of the previous year...
I just want them to know Verve are just four guys into music, into having a good time and being honest about their stuff.
www.ready-steady-go.org.uk /verve1.html   (2297 words)

 The Verve - Urban Hymns
Luckily however, the Verve also happen to be damn fine artists.
Each song on the album walks the line between bombast and simplicity; the band's rock star attitude pushing them towards sonic overload, their artistic sensibility reeling them back towards the heart of the song.
The willingness to take that risk is a key ingredient in the Verve's passion, but on Urban Hymns, the band has chosen a musical path that not only reaches its transcendent destination each time, but manages to leave memorable melodic signposts along the way.
www.penduluminc.com /MM/reviews/rev13.htm   (319 words)

 ArtandCulture Artist: The Verve   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Verve was a modern British pop band with a tinge of psychedelia and more than a bit of melancholy.
They were, as their biggest commercial hit so aptly puts it, a "bittersweet symphony." Their music does emit a certain energetic quality supported by strong, echoing guitars.
The Verve finally found widespread recognition with 1997’s “Urban Hymns.” The catchy single “Bittersweet Symphony” (made from a loop of a symphonic Rolling Stone sample) established The Verve as a British pop mainstay.
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 The Verve MP3 Downloads - The Verve Music Downloads - The Verve Music Videos
Not long after the release of A Northern Soul, the Verve imploded due to friction between vocalist Richard Ashcroft and guitarist Nick McCabe.
The Verve have toned down their trancy, psychedelic excursions, yet haven't abandoned them -- if anything, they sound more muscular than before, whether it's the trippy "Catching the Butterfly" or the pounding "Come On." These powerful, guitar-drenched rockers provide the context for Ashcroft's affecting, string-laden ballads, which give Urban Hymns its hurt.
It is the album the Verve have been striving to make since their formation, and it turns out to be worth all the wait.
www.mp3.com /albums/263377/summary.html   (538 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Urban Hymns: Music: The Verve   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Calling it a day in early 1999 was probably the best thing the Verve ever did, as it meant that they quit when they were at the pinnacle of their success, sparing their faithful followers an unsightly degeneration.
Urban Hymns is a fitting final testament to Wigan's favourite sons, as Richard Ashcroft and Nick McCabe temporarily buried the hatchet and reformed one of Britain's greatest songwriting partnerships since Lennon and McCartney.
It has another beautiful acoustic melody, but The Verve are so good at adding depth to their songs, this is them at their best.
www.amazon.co.uk /Urban-Hymns-Verve/dp/B000000WF0   (1439 words)

 Verve Records - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Verve Records is an American Jazz record label, founded by Norman Granz in 1956, which absorbed the catalogues of his earlier labels: Norgran Records and Clef Records (founded 1953).
Verve Records became the Verve Music Group after PolyGram was merged with Seagram's Universal Music Group in 1998.
The "Verve By Request" label began to reissue many original Verve bossa nova titles on CD in the late 1990s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Verve_Records   (411 words)

 Adrian's Album Reviews : The Verve
The Verve at this stage - if you were one of their very few fans, made you believe, simple as that.
The Verve and Oasis had something of a mutual admiration society going on, so Owen got the call to help The Verve nail down their musical vision a bit better than they'd accomplished on the still entertaining 'A Storm In Heaven'.
I saw the verve in '92 and they were great, their first few eps were brilliant, All In the Mind and Man called Sun especially.
www.adriandenning.co.uk /theverve.html   (3368 words)

 The Verve Biography
That's life mate." Then it was probably The Verve's Richard Ashcroft, busy filming the iconic vid to the band's baroque masterpiece, Bittersweet Symphony.
The track and resulting album, Urban Hymns, established the band as the premier British rock act in 1997, knocking Oasis off their perch (with that year's turgid, overblown 'Be Here Now 'album).
The band, formally known as simply, Verve, were also forced to add a 'The' onto their name following a threatened lawsuit from the jazz label of the same name.
www.tiscali.co.uk /music/biography/the_verve_biography.html   (924 words)

 Ink 19 :: The Verve Pipe   (Site not responding. Last check: )
To the ears of any more-than- casual fan of the eclectic rock band The Verve Pipe, their massive hit ballad, "The Freshman," (released as a single in 1997) was hardly indicative of the brooding, prog-influenced, somewhat psychedelic tunes found on Villains, the 1996 album from which it was pulled and re-recorded.
On the phone from his home in Michigan, Verve Pipe vocalist, Brian Vander Ark, sees both sides of a sticky situation.
Other than the Gabriel comparisons, The Verve Pipe is rather elusive when it comes to drawing comparisons to other bands.
www.ink19.com /issues/october2001/inkSpots/vervePipe.html   (3077 words)

 The Verve: Urban Hymns ---Ink Blot Magazine
Formed in Wigan in the late '80s/early '90s, originally known as Verve.
Where earlier Verve albums sought release in exploratory, atmospheric jams, Urban Hymns sees the band channeling its passion into singer Richard Ashcroft's more structured songs.
The result is a set of instant classics, driven by one of the most fluid and powerful rock bands ever caught on tape.
www.inkblotmagazine.com /rev-archive/verve.htm   (315 words)

 The Verve World
His tall, lanky, pissed-off stroll, scruffy mop-head and intense eyes let you know that whatever the time, whatever the state, his brain is always in motion.
Ashcroft's band the Verve hails from Wigan, England (which nestles close to Manchester in the forgotten British industrial North-West), where prosperity and socialism have been displaced by permanent disrepair, graffiti and garbage.
Since their formation in 1990, the Verve have released 1993's A Storm In Heaven, 1995's much-underrated A Northern Soul and this year's Urban Hymns.
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 Amazon.com: Urban Hymns: Music: The Verve   (Site not responding. Last check: )
To their credit, the Verve have sustained their shadow rock legitimacy while introducing string arrangements, piano fills, and slide guitar.
Nowhere are these stirring traits more obvious than in the epic single "Bitter Sweet Symphony." Laying it on thick throughout the rest of the album with painfully engaging ballads, the Verve have crafted their most accomplished album to date, proving the longevity of their cultural resonance.
I asked the clerk who this was and he said that it was from the new album by The Verve.
www.amazon.com /Urban-Hymns-Verve/dp/B000000WF0   (1452 words)

 The Verve Info ..:::: BIOGRAPHY ::::..
Four years later The Verve recorded their groundbreaking third album, Urban Hymns, and his prediction came true.
Originally known simply as Verve, the group was formed in the small Northern English town of Wigan in 1989.
Around that same time, the American jazz label also dubbed Verve slapped the band with a lawsuit, forcing the quartet to officially change their name to "the Verve." Sessions for the 1995 follow-up
www.the-verve.info /biography.html   (613 words)

 Buy The Verve Tickets - Cheap The Verve Concerts Show Tickets At Onlineseats
The Verve was a British rock and roll band of the 1990s, originally formed in Wigan, England in 1989.
Before release The Verve negotiated a licensing agreement with The Rolling Stones to use the sample.
Although McCabe was still reportedly an official member of the band, he showed no signs of returning any time soon, and the Verve remained fairly silent after the McCabe-less tour concluded--in fact, the next time we heard from the Verve, it was when they were officially announcing their breakup.
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The genesis of The Verve Pipe can be traced back to 1990, when lead singer Brian Vander Ark and his band, Johnny With An Eye, joined forces with rival Michigan band Water From A Pool, led by drummer Donny Brown.
After the additions of lead guitarist AJ Dunning and keyboard/percussionist Doug Corella, The Verve Pipe released their first independent album, Ive Suffered A Head Injury in 1992, followed in 1993 by Pop Smear.
If you like The Verve Pipe then please check us out to see what the hype is about.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Verve Ep [Us Import]: Music: The Verve   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An American released EP from the Verve before they sold out & became mainstream, this brings together 2 of the band's early pre-album singles and their corresponding B-sides.
Gravity Grave is a groove-worked piece of ambience, She's A Superstar a sprawl of Nick McCabe's whirring psychedelic guitar landscape,(accompanied with its unedited B-side Feel), both of these have been edited to bite-size proportions for those who find the originals too self-indulgent.
A Man Called Sun and Endless Life only serve to prove that the Verve's ideas and soundscapes from the early Nineties stretch far beyond the "safety" and mainstream narrow-mindedness of the vastly overrated Urban Hymns.
www.amazon.co.uk /Verve-Ep-Us/dp/B000000A3I   (618 words)

 Official Ticketmaster site. The Verve Pipe tickets, dates
In 1995, the Verve Pipe signed to RCA Records, releasing their major label debut, Villains, the following year.
The Verve Pipe's self-titled follow-up appeared in mid-1999.
In 2001, the Verve Pipe released Underneath with producer Adam Schlesinger.
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