Wowa.. I wrote that a long time ago. Verve are now a rather successful band in England and they are gaining popularity in America. You may reconize them from such hits as, "Bittersweet Symphony" and "Lucky Man". It's late 1998 and they have just finished touring for Urban Hymns. A possible breakup is rumored but only time will tell what happens. Visit the News page for the latest and greatest.
And now a March 2000 update. Verve have broken up Richard Ashcroft (lead singer) is going solo, Nick McCabe (guitarist) is doing various projects, Simon Jones (bass) is working with John Squire (ex-Stone Roses) on a new band, no one knows what Simon Tong (guitarist) is up to, and Pete Salisbury (drummer) is working with Richard Ashcroft.
Don't email me about getting live stuff.
The Urban Hymns Box Set is limited to 500 copies world wide.
This box contains the 4 singles from the Urban Hymns album (Bittersweet Symphony, Drugs Don't Work, Sonnet and Lucky Man) all packaged in a green suede box that says "Verve-Urban Box" on it.
It includes a numbered certificate, an authentc Zippo lighter that is engraved "Drugs Don't Work" and a pack of rolling papers. All of this is securely packed in foam and placed inside of another (cardboard) box that also reads "Verve-Urban Box" as well as a listing of everything inside.
UPDATE!: It's now March 27th, 2000. Lisa and I have transcribed the interview in full about two weekends ago. She has sent me the edited version and I've just made some minor corrections to it. She'll take another look at it and then it should be ready to send nick for the final approval.
(11/19/02) Update!: The interview is online over at Excellent Online
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In your FAQ you say you don't know about any, but I found an "instrumental" of Bittersweet symphony on a site!! Well it's quite short, but well done nonetheless. You can find it on this page: http://www.melted.com/storage/sounds.htm. But it's not at the very top, scroll down a bit first.
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