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The Verve EP

3 Mar 2003 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 3 Mar 2003
  • Release Date: 3 Mar 2003
  • Label: Virgin UK
  • Copyright: (C) 1992 Virgin Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 1992 Virgin Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 31:29
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  • ASIN: B001J9HQ5I
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54,605 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By davthewave on 10 Jan 2013
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amazing piece of soundscaping experimental wanderings. just wish they still made music as good as this today.
blows me away still
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By Garry Nicholson on 23 April 2014
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Excellent early trippy workout - beats Richard's later dreary ballads every time. Stick this on your IPod, climb into your hammock & sip your absinthe.
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13 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Simon Eales on 27 Oct 2002
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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. Indeed it has been quoted in the band biography Star Sail that the Richard Ashcroft of 1992 would never have dreamed of writing daytime radio friendly fodder such as Sonnet, this EP just goes to prove how deeply underground & far-out (the)Verve were. I definitely recommend this, A Storm In Heaven and the later A Northern Soul, listen to the band's back catalogue & you'll find songs (& experiences) far more rewarding than the overplayed Bitter Sweet Symphony.
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2 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Simon Eales on 27 Oct 2002
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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. Indeed it has been quoted in the band biography Star Sail that the Richard Ashcroft of 1992 would never have dreamed of writing daytime radio friendly fodder such as Sonnet, this EP just goes to prove how deeply underground & far-out (the)Verve were. I definitely recommend this, A Storm In Heaven and the later A Northern Soul, listen to the band's back catalogue & you'll find songs (& experiences) far more rewarding than the overplayed Bitter Sweet Symphony.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Less refined, but just as beautiful as Urban Hyms 10 Sep 1998
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This CD, I think their first real release, shows the early experimental genius of The Verve. When most rock bands write and perform music as a career, The Verve see it as their mission in life. The five tracks on this CD combine seemingly bare minimum lyrics with psychadelic guitars to create extremely memorable and beautiful music. I've never realy understood when people call a song "beautiful", but after listening to this CD I found the meaning for myself.
Although not as refined as their later work, The Verve EP is an incredible CD, and a must have for any Verve fan.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Incredible 21 Oct 2005
By P. Alexander - Published on Amazon.com
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Verve were one of the most overlooked bands of the enitre decade. America only took notice of the wigan quartet when they would go on to release their Bitter Sweet Symphony single and album Urban Hymns. In that time Verve amassed a catalogue that in my opinion, is the greatest of all time. There's no other artist in history that matters or means as much as Verve. This EP is a great start, in fact I would advise any newcomers to the band to start right here and progress forward, because each album in their discography exudues self awareness and confidence in changing sounds and you would be better off starting at the beginning.

Here's what you'll get in alll

Gravity Grave - It's an epic recodring, with the trance-like bassline that Simon Jones gets into its clearly a danceable song. Nick Mccabe brings in the brilliant use of his guitar to full effect, with delay and reverb in tow. The overall sound of the guitarwork is incredible, i can't imagine a better guiotar player ever in history then Nick Mccabe. Also, the lyrics are just heavenly, "to me you're like a setting sun, you rise then you're gone." Richard Ashcroft again dazzles me with his vocals which are insanely perfect.

A Man Called Sun - Another brilliant track, this song is a clear example of the brilliant work that Nick Mccabe can do with a minimalistic approach. Richard Ashcroft sings with a silenced voice, he does that a lot on earlier Verve recording such as this and A Storm In Heaven, it adds to the atmosphere.

She's a Superstar - This is pure cosmic bliss. In a perfect world people would have been listening to this slow, surreal ballad instead of the grunge rock music. This is a gorgeous song full of beauty in shiny guitars and again vocals that are just epic. This isn't just a record, its already a classic, beating out anything before it and anything afterward.

Endless Life - A beautiful atmospheric tone introduces the song and takes you into a meditative state. The song gradually builds up to a climax and Verve are taking us for one wild journey. Rochard Ashcroft is singing very muted almost, but it adds once again to the aurreal effect, like it's happening before you and you're a part of it all.

Feel - The closing song is over 10 minutes in length, and incredible song in it's own right. The beautiful shimmer of Nick Mccabes gutiar work still clearly evident. Also the brilliant use of the id section where a funnel of feedback is sed to introduce the end, it just shows how experiemtnal this band was in their make- up.

Clearly put, the greatest EP release ever and a classic none can top, this is except for Verve.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Awe-inspiring 1 Mar 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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This E.P. is so beautiful. "She's A Superstar" and "A Man Called Sun" are my favorites, but every one of the five tracks is flawless. What wonderful textures. Even better than "A Storm in Heaven."
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Solid smooth groove 13 Oct 2001
By musicburgler - Published on Amazon.com
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I love the last two songs ENDLESS LIFE and FEEL. Lyrics didnt really mean a thing to Verve at this time. They were just used as another instrument to compliment the atmosphere of the music. Using pauses, drawing out words flow like the guitar. I really like the drumming on FEEL, it has a hypnotic quality that draws you in and keeps your head bobbing. the song is 10 and half minutes long but it goes by fast. A MAN CALLED SUN is very spooky and very good.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
the verve ep is a must have for the verve fans 12 Sep 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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If you like the laid-back, atmospheric grooves of A Storm in Heaven, this EP is for you. Although there aren't any real rockers on this cd, fans of The Verve's more subdued early efforts will find this release is every bit as good as the band's best work. Granted, the studio version of Gravity Grave (the album's first track) is not as sonically powerful as the live version that appears on the No Come Down EP, but, instead the focus shifts more towards the atmospheres,bass grooves, and Ashcroft's elemental delivery than raw power. An excellent cd.
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