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This Is Music: The Singles 92-98

1 Nov. 2004 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Nov. 2004
  • Release Date: 1 Nov. 2004
  • Label: Virgin UK
  • Copyright: (C) 2004 Virgin Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2004 EMI Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 1:07:22
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  • ASIN: B001IP5EQQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,536 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By "jono2023" on 10 Nov. 2004
Format: Audio CD
What a great album, well worth the money!...and the wait.
Opener the raw "this is music" is such a confident song bursting with energy will be an eye-opener to fans who got into the verve around the Urban Hymns time.
"Slide Away" and "Lucky Man" follow, reminding us of the loss to the british music scene. Then perhaps the greatest single of the nineties "History", what more is their to say, just such a fine quality and haunting song.
Older songs fit really well with the later material (I'm sure they've mixed Richards vocals louder in the old ones too!).
Then the previoulsy unreleased "This could be my moment" ..WOW ...it is such a strong song, so joyous and triumphant and a bit "pop" too (still better than almost everything Ashcroft has produced solo though) and "Monte Carlo" is the just icing on a cake that leaves you thinking "if only they hadn't split..." Come on!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 Nov. 2004
Format: Audio CD
This album is most certainly worth purchasing - especially if you're curious to learn more about a band that could have gone on to achieve so much more.
If you liked Urban Hymns, this 'best of' collection will introduce you to some of The Verve's more undiscovered (and unappreciated) earlier work of the 90's. This Is Music, On Your Own and History are all excellent singles from their 1995 album A Northern Soul, while Slide Away and Blue offer a more raw taste of music from their debut album A Storm In Heaven.
All In The Mind, Gravity Grave and She's A Superstar are all early efforts between 92-93 and are vastly different - but not necessarily worse - than the more popular offerings such as Bitter Sweet Symphony and The Drugs Don't Work.
The Verve were a true British rock band that made music the way it was supposed to be made. If you appreciate good music, you'll certainly appreciate this CD.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mr S I Rickards on 2 Nov. 2004
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"History has a place for us...it may take 3 albums but we will get there" (Richard Ashcroft).
This album cements the claim made by lead singer Richard Ashcroft at the start of The Verve's journey into the music business. It drips with genius from every track and shows why, in 1998, the world of music lost one of the most influential and pioneering bands in history!
The remixes of songs such as "This Is Music", "She's A Superstar" and "Gravity Grave" really highlight the overall power of the tracks and the unique quality of Richard Ashcroft's voice. The new tracks, "This Could Be My Moment" and "Monte Carlo" are a rare treat and leave me panting for more...alas it's over.
Mesmeric, awe-inspiring - BUY THIS ALBUM!
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The set features songs from all the years above mentioned and all in all it works with a consistently good flow throughout. the songs or videos in case you have the dvd are not in chronological order here.
But I do not think this creates any problems. The set of songs provide the listener with a good variety of songs, and and the final impression lingers with the listener in the end be is all solid and I mean this.

There are a few "single only tracks" from the early days that are not as refined as the later recordings. which means the set of songs takes some turns here and there, but everything doesn't loose direction on the whole.

In the mix we have quite a few different type of tracks some of which was never in an album context prior to the release of this album such as the single only tracks - the sombrely swirly and jangly "she's a superstar" and the slightly oddly leaping gravity grave Slide Away on the other hand is a song from the groups freely flowing debut and album it is a song really lives up to it's title yet is kept in places by a rolling beat and bass line.

The above mentioned aren't the easiest accessible of the Verve's output - yet they contribute to the amazing palette that is the literally plentiful wander/wondering sound of the verve which is wonderful on the whole. This set of songs gives you a bit of everything and it is in fact a perfect blend between that exquisite well rounded,multilayered concerted sound and that drifting laid-back and slightly eccentric sound regardless of which style you favour the most.

All three of the classic Verve LP's are very ample affairs. They are plentiful and layered all the way. This is Music is a little different. It retains that wholesomeness yet takes on a more direct approach.
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By Amazon Customer TOP 500 REVIEWER on 30 May 2015
Format: Audio CD
The 1997 album 'Urban Hymns' is a masterpiece of Britpop, and proved to be The Verve's international breakthrough, topping the UK charts, and spawning the masterfully depressing number one hit 'The Drugs Don't Work', as well as the chilled-out, melancholic anthem 'Bitter Sweet Symphony', the beautiful 'Lucky Man', both major successes, and the minor hit 'Sonnet'. All of these excellent songs are included on this greatest hits compilation.

I regard 'This Is Music: The Singles' to be the perfect companion to 'Urban Hymns', which won the title of Best British Album at the Brit Awards of 1998. It gives the listener the chance to hear the many other good songs that Richard Ashcroft (who of course has gone onto have a hugely successful career as a solo singer, with a string of great albums to his recording credit), and his band had during their six years together.

Here you get virtually every single from these boys that had been released up to 1998. That's the two singles from the band's self-titled debut album 'Verve': 'She's a Superstar' and 'Gravity Grave', both 'Blue' and 'Slide Away' from their follow-up: 'A Storm in Heaven', and the excellent trio of hit singles from the brilliant third album: 'A Northern Soul'. The remaining tracks are 'All In My Mind', the Verve's first-ever single, and two songs which were previously unreleased: 'This Could Be My Moment' and 'Monte Carlo'.

What you'll really notice once you start to listen to this album, is how varied the Verve's music was. From the rawness of 'This Is Music' and the psychedelic sweetness of 'She's A Superstar', which are very different in comparison to the more popular songs, I predict that you'll soon find yourself with some new favourites.
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