Virgin Records / EMI Music Catalog Marketing is preparing for the release of new CD (11/16) and DVD (11/30) titles from the Verve. Both titled This Is Music: The Singles '92-'98, the new CD and DVD present the band's hits in career-spanning collections. The new DVD contains all of the Verve's music videos, while the CD includes all of the band's singles, from their earliest release to their 1997 smash hit, "Bittersweet Symphony," plus two previously unreleased tracks recorded during the band's studio sessions for the Platinum-selling Urban Hymns album.
The Verve - This Is Music: The Singles '92-'98 CD spans the band's career, from their first single, "All In The Mind" (1992) to their highest charting smash, 1997's "Bittersweet Symphony," from Urban Hymns, the band's Platinum-selling 3rd album. The new hits collection also features singles from the Verve's 1993 album debut, A Storm In Heaven and 1995's A Northern Soul, as well as two previously unreleased tracks from the Urban Hymns recording sessions, "Monte Carlo" and "This Could Be My Moment." Fans can preview an audio sample of "This Could Be My Moment" at www.thiscouldbemymoment.com.
The new DVD also spans the Verve's career, containing all 13 of the band's music videos, from the earliest, "All In The Mind," "Gravity Grave" and "She's A Superstar," all from 1992, to "Lucky Man," "Sonnet," "The Drugs Don't Work," and "Bittersweet Symphony" from 1997's Urban Hymns.
The Verve, hailing from Wigan, England, formed in 1989 and released a single and self-titled EP in 1992. Their first full-length album was 1993's A Storm In Heaven, and the band's second album, A Northern Soul, was released to critical acclaim in 1995. Three years later, in the summer of 1997, the Verve established themselves as one of the UK's top rock music exports with the release of Urban Hymns, which, fueled by its landmark singles, "Bittersweet Symphony" (#4 Modern Rock / #12 Billboard Hot 100 / #8 Adult Top 40) and "Lucky Man" (#16 Modern Rock), exceeded the one million unit Platinum sales mark in the U.S. MOJO's review of Urban Hymns glowed, "Its greatness is in its humanity and in the sense that, from fear, failure and insecurity, it's possible to scale heights in a way which not only sets the standard for the rest of the year but the decade, too."