£84.99 – x6 LP Deluxe Boxet with DL Codes
SUPER DELUXE VINYL BOX SET (6 DISCS) |
3 x double LPs
Discs 1+2 – Original album (remastered)
Discs 3+4 – All the b-sides (and more)
Discs 5-6 – Live at Haigh Hall 24.5.98 (previously unreleased)
Every now and again, the world of music throws up a record that is out of the ordinary, something in its timing, quality and spirit that just feels right. The Verve’s 1997 album Urban Hymns, released 29/9/97, was undoubtedly one such record. It captured the mood and spirit of the times with songs of an emotional and musical depth, songs that touched a raw nerve throughout the world and ensured that they would graduate from highly respected indie favourites with two critically lauded, modest-selling albums to their name, to a genuine [alt.] rock colossus in the latter half of 1997, before parting ways in 1999.
The remastering and mixing work has been undertaken by Urban Hymns’ original co-producer Chris Potter and Metropolis’ Tony Cousins – as it was for the two super deluxe Verve reissues issued last year, A Storm In Heaven and A Northern Soul.
The DVD includes the documentary ‘The Video 96-98’, only ever available on VHS (outside of Malaysia, where it was issued as a VCD).
The deluxe packages also feature new interviews with the band and all physical releases draw on a vast array of previously unseen photography by Chris Floyd, who first travelled with The Verve on their US tour of 1994 and was granted unprecedented access during the making of Urban Hymns and beyond – up to and including the Haigh Hall show. His work brilliantly captured the band in the studio, on stage, backstage, during down time, on their video sets and tour bus.