Artist Name: The Verve

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The VerveThe Verve (originally Verve) was an English alternative rock band. The band was formed in 1989 at Winstanley College, Wigan, Greater Manchester, England, by vocalist Richard Ashcroft, guitarist Nick McCabe, bassist Simon Jones and drummer Peter Salisbury. Simon Tong later became a member. The band originally split in 1995, but reunited in 1996 to great commercial success. They split once more in April 1999. The band reunited once more in June of 2007, but this reunion was short lived, despite the release of the album Forth in 2008, and the band split again in August 2009.

Beginning with a psychedelic sound indebted to space rock and shoegazer music, by the mid-1990s the band had released several EPs and two acclaimed records. They also endured name and lineup changes, breakups, health problems, drug abuse and various lawsuits. The band's commercial breakthrough was Urban Hymns and its single Bitter Sweet Symphony, which became a massive worldwide hit.

Soon after this commercial peak, the band quit amid creative struggles within, and Ashcroft went onto a successful solo career. Tong briefly joined Blur as a replacement for Graham Coxon. It is rumored that Simon Jones did a studio album with Ari Pap of the Floor Monks called 'Aint Nothing To It' and was never released because they both had bigger projects going on at the time. Close family and friends assure us its a fabulous indie/rock/alternate album and they really wish it would have been released.

The Verve were chosen to close the 2008 Glastonbury festival which they did with a set based on the classic 1997 album 'Urban Hymns'.

Discography:
A Storm in Heaven • 21 June 1993 • #27 (UK)
A Northern Soul • 3 July 1995 • #13 (UK)
Urban Hymns • 29 September 1997 • #1 (UK) #23 (US)
Forth • 25 August 2008 • #1 (UK) #23 (US)

Top Track of Atist: The Verve

Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve

Bitter Sweet Symphony

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Lucky Man - The Verve

Lucky Man

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Sonnet - The Verve

Sonnet

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The Drugs Don't Work - The Verve

The Drugs Don't Work

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Love Is Noise - The Verve

Love Is Noise

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Space and Time - The Verve

Space and Time

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Weeping Willow - The Verve

Weeping Willow

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The Rolling People - The Verve

The Rolling People

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Neon Wilderness - The Verve

Neon Wilderness

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This Time - The Verve

This Time

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Velvet Morning - The Verve

Velvet Morning

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One Day - The Verve

One Day

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Come On - The Verve

Come On

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Rather Be - The Verve

Rather Be

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Sit And Wonder - The Verve

Sit And Wonder

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Slide Away - The Verve

Slide Away

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History - The Verve

History

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Judas - The Verve

Judas

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This Is Music - The Verve

This Is Music

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On Your Own - The Verve

On Your Own

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Valium Skies - The Verve

Valium Skies

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I See Houses - The Verve

I See Houses

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Numbness - The Verve

Numbness

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Blue - The Verve

Blue

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Appalachian Springs - The Verve

Appalachian Springs

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Noise Epic - The Verve

Noise Epic

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Columbo - The Verve

Columbo

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Star Sail - The Verve

Star Sail

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Already There - The Verve

Already There

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Beautiful Mind - The Verve

Beautiful Mind

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A New Decade - The Verve

A New Decade

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So It Goes - The Verve

So It Goes

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Life's An Ocean - The Verve

Life's An Ocean

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Virtual World - The Verve

Virtual World

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Butterfly - The Verve

Butterfly

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A Northern Soul - The Verve

A Northern Soul

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The Sun, The Sea - The Verve

The Sun, The Sea

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No Knock On My Door - The Verve

No Knock On My Door

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Stormy Clouds - The Verve

Stormy Clouds

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Drive You Home - The Verve

Drive You Home

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(Reprise) - The Verve

(Reprise)

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Gravity Grave - The Verve

Gravity Grave

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