The Verve - Urban Hymns (2017 Box Set)

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  1. raimiz1991inc

    raimiz1991inc Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I came upon this today:

    Urban Hymns: Amazon.co.uk: Music

    I found nothing else regarding this. To be released Sept. 1, 2017 , priced at £69.99 apparently this is a big box considering it's 6CDs, maybe judging by the price 2LPs, so I guess it won't follow the mini box set formats of the previous two album reissues, which is why I created a new thread for this release.

    I am increibly excited for this, one of my all time favorite albums!!! Crossing fingers we get a surround mix of the album in 5.1 (although a long shot) and a concert album I can't wait for this release.
     
  2. raimiz1991inc

    raimiz1991inc Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Track listing here !!!

    Urban Hymns (Super Deluxe / Remastered 2016): The Verve: Amazon.co.uk: MP3 Downloads

    Apparently Catching the Butterfly (Live from Haigh Hall) is available for purchasing. The 30 second preview sounds amazing, I guess it will be up in Spotify soon. I am really excited they play 12 out of 13 songs from the album (they don't include This Time) and a ton of live material on top of the B-Sides and Radio Sessions format they followed on the two other box sets.
    I'm guessing the sixth disc is a DVD of live performances and promo videos.
     
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  3. Rob Hughes

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    Neato! Looks like a great set! I was hoping for something like that this year! Thanks for the alert!
    RH
     
  4. Digital Vinyl Infidel

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    I saw the great man live this year. Mind blowing.
     
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  5. libertycaps

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    Saw Verve (no The back then) circa 1994 at La Luna in Portland. Between epic neo-psychedelia/shoegaze yarns, mumbled complaints from Richard Ashcroft about the loud drunks at the bar. Killer show. Stunning guitar. Bought a really cool astronaut tour t-shirt. Maybe 100 in attendance. One of the best that year.

    Oh. I own this Deee-luxe CD set and A Storm in Heaven version too. Great to have all the odds 'n sods compiled in nicely done Box sets.
     
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  6. Echo

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    For the specialists/ superfans here: are there still some songs missing or is this box set complete with all the song of the different studio sessions?
     
  7. raimiz1991inc

    raimiz1991inc Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    For some reason the link to the MP3 tracklist (as of the time I am writing this) is not working on my end, maybe it has been taken down from the amazon UK site. But from what I remember everything is there, including the two outtakes featured on the This is Music compilation. Other songs written on the album sessions were including on Ashcroft's first solo album. Unless the band recorded some of those solo songs together and demos exist, this box pretty much covers all the material released as b-sides and more as far as I know. (unless someone is aware of the existence of other material)
     
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  8. wbhendrix

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    i have no idea what is in the box set but I'm already super excited!
     
  9. raimiz1991inc

    raimiz1991inc Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Man, it's a shame the track list has been taken down. I guess amazon UK uploaded the track list of the MP3 downloadable version before they were supposed to and took it down quickly. You could even purchase the live version of Catching the Butterfly from Haigh Hall 1998. I'll try to describe what I remember though.
    Disc one is the original album, remastered 2016
    Disc two are the B-sides, all of them from what I could see
    Disc three further B-sides and radio sessions plus the Monte Carlo and This Could Be My Moment from the singles collection
    Disc four is a complete concert Live at Haigh Hall, Wigan (I think May 24, 1998). They play 12 of 13 songs from Urban Hymns.

    Set List:
    1 - This is Music
    2 - Space and Time
    3 - Catching the Butterfly
    4 - Sonnet
    5 - The Rolling People
    6 - Neon Wilderness
    7 - Weeping Willow
    8 - The Drugs Don't Work
    9 - Lucky Man
    10 - Life's an Ocean
    11 - Velvet Morning
    12 - Bitter Sweet Symphony

    Disc five comprises the rest of the concert (three encores) of Haigh Hall and further live renditions of other songs at the 9:30 club and other venues I really don't remember, but they play the same songs form the Haigh Hall concert like History, This is Music, Life's an Ocean, Stormy Clouds/Reprise.

    Live at Haigh Hall (continued)
    1 - One Day
    2 - History
    3 - Come One

    Since the listing indicates 6 discs, I am guessing the last disc is a DVD of live performances and promo videos from the tour, maybe the Wigan '98 concert which is magnificent. This is what I remember, hope it helps, I'm guessing the song list will be up again soon, but this is what the set comprises basically.

    Cheers
     
  10. This sounds great and a nice complement to the earlier deluxe sets.
     
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  11. Rufus rag

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    Can't wait! Probably the best album from the 90's!
     
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  12. bonjo

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    A great album, but the best from the 90's? It's not even the Verve's best from the 90's!
     
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  13. Solace

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    Excellent news that they're including the Haigh Hall show.
     
  14. Rufus rag

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    You mean The Verve made more than one great album, is it laying in the vaults unreleased?
     
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  15. raimiz1991inc

    raimiz1991inc Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Still no listings or track list (reposted) elsewhere, but the price for the box set has decreased from £69.99 to £49.22 on amazon UK, much cheaper once VAT is removed upong checkout: £41.02 without shipping.
    Like I said, I don't have a clue about other prices, but for a 6 disc box set the price is fair I think. Also no word about the packaging, here's hoping it's a little better than the previous two box sets. If this set follows that format, then I hope the price drops to around £25.00, which is the price I paid for each of the previous ones. Then again, this set has two extra discs than the first box, but like I said there are no parameters until now. Just wanted to let you know that a pre-order right now might be smart!

    Cheers!
     
  16. A Man Called Sun

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    Unfortunatley not. Whilst we got a decent portion of unreleased tracks and out takes on the ASIH and ANS reissue it looks like we're getting jipped on this one a bit.

    Whilst this boxset contains all the b-sides, and the two unreleased tracks which we already got on the "best of" album, plus some live tracks. There was a disc of unreleased material compiled by Si Jones and Nick McCabe which they wanted including as part of the reissue

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    "All ways are maybes" has been hailed by several people connected with the band as one of the best tracks they ever recorded. Unfortunately one member of the band vetoed this discs inclusion as part of the UH reissue, so we aren't going to hear it.
     
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  17. A Man Called Sun

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    Sorry to double post, but for info I saved the tracklisting of the digital album (the actual boxset has 6 discs, which I'm guessing is a DVD of some sort but it's unconfirmed what this is)

    Here's the digitalalbum, sorry for the crude format (not sure if this is subject to change since the listing has since been pulled from Amazon)

     
  18. Rob Hughes

    Rob Hughes Forum Resident

    A question here: how have they managed the earlier re-releases? Have there been multiple options, depending on the buyer's level of commitment (or depth of wallet)? For example, your choice of 1CD, 2CD or 5CD/1DVD? TIA! RH
     
  19. A Man Called Sun

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    ANS and ASIH had 3 options

    The deluxe boxset (3 CDs and a DVD for ASIH, 3 CDS for ANS) about £35. Then there was the digital download (of the CDs included in the boxset), priced about £15 each,I think. And there was a Vinyl option which contains just the studio album which was about £20 iirc.

    Looks like they're following a similar route for this one, although with UH's popularity I'd have also released a 2 CD version which they can pop on store shelves for £15 to make it a bit more accessible, as this album has massive mainstream value and the £50 boxset is pricing that audience out of buying it.
     
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  20. Hallogallo

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    Meh.
    Not nearly as good looking as the previous boxsets.
    Most of these tracks have been available for years, although there are some live tracks on the last disc that I'm not sure I've heard.
     
  21. Hallogallo

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    This is the disc I want!
     
  22. portlandjulian

    portlandjulian Forum Resident

    Full official details on the Super deluxe edition website

    The Verve / Urban Hymns 5CD+DVD super deluxe edition and 6LP vinyl box

    Remastered • Unheard live audio • B-sides & Remixes • DVD • Vinyl box

    Universal will celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Verve‘s Urban Hymns in September with a reissue campaign that includes a 5CD+DVD super deluxe edition and a massive 6LP vinyl box set….

    All formats feature a remastered version of the album (the work of Chris Potter and Metropolis’ Tony Cousins) and the super deluxe edition box set adds four further CDs offering B-sides, remixes, session tracks, BBC Sessions and two discs of unreleased live performance from the era, including the May 1998 hometown show in front of around 35,000 fans at Haigh Hall, Wigan.

    That same show also features on a content-packed DVD, included within the super deluxe, which includes the 1999 documentary The Video 96-98 (unreleased on DVD until now) and promo videos.

    Urban Hymns – 5CD+DVD super deluxe edition
    As with the last year’s Verve box sets this super deluxe includes a 56-page hard cover book, a poster and five postcards.

    What is different about the reissue of this album is that there is a vinyl box set edition that is very extensive indeed and covers most (not all) of the audio in the CD box across six vinyl records (three gatefold packages). The remastered Urban Hymns is pressed on two LPs, and all the B-sides and remixes are included on two further vinyl records. All 15 tracks from the previously unreleased Live at Haigh Hall fill the final two vinyl records, completing this six-LP vinyl box.

    Urban Hymns – 6LP vinyl box set
    The audio you don’t get in the vinyl box is the BBC Evening Session (CD3 of the box) and the 12 tracks of ‘Further live material’ on CD 5. However, the vinyl box does come with a 20-page booklet anda download card which entitles you to all audio from the super deluxe edition CD box set.

    There is a two-CD edition as well. The second disc is the Haigh Hall live performance, rather than the B-sides and remixes, although the eagle-eyed amongst you might notice that Universal haven’t just repeated CD 4 from the box set. Neon Wilderness is missing (along with the encores) and they’ve added three tracks from the aforementioned ‘further live material’ tracks. Putting this live audio on disc two is probably a good decision, since many fans will have CD singles from back in the day.

    All formats of Urban Hymns will be released on 1 September 2017.

    Urban Hymns / 5CD+DVD super deluxe edition

    CD1

    Remastered album

    • 1. Bitter Sweet Symphony
    • 2. Sonnet
    • 3. The Rolling People
    • 4. The Drugs Don’t Work
    • 5. Catching the Butterfly
    • 6. Neon Wilderness
    • 7. Space and Time
    • 8. Weeping Willow
    • 9. Lucky Man
    • 10. One Day
    • 11. This Time
    • 12. Velvet Morning
    • 13. Come On
    CD2

    B-sides

    • 1. Lord I Guess I’ll Never Know
    • 2. Country Song
    • 3. Bitter Sweet Symphony (James Lavelle Remix)
    • 4. So Sister
    • 5. Echo Bass
    • 6. Three Steps
    • 7. The Drugs Don’t Work – original demo
    • 8. The Crab
    • 9. Stamped
    • 10. Never Wanna See You Cry
    • 11. (Bitter Sweet Symphony) MSG
    • 12. The Longest Day
    • 13. Lucky Man (Happiness More or Less)
    CD3

    B-sides (cont.) + 2 session tracks issued in 2004*

    • 1. Bitter Sweet Symphony (extended version)
    • 2. This Could Be My Moment *
    • 3. Monte Carlo*
    BBC Evening session 27/8/97 – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

    • 4. Life’s An Ocean
    • 5. A Man Called Sun
    • 6. The Drugs Don’t Work
    • 7. On Your Own
    • 8. So Sister
    CD4 Live at Haigh Hall 24/5/98 – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

    • 1. This Is Music
    • 2. Space and Time
    • 3. Catching the Butterfly
    • 4. Sonnet
    • 5. The Rolling People
    • 6. Neon Wilderness
    • 7. Weeping Willow
    • 8. The Drugs Don’t Work
    • 9. Lucky Man
    • 10. Life’s an Ocean
    • 11. Velvet Morning
    • 12. Bitter Sweet Symphony
    CD5 – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

    Haigh Hall Encore:

    • 1. One Day
    • 2. History
    • 3. Come On
    Further live material (Washington / Brixton / Manchester – 1997/8)

    • 4. A New Decade – Washington DC 9.30 Club (3/11/97)
    • 5. The Rolling People – Brixton Academy (16/1/98)
    • 6. On Your Own – Brixton Academy (16/1/98)
    • 7. History – Brixton Academy (16/1/98)
    • 8. The Drugs Don’t Work – Washington DC 9.30 Club (3/11/97)
    • 9. Slide Away – Manchester Academy (11/8/97)
    • 10. A Man Called Sun – Washington DC 9.30 Club (3/11/97)
    • 11. A Northern Soul – Washington DC 9.30 Club (3/11/97)
    • 12. Space and Time – Brixton Academy (16/1/98)
    • 13. This Is Music – Manchester Academy (11/8/97)
    • 14. Weeping Willow – Washington DC 9.30 Club (3/11/97)
    • 15. Stormy Clouds (and Reprise) – Manchester Academy (11/8/97) 7.24
    DVD

    The Video 1996-1998 –originally issued as HUTVID1

    Later with Jools Holland – 01/11/97 – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

    • 1. Lucky Man
    • 2. Life’s An Ocean
    • 3. The Drugs Don’t Work
    • 4. Bitter Sweet Symphony
    Live at Haigh Hall – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

    • 1. This Is Music
    • 2. Space and Time
    • 3. Catching the Butterfly
    • 4. Sonnet
    • 5. The Rolling People
    • 6. Neon Wilderness
    • 7. Weeping Willow
    • 8. The Drugs Don’t Work
    • 9. Lucky Man
    • 10. Life’s an Ocean
    • 11. Velvet Morning
    • 12. Bitter Sweet Symphony
    • 13. One Day
    • 14. History
    • 15. Come On
    The promo videos:

    • Bitter Sweet Symphony
    • The Drugs Don’t Work
    • Lucky Man
    • Lucky Man (US version)
    • Sonnet
    Urban Hymns / 6LP vinyl box set

    LP 1 & 2
    Remastered album

    Side 1

    • 1. Bitter Sweet Symphony
    • 2. Sonnet
    • 3. The Rolling People
    Side 2

    • 4. The Drugs Don’t Work
    • 5. Catching the Butterfly
    • 6. Neon Wilderness
    Side 3

    • 7. Space and Time
    • 8. Weeping Willow
    • 9. Lucky Man
    • 10. One Day
    Side 4

    • 11. This Time
    • 12. Velvet Morning
    • 13. Come On
    LP 3 & 4
    B-sides, session tracks issued in 2004*

    Side 5

    • 1. Lord I Guess I’ll Never Know
    • 2. Country Song
    • 3. Bitter Sweet Symphony (James Lavelle Remix)
    • 4. So Sister
    Side 6

    • 5. Echo Bass
    • 6. Three Steps
    • 7. The Crab
    • 8. Stamped
    Side 7

    • 9. The Drugs Don’t Work – original demo
    • 10. Never Wanna See You Cry
    • 11. (Bitter Sweet Symphony) MSG
    • 12. The Longest Day
    Side 8

    • 13. Lucky Man (Happiness More or Less)
    • 14. Bitter Sweet Symphony (extended version)
    • 15. This Could Be My Moment*
    • 16. Monte Carlo*
    LP 5 & 6
    Live at Haigh Hall – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

    Side 9

    • 1. This Is Music
    • 2. Space and Time
    • 3. Catching the Butterfly
    • 4. Sonnet
    Side 10

    • 5. The Rolling People
    • 6. Neon Wilderness
    • 7. Weeping Willow
    • 8. The Drugs Don’t Work
    • 9. Lucky Man
    Side 11

    • 10. Life’s an Ocean
    • 11. Velvet Morning
    • 12. Bitter Sweet Symphony
    Side 12

    • 13. One Day
    • 14. History
    • 15. Come On
    Urban Hymns – 2CD deluxe

    CD1 Remastered album

    • 1. Bitter Sweet Symphony
    • 2. Sonnet
    • 3. The Rolling People
    • 4. The Drugs Don't Work
    • 5. Catching the Butterfly
    • 6. Neon Wilderness
    • 7. Space and Time
    • 8. Weeping Willow
    • 9. Lucky Man
    • 10. One Day
    • 11. This Time
    • 12. Velvet Morning
    • 13. Come On
    CD2 – Live 1997/98 – ALL UNRELEASED

    Tracks 1-11 from Haigh Hall concert – May 24, 1998

    • 1. This Is Music
    • 2. Space and Time
    • 3. Catching the Butterfly
    • 4. Sonnet
    • 5. The Rolling People
    • 6. Weeping Willow
    • 7. The Drugs Don’t Work
    • 8. Lucky Man
    • 9. Life’s an Ocean
    • 10. Velvet Morning
    • 11. Bitter Sweet Symphony
    • 12. A New Decade – Washington DC 9.30 Club (3/11/97)
    • 13. History – Brixton Academy (16/1/98
    • 14. Slide Away – Manchester Academy (11/8/97)
     
  23. I wore out that Haigh Hall show, it's fantastic.
     
  24. Tim Simmons

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    Missed opportunity to not have the UH demos included. I'm sure inter band squabbling kept them from appearing. Hopefully we'll see a rarities box set some day.

    Still gonna get the LP set for the live show and the b-sides on 2 discs.
     
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  25. Beaker73

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    Shame that they didn't include the dvd in the vinyl-set. I don't think it will be included in the downloads. The documentry includes a incredible live version of stormy clouds - reprise.
     
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