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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 and a 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.

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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)

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