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The Verve was an indie pop band formed in 1989 . In June 1997, the band created a stir with the song 'Bitter Sweet Symphony'.

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[hide]*1 History

History[Edit]Edit

Creation and success[Edit]Edit

The Verve was founded in 1989 by Richard Ashcroft in the British town of Wigan. The band soon received fame, mainly thanks to the songwriting of Ashcroft and the guitar playing of Nick McCabe. In 1992 then came even though the first LP of the BandVerve EP, ' ' off at Hut Records, which still is considered one of the most experimental Verve albums. Afterwards there were albums released that the fight aanbonden with bands such as OasisBlur and Radiohead.

Drugs dramas, lawsuits and health problems, but The Verve spent four albums and had several big hits all over the world. Despite this, the band announced in 1999 to stop.

Break[Edit]Edit

After the split up of The Verve guitarist Simon Tong and went bass guitarist Simon Jones by under the name The Shining, together with John Squire. However, this band never really off the ground. Tongue at the time also replaced still regularly in the band Blur guitarist Graham Coxon .

The permanent guitarist of The Verve, Nick McCabe focused mainly in the background. However, he still appeared several times on stage with The Music.

Drummer Peter Salisbury worked again several times together with Richard Ashcroft, and was also temporarily in 2004 member of the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

Verve-founder Ashcroft had in addition to the above Salisbury also some musical experiments with B.J. Cole. In april 2000 , he released his first solo single, ' A Song For The Lovers ', which reached number 3 in the UK top 40. The CDs that followed had no large commercial success more. On 2 July 2005 , Richard Ashcroft fell once more on when they entered the Live 8festival, in collaboration with Coldplay, the song performed the ' Bitter Sweet Symphony '.

Comeback[Edit]Edit

After the band stopped in april 1999, was announced in June 2007 a comeback. At the end of the summer of 2008, released a new album, and in november the band held a tour of England and Scotland. The band also performed on Saturday 31 May 2008 on on Pinkpop and on 4 July on Rock Werchter. On 4 August 2008 the new single from The Verve, Love is Noise called. Rather Be is the second single from the new album and appeared in november 2008.

Third Break-up[Edit]Edit

On August 8, 2009 it was announced that The Verve for the third time from each other. Guitarist Nick McCabe and bassist Simon Jones accused Richard Ashcroft to use the reunion for his solo projects. In addition, a "source" in the Sunday Mirror the tensions between Ashcroft and the guitarist and bassist further written out.

"As far As Nick and Simon are concerned The Verve no longer exists. They think Richard was just using the reunion as a vehicle to get his solo career on track. Their management called Simon and Nick in for a crisis meeting in September. They were told that Richard refused to tour or work with them again as long as Nick continued to drink. He quickly cleaned up his act. There have been too many problems to put behind them. If Richard came back with cap in hand they'd tell him to f * ck off. "

Netherlands Tour Dates[Edit]Edit

The Verve has a total of 6 times played in Netherlands.

  • 27-08-1993: Lowlands Festival, Dronten
  • 09-09-1993: Vredenburg, Utrecht (Support act of The Smashing Pumpkins)
  • 18-02-1994: (Small) Arena, Amsterdam
  • 20-08-1994: Festival, Waterpop Wateringen
  • 01-06-1998: Pinkpop Festival, landgraaf
  • 31-05-2008: Pinkpop Festival, landgraaf

Bitter Sweet Symphony[Edit]Edit

' Bitter Sweet Symphony ' is the most famous song by The Verve. It gave the British formation, however, a bitter aftertaste. The song contained a sample of the Orchestra version of 'The Last Time' by The Rolling Stones. This was initially with the approval of the Stones themselves, but when the song came out found Allen Klein (who possesses the rights of ' The Last Time ') that the sample there is too thick on top of lag, and complained The Verve. The rights were assigned to his ABKCO Music, which licenses some of The Rolling Stones. The result was that The Verve had all the money it earned to the times that the song had to pay back was turned.

Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Urban hymns 1997 11-10-1997 12 54
Forth 2008 30-08-2008 16 8
Album (s) with chart positions in

the Flemish Ultratop 50

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Urban hymns 1997 04-10-1997 11 44
Forth 2008 30-08-2008 8 10

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Bitter Sweet symphony 1997 02-08-1997 11 9 # 14 in Mega Top 100
The drugs don't work 1997 01-11-1997 tip20 - # 61 in Mega Top 100
Single (s) with chart positions

in the Flemish Ultratop 50

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Bitter Sweet symphony 1997 23-08-1997 21 14
Love is noise 2008 23-08-2008 26 13

Studio albums[Edit]Edit

Compilations and Eps[Edit]Edit

Other[Edit]Edit

Singles[Edit]Edit

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Bitter sweet symphony - - - - - - 350 242 166 391 164 153 117 84 81

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