Friday, September 24, 2004

This Could Be My Moment

For anyone who is a (The) Verve fan out there, they are releasing a greatest hits collection, at least in the UK, on November 1, called This is Music: The Singles 92-98. Hopefully it won't be released here ages after that. The tracklisting is what you would expect - all the big singles, but unfortunately, no Star Sail, which is one of their best. The most interesting thing is two tracks from the Urban Hymns recording sessions, "Monte Carlo" and "This Could Be My Moment." I heard a rough demo of "Monte Carlo" and it definately had potential - very ambient and groovy, like some of the stuff at the end of A Notherern Soul and my other favorite Verve track not on the compilation, "Catching the Butterfly." I guess the easiest way to make a greatest hits package and one that will sell the most copies to the middle of the roaders who didn't buy the albums on their initial release but really liked "Lucky Man" when they heard it on the radio, is to just put the singles out and then leave yourself no discretion.

In the ideal world, and I think I have said something to this effect before, the best way to celebrate the release of this collection would be a one-off show at the Bowery Ballroom. I am not saying that they would be able to pull it together and have a really legitimate reunion years after the fact (though they did break up between A Nothern Soul and their most successful album, Urban Hymns, of a couple years), but I would like to have seen them once with their moody yet brilliant guitarist Nick McCabe.

Here is a tracklisting:


At 12:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

at the risk of sounding pedantic: isn't it "catching the butterfly?" just saying because it is one of your favorite songs and all :)
details, details, i know.
(you must really hate me now.)

where can i see a complete track list?

also, is there anyway i can get a username on here without having a blog of my own?


At 3:11 PM, Blogger Phil said...

Alright ms. amended version has been published...


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