The Verve Urban Hymns 2LP (Green Vinyl)
Limited Edition Green Vinyl Double LP Features
Controversial Hit Song "Bitter Sweet Symphony"!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "Bitter
Sweet Symphony" - Rated 392/500!
This highly acclaimed alt rock / space rock album was originally released in
1997. The recording earned critical praise and went on to become one of the best
selling albums of the year featuring the chart-topper "Bitter Sweet Symphony".
"The Case: The Verve had a major smash with their dreamy "Bitter Sweet
Symphony." Vocalist Richard Ashcroft penned the song's lyrics, but the
instrumental backing was partially sampled from a symphonic version of the
Rolling Stones' song "The Last Time," recorded in 1965 by the Andrew Oldham
Orchestra. The band had originally agreed to license a five-note segment of the
recording in exchange for 50 percent of the royalties, but former Rolling
Stones' manager Allen Klein claimed the Verve voided the agreement by using a
larger section than they agreed to use. ABKCO Records, Klein's holding company,
filed a plagiarism suit on behalf of himself and "The Last Time" songwriters
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.
"The Verdict: The Verve forfeited all of the songwriting royalties and
publishing rights to ABKCO, and the song credit reverted to Jagger and Richards.
"We were told it was going to be a 50/50 split," recalled Verve bassist Simon
Jones. "Then they saw how well the record was doing. They rung up and said we
want 100 percent or take it out of the shops, you don't have much choice.""
• Limited Edition
• Green Vinyl
• Double LP
• Made in Great Britain
1. Bitter Sweet Symphony
3. Rolling People
1. The Drugs Don't Work
2. Catching The Butterfly
3. Neon Wilderness
1. Space And Time
2. Weeping Willow
3. Lucky Man
4. One Day
1. This Time
2. Velvet Morning
3. Come On