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 Post subject: Re: FORTH - THEVERVEUNOFFICIAL.COM REVIEW
PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:31 am 
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spencer wrote:
hmmm mine goes;

Sit And Wonder
Mama Soul
Muhammed Ali
Judas
Numbness
Major Force
All Night Long
Columbo
Noise Epic
Blue Pacific Ocean
Appalachian Springs

( s&t / mama soul great double opening and numbness into major force is a winner of sequencing if i say so myself)

ive added a second disc in the dvd sleeve at the back with:

Thaw Session
Mover 08
Chic Dub
Sit & Wonder maida vale
Rather Be maida vale
Love is Noise live at Glastonbury

and then cos i was bored i fucked around with the covers tracklisting, done very proffesionally to convince myself its the real deal and voila a low fi gem of a package.

Good effort ! :ugeek:

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cheers. i have butchered my Urban Hymns in a similar fashion,
copied this track sequence, artwork/ booklet messed about with blah blah

http://www.stylusmagazine.com/feature.php?ID=1905

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Space and Time definitely deserves to be on there, imo.

And as much as TDDW isn't a Verve song, it's still a brilliant song in its own right.

As for Forth: I See Houses and Numbness are probably the worse songs. All Night Long and BPO should have been on the album. I did enjoy the majority of songs we got from Forth.

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Space and Time definitely deserves to be on there, imo.

And as much as TDDW isn't a Verve song, it's still a brilliant song in its own right.

As for Forth: I See Houses and Numbness are probably the worse songs. All Night Long and BPO should have been on the album. I did enjoy the majority of songs we got from Forth.


Welcome to our little nuthouse, Jon. Even though yer full of crap - TDDW = mawkish, ego-wank rubbish. But to each his own.

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Yeah, welcome Jon.

I despise the UH version of Drugs Don't Work, but like almost all of the others. I'd keep it on the album but it needed to be reworked with a more invested vocal and a lot more Nick. The Glasto '08 version was sublime.


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http://theverveonline.com/press/Qfeb08.html

I'd love to hear "Why Can't I cry" or "Mona Lisa" sometime. Apparently they intended to put in on the album.


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Yeah, welcome Jon.

I despise the UH version of Drugs Don't Work, but like almost all of the others. I'd keep it on the album but it needed to be reworked with a more invested vocal and a lot more Nick. The Glasto '08 version was sublime.


The MTV one where it's just McCabe and Ashcroft is fucking amazing too, much better than the album version

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Yeah, welcome Jon.

I despise the UH version of Drugs Don't Work, but like almost all of the others. I'd keep it on the album but it needed to be reworked with a more invested vocal and a lot more Nick. The Glasto '08 version was sublime.


The MTV one where it's just McCabe and Ashcroft is fucking amazing too, much better than the album version


I beg to differ. I always had the impression that McCabe and Ashcroft were playing against each other and not together.

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I beg to differ. I always had the impression that McCabe and Ashcroft were playing against each other and not together.


disfunctionality in action.

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I beg to differ. I always had the impression that McCabe and Ashcroft were playing against each other and not together.


Great recording, in it Nick's guitar sounds like whalesong or something. A lot of the time Nick and Ashcroft playing against each other is the point -- the tension either pushes them both to the next level or ends up as a total trainwreck. That's possibly my single favorite version of Drugs Don't Work.


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I always thought that in the MTV clip you could really feel the uneasiness and awkwardness that both RPA and NMC were experiencing in the presence of the other. So much so that either one tried to outperform the other. Hardly the type of friction that results in the type of artistic creativity, which, I think, you were referring to. But I'll admit that this is a very subjective impression.

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Kosmo wrote:
I always thought that in the MTV clip you could really feel the uneasiness and awkwardness that both RPA and NMC were experiencing in the presence of the other. So much so that either one tried to outperform the other. Hardly the type of friction that results in the type of artistic creativity, which, I think, you were referring to. But I'll admit that this is a very subjective impression.



As someone who makes music I can tell this happens alot more than you'd think; sometimes that negative energy can be used to add to that "tension and release" that is there in most great music.


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I beg to differ. I always had the impression that McCabe and Ashcroft were playing against each other and not together.


A lot of the time Nick and Ashcroft playing against each other is the point -- the tension either pushes them both to the next level or ends up as a total trainwreck.

I have to agree - I've never understood why so many think it is such a great version - to me it does sound like a train wreck.

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I want no more Numbness bashing on this forum.

It's one of the best Verve songs ever. Like a modern Feel.


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Geese wrote:
I want no more Numbness bashing on this forum.

It's one of the best Verve songs ever. Like a modern Feel.


I want never gets. It's fucking rubbish.

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sean wrote:
Geese wrote:
I want no more Numbness bashing on this forum.

It's one of the best Verve songs ever. Like a modern Feel.


I want never gets. It's fucking rubbish.


I wouldn't rank it up with the all time greats but it's a pretty good track, reminiscent of the Northern Soul sessions. Great bluesy guitar solo from Nick and cool outro. It fits well in its spot on the album, too. I'm glad it exists.


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jadams503 wrote:
I'm glad it exists.


In hindsight this is my opinion of Forth. I am very glad it exists but there are plenty of times I wish it was just left at a trilogy of the original three albums.


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It's a decent record and I am still somewhat fond of it. Much of my appreciation may have come from the thrill and excitement of actually listening to a fourth Verve album and not so much from of the quality of the music. Either way, I'm glad it exists.

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Kosmo wrote:
It's a decent record and I am still somewhat fond of it. Much of my appreciation may have come from the thrill and excitement of actually listening to a fourth Verve album and not so much from of the quality of the music. Either way, I'm glad it exists.


i've been wasting my time listening to it loads recently. i swear my jap import has an improved sound (different mastering??) .hasnt improved some of the songs themselves but at least they appear to be a lot more interesting to listen to...

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spencer wrote:
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i swear my jap import has an improved sound (different mastering??) .hasnt improved some of the songs themselves but at least they appear to be a lot more interesting to listen to...


really? i bought the jap version too(CD&DVD), but i failed to find any difference...


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spencer wrote:
Kosmo wrote:
i swear my jap import has an improved sound (different mastering??) .hasnt improved some of the songs themselves but at least they appear to be a lot more interesting to listen to...


really? i bought the jap version too(CD&DVD), but i failed to find any difference...


if i can find my uk copy i'll do a comparison...swear the jap version has more depth and detail, maybe it's because i've been listening to it alot recently but i'm hearing subtleties i'd not heard before...i read a review re: the stone roses debut remasters that mentioned different/ improved mastering on japanese imports.

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spencer wrote:
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Kosmo wrote:
i swear my jap import has an improved sound (different mastering??) .hasnt improved some of the songs themselves but at least they appear to be a lot more interesting to listen to...


really? i bought the jap version too(CD&DVD), but i failed to find any difference...


jap


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The Thaw Sessions remains the pinnacle for me.

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Schumi wrote:
The Thaw Sessions remains the pinnacle for me.


It's hard for me to choose, but my highlight for the past few weeks is Nick's guitar noise about halfway through Columbo.


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Columbo's the only track I still listen to; there's something special about it that the rest of the album totally lacks.

I remember in about mid-2008, a preview clip of Sit and Wonder became available. Other members were enthusiastic, but as soon as I heard it I had a terrible feeling about what was to come. Sadly it was vindicated.

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