Thursday, June 30, 2016

2016 Reissues: Artwork & Contents



Description: The Verve’s stunning debut album from 1993 gets a thorough overhaul with this wonderful 4-disc Super Deluxe box set. Remastered by Chris Potter (co-producer of the band’s ‘Urban Hymns’) the original album comes amply augmented by all of the legendary pre-album EP tracks, associated acoustic versions, as well as two previously unreleased BBC radio sessions and two excellent previously unreleased studio albums – ‘South Pacific’ and ‘Shoeshine Girl’. The DVD presents a 1992 Camden Town Hall concert, the US promo video for ‘Blue’ plus unseen footage of the band in New York in October 1992. There’s also a new video for the unreleased ‘South Pacific’, made from the album’s recording sessions, as captured by producer John Leckie. The package, which comes in a lift-off-lid box, also includes four post cards, a poster and a 48-page book featuring new interviews and previously unseen photos. 



Description: Undoubtedly one of the most powerful British rock statements of all time The Verve’s second album spawned three Top 40 singles – ‘This Is Music’, ‘On Your Own’ and ‘History’. For this sumptuous 3-CD Super Deluxe box set the original audio has been remastered by Chris Potter (co-producer of their ‘Urban Hymns’ album) and comes augmented by all of the associated B-sides, two previously unreleased BBC radio sessions and seven unreleased studio tracks, including early versions of ‘The Rolling People’ and ‘Come On’. The package comes in a lift-off-lid box covered in silver mirrorboard as with the original LP release and contains four postcards, a poster and a 36-page book with new interviews and previously unseen photos.