31 August 2017

The Verve talk about 20 years of Urban Hymns

This year marks 20 years since The Verve's seminal album Urban Hymns and tomorrow an anniversary edition of the album comes out.

It was their third album and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide and is one of the 20 biggest selling albums ever in the UK.

The CD and vinyl box set comes with a remastered version of the album, all of the accompanying b-sides, previously unreleased live material including their 1998 Haigh Hall, Wigan hometown show in full and the DVD includes The Video 96-98 documentary plus plenty of unseen footage of their 94 tour in the US.

Here Georgie Rogers sits down with guitarist Nick McCabe and bassist Simon Jones to discuss the making of Urban Hymns, the whirlwind after it came out, their memories of 1997, and whether they’ve been in touch with Richard Ashcroft during this nostalgic time marking two decades of Urban Hymns.