The Verve reissue 'Urban Hymns' for 20th anniversary
The Verve have announced a special edition reissue of their iconic third album, Urban Hymns to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of its release.
Hitting shelves in September 1997, Urban Hymns catapulted the band to mainstream success with its emotional and musical depth. Notable singles Bittersweet Symphony, The Drugs Don’t Work and Lucky Man became classic additions to the defining soundtrack of the nineties. The album remains The Verve’s most successful release, spending 12 weeks at the UK number one spot and selling over 10 million copies worldwide.
To celebrate the anniversary milestone, a remastered version of the album will be released alongside a plethora of bonus content. Chris Potter, the original co-producer of Urban Hymns and Metropolis’ Tony Cousins have overseen the mixing of the reissue.
Bonus content will include B-sides, original photography, previously unreleased live material, and the once VHS-only documentary The Video 96-98. The album will be available on both CD and LP formats in standard, deluxe, and super-deluxe packages.
The remastered version of ‘Urban Hymns’ is released on 1st September via Virgin/UMC.