Review Bitter Sweet Symphony

The Verve

... read moreWhereas the extended version of "Bittersweet Symphony" adds even more strings and percussion to the already Phil Spector-ish density of the original, the moving "So Sister" supports Richard Ashcroft's plaintive vocals of missing love with only his acoustic guitar and Nick McCabe textures. The second...

Whereas the extended version of "Bittersweet Symphony" adds even more strings and percussion to the already Phil Spector-ish density of the original, the moving "So Sister" supports Richard Ashcroft's plaintive vocals of missing love with only his acoustic guitar and Nick McCabe textures. The second B-side, "Echo Bass," rides along on a bass groove similar to "Gravity Grave" but with the tempo turned up and the space rock guitar of Verve's early psychedelic masterpiece replaced with a funk-vibe and wah-wah. ~ Brian Horgea