(1997) 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...

23′:10″ 4 Songs

1
Bitter Sweet Symphony
The Verve
5:57
2
Lord I Guess I'll Never Know
The Verve
4:50
3
Country Song
The Verve
7:50
4
Bitter Sweet Symphony (Radio Edit)
The Verve
4:33
Released 01 January 1997, ℗ 1997 Virgin Records Ltd

Review

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