After listening to 14 minutes and 9 seconds of what is essentially an excerpt of a jam session by The Verve – the band’s first new music in ten years — I’m excited and a bit leary of hearing what the band will do now that they’re back together.
Rather than kicking off their reformation with a band meeting, the Wigan legends met in a studio in Richmond and jammed out some musical ideas together.
The first fruits from that session can now be heard today in the form of the ‘The Thaw Session’ – the title a reference to ‘Deep Freeze’, an experimental bonus track on the band’s last album ‘Urban Hymns’ – a 14-minute track you can get for free.
I’m excited because The Verve were one of the great rock bands of the 90s, managing to produce four extraordinary works — three albums and an EP — in just five years. I’m leary because part of what makes The Verve’s catalog so great is that it had a beginning and an end.
Depending on your perspective, “Urban Hymns” was either a sign of more greatness to come from The Verve or a sign that the band might give up artistic freedom for increased marketability.
The Verve’s “The Thaw Sessions” are no longer on NME.com, but a big shout out goes to Ramon Drummond for posting the audio to YouTube.
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^.^ the verve rocks!
You gotta post it up man!
What? Has Ashcroft got off his fuckin’ pedestal and swallowed it? Bout time too. Learn your place man, learn your place!
hey mate can i have it emailed to me?