The Verve ‎– Urban Hymns

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Charted from 11-10-97 for 102 weeks in the UK.

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CD HUT 45, 7243 8 44913 2 1 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album) Hut Recordings, Virgin CD HUT 45, 7243 8 44913 2 1 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
HUTLP 45, HUT LP 45, 7243 8 44913 1 4 The Verve Urban Hymns(2xLP, Album, Ban) Hut Recordings, Hut Recordings, Virgin HUTLP 45, HUT LP 45, 7243 8 44913 1 4 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
HUTLP 45, 7243 8 44913 1 4 The Verve Urban Hymns(2xLP, Album, Ban) Hut Recordings, Virgin HUTLP 45, 7243 8 44913 1 4 UK 1997 Sell This Version
HUTLP 45, 7243 8 44913 1 4 The Verve Urban Hymns(2xLP, Album, Bla) Hut Recordings, Virgin HUTLP 45, 7243 8 44913 1 4 UK 1997 Sell This Version
HUTLPX45, HUT LP 45, HUTLP 45 The Verve Urban Hymns(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Mai) Hut Recordings, Hut Recordings, Hut Recordings HUTLPX45, HUT LP 45, HUTLP 45 UK 1997 Sell This Version
CD HUT 45, CDHUT 45, CDHUT45, 7243 8 44913 2 1 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album) Hut Recordings, Hut Recordings, Hut Recordings, Virgin CD HUT 45, CDHUT 45, CDHUT45, 7243 8 44913 2 1 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
844913 2, CD HUT 45 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album) Virgin, Hut Recordings 844913 2, CD HUT 45 Brazil 1997 Sell This Version
VJCP-25338 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album) Virgin VJCP-25338 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
CD HUT 45, CDHUT45, 7243 8 44913 2 1 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album) Hut Recordings, Hut Recordings, Virgin CD HUT 45, CDHUT45, 7243 8 44913 2 1 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
CD HUT 45, 7243 8 44913 2 1 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album) Hut Recordings, Virgin CD HUT 45, 7243 8 44913 2 1 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
CD HUT 45, 7243 8 44913 2 1 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album) Hut Recordings, Virgin CD HUT 45, 7243 8 44913 2 1 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 44913 2 1, CD HUT 45 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album) Virgin, Hut Recordings, EMI, EMI Music Mexico 7243 8 44913 2 1, CD HUT 45 Mexico 1997 Sell This Version
CD HUT 45, 7243 8 44913 2 1 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album) Hut Recordings, Hut Recordings CD HUT 45, 7243 8 44913 2 1 Australasia 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 44913 2 1 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album) Virgin Music Canada 7243 8 44913 2 1 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
CD HUT 45, CDHUT45, 7243 8 44913 2 1 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album) Hut Recordings, Hut Recordings, Virgin CD HUT 45, CDHUT45, 7243 8 44913 2 1 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 44913 2 1 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album) Virgin, Hut Recordings 7243 8 44913 2 1 US 1997 Sell This Version
CD HUT 45, 7243 8 44913 2 1 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album) Hut Recordings, Virgin CD HUT 45, 7243 8 44913 2 1 Argentina 1997 Sell This Version
CDVIR (WF) 354, 7243 8 44913 2 1 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album) Hut Recordings, Virgin CDVIR (WF) 354, 7243 8 44913 2 1 South Africa 1997 Sell This Version
CD HUT 45, CDHUT 45, CDHUT45, 7243 8 44913 2 1 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album) Hut Recordings, Hut Recordings, Hut Recordings, Virgin CD HUT 45, CDHUT 45, CDHUT45, 7243 8 44913 2 1 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 44913 2 1, 7 243 8 44913 2 1, 7243 8 44913 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 44913 2 1, 7 243 8 44913 2 1, 7243 8 44913 Mexico 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 44913 2 1, CD HUT 45 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album) Virgin, Hut Recordings 7243 8 44913 2 1, CD HUT 45 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
CD HUT 45, 7243 8 44913 2 1 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album) Hut Recordings, Virgin CD HUT 45, 7243 8 44913 2 1 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 44913 2 1, CD HUT 45 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album) Virgin, Hut Recordings 7243 8 44913 2 1, CD HUT 45 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 44913 2 1, CD HUT 45, CDHUT45, CDHUT 45 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album) Virgin, Hut Recordings, Hut Recordings, Hut Recordings 7243 8 44913 2 1, CD HUT 45, CDHUT45, CDHUT 45 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
CD HUT 45, 7243 8 44913 2 1 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album) Hut Recordings, Virgin CD HUT 45, 7243 8 44913 2 1 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 44913 2 1 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album, Club) Virgin Records America, Inc. 7243 8 44913 2 1 US 1997 Sell This Version
077778140924 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album, MP, M/Print) EMI 077778140924 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 44913 2 1 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album, Promo) Virgin, Hut Recordings 7243 8 44913 2 1 US 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 44913 2 1 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album, Promo) Virgin 7243 8 44913 2 1 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
VJCP-25338 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album, Promo) Virgin VJCP-25338 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
CDPHUT 45 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album, Promo, Boo) Hut Recordings CDPHUT 45 UK 1997 Sell This Version
HUTMC 45 7243 8 44913 4 5 The Verve Urban Hymns(Cass) Hut Recordings HUTMC 45 7243 8 44913 4 5 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 44913 4 5, HUTMC 45 The Verve Urban Hymns(Cass, Album) Virgin, Hut Recordings 7243 8 44913 4 5, HUTMC 45 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
HUTMC 45, 7243 8 44913 4 5 The Verve Urban Hymns(Cass, Album) Hut Recordings, Virgin HUTMC 45, 7243 8 44913 4 5 Indonesia 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 44913 45 The Verve Urban Hymns(Cass, Album) Virgin 7243 8 44913 45 Thailand 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 44913 4 5 The Verve Urban Hymns(Cass, Album) Virgin, Gala Records (5) 7243 8 44913 4 5 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
844913-4 The Verve Urban Hymns(Cass, Album) EMI, Virgin 844913-4 Chile 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 44913 4 5, HUTMC 45 The Verve Urban Hymns(Cass, Album) Virgin, Hut Recordings 7243 8 44913 4 5, HUTMC 45 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 44913 4 5, HUTMC 45 The Verve Urban Hymns(Cass, Album) Virgin, Hut Recordings 7243 8 44913 4 5, HUTMC 45 UK 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 44913 4 5 The Verve Urban Hymns(Cass, Album, Dol) Virgin, Hut Recordings 7243 8 44913 4 5 US 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 44913 4 5, V4 44913 The Verve Urban Hymns(Cass, Album, Dol) Virgin Music Canada, Virgin, Hut Recordings, Virgin Music Canada, Virgin 7243 8 44913 4 5, V4 44913 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
00659 The Verve Urban Hymns(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Music Records (7) 00659 Lithuania 1997 Sell This Version
3174 The Verve Urban Hymns(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Music World (2) 3174 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 44913 8 3, MD HUT 45 The Verve Urban Hymns(MD, Album) Virgin, Hut Recordings 7243 8 44913 8 3, MD HUT 45 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 44913 2 1, CD HUT 45 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album, Unofficial) Virgin (2), Hut Recordings (2) 7243 8 44913 2 1, CD HUT 45 Bulgaria 1998 Sell This Version
VJCP-68402 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album, RE, Pap) Virgin, Hut Recordings VJCP-68402 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
HUTLP 45 The Verve Urban Hymns(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Capitol Records, Virgin, Hut Recordings HUTLP 45 US 2008 Sell This Version
HUTLP 45, 7243 8 44913 1 4 The Verve Urban Hymns(2xLP, Album, RE, Ban) Hut Recordings, Virgin HUTLP 45, 7243 8 44913 1 4 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
4787014, 00602547870148 The Verve Urban Hymns(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, Ban) Virgin EMI Records, Universal UMC 4787014, 00602547870148 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
UICY-15605 The Verve Urban Hymns(2xCD, Album, Dlx, SHM) Virgin EMI Records UICY-15605 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
none The Verve Urban Hymns(5xCDr, Dlx, Promo, RE + DVDr, Promo) Virgin EMI Records none UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
5756244, 00602557562446 The Verve Urban Hymns(Box, Dlx + 2xLP, Album, RE, RM + 2xLP, Comp + 2xLP) Virgin EMI Records, UMC 5756244, 00602557562446 UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
5756236, 00602557562361 The Verve Urban Hymns(Box, RM, Sup + CD, RE, RM + 5xCD + DVD-V, NTSC) Virgin EMI Records, UMC 5756236, 00602557562361 UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
B002683402 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album, RE, RM) UMC, Virgin B002683402 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
5756229, 602557562293 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album, RE, RM) UMC, Virgin 5756229, 602557562293 Netherlands 2017 Sell This Version
5756230, 00602557562309 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD) UMC, Virgin EMI Records 5756230, 00602557562309 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
4787014, 00602547870148 The Verve Urban Hymns(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gre) Virgin EMI Records, Universal UMC 4787014, 00602547870148 UK & Europe 2018 Sell This Version
none The Verve Urban Hymns(14xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Virgin Music Canada none Canada Unknown
CD HUT 45, 50999 2156132 0 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album) Hut Recordings, Virgin, Gala Records (5) CD HUT 45, 50999 2156132 0 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
CD HUT 45, 7243 8 44913 2 1 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album) Hut Recordings, Virgin CD HUT 45, 7243 8 44913 2 1 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
CD HUT 45, CDHUT45, 7243 8 44913 2 1 The Verve Urban Hymns(CD, Album, RE) Hut Recordings, Hut Recordings, Virgin CD HUT 45, CDHUT45, 7243 8 44913 2 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
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jmacd27

jmacd27

December 3, 2018
referencing Urban Hymns, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gre, 4787014, 00602547870148

This was released as an exclusive by Sunrise Records in Canada on November 23rd.
ssk13

ssk13

November 29, 2018
referencing Urban Hymns, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gre, 4787014, 00602547870148
Could someone comment on the sound quality? Is it the same master as the 2016 one?
streetmouse

streetmouse

September 3, 2018
referencing Urban Hymns, CD, Album, 7243 8 44913 2 1

Integrity is a difficult thing to own if one is in the music business ... artists want the recognition, they want the success, yet they crave those street credentials, credentials that harken back to a by gone era, to groups like The Velvet Underground, who built up a hard core cult following, primarily after they broke up. And The Verve have inadvertently followed them down the same rabbit hole, laying out some stunningly romantic neo psychedelic music, picking up where groups like Echo & The Bunnymen and Jesus and Mary Chain left off, and then self-destructing in the process.

I like to feel that there’s always been a sense of desperation in the music of The Verve. They forever seemed to be stretching for something that was just out of reach and have adjusted their sound and style with each outing to reflect this searching and uncertainness ... yet here on Urban Hymns, it's easy for you to hear the culmination of everything the band has put forth to date. "Velvet Morning" has to be a near perfect song, but then so are nearly all of the tracks found here, this is the album groups wait a lifetime to make, this is the album music lovers wait a lifetime to find.

At times the music can drive you headlong through the night, at other times it can rocket you into space or expand your days in ways you’ve never thought of. There is a cumulative effect to the tunes found here, they build, intermix, weave and collide with each other with both grace and abandonment. The music is some of the most dense and richly textured I have ever encountered, filling the air with shimmering heat waves that constantly wash over and envelop with comfort and peace. The Verve have managed to draw from their influences without compromising themselves, their sound is all their own, and to that end you should find where this most excellent release fits into your life. This is one of the most prized albums in my collection, and I often hesitate reaching for it, for fear that it will not hold up for one more play ... but I tell you true, it has never let me down.

Review by Jenell Kesler
rightstep10

rightstep10

August 17, 2018
referencing Urban Hymns, Box, Dlx + 2xLP, Album, RE, RM + 2xLP, Comp + 2xLP, 5756244, 00602557562446
Too bad this didn’t include the far superior b-sides that Jones and McCabe played on.
langers86

langers86

July 18, 2018
referencing Urban Hymns, Box, Dlx + 2xLP, Album, RE, RM + 2xLP, Comp + 2xLP, 5756244, 00602557562446
Just wish this came with the DVD as per the CD set, had this on VHS back in the day but no other way of getting it.
criminologue

criminologue

February 14, 2018
referencing Urban Hymns, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, Ban, 4787014, 00602547870148

Fantastic Pressing !!! great sound ! Better than my original (1997).. more dynamic...
iamtheresurrection

iamtheresurrection

February 7, 2018
referencing Urban Hymns, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, Ban, 4787014, 00602547870148
With the addition of a Rothwell Step MC1 step up transformer and of a Pro-Ject Tube Box DS to my rig, i can say this pressing is wonderful: bright, punchy and warm.
I'll store my original 90s copy for collecting purposes: i've found the reference listening of this masterpiece.
burketop

burketop

December 18, 2017
referencing Urban Hymns, Box, Dlx + 2xLP, Album, RE, RM + 2xLP, Comp + 2xLP, 5756244, 00602557562446
It's just not a fantastic sounding version of Urban Hymns compared to the original UK '97 vinyl release. If you're mostly concerned about sound quality, find the original. It is of course very cool to get all the B-sides and the live show on vinyl in one set, but you can get most of those B-sides in the four 12" singles set and the sound quality on that one is likewise superior, dead quiet, very dynamic 12" singles in that set and if you're patient you'll score it for not a lot of money.
zepman

zepman

November 12, 2017
referencing Urban Hymns, Box, Dlx + 2xLP, Album, RE, RM + 2xLP, Comp + 2xLP, 5756244, 00602557562446
Yes - picked up my copy under 50 quid from amazon uk - best purchase ever - had the d/l card