Forth

Forth

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by The Verve
     
 

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The Verve's first album since 1997's Urban Hymns, Forth proves that the band's command of dark, surging, and hypnotic rock is back in full force. The opener "Sit and Wonder" thumps along with insistence, offering energetic counterpoint to the album's more dreamy, downtempo moments. "Love Is Noise," theSee more details below

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The Verve's first album since 1997's Urban Hymns, Forth proves that the band's command of dark, surging, and hypnotic rock is back in full force. The opener "Sit and Wonder" thumps along with insistence, offering energetic counterpoint to the album's more dreamy, downtempo moments. "Love Is Noise," the album's lead-off single, is classic Verve, balancing vocalist Richard Ashcroft's shamanistic croon with Nick McCabe's swirling universe of guitar. The rest of the album follows suit, and with its sonic adventurousness, lush atmospheres, and distinctive sound, it's a welcome addition to their catalog. ~ Anthony Tognazzini

Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone - David Fricke
The songs skirt standard verse-chorus form; the best of them are just chord patterns that swirl and mutate with slow assurance.
Spin Magazine
Ashcroft and his bandmates continue the mission they abandoned on 1997’s Urban Hymns, wedding classic-rock swagger to dream-pop swoon in ten instantly recognizable tracks…. Are the Verve back? Maybe. Definitely.
Billboard
Forth is further highlighted by the dreamy "Judas," arguably one of the most beautiful songs the band has yet penned, and the anthemic ballad "Valium Skies," a sure-fire future concert staple which is reminiscent of the hit "Lucky Man" from 1997's Urban Hymns. "I See Houses" muses on Ashcroft's everyday surroundings while pivoting between the eerie vibes of 1995's A Northern Soul and the elegant emoting of Urban Hymns.
Blender
Forth is that rare comeback record—unafraid to show its age, and better for it.
The Guardian
Their new single is another anthem.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/02/2008
Label:
Megaforce
UPC:
0020286125211
catalogNumber:
61252
Rank:
105770

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Verve   Primary Artist
Simon Jones   Bass Guitar
Richard Ashcroft   Acoustic Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Nick McCabe   Guitar,Autoharp,Keyboards,Vibes
Peter Salisbury   Percussion,Drums
Davide Rossi   Violin,Electric Violin

Technical Credits

Verve   Composer
Richard Ashcroft   Composer
Tim Bran   Management
Cameron Jenkins   Engineer,Management
Nick McCabe   Producer
Chris Potter   Producer,Engineer
Jazz Summers   Management
Tim Parry   Management
Dean Chalkley   Portrait Photography
Davide Rossi   String Arrangements

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