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Verve - A Storm In Heaven FLAC album
A Storm In Heaven
Psychedelic Rock
FLAC album size:
1554 mb
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Verve - A Storm In Heaven FLAC album


1 Star Sail 3:59
2 Slide Away 4:03
3 Already There 5:39
4 Beautiful Mind 5:28
5 The Sun, The Sea 5:16
6 Virtual World 6:21
7 Make It Till Monday 3:05
8 Blue 3:25
9 Butterfly 6:40
10 See You In The Next One (Have A Good Time) 3:07

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Sawmills Studio
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – VC Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – VC Records Ltd.
  • Published By – EMI Virgin Music Ltd.
  • Manufactured By – Capitol Records, Inc.


  • Accordion, Keyboards, Guitar, Piano – Nick McCabe
  • Backing Vocals, Bass – Simon Jones
  • Drums, Percussion – Peter Salisbury
  • Engineer, Programmed By – John Cornfield
  • Flute [Chorus] – Yvette Lacey (tracks: 6)
  • Horns, Arranged By [Horns] – Kick Horns* (tracks: 3, 5)
  • Producer, Mixed By – John Leckie
  • Soloist, Flute – Simon Clarke (tracks: 6)
  • Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Percussion – Richard Ashcroft


Recorded at The Sawmills Studio, Cornwall.

Printed in the USA

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7777 87950 2 5
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L043
  • Matrix / Runout: 1-1-5 87950 MASTERED BY EMI MFG.
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 166L

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CD HUT 10, 01704 6 5003 2 6 Verve* A Storm In Heaven ‎(CD, Album) Hut Recordings, Hut Recordings CD HUT 10, 01704 6 5003 2 6 UK & Europe 1993
0777 7 87950 2 5, YARD CD 3 Verve* A Storm In Heaven ‎(CD, Album, RP) Vernon Yard Recordings, Vernon Yard Recordings 0777 7 87950 2 5, YARD CD 3 US Unknown
VJCP-3367 Verve* A Storm In Heaven ‎(CD, Album) Hut Recordings VJCP-3367 Japan 1998
CD HUT 10, 01704 6 5003 2 6 Verve* A Storm In Heaven ‎(CD, Album, M/Print, RE, RP) Hut Recordings, Hut Recordings CD HUT 10, 01704 6 5003 2 6 Europe Unknown
CD HUT 10, 01704 6 5003 2 6 Verve* A Storm In Heaven ‎(CD, Album, RE, RP) Hut Recordings, Hut Recordings CD HUT 10, 01704 6 5003 2 6 Europe Unknown

  • Wymefw
Most people had never heard A Storm In Heaven until the release of the highly successful album Urban Hymns some three years later, then walked the cat backwards, discovering this highly intoxicating bit of wanderlust. Without a doubt A Storm In Heaven was not exactly what most fans were expecting based on the single “Lucky Man” that was dominating the college airwaves in the year 1997.Success can be a double edged sword, with many like myself wishing to hold great bands such as this to ourselves, with so-called instant success rendering The Verve as far more commercial than they actually were, or perhaps ever intended to be. Where truth be told, I doubt that The Verve were ready for the success Urban Hymns brought them, or the industry that grew up around them, demanding more of the same in order to feed and capitalize on that success.There’s naturally no way I could ever convince you that their following album A Northern Soul is better than A Storm In Heaven, even though it encompasses a vast spectrum of maturity and emotion, yet there’s something undeniable when it comes to Storm, it’s not that the album is naive, it’s more that the outing is a venture into defiance, undefined territory, slightly edgy, lush, nonchalantly drifting and expansive. Of course Northern Soul is fitted with both self-confidence and self-consciousness, though it’s the ability of Storm to splash down with a sense of swagger, even with its minor flaws that has me returning time and time again.The Verve had a long and wonderful psychedelic history to draw from, and in so doing, they created extraordinary sonic cosmic voyages that were finely polished and redefined for a new age of psychedelic dancing, along with a new generation of drugs to enhance the atmosphere, as new guitar sounds ebbed from my speakers like vapor trails across my living room with sweeping gestures, unobtrusively bridging space and time. A Storm In Heaven nearly redefines itself with every listen, becoming even more slow, with new lusher elements seeming to step out from nowhere with clarity, reaching climax after climax, apex after apex that seems ready to sonically push listeners over the edge with a contained explosive energy that can not be denied.There’s far more going on between these grooves than you’ll ever imagine, so if you’ve forgotten who The Verve were, perhaps it’s time you reacquaint yourself with pure magical visionary splendor.*** The Fun Facts: The album's title is a nod to the book ”Storming Heaven,” about the effects LSD had on the counterculture movement in the United States during the 1960's. That title was taken from the term ‘storm heaven,’ suggesting that if we storm heaven with our prayers, can we change the mind of god.The album artwork suggest the four phases of life's journey. It's four scenes represent birth, youth, middle age and old age. The front cover is Thor's Cave in Staffordshire, England, the burning car scene is in Billinge, the cellar is in Upholland and the old man in Richard Ashcroft's clothes is Birkdale cemetery.“The Verve are one of the only bands that I’ve ever begged to work with,” said producer John Leckie, “I just couldn’t believe what I was witnessing.” All this is no small praise from a man who had engineered Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon.Review by Jenell Kesler