The Verve E.P.
|Released||7 December 1992|
|Genre||Psychedelic rock, shoegazing, dream pop, space rock|
Hut Records (UK, HUTUS1)
|Producer||Barry Clempson, Paul Schroeder ("A Man Called Sun")|
Verve is the first studio release by English rock band Verve, released in December 1992 on Vernon Yard Recordings in the United States and Hut Records in the United Kingdom. It features songs that never appeared on another studio release by The Verve. The two singles from the EP would reappear on the B-side compilation No Come Down ("Gravity Grave") and the singles compilation This Is Music: The Singles 92–98 ("Gravity Grave" and "She's a Superstar").
The EP captures the Verve's early style of experimental psychedelic rock.
The cover was shot in Richard Ashcroft's flat in Wigan. The person on the cover is Richard Ashcroft's then-girlfriend Sarah Carpenter.
Track listing [ edit ]
- "Gravity Grave" [Edit] – 4:27
- "A Man Called Sun" – 5:45
- "She's a Superstar" [Edit] – 5:03
- "Endless Life" – 5:32
- "Feel" – 10:42
Singles [ edit ]
Personnel [ edit ]
- Richard Ashcroft - vocals
- Nick McCabe - guitar
- Simon Jones - bass
- Peter Salisbury - drums
- All tracks produced by Barry Clempson except "A Man Called Sun"
- "A Man Called Sun" produced and mixed by Paul Schroeder
- Mixed by Barry Clempson and Tony Harris, Paul Schroeder ("A Man Called Sun")
- Photography by Michael Spencer Jones
- Sleeve concept & design by Brian Cannon for Microdot 
References [ edit ]
- NME (Magazine) (11/28/92) - 8 - Excellent - "...one of the few bands who still believe that the space between your ears is infinite, that nothing is impossible, that it's all within our reach...they soar...This is no easy ride but it's a hell of an adventure, a risk well worth taking..."
- Verve Universe discography