Love, life, happiness/Nothing more/Nothing less
Makman | Dallas, TX | 07/08/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"More like 4 1/2 stars. I received this CD packaged with it's sister half (Pt.2) two years ago, and I still find it (and the other) to be a good listen when I'm in the right mood. In addition to the already brilliant "Bittersweet Symphony," the long edit doing a superb job of extending and elaborating on the emotions the original stirs up, "Country Song" is one of my personal favorites. It is anything but "country," and I am glad for it. It immerses you in that same empathic, dark, simultaeously solemn and exhilerating mood that BSymphony does, but in a slightly subtler fashion.I don't own Urban Hymns, but I've been told by my friends who have heard this and the other import singles that they exceed their parent album in quality and consistency. I had my doubts as to whether the band amounted to more than the BSymphony, and they ended up shattering my skepticism on this maxi-single. If Urban Hymns disappointed you, this little gem surely won't.I would also suggest for those interested in a really good, (I am assuming) somewhat obscure, non-album single by the Verve, to check out their track on the Doom Generation soundtrack."
The title tales no lies
Makman | 09/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bitter Sweet Symphony is life set to music, of the love that we all wish we had, sometimes find, and end up loosing it. We turn a blind eye to love until we are faced with loosing it. Verve was able to capture the feelings of lost love with Bitter Sweet Symphony."
Builds on a theme and keeps getting better
Viva | So. Cal. | 12/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This song begins with a violin theme and progressively builds on it with more musical layers in a gorgeous and very memorable way. Makes for great listening and will leave you curious about more of this band's work. Beautifully rendered song that you won't get tired of easily."