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A Storm In Heaven

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 30 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • ASIN: B000000WJK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #48,309 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Product Description

Five years before the group's Urban Hymns broke the band into the mainstream, The Verve's first full-length effort, A Storm in Heaven, gave incredible insight into the band's ability to mesmerize it's audience. Hypnotic vocals courtesy of vocalist Richard Ashcroft and layered musical textures from the band make for an incredible, memorable album. This is not the stuff of background music but instead best suited to provide the soundtrack for a candlelit, incense-filled Saturday night. Perhaps the band's best effort to date. --Denise Sheppard

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Tofu on April 9 2004
Format: Audio CD
I usually read reviews, but I had to share my opinion on this album. Like many other of the reviewers here, this album is an obsession for me. A friend recommended many years ago and gave me a copy but I couldn't get past the atmospherics and jam quality of the music. So it sat on my shelf off and on. A few years later I put this disc on my new upgraded speakers and was floored by the sheer level of power and grace of the music. Up and down the songs push and pull against Richard's vocals and lyrics which fill in the instruments and not the other way around. I've had this album on loop for probably the last 2 years and it never gets tired. It's an album that is not for everybody, but for those who get it are permanently changed.
Side note: I do think that this album lends itself well to drugs especially for those of you who partake. Lights off, volume up, some herbal enhancement and you're Already There.
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Format: Audio CD
This is definitely one of my all-time favorite albums. I, like many others, first discovered the most awesome of modern bands--The Verve--when they released their breakthrough single Bittersweet Symphony and its companion album Urban Hymns.
I do believe that The Verve were one of the greatest rock groups to come along in quite some time, and I find it hard to pigeonhole them into any category or movement, although they had the shoegazer influences of their time, as well as a wondrous penchant for psychedelia that even blows away many of the bands of the late '60s. I have all three of their major albums, and cherish the songs of Ashcroft and Co. but this will forever remain my favorite. I agree with many reviewers who have said that the few who deeply appreciate this album are affected by it, it leaves an imprint on the inner soul.
The entire album is an enrapturing voyage: challenging, nocturnal, twilight-filled, and a perfect chaser for drugs or other substances (if you are the type). In all actuality, this album IS a drug on its own level.
Take the chance and buy this or burn it. In my opinion, this is the closest thing to musical paradise.
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By A Customer on Jan. 14 2004
Format: Audio CD
I listen to everything from Slayer to Toto to James Brown to Louis Armstrong, and this is one of my all time faves. This is a life changing album. It showed me that there is so much more out there. It is a roller coaster for the senses which takes you up, down and all around to release you feeling inspired. Northern Soul and Urban Hymns seem as though they are simply albums which this band produced while on their creative demise. Almost as though "Storm" was the Climax. I feel fortunate to have seen this band live many times in Detroit and Grand Rapids in their early to mid-90's hey day. Simply Amazing. Many believe this is the first release from this band. Indeed it is their first full length release, but I suggest getting a copy of their "All in the mind" EP, Or the Verve EP if you dig this album. If it weren't for this band, my appreciation for music would have been so limited. But, it is not for everyone. If you have an open appreciation for true musical art, I would suggest getting a copy of this. LISTEN WITHOUT DISTRACTION!!PLEASE.
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By Chris on Nov. 8 2003
Format: Audio CD
It is truly hard to believe that this album was released in '93. The sound is so timeless, whereas any other '93 (or other era) grunge/rap/pop related music is instantly discernable as to the when and where of it all. The Verve managed to produce a seminal album that will seem as vibrant and timely many years into the future. My freshman year of college would have been quite different had I never stumbled upon this record at School Kids record store in Athens, OH. Truthfully, this album will not be for everyone, there hasn't been or ever will be an album created that will manage to please the masses, just look at the swill that goes platinum now. But, the comparisons to the best of Pink Floyd and Stone Roses aren't far off the mark. Come see what the beginning of the second British invasion was really about in the mid-90s. This is one of those albums that just fell through the cracks because (thankfully) it wasn't something MTV could latch onto and promote to death. If you enjoy music, and are looking for a 10 year old breath of fresh air, just listen to the 1st note from Star Sail and you'll know you are in for a hell of a ride.
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By J. Evans on Sept. 29 2003
Format: Audio CD
Hey, Mr. or Ms. 2-Star-Corbett. Consider the possibility that maybe this just isn't your thing. I have been exposed to the likes of Davis and Coltrane; in fact, one of my dear friends is a glorious jazz trumpet player who makes certain I have ample exposure. I'm a huge music fan but to be honest, jazz really isn't my thing. I recognize and appreciate how much influence the likes of Davis, Coltrane, Ellington, etc. have had on music and people's lives, but it's never done it for me. Still, I'm not so closed-minded as to tell some who is considering buying one of their CDs that perhaps "their money is better spent elsewhere," simply because it doesn't take me to the same place it takes you.
Those who enjoy post-Pink Floyd/Beatles psychedelia, those who can identify and appreciate innovative guitar geniuses or those who merely like more soothing yet dangerous soundscapes will invariably be intrigued by this album. So save your high-horse for the world you know something about, classic jazz. I'll do you the same favor by not telling young, potential Miles fans not to pay any heed to that chaotic, rackety horn player.
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