The Verve burst on to the scene many years before the release of ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ but this song further sky-rocketed the band into the limelight.
The track takes its main theme from an Andrew Loog Oldham orchestral version of The Rolling Stones‘ song ‘The Last Time’ and the orchestral sounds are massively iconic to this song. I love this song though and it really is timeless! 20 years on and it still sounds edgy, cool and somewhat current. You can’t easily define its era by sound alone.
The music video is great too, with singer, Richard Ashcroft, singing the song whilst walking down a busy London pavement, all the while, oblivious to what’s happening around him and refusing to change the pace of his stride or direction throughout.
A great track, that I still can’t get enough of today.
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‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/bitter-sweet-symphony/id724526995?i=724527271