Remastered by Chris Potter from the Original Analogue Tapes
Released in the UK in June 1993, the Verve's John Leckie-produced A Storm In Heaven was a modest UK hit (No. 27 in the album chart) but over the past two decades has come to be regarded as something of a psychedelic classic. Drenched in echo and reverb it is highly atmospheric, extremely nuanced and, for many long-term fans, remains the band's ‘lost' masterpiece. For a debut it was as adventurous and audacious as they come - with Richard Ashcroft's semi-hallucinatory lyrics of hope, love, isolation and insanity reflecting the burgeoning mood of a generation. Life under post-Thatcher Tory rule might have been grim, but as Ashcroft sang in "Slide Away": "These are our times and your highs." Remastered by Chris Potter (co-producer of the band's Urban Hymns) from the original ½ inch analogue tapes.