No Come Down

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No Come Down
Compilation album by The Verve
Released 17 May 1994
Genre Psychedelic rock
Length 44:12
Label Vernon Yard, Hut
Producer The Verve, John Leckie, Paul Schroeder, Nick Green, William Smith, Barry Clempson
The Verve chronology
Voyager 1
(1993)
No Come Down
(1994)
A Northern Soul
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Head Heritage (Positive)[2]
Loaded (mixed)[3]

No Come Down is a compilation album of B-sides and outtakes by The Verve, released in 1994 for Vernon Yard and Hut Recordings. It was the first release on which the original band's name Verve was changed to The Verve because of the conflict with the eponymous jazz record label (Verve).

Overview[edit]

"No Come Down", "Where the Geese Go", "Twilight", and "Six O'Clock" are outtakes from the sessions for the group's first album, A Storm in Heaven, and turned up on B-sides to singles from that album, including "Blue", presented here in a trivially different (vocally upfront) "USA Mix" - released to coincide with Verve's participation in Lollapalooza. Also outtakes are an alternate (earlier, folkish) version of "Make It 'Til Monday", and an "acoustic" version of "Butterfly", actually the same take as the album version but without the lead electric guitar overdubbed and with a different (again, earlier) vocal. "One Way to Go" predates the rest of the album, being taken from the B-side to their very first single, "All in the Mind", and thus inexplicably omitted from Verve EP, their first American release. "Gravity Grave", here in a famous live Glastonbury version, is also of an earlier vintage, and this take is closer to the protracted single release than it is to the earlier US EP version.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "No Come Down" – 3:14
  2. "Blue" (USA mix) – 3:15
  3. "Make It Till Monday" (acoustic version) – 2:44
  4. "Butterfly" (acoustic version) – 7:36
  5. "Where the Geese Go" – 3:12
  6. "6 O'Clock" – 4:29
  7. "One Way to Go" – 7:16
  8. "Gravity Grave" (live at Glastonbury, 1993) – 9:22
  9. "Twilight" – 3:01
  • Tracks 1, 5 and 9 are taken from "Blue", released in 1993.
  • Tracks 2 is taken from "Blue (US)", released in 1994.
  • Tracks 3 and 6 are taken from "Slide Away", released in 1993.
  • Track 7 is taken from "All in the Mind", released in 1992.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "Review: No Come Down - The Verve". Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved 26 August 2009. 
  2. ^ aaroneous (August 19, 2000). "Review: The Verve—No Come Down". Head Heritage Ltd. Retrieved 26 August 2009. 
  3. ^ Holden, Michael. "Review: The Verve: No Come Down (Hut)". Loaded (IPC Magazines Ltd.) (July, 1994): 96.