Voyager 1 (album)

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Voyager 1
Verve Voyager1.jpg
EP by Verve
Released 1993
Recorded 1992 in London and New York City
Genre Psychedelic rock, shoegazing
Length 35:55
Label Jolly Roger
Producer Unknown
Verve chronology
A Storm in Heaven
(1993)A Storm in Heaven1993
Voyager 1
No Come Down
(1994)No Come Down1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Voyager 1 is a live EP by British group The Verve (at the time known as Verve), released only in the United States in March 1993.

Album details[edit]

The album was recorded live in London and New York City during 1992. Four of the six tracks appear on other Verve albums or EPs, those being "Gravity Grave" and "She's a Superstar" on Verve EP; and "Slide Away" and "Already There" on A Storm in Heaven.

Only 1000 clear blue vinyl copies were pressed, making it a collectors' item. However, 300 of the copies were ruined in transit from Britain to the United States, making this even rarer. As of 1 January 2016, three of them can be bought online on, the highest priced at $10,000.[2] The German copy, black vinyl version is actually a bootleg of a bootleg. Several third-party websites also have the digital version, selling at various costs.[3]

Tracks that were never released as singles[edit]

"One Way to Go"[edit]

"One Way to Go" was featured as a B-side to "All in the Mind", The Verve's first ever single release, in 1992. The song remained in the band's playlist for only a short period, being dropped before the Gravity Grave Tour of October 1992.

"South Pacific"[edit]

"South Pacific" was a song that received favourable reviews, akin to "an ocean crashing down about your ears" [1]. The song remained in their live set for a long while, still being performed at the start of the Paris tour. It was also performed live at Camden Town Hall [2]. A previously unreleased studio version, recorded at Sawmills Studios, was released in the 2016 box set reissue of their A Storm In Heaven album, and studio footage from that session was included in the DVD of the box set and uploaded to their YouTube channel.

"Already There"[edit]

"Already There" was recorded in the studio in 1993 for the album A Storm in Heaven. The song is very "hazy" and psychedelic, with Richard Ashcroft's voice synthetically altered and the guitars on high distortion.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Slide Away" – 6:02
  2. "Gravity Grave" – 8:26
  3. "One Way to Go" – 5:58
  4. "South Pacific" – 3:59
  5. "Already There" – 4:45
  6. "She's a Superstar" – 6:45