RICHARD ASHCROFT – Debut Solo Longplayer ‘ALONE WITH EVERYBODY’ Came Out 20 Years Ago…

27 June 2020

Artist: Richard Ashcroft
Album: Alone With Everybody – solo debut
Released: 26 June 2000 – 20 years ago

AllMusic wrote: “He still believes that music has a soul, with or without his former band.
He is certainly a rock star and a believer in love, death, musical spirituality, and individuality. That is what made the Verve a great rock band in the first place, but Ashcroft’s superior drive
to do something real only makes him and his music more endearing. He is looking ahead, not wishing for past adventures. He celebrates life, pure and simple.”
Score: 4/5

Keywords: Big mouth, big melodies and bittersweet symphonies, the drugs work, impassioned pop spirit, solid gold rock ‘n’ roll star, get-together anthems
Key tracks: A Song For The Lovers / I Get My Beat / Money To Burn /
C’Mon People (We’re Making It Now / Everybody

Full album…

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‘A SONG FOR THE LOVERS’ By RICHARD ASHCROFT – Released 20 Years Ago

Top singles from the past…

3 April 2020

Artist: Richard Ashcroft 
Single: A Song For The Lovers  
B-sides: (Could Be) A Country Thing, City Thing, Blues Thing
and Precious Stone  
Note 1:  The song was originally written by Richard Ashcroft as
a demo track for The Verve‘s triumphant masterwork album
Urban Hymns (1997)
Note 2: The song was inspired by Joy Division‘s
Love Will Tear Us Apart.
Released: 3 April 2000 – 20 years ago
Score: #3 in the UK,  #6 in Canada,
#9 in Italy, #11 in Ireland
Album: Alone With Everybody

Here’s the original clip

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Picture This…

RICHARD ASHCROFT – Lokerse Feesten Festival, Belgium – 10 August 2016

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King Richard in town…

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A sonnet…

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The drugs still don’t work…

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This Is How It Feels…

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A lucky man…

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Hold on, people…

The magical setlist of that night reproduced on Spotify…

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(All pics by Turn Up The Volume!)

FIVE INFLAMMABLE SUMMER BANGERS – Part 11…

Weekly series of five rolling ripsnorters to go completely bananas to this summer

A new week! Here are five elevating British power pop dandies! Turn it up!…

1. ‘International Blue’ by MANIC STREET PREACHERS
(Album: Resistance Is Futile – 2018)

2. ‘That’s When I Feel It’ by RICHARD ASHCROFT
(Album: Natural Rebel – 2018)

3. ‘Shockwave’ by LIAM GALLAGHER
(Album: Why Me? Why Not. – out 20 September)

4. ‘Hollow Thing’ by LIFE
(Single 2019)

5. ‘Hormone’ by THE MYSTERINES
(EP: Take Control – 2019)

 
All 55 Summer Bangers so far
collected here on Spotify

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See/hear you next week, music junkies…

Quote Of The Day – Here’s RICHARD ASHCROFT

Richard Ashcroft is still fighting over the shares of royalties he paid and is still
paying The Rolling Stones for a sample of an orchestral version of their 1965 hit
The Last Time‘ he used for The Verve‘s ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ back in 1997…

Bitter sweet royalties…

Here’s that orchestral version of The Stones’ ‘The Last Time
recorded back then by their manager Andrew Oldham

Full interview with Ashcroft about the still ongoing legal battle right here