Bitter Sweet Symphony

From the Album Urban Hymns
September 29, 1997 | Format: MP3

$1.29
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30
5:58
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 29, 1997
  • Release Date: September 29, 1997
  • Label: Hut
  • Copyright: (C) 1997 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1997 Virgin Records Ltd
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  • Duration: 5:58 minutes
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  • ASIN: B000TDSPN2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #726 Paid in Songs (See Top 100 Paid in Songs)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By sumbodyshero on October 13, 2010
This has been my favorite song for almost 15 years. It's one of the most powerful and honest songs ever made. It's been used in powerful moments of cinema and other media (like the ending of Cruel Intentions), and still gets consistent radio play. It was an instant classic and will always be one of the world's favorite songs, as it speaks right to your soul and knows exactly what you're going through.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 29, 2008
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Richard Ashcroft's lyrics and voice lift this track so far above many other Brit-pop "Anthems".
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. Mayo VINE VOICE on February 2, 2009
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I know folk aren't looking for audiophile quality in pop. But either the whole track was recorded badly, or it really suffered when crunched down to an .mp3. It sounds vague, compressed, and thin, like a 2nd generation cassette copy, and it's bad enough to be bothersome when played on a good system. If all you plan for it is earbuds and an ipod, this won't be an issue. And no, it's not just the violins, which have the excuse of having been lifted from an older recording. It's the whole track, voices and all.

This is the first time I felt like I overspent on an .mp3. This song deserved better.

(I see someone else suggested "lo-fi" as a tag for this song. Wish I'd seen that before I bought.)
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By M. Long on September 29, 2007
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This is one of those songs from my Teen years that really stuck with me and it was great to discover it here DRM free.
Now, a review on this service. I am a huge apple fan and for that reason I'm extatic that they finally have some direct competition. They seem to thrive when they have serious competition and Amazon has done a great job at providing this (at least on the music side of things, don't get me started on their TV show and movie crap player). I of course own a mac and after downloading the utility and installing it (all went flawlessly), I purchased this song for $.89. It downloading very quickly and magically appeared in iTunes with album art and all. The only difference from iTunes is that the song is not restricted and it wasn't automatically in my purchased smart folder, but I just drug it into the folder and the problem was easily solved. Great job Amazon! Can't wait to see if Apple responds and how.
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The Verve has one of their best hits, A Bitter Sweet Symphony. This song ROX from the get go, the rhythm, background vocals, and lyrics are amazing. This is another 90's something hit, after this song came out I don't know what happened to the group? They truly had something special going on when they conceived this little gem. So when someone mentions The Verve this song is the first thing that comes to mind. If you like any type of music you should like this song. This song has all samples of music rolled into it, so you should like it?
THX,
Kris L. CocKayne
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By J Osorio on April 7, 2015
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Is there anyone who doesn't love this song? I don't know a single thing about this band or a single other one of their songs and I don't care. This one is a song that more than counts for 20 songs! The entrance riff is so memorable and beautiful. The lyrics are somewhat raw - not incredibly creative in certain ways yet in other ways very effective - "I need to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in me" - very nice.
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By Joe317 on January 23, 2013
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As I was putting together a non traditional music file for my yoga class I searched Amazon for current artists, their songs in an acoustic rendition. This song works well. I changed the tempo to 3/4 40bps and it rendered a nice calming tempo where you can really absorb the lyrics and music.
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One of my favorite songs. As a child I loved going to listen to the Toledo Symphony Orchestra; operas and private recitals. This song epitomizes everything I love about music with its lyrics masterfully blended with the instruments of the orchestras. It's timeless!!!
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