Monte Carlo (song)


Monte Carlo (song)
"Monte Carlo"
Song by The Verve
From the album This is Music: The Singles 92–98
Album released November 1, 2004
Recorded Unknown 1996/1997
Genre Britpop, Psychedelic
Song Length 4:58
Record label Virgin
Producer The Verve, Chris Potter
"This Could Be My Moment"
(Track 13)
"Monte Carlo"
(Track 14)
(end of album)

"Monte Carlo" was a song by British band The Verve. It was first released as the second of two (second of three in Japan) bonus tracks on the compilation album This is Music: The Singles 92–98. The song was recorded during the Urban Hymns sessions in late 1996, and was originally in contention for an album place, but the band decided not to use the song after the Christmas break they had during recording. The song never made it onto the final album collection.

Along with "This Could Be My Moment", another song from the Urban Hymns recording sessions, the song was first publicly released on the compilation album, when Richard Ashcroft stated that he wanted some of the unreleased outtakes to be added to the CD.

"Monte Carlo" is a mixture of two genres that the band were closely associated with: Britpop and psychedelic. The song begins with a funk-like, yet quite slow, drumbeat. A vibraphone plays high notes throughout the piece. Richard Ashcroft's vocals are used sparingly, sung in a dream-like manner. It is unclear as to why the song is called "Monte Carlo" as there is no reference of the name in the song.


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