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Bootleg blog for Richard Ashcroft / The Verve

Thanks to those who took the trouble to record these shows and share them freely.  If you have any bootlegs for Richard Ashcroft or The Verve that you would like to share, they would be gratefully received!

Bootleg requests will be considered if made by Friendly Forum members (feel free to join). Please do not request bootlegs here as the appropriate uploader may not see the request.

Visit Richard Ashcroft Online for news and info on Richard Ashcroft and The Verve Online for info about The Verve.  If you want to join in the discussions then visit the friendly forum.


08-04-2017 Today’s Festival, Turin, Italy

01-01-2017 RadioX – Gordon Smart Interview


29-11-2016 Virgin Radio – Edith Bowman Interview

23-11-2016 RadioX – Vernon Kay Interview

22-10-2016 Personal Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina (mpeg video)

22-10-2016 Personal Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina (mp3 audio)

10-09-2016 BBC Radio 2 – Dermot O’Leary Show (Chat +2 songs)

06-08-2016 River Nights, Switzerland

11-06-2016 Isle of Wight Festival (on Absolute Radio)    [alt download]

28-05-2016 Absolute Radio – Richard Takes Over, Pt 2 (with songs)

23-05-2016 These People – Track By Track

Richard talks to John Kennedy on Radio X about the tracks on his new album.

21-05-2016 Absolute Radio – Richard Takes Over, Pt 1 (with songs)

20-05-2016 BBC Radio2 Chris Evans show (Interview + 4 songs, incl Little Red Corvette)

19-05-2016 BBC Radio5 Live Interview

16-05-2016 Roundhouse, London (mp3 rips from youtube)

21-04-2016 Jo Whiley Interview with 4 acoustic songs

This Is how It FeelsHold OnLucky ManBitter Sweet SymphonyFull Interview

20-04-2016 Steve Lamacq Interview with clips from These People


11-04-2012 BBC6 Radio Interview with Steve Lamacq


03-04-2011 Japan Disaster Benefit – o2 Academy, Brixton

Pro-shot video (mp4) of short interview clip/part Sonnet.

Complete performance (Mp3 320kbps) – Sonnet/Lucky Man/This Thing Called Life/pre-gig Interview.

24-03-2011 Villa Victoria Center, Boston – Jim Beam Live Music Series


Fly To The Sun [new song] – wav

22-03-2011 RXP-FM Radio

flv’s — InterviewLucky ManThis Thing Called Life Music Is Power


2010 RPA Club exclusives

07-12-2010 Union Chapel, London (mp3 – incomplete)


2008 Forth – The Interview

2008 Love Is Noise – Tom Neville Noisy Lover Mix

27-06-2008 Eden Sessions



2006 TV Performances [18 songs – mp3]

09-07-2006 T In The Park – Lonely Soul mp3 [320kbps]

24-01-2006 Electric Ballroom, London


02-07-2005 Live8 (Bitter Sweet Symphony with Coldplay)


??-??-2003 Virgin Radio

28-03-2003 Live Bar Radio Show, Bolton

26-03-2003 Royal Albert Hall, London


??-??-2002 XFM Interview

??-??-2002 D.J.Shadow – ICA (Lonely Soul)

24-12-2002 Barrowlands, Glasgow

15-12-2002 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels

09-12-2002 RTL Studios, Paris

05-12-2002 Oui FM, Paris

23-11-2002 The Refectory, Leeds

22-11-2002 Science Of Silence (Jools Holland -tv)

09-11-2002 University, Liverpool

??-11-2002 Brixton Academy, London

08-10-2002 BBC Maida Vale Studios, London (Jo Whiley)

02-10-2002 Eins Live Studios, Koln

18-09-2002 Astoria, London

18-04-2002 4-Scott (Bitter Sweet Symphony)


24-02-2001 Brixton Academy, London

20-01-2001 Double Doors Club, Chicago


22-10-2000 Yuport Hall, Tokyo

02-09-2000 C’Mon People [CD:UK] mp3



29-08-1998 Slane Castle, Ireland

15-08-1998 San Francisco

05-08-1998 Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC

03-08-1998 Harbor Lights, Boston

06-06-1998 Munich

24-05-1998 Haigh Hall, Wigan (DVD version -4.18gb)

11-01-1998 Glasgow Barrowlands

Urban Hymns – Early Takes (The Drugs Don’t Work, Space And Time, C’mon People, A Song For The Lovers)


20-11-1997 Warfield, San Francisco

08-11-1997 The Late Show [The Drugs Don’t Work] mp3

05-11-1997 Irving Plaza, New York

01-11-1997 Later With Jools Holland [3 songs] mp3

15-10-1997 Black Sessions [Paris Studios]

05-10-1997 Modern Rock Session, NY

??-09-1997 Evening Session

??-08-1997 MTV Studios, London

14-08-1997 Hammersmith Palais, London [incl 2 encore songs]

10-08-1997 Barrowlands, Glasgow [First recorded show of Urban Hymns tour]


05-08-1995 T In The Park, Kinross

07-07-1995 Johnny Walker, GLR Studios, London


Northern Souls Demos (mp3)

13-08-1994 Hultsfred Festival

12-08-1994 Simon Fanshaw, GLR Studios, London

12-07-1994 Harriet Island, Lollapalooza

09-07-1994 Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre, Boulder, Colorado

26-02-1994 Schlachthof, Frankfurt


1993 After Dark, Reading

17-12-1993 Astoria, London

09-12-1993 Hop & Grape Festival, Manchester

07-12-1993 Mark Radcliffe Show, London

23-11-1993 Cattle Club, Sacramento, CA, USA

27-10-1993 Lee’s Palace, Toronto (+ soundcheck)

30-10-1993 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, USA

29-10-1993 The Metro, Chicago

23-10-1993 Ashbury Park, NJ, USA

19-10-1993 WNYU FM Studios, New York University, NYC

28-09-1993 Astoria, London

20-06-1993 Glastonbury Festival, Somerset

02-06-1993 Old Trout, Windsor

04-06-1993 The Marquee, London

29-05-1993 Venue, Oxford


1992 Peel Sessions (+ Si Jones Interview 18-09-2007)

23-10-1992 Camden Town Hall, London

17-07-1992 She’s A Superstar – Clapham Grand

10-05-1992 Town & Country Club, London

27-03-1992 Brixton Academy, London

11-03-1992 Capitol, Aberdeen

05-03-1992 Octagon, Sheffield

03-03-1992 Assembly Rooms, Derby

10-01-1992 ULU, London


Bitter Sweet Symphony – instrumental (full original version by The Verve)

Bitter Sweet Symphony – original demo

Bitter Sweet Symphony – James Levelle Remix (instrumental)

Bitter Sweet Symphony – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Bitter Sweet Symphony – MSG version

23 responses

  1. Amazing, thank you!

    September 26, 2016 at 1:15 pm

  2. Andy Sloan

    Thank you so much for the Aberdeen bootleg and all the re-upped gigs, this is mega for Verve fans, wow!

    September 4, 2016 at 3:00 pm

  3. Andy Sloan

    Thanks so much to everyone for their effort and energy, much appreciated. Shame megaupload and rapidshare have bitten the dust, but, there are still some wonderful performances and recordings for all Verve fans

    March 23, 2014 at 12:32 am

  4. Andrea

    northern soul mtv’s documentary, nor the “making of urban hymns” is working……. i think there are some problems with megaupload… if you can upload in another host i’d really apreciate it

    June 9, 2013 at 12:06 am

  5. jrgbello

    Thank you Sir! You are LEGEND. 🙂 Btw, the early gigs are available (MegaUpload)

    October 8, 2012 at 7:58 pm

  6. vlade

    im looking for the rather be version played at rock a field festival in luxembourg, someone help…

    May 11, 2012 at 11:46 pm

  7. Caesars

    10-08-1997 Barrowlands, Glasgow [First recorded show of Urban Hymns tour]

    The link not work

    Thank you very much for your fantastic work !!

    I’m a french fan of the verve since ten years

    December 26, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    • I’ve just re-uploaded Glasgow Barrowlands.

      January 3, 2012 at 12:34 am

  8. lukejones33

    just been told about this site. Wowzers. I’m in verve heaven. Better buy myself a new hard drive! A huge thank you to everyone. Cant believe i’ll get to hear the gigs that i went to again

    July 20, 2011 at 5:12 pm

  9. Row

    Hi. Any chance someone has the video of the union chapel 2010? Thanks and cheers.

    July 9, 2011 at 9:17 pm

  10. Row

    @lucky woman. The mediafire link (Jim Beam concert video) doesnt work for me any chance voor megaupload or some other link? Thanks again.

    May 14, 2011 at 11:05 am

    • @Row. Have you tried downloading the file more than once, or waiting a bit for the upload to start? I have a pro account with mediafire as it’s the most user-friendly, and it means my uploads are accomplished a lot faster. It also means I can upload large files without splitting them into parts. Is your problem with mediafire (have you downloaded any of the other mediafire boots?) or is it due to the file size?

      May 14, 2011 at 1:15 pm

      • Row

        @lucky woman. My computer is having a hard time opening de link. I think it’s due to the size. The page would not open. To bad. Others options? Thanks and cheers to all the Richie A fans.

        May 14, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    • Try the alternative download (I’ve uploaded the show in 5 parts for you now, hopefully it’ll work!)

      May 15, 2011 at 1:00 am

      • Row

        @lucky woman. I think I love you! 😉 Many thanks. Have a great sunday!

        May 15, 2011 at 9:36 am

  11. Row

    Does somebody have the whole concert at Jim Beam available on video? Cheers

    May 6, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    • Only 10 songs of the Boston show were broadcast on the Jim Beam site. I’ve uploaded it now, it’s 1.86gb mpg format.

      May 9, 2011 at 12:15 am

      • Row

        thanks man!! Great blog!1

        May 14, 2011 at 10:59 am

  12. Dave

    Part 3 of summersonic Japan is a dead link. any chance of re uploading.
    great blog, thanks for your efforts

    April 23, 2011 at 7:45 am

    • See my reply above … I’m not the only uploader, you need to request re-uploads on the forum. Thanks.

      April 23, 2011 at 10:56 am

  13. John

    Excellent site!! Lots of sweet stuff on here! Could some one re-upload the linkx for :
    25-05-1998 Haigh Hall, Wigan (DVD version)
    the link to the txt document works, but the links in the txt document dont work. I would love to have this show! Thanks for all the work you’ve put into this blog!

    March 23, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    • Bootleg requests need to be made on the forum, cos that’s where the uploaders are, thanks!

      March 23, 2011 at 7:53 pm

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