was conceived as a Richard Ashcroft solo album, as The Verve had broken up. As it moved forward, Ashcroft enlisted help from this former bandmates, and it ended up becoming a Verve album and re-forming the band. The album became one of the biggest in the history of their native UK, but in America, only the single "Bitter Sweet Symphony
" had much impact. The band broke up again in 1999, got back together to release another album in 2008, then split up again soon after.