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The Verve - A Northern Soul album mp3

Performer: The Verve
Title: A Northern Soul
Released: 1995
Country: UK
Style: Alternative Rock, Blues Rock, Indie Rock
Category: Rock
Album rating: 4.8
Votes: 237
Size MP3: 1709 mb
Size FLAC: 1243 mb
Size WMA: 1736 mb
Other formats: APE VOC ASF MP3 WMA FLAC AIFF

Tracklist

A New Decade
This Is Music
On Your Own
So It Goes
A Northern Soul
Brainstorm Interlude
Drive You Home
History
No Knock On My Door
Life's An Ocean
Stormy Clouds
(Reprise)

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
HUTLP 27, 7243 8 40437 1 1 The Verve A Northern Soul ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd) Hut Recordings, Virgin HUTLP 27, 7243 8 40437 1 1 UK 1995
YARD CD13, 7243 8 40437 2 8 The Verve A Northern Soul ‎(CD, Album) Vernon Yard Recordings, Virgin YARD CD13, 7243 8 40437 2 8 US 1995
7243 8 40437 2 8, VKPD-0257 The Verve A Northern Soul ‎(CD, Album) Hut Recordings, Hut Recordings 7243 8 40437 2 8, VKPD-0257 South Korea 1995
840 437 2 The Verve A Northern Soul ‎(CD, Album) Virgin 840 437 2 Brazil 1995
7243 8 40437 2 8, CDHUT 27 The Verve A Northern Soul ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Hut Recordings 7243 8 40437 2 8, CDHUT 27 UK 1995
7243 8 40437 2 8 The Verve A Northern Soul ‎(CD, Album) Virgin 7243 8 40437 2 8 Canada 1995
7243 8 40437 2 8, CDHUT 27 The Verve A Northern Soul ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Hut Recordings 7243 8 40437 2 8, CDHUT 27 Australia 1995
7243 8 40437 2 8, CDHUT 27 The Verve A Northern Soul ‎(CD, Album) Hut Recordings, Hut Recordings 7243 8 40437 2 8, CDHUT 27 Europe 1995
7243 8 40437 2 8, CDHUT 27 The Verve A Northern Soul ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Hut Recordings 7243 8 40437 2 8, CDHUT 27 Europe 1995
YARD CD13 The Verve A Northern Soul ‎(CD, Album, Club) Vernon Yard Recordings YARD CD13 US 1995
7243 8 40437 2 8, CDHUT 27, 8 40437 2 The Verve A Northern Soul ‎(CD, Album, Dut) Virgin, Hut Recordings, Virgin 7243 8 40437 2 8, CDHUT 27, 8 40437 2 Europe 1995
7243 8 40437 2 8, CDHUT 27 The Verve A Northern Soul ‎(CD, Album, Eng) Virgin, Hut Recordings 7243 8 40437 2 8, CDHUT 27 UK 1995
CDHUT 27 The Verve A Northern Soul ‎(CD, Album, Ita) Hut Recordings CDHUT 27 Europe 1995
DGHUT 27, 7243 8 40558 2 0 The Verve A Northern Soul ‎(CD, Album, Ltd) Hut Recordings, Virgin DGHUT 27, 7243 8 40558 2 0 UK 1995
YARD CD13, 7243 8 40437 2 8 The Verve A Northern Soul ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Vernon Yard Recordings, Virgin Records America, Inc. YARD CD13, 7243 8 40437 2 8 US 1995
HUTMC 27 The Verve A Northern Soul ‎(Cass, Album) Hut Recordings HUTMC 27 UK 1995
YARD CS 13 The Verve A Northern Soul ‎(Cass, Album) Vernon Yard Recordings YARD CS 13 US 1995
none The Verve A Northern Soul ‎(Cass, Album, Promo) Vernon Yard Recordings none US 1995
VJCP-25182, CDHUT 27 The Verve A Northern Soul ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Hut Recordings VJCP-25182, CDHUT 27 Japan 1997
4786539 The Verve A Northern Soul ‎(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Virgin, Universal UMC 4786539 Europe 2016
4786534 The Verve A Northern Soul ‎(Box + CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RE, RM + CD, C) Virgin Music Ltd. 4786534 UK & Europe 2016
Marketing 54 The Verve A NORTHERN SOUL ‎(3xCDr, Album, Promo, RE) Virgin EMI Records Marketing 54 UK Unknown
5 09992353392 9 The Verve A Northern Soul ‎(CD, Album) S.B.A./Gala Records 5 09992353392 9 Russia Unknown
7243 8 40437 2 8, CDHUT 27, 8 40437 2 The Verve A Northern Soul ‎(CD, Album, RE, RP) Virgin, Hut Recordings, Virgin 7243 8 40437 2 8, CDHUT 27, 8 40437 2 Europe Unknown
7243 8 40437 2 8, CDHUT 27 The Verve A Northern Soul ‎(CD, Album, RE, RP) Virgin, Hut Recordings 7243 8 40437 2 8, CDHUT 27 Europe Unknown


A Northern Soul is the second studio album by English alternative rock band The Verve. The album was released in the United Kingdom on 20 June 1995 on the Hut label and in the United States on 3 July 1995 on Vernon Yard Records. The title is a reference to Northern Soul, a popular soul movement in Britain during the 1970s

Reportedly produced under the influence of excessive drug use, the album is harrowingly intense, its darkly hypnotic momentum steered by Nick McCabe's spiraling guitar leads and Ashcroft's incantatory vocals; tracks like the remarkable "On Your Own," "So It Goes," and the majestically morose "History" are searing evocations of isolation and desperation, soaring yet heartbreaking anthems of disillusionment and loss.

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Tracklist: 1. A New Decade, 2. This Is Music, 3. On Your Own, 4. So It Goes, 5. A Northern Soul, 6. Brainstorm Interlude, 7. Drive You Home, 8. History, 9. No Knock On My Door, 10. Life’s An Ocean, 11. Stormy Clouds, 12. (Reprise). More albums from The Verve: Forth by The Verve. Urban Hymns by The Verve. A Storm In Heaven by The Verve. View all albums . A Northern Soul.

Lyrics to the album A Northern Soul by The Verve.

Album · 1995 · 36 Songs. The Verve - EP. 1992. No Come Down (B Sides & Outtakes). Deep Cuts: The Verve - EP. 2009. See All. The Journey - Single.

Comments:

Buzatus
The cover art is just exceptional good. The music do the same. Actually worth to pay some 100 euro more as long you are a strong fan.
Rishason
Excellent release. Sounds great to me cannot imagine how much better the original could have sounded
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You know, it must have been awfully difficult for The Verve to be one of the greatest bands roaming the plant, yet not be able to enjoy it, as The Verve were constantly breaking up, or on the verge of so doing, with the door on the cover art suggest that someone was either on their way out, or hat in hand, walking back in, hoping that the other members will understand.If one were to consider that A Storm In Heaven was their psychedelic opus, and very worthy to be gotten as a re-issue on 180 gram vinyl, then A Northern Soul had a foot both in their psychedelic debut, and one in Urban Hymns, their more rock presentation. Certainly A Northern Soul comes off as a bit more polished and focused, yet in the same breath, it contains very fragile elements, and why shouldn’t it, the songs sound like they barely hang together, as if they and the band could evaporate at any moment. Yet with that in mind, it’s that fragility that is so inviting and explorative.Reportedly, the song “A Northern Soul” was written as a response to Noel Gallagher (of Oasis, who The Verve had been touring with) dedicating his song “Cast No Shadow” to Richard Ashcroft, forming an eternal bond between the two. That being said, without a doubt “History” is the most brilliant song on the album, a song that opens the record up like a flower destined to bloom only at night, and should have ushered The Verve to the top of the charts, yet the song, like the entire album, is confession by fire, with majestic lines wonderfully sung such as “I got to tell the tale of how I loved and failed,” followed by “I’ve got a skin full of dope” … all of which kept this radically intense record from becoming the emancipated psychedelic hit it should have been, leaving the band to forever exist on the brink of being all that they should have been.There are many reasons for the fractured-ness of the band, and hence the music. First, copyrights to the name The Verve, or simply Verve, had come to a head, then Ashcroft was hospitalized after far to many drugs and drink, with the band regrouping in a remote Welsh studio, where the lads had only each other to face and deal with, unable to define the task at hand.The cover art was created by Brian Cannon, picturing a man emerging from a small doorway with a projection of a bigger than life Verve emphasizing the hugeness of the more traditional rock music they were hearing from within. The session recordings began with an over the top two week ecstasy party, but subsequently became intensely strained with Richard Ashcroft disappearing for weeks at a time, along with drug and alcohol issues isolating various other band members so much that Owen Morris smashed a studio window after recording “History” out of sheer frustration. On “History,” Liam Gallagher does the handclaps, and having him around was probably like having Keith Richards around during his hazed days. According to Ashcroft, the album was a concept of sorts, with each song taking on a different characteristic of the attributes that make up a northern soul, ranging from arrogance to pain and elation … very much in the fashion of the life they were living.Probably the most prophetic aspect was in the liner notes for the song “History,” bearing the cryptic message “All farewells should be sudden …” A mere three months after the album’s release Ashcroft split the band, only to reform it yet again a few weeks later without guitarist Nick McCabe. A plan was devised to work with Suede’s Bernard Butler fell apart within a fortnight and Simon Tong stepped in to replace McCabe, even staying in the band when McCabe returned in 1997 to record The Verve’s classic album Urban Hymns.Any you know what? In spite of all this, or perhaps because of it, The Verve created an album that will be, and should be remembered for all time, because it’s simply that good.Review by Jenell Kesler
Camper
This pressing is good but it's the same loud remastering found on the new remastered CD. While the LPs were likely cut from a 24-bit master (possibly 96kHz) the experience for human ears, given the mastering was the same, will be virtually identical.I've had an original pressing for a long time and I think it sounds better than the new CD and LP but I also think the original CD sounds virtually identical to the original LP and was likely cut from the same master also. I wouldn't recommend shelling out for the original LP, I'd recommend sticking to the original CD. If you must have this on vinyl because the format matters more to you than the sonics, at least Optimal did a bang up job on the pressing (as they usually do) and you don't have to shell out over US$200 to get a mint copy.
Dorilune
Yes, The Verve, the super mega indie pop band that knew fame when they started to loose it. Even if "Bitter Sweet Symphony" isn't a bad track, "Urban Hyms", their best-seller album, is very poor when you know their music from the beginning. "A Northern Soul" is their masterpiece, this evidence seems to surface lately; mags like Stylus expressed the same opinion in a very beautiful article I posted 10 days ago or so. That music is drug infused psychedelia with absolutely no restrain, an ode to this senseless shitty life filled with disillusions, pains, absurdities & broken hearts; but regained thru the haze of the incredible guitar riffs of Nick McCabe who's influence on the band's compositions, directions & sound was very strong before being castrated by a (on his way to become) megalomaniac Richard Ashcroft; megalomania that will kill the extraordinary band's identity; only this record remains to testify that those four guys touched the sky and above. This LP is the "Bitches Brew" of rock, the missing link between jazz & rock'n'roll. Certainly decadent, it's no less than a genuine masterpiece that should find its place alongside "Loveless" or "Laughing Stock"… Highly Recommended !!!
Faebei
You hit the nail right on the head. This record was the fulfillment of the promise of a musical Storm From Heaven. And for Urban Hyms, to heat the bassist tell it, McCabe saved that album and now Ashcroft claims its more or less his first solo album. Record only has about 4 good songs anyway, the rest degenerates into Soft Rock, none of the edge of this record. There wasn’t even a US vinyl release of this, americans are so clueless about the real Verve pre Urban Hymns. No, this teco
Low_Skill_But_Happy_Deagle
why remasters????? it sounded great when released..... what is this re-mastering fever???? i prefer to keep my original releases form back in the day ,,,, i have heard plenty of remasters which end up sounding sterile ,,,, like the magic is gone,,,,
Mavegelv
What you say is true about digitization garbage. You should see my comment on the storm in heaven remaster about this .
Hidden Winter
Well they could have done a really good job had they cut and mastered it directly from the original tapes but they chose instead to digitally remaster it, so louder. Shame. A big missed opportunity. That said I don't think the original vinyl is all that great either, I had a NM copy of it and it sounded exactly the same as the CD.
Doukasa
I have 2 copies of this, the vinyl on both looks virtually mint but both have a bit of hiss/crackle in the quitter parts, wonder if they are meant to be like it?!Can also confirm that the black part on the front cover is very delicate and wears away revealing the silver underneath
Zulkigis
what numbskull paid £640 for this! you need your head read mate!!! I like this album, but it doesn't seem to gel that well. I'm sure it's been said before, but it's like they were going through a transition from their debut album to Urban Hymns.
Dddasuk
probably a fake sale from a shark to pump up the median price
ALAN
Too bad you can't get the b-sides on this reissue. "Grey Skies" is a fantastic Verve song and I consider it to be their best.
Virn
While I don't have an original pressing for comparison, this is done beautifully. The A Storm In Heaven reissue was quite noisy (at least my copy was), but I heard no noise at all on this record. Very pleased. Recommended purchase if you don't fancy shelling out for an original.
Vertokini
I really liked this reissue. Decent sonics and my expectations were slightly exceeded. Recommended.
Usishele
This is a highly recommended reissue. I have an original LP that isn't in the best shape. While the original's sonics may seem to be a tad better, this reissue will now be my "go to" copy. It's a very flat and quiet pressing. A very enjoyable listening experience.
Kipabi
The box set is well made and the additional tracks, art and book are ace.Two things would have elevated this product to "true fan greatness":1. A remaster from the original analog source (if it existed)2. A Dvd (like The ASIH box set) with live concert footage from the Northern Soul Tour.
LØV€ YØỮ
Very helpful info - thank you. A shame we did not get more live material from this period, included in the box set.
Bradeya
As far as I know based on the information Paul Sinclair obtained at Super Deluxe Edition the original master was used, but unfortunately that didn't stop them from cranking up the loudness even more. And while I'd agree with AngelRivers that the old days of dynamics and having control of your own volume knob were great, the original A Northern Soul release, regardless of what format you picked it up on, wasn't a fully dynamic release like just about everything we saw up to 1993. It's of course not a loudness wars victim like the last few Chili Peppers albums, Death Magnetic or many of today's remasters like the brutally awful 20th anniversary release of Nevermind or RATM debut, but it could have been better and that's what you hope for with a remaster.When Red Light Management put out the 20th anniversary release of Dave Matthews Band's Crash in 2016, they sent the original analogue stereo master tape to Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering who mastered and cut the lacquers in an all analogue chain with no digital delay in the cutter. What a shame Virgin didn't take the oppotunity to do the same here, instead choosing to just digitally remaster and use the one source for all media. This could have been the definitive pressing, instead it was only worth it if you MUST have vinyl IMO.I like the amount of material here but the mastering sucks...and the Loco sessions which are the most exciting part of this release are the most heavily slammed. So frustrating. For me all would have been forgiven had they done a brand new 5.1 mix on a Blu-ray, as 5.1 mixes are usually not mastered in the same aggressive manner as stereo mixes. Several years ago in a Q&A on Gearslutz forum with John Leckie I had mentioned the idea of 5.1 mixes and he was thrilled at the prospect but he said he wanted to do one for the 20th anniversary box set of The Stone Roses and Sony wouldn't pony up the money for the studio time so no doubt Virgin with smaller potential sales wouldn't either.One thing I came here to say, before getting side-tracked with the comments here, how did Nick not notice the massive amounts of distortion in the vocals during the one moment in the Life's An Ocean remix, I had forgot all about that until just now listening to Disc 2 with headphones on, really atrocious in what's otherwise a pretty cool remix. It's unlikely Virign will reissue this again in the near future considering how unsure everyone was about it happening in the first place over the years, so our only hope for an all analogue release of either A Storm in Heaven or A Northern Soul will be a specialty label like Intervention Records, Analog Spark, Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs, etc., doing one.
Zahisan
You are absolutely right on. I referred to the remaster because the boxset was intended to be a remaster. My comment was intended to point out that the best direction with the remastering goal would be at least use the original master tapes as the reference material. If the original master existed, then that would have been fine for the "digital rerelease".
Felhalar
adam 01 ... with all due respect , why a remaster? what was wrong with the original? I seem to hear absolutely nothing wrong with the original master. It's great. People need to chill with the remasters gimmick. I stick to original pressings , always, and unless they are really bad there is no way i go looking for remasters. Besides, a lot of these jobs are so loud you can't turn it down! ,,, it's like someone is shouting at you... From that perspective, I love the old days ...You put on a record and, it's subtle and dynamic.....and if you want to hear it louder , you turn it up.,,,,But this current trend of remastering everything is nuts! Just saying. Bets luck, bro
skyjettttt
Hi there, here is a review. I am an owner of both SIH AND Northern soul original lps.I bought both these reissues as back ups. With regard to the cover, the back of it features the same mirrory effect, however, the colours of the vending machine are a bit pal compared to the original. Now, the faces on the cover of the repress are a bit lifeless and pal,while the dark background on the original is a more solid black.Both records are crystal clear, without clouds, no background noises and flat. The new records seem heavier than the originals (not that it implies anything to the sonic performance).With regard to the sonic experience on my system (garrard 401 denon 103r), the repress shows the same performance compared to the original similarly to my other storm in heaven vinyl copies (see my review over there). "The reissue is a really good performer compared to the original. I could say that it stood up to an 75% of the performance of the original. However, it lacked on the crispness of the sound,the representation, a bit on the soundstage and less on the depth of the soundstage. The original was more involving and conveying in a better way the feelings of the tracks." In addition, i would say that i noticed some sibilance on the words starting from 's' which was a bit of a let down ("on your own" track. The bass in the original was a bit more apparent and authoritative.Verdict - I would suggest this repress, it is an honest effort and will transfer the vinyl sonic experience, albeit at a somewhat lower level compared to an original copy. However, the gap versus the original seems higher in this one compared to storm in heaven.Enjoy your music and happy collecting!
Foxanayn
thanks for this! great review. i'm happy with my record, but then again i've never heard the original. still glad they repressed these and gave fans a chance to get them
Fenrikasa
Anybody got a review of the pressing/sound quality on this?
Rollers from Abdun
Just want to warn anyone considering buying this record, the cover is extremely delicate. Great care has to be taken when handling it, because the artwork can be torn off quite easily exposing the mirrored sleeve underneath.Otherwise, great album.
Akta
anyone have more info on this reissue? like is it going to be a remastered version? what source are they using?
Fordg
The vinyl was digitally remastered unfortunately, by loudness wars heroes Chris Potter and buddywhasisname from Metropolis.It's louder, so I guess if you like the loudness wars the remaster will be for you.
Daigami
I have reserved a record at AMAZON in japan.It's sold in September.
Barinirm
Whoops! I didn't read your post properly in my excitement! Sorry :-sHi! Yes YES YES! It's getting a reissue in August!!! http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/news/the-verve-a-northern-soul-2lp-vinyl/https://www.amazon.co.uk/Northern-Soul-Verve/dp/B000000W8C:-)
Gela
Reissued on Aug, 26 th 2016. Great news for fans!

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