Genre: Alternative
Label: Virgin
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


The Verve A Northern Soul 2LP

The Verve

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1995 Sophomore Album Reissued On 180g Double LP!
Features Special Reflective Metallic Cover!

The second studio album from The Verve was released in 1995. The album charted at number 13 in the UK and has since received critical acclaim.

After their 1994 Lollapalooza performance, the group returned to their practice room in Wigan to begin recording for their 2nd studio album. When that proved to be impossible, they relocated to rural Wales.

Strung out on drugs and in the midst of relationship problems, Ashcroft disappeared for days on end during the sessions for this album. Producer Owen Morris states: "They did my head in, completely and utterly. There you go. That's life. It's a fantastic album at the end of the day, but it's not a process that I'd ever want to go through again."

"Though shorn of the more overtly shoegazer-styled elements of their debut A Storm in Heaven, the Verve's sophomore effort A Northern Soul is no less epic in scope, forging a heavier, more traditionally psychedelic sound infused with a chaotic energy which mirrors the emotional upheaval at the heart of Richard Ashcroft's songs. 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." - Jason Ankeny,

• 180g vinyl
• Double LP
• Remastered (2016)
• Pressed in Germany
• Special reflective metallic cover

Side 1:

1. A New Decade
2. This Is Music
3. On Your Own
4. So It Goes
Side 2:
1. A Northern Soul
2. Brainstorm Interlude
3. Drive You Home

Side 3:
1. History
2. No Knock On My Door
3. Life's An Ocean
Side 4:
1. Stormy Clouds
2. (reprise)

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