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About The A Northern Soul Boxset
Universal Music has recently released expanded editions of The Verve’s seminal album A NORTHERN SOUL. Remastered by Chris Potter (co-producer of the band’s Urban Hymns) at Metropolis studios, the albums feature previously unreleased and never-heard-before tracks, E.P. and B-sides material and BBC sessions.
Presented as a 3-CD box set, the super deluxe edition of A NORTHERN SOUL comes with a booklet featuring new interviews and previously unseen photos. Limited edition, remastered vinyl versions of the original LPs for both A NORTHERN SOUL (2-LP Gatefold) and their 1993 debut album A STORM IN HEAVEN (1-LP) will also be released in faithful reproductions of the original packaging.
About The Verve
The Verve were an English rock band formed in Wigan in 1990 by lead vocalist Richard Ashcroft, guitarist Nick McCabe, bass guitarist Simon Jones and drummer Peter Salisbury. Guitarist and keyboard player Simon Tong became a member at a later date.
Beginning with a psychedelic sound, by the mid-1990s the band had released several EPs and three albums. It also endured name and line-up changes, break-ups, health problems, drug abuse and various lawsuits. The band’s commercial breakthrough was the 1997 album Urban Hymns, one of the best-selling albums in UK Chart history. The album features the hit singles “Bitter Sweet Symphony”, “The Drugs Don’t Work” and “Lucky Man”. In 1998, the band won two Brit Awards—winning Best British Group, appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in March, and in February 1999, “Bitter Sweet Symphony” was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song.
Soon after their commercial peak, the Verve broke up in April 1999, citing internal conflicts. According to Billboard magazine, “the group’s rise was the culmination of a long, arduous journey that began at the dawn of the decade and went on to encompass a major breakup, multiple lawsuits, and an extensive diet of narcotics”. During an eight-year split, Ashcroft dismissed talk of a reunion, saying: “You’re more likely to get all four Beatles on stage.” The band’s original line-up reunited in June 2007, embarking on a tour later that year and releasing the album Forth in August 2008, which spawned the hit single “Love Is Noise”. Amid revived tensions, the band broke up for the second time in 2009.
A Northern Soul Track Listing
1. A New Decade
2. This Is Music
3. On Your Own (Richard Ashcroft)
4. So It Goes
5. A Northern Soul
6. Brainstorm Interlude
7. Drive You Home
8. History (Richard Ashcroft)
9. No Knock on My Door
10. Life’s an Ocean
11. Stormy Clouds