The Verve ‎– A Northern Soul

Hut Recordings ‎– HUTLP 27, Virgin ‎– 7243 8 40437 1 1
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 A New Decade
Percussion – Peter Salisbury, Simon Jones
A2 This Is Music
Percussion – Peter Salisbury, Richard Ashcroft
A3 On Your Own
Acoustic Guitar – Richard AshcroftPiano, Twelve-String Guitar – Nick McCabe
A4 So It Goes
Acoustic Guitar, Organ [Hammond Organ] – Nick McCabeAcoustic Guitar, Percussion – Richard AshcroftPercussion – Peter Salisbury
B1 A Northern Soul
Keyboards – Simon Jones
B2 Brainstorm Interlude
Organ [Hammond Organ] – Owen Morris
B3 Drive You Home
C1 History
Acoustic Guitar, Percussion – Richard AshcroftArranged By [Strings] – Wil MaloneArranged By [Strings], Strings [Synthesized Strings] – Owen MorrisPercussion – Peter SalisburyStrings – Gavin Wright*, The London Symphony OrchestraTwelve-String Guitar – Simon Jones
C2 No Knock On My Door
Electric Piano – Richard Ashcroft
C3 Life's An Ocean
Percussion – Peter Salisbury, Richard Ashcroft
D1 Stormy Clouds
Acoustic Guitar – Richard AshcroftPiano, Synthesizer [Moog], Acoustic Guitar – Nick McCabe
D2 (Reprise)

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Silver specular cover. Comes with printed inner sleeves.

Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 24384 04371 1
  • Label Code: LC 3098
  • Rights Society: BIEM MCPS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): HUTLP 27 A-01-01-1- D J.A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): HUTLP 27 B-01-014-1- JA D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): HUTLP 27 C-01-01- 1- D JA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): HUTLP 27 D-01-01-2 JA D

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
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 Sell This Version
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 Sell This Version
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 Sell This Version
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 Sell This Version
840 437 2 The Verve A Northern Soul(CD, Album) Virgin 840 437 2 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version


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March 3, 2017
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 !!!


February 19, 2017
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,,,,


February 16, 2017
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


January 30, 2017
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.


August 2, 2016
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.


April 21, 2016
anyone have more info on this reissue? like is it going to be a remastered version? what source are they using?


April 19, 2016
Reissued on Aug, 26 th 2016. Great news for fans!


April 19, 2016
This album Soon will be reissued on vinyl.


November 9, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
Best Psychedelic Rock Album - How could anyone say that? More pop than than their début, and less compelling and fully formed than the follow up, this ends up in a dull no-man's land.


October 28, 2014
Shame there isn't a completely instrumental version, eh