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    Melanie CNorthern Star

    Label:EMI – 0602438893683, UMC – 0602438893683
    Format:
    Vinyl, LP
    Vinyl, LP, Single Sided, Etched
    All Media, Album, Reissue
    Country:UK, Europe & US
    Released:
    Genre:Electronic, Rock, Pop
    Style:Pop Rock, Soft Rock, Downtempo

    Tracklist

    A1Go!
    Mixed ByPatrick McCarthy*
    ProducerWilliam Orbit
    3:39
    A2Northern Star
    Mixed ByPatrick McCarthy*
    ProducerMarius De Vries
    4:41
    A3Goin' Down3:35
    A4I Turn To You
    Co-producerRob Playford
    Mixed ByPatrick McCarthy*
    ProducerRick Nowels
    5:50
    A5If That Were Me
    Mixed ByPatrick McCarthy*
    ProducerRick Nowels
    4:35
    B1Never Be The Same Again4:52
    B2Why5:27
    B3Suddenly Monday2:36
    B4Ga Ga
    Mixed ByD. Sardy*, Rick Rubin
    ProducerRick Rubin
    3:50
    B5Be The One
    Mixed ByPatrick McCarthy*
    ProducerRick Rubin
    3:35
    C1Closer5:41
    C2Feel The Sun5:02
    C3Never Be The Same Again (Single Mix) 4:12
    C4I Turn To You (Hex Hector Radio Mix)
    Producer [Original Production]Rick Nowels
    Remix, Producer [Additional Production]Hex Hector
    4:13
    C5Follow Me 4:47
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    Notes

    Record Store Day 2022 ‘First’ release, with the initial run limited to 2500 copies.

    Packaged in a gatefold cover. D side is etched with a silhouette of the artist. Some copies have a white sticker stating "Made in Czech Republic" affixed to the shrinkwrap on the back.

    Track A1: Published by BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited / Concor Songs Limited.
    Track A2: Published by BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited / Spirit Music Publishing Limited.
    Track A3: Published by BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited / Universal Music Publishing Limited / St Music LLC.
    Track A4: Published by BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited / Spirit Music Publishing Limited / Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Track A5: Published by BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited / Spirit Music Publishing Limited.
    Track B1: Published by BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited / Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Track B2: Published by BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited / Concor Songs Limited.
    Track B3: Published by BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited / Universal Music Publishing Limited / Concor Songs Limited / St Music LLC.
    Track B4: Published by BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited / Universal Music MGB Limited.
    Track B5: Published by BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited / Universal Music MGB Limited.
    Track C1: Published by BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited / Spirit Music Publishing Limited / Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Track C2: Published by BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited / Spirit Music Publishing Limited.
    Track C3: Published by BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited / BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited / Spirit Music Publishing Limited.
    Track C4: Published by BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited / Spirit Music Publishing Limited / Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Track C5: Published by Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd / Universal / MCA Music Limited.

    Barcode and Other Identifiers

    • Barcode (Text): 6 02438 89368 3
    • Barcode (Scanned): 602438893683
    • Label Code: LC00542
    • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
    • Other (Component catalogue number, Disc 1): 0602438893690
    • Other (Component catalogue number, Disc 2): 0602438893706
    • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): 00602438893690-A, 238399E1, 1147437
    • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): 00602438893690-B, 238399E2, 1151983
    • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, etched): 00602438893706-A, 238399E3, 1147049

    Other Versions (5 of 94)View All

    Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
    Recently Edited
    Northern Star (CD, Album)Virgin7243 8 48510 2 6US1999
    Recently Edited
    Northern Star (CD, Album)Virgin, VirginCDV2893, 7243 8 48469 2 3Europe1999
    Northern Star (CD, Album)Virgin Music Canada, Virgin Music Canada, Virgin Music Canada, Virgin72438 48510 2 6, 7243 8 48510 2 6, 7243 8 48469 2 3, CDV2893Canada1999
    New Submission
    Northern Star (Minidisc, Album)Virgin, VirginMDV2893, 7243 848469 8 5UK & Europe1999
    Recently Edited
    Northern Star (CD, Album)Virgin, Virgin7243 8 48525 2 8, CDVX2893UK1999
    SweetCharityHK's avatar
    Great album. Very happy to see this long-overdue release. But the vinyl was SO filthy, and both sides of my disc#1 had pretty big patches of glue from the paper sleeve on them. I couldn't remove them with several rounds of wash using triple-strength vinyl solution. Ended up using De-solv-it and phew it worked. They have gotta to stop those paper sleeves without lining. Come on!
    fabi.callejas's avatar
    As much as I love this release, I have to say, pictures and quality are AMAZING - but - the vinyl was so dirty that actually a piece of paper was stuck on "Go!" that now, after carefully cleaning it, it's a scratch that makes the vinyl jump. Either way, I'll be purchasing another copy because it's STUNNING.
    mike.g's avatar
    mike.g
    It's always interesting when old albums and tracks get repressed many years later to see how the sound is mastered differently and how they do little tweaks here and then a few adjustments there.

    The Hex Hector Radio Mix of I Turn To You is definitely a different version noticeable right out of the gate. The og version has the acidy sounds much lower in pitch whereas in this version are much higher pitched and way more pronounced. Also at the conclusion of each chorus the lyrics of "I Turn To You" has the piano keys from the album version layered in more dominately. Not bad just different and for someone owns MANY copies of all vinyl versions of all mixes of the song and who has listened to this song thousands of times (I'm not kidding) since 2000 in many different headphones, on different mixers, etc..sounds quite noticeably different..really hit me in my ears unexpectedly.

    Some of the instrumentation throughout is also quite suppressed which I guess is somewhat dissapointing as I was really looking forward to hearing an unchanged mix of this but mastered differently using modern technology.

    Go have a listen 🎧🎵🎶🎧
    mike.g's avatar
    mike.g
    I wouldn't pay anymore than 40 bucks (before shipping) on this for time being. Either wait for a seller to list it or seek out from one of the stores that's already selling online off of discogs.

    #DefundTheScalpers
    Goshjosh12's avatar
    Goshjosh12
    A seriously great pressing of a great album. After a cleaning, it sounds so clear and deep. Get this while you can!
    Oldschool-Vinyl's avatar
    This is one of my childhood albums, and this album was the start of Mel. C proving she was the strongest of the Spices. So what a joy it is to get this pressing, it’s been given a really great bit of justice here. There’s a lot around. Don’t pay the scalpers, it was £35.
    Recordyear72's avatar
    Recordyear72
    Got my copy today $35.99 suggested retail price, not this I'm gonna buy and automatically charge twice the amount because I didn't want it in the first place. A couple store in my town still have copies.
    svsol's avatar
    svsol
    Edited 2 months ago
    Was also able to grab one copy today. Is it just me or is side A slightly pressed off-center?
    Otherwise this is a very good release. Good dynamic range, almost no surface or static noise.
    djity-music's avatar
    djity-music
    Edited 2 months ago
    WOOW Sound is so rich!!!! So detailed ! All the little sounds here and there are so well rendered (especially on the 2/3 first tracks on each side) Dynamics are really good too, just a little bit of static noise (that might go with a good cleaning) but nothing serious ! No surface noise, no clicks or pops! I wonder what master did they use for the vinyl because I never heard that album so well ! Thanks so much whoever pressed this! The sleeve is a wonder too, sturdy gatefold with the iconic shoot and inner sleeves with lyrics, credits and photos + cherry on the cake : a nice etched side D ! 5/5
    mike.g's avatar
    mike.g
    "When the world is darker than I can understand"

    Mel C will never understand how profound this song was and of all songs on planet Earth, set me on a new journey in life.

    I have never, ever, EVER been the same since I danced my ass off to the Hex Hector Remix in early 2000...when this was on all the bootleg Sound Factory cd's...this is where my life began.

    #ForeverChanged (and for the better)

    The millenials/ Gen Z'ers will never get it because you can't miss what you never knew.....