The VerveA Northern Soul

Label:Virgin EMI Records – 4786539, Universal UMC – 4786539
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180 gram
Style:Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Britpop


A1A New Decade
A2This Is Music
A3On Your Own
Acoustic GuitarRichard Ashcroft
Piano, Twelve-String GuitarNick McCabe
A4So It Goes
Acoustic Guitar, Organ [Hammond]Nick McCabe
Acoustic Guitar, PercussionRichard Ashcroft
PercussionPeter Salisbury
B1A Northern Soul
KeyboardsSimon Jones
B2Brainstorm Interlude
Organ [Hammond]Owen Morris
B3Drive You Home
12-String Acoustic GuitarSimon Jones
Acoustic Guitar, PercussionRichard Ashcroft
Arranged By [Strings]Owen Morris, Wil Malone
PercussionPeter Salisbury
Strings [Synthesized]Owen Morris
C2No Knock On My Door
Electric PianoRichard Ashcroft
C3Life's An Ocean
D1Stormy Clouds
Acoustic GuitarRichard Ashcroft
Piano, Synthesizer [Moog], Acoustic GuitarNick McCabe

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Originally released 1995 as HUTLP27.
Includes printed innersleeves.

Sourced from digital files prepared from the original half-inch tapes. Remastered by Chris Potter & Tony Cousins at Metropolis and Sabian at Fullsound. The vinyl lacquers were cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy and the records were pressed by Optimal Media.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 02547 865397
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runouts): BG29235-01 A1 4786539
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runouts): BG29235-01 B1 MATT@ALCHEMY 4786539
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Runouts): BG29235-02 C1 4786539
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Runouts): BG29235-02 D1 MATT@ALCHEMY 4786539
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Label Code: LC03098

Other Versions (5 of 32)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
A Northern Soul (CD, Album)Virgin840 437 2Brazil1995
Recently Edited
A Northern Soul (CD, Album, EMI Swindon)Virgin, Hut Recordings, Hut Recordings7243 8 40437 2 8, CDHUT 27, CDHUT27Europe1995
A Northern Soul (2×LP, Album, Limited Edition)Hut Recordings, VirginHUTLP 27, 7243 8 40437 1 1UK1995
Recently Edited
A Northern Soul (CD, Album)Vernon Yard Recordings, VirginYARD CD13, 7243 8 40437 2 8US1995
A Northern Soul (CD, Album)Virgin7243 8 40437 2 8Canada1995



  • matiasmfer's avatar
    beautiful edition, great definition of sound. Midrange and bass stand out. no warp. No problem. the detail of the silver envelope is excellent. I have been looking for this vinyl for a long time and it is finally in my collection. I can only compare the audio with the cd and I am very very satisfied with the sound of this edition. I'm having a hard time understanding what audio issues some are talking about. greetings!
    • groovernova's avatar
      Hello to the Discogs community! I'm a new member, just getting back in to vinyl. I wondered if any of you good, and more knowledgeable folks could help me out on this vinyl release please. I recently bought a sealed copy off eBay. The barcode 6 02547 865397 is correct. The Rights Society BIEM/SDRM is correct. The Label Code LC03098 is correct. The year 2016 is correct. But the Matrix / Runout of BG29235 4786539 does not match. Mine has 4787015 on all sides (A1, B1, C1, D1). Is this legit or have I been sold a dud? Massive thanks in advance :)
      • Rennersonline's avatar
        Awesome. my copy has just arrived. Where have all these 2016 issues suddenly appeared from i wonder??
        • august66's avatar
          As with Owen Morris produced ( see Definitely maybe by Oasis)albums the recording is bright and has no warmth and is very digital and best described as produced for radio .
          • muthubuntu's avatar
            Nothing wrong with my copy - everything sounds like it should - which is likely the CD version, since this is from a digital master... with that said, none of the issues anyone is describing below, and the vocals sound great in the mix... as do all the other instruments...
            • City_Never_Sleeps's avatar
              I purchased item few days ago and i have to admit that i am really happy with sound quality and cover quality. A nice edition for a very good album!
              • Fog-and-Lime's avatar
                same problem as the Storm In Heaven reissue. Vocals are TOO LOUD. Sound is no good. AVOID these reissues. Waiting for a proper, masters-based good reissue of this. For me this one is worthless.
                • bdougher's avatar
                  This is a weird album because in general it sounds great, and some tracks are extremely dynamic and detailed (especially quieter songs). But too many of the tracks sound compressed, loud, and with a weird crunchy distortion in both the instruments and voices, and as others have noticed, vocal sibilance. I don’t have an original vinyl pressing to compare, and I haven’t compared to digital yet, but I’m thinking the issues have more to do with the recording and/or mastering rather than the pressing itself. The pressing seems great, and quiet.
                  • cornetctc's avatar
                    Don't know anything about the original pressing but this sounds really great 👍
                    • dandamat's avatar
                      Excellent release. Sounds great to me cannot imagine how much better the original could have sounded


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