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Podcast Episode
Season
Fourteen
number
694
Type
Album Review
Post Date
1/16/2024

The Verve

694 A Northern Soul by The Verve

A Northern Soul

Label
Hut, Vernon Yard
Release year
1995
Producer
Owen Morris
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The Verve tightened the songwriting on their 1995 sophomore album A Northern Soul while perfecting their brand of psychedelic Britpop

Author & Special Guests

While Britpop bands like Oasis and Blur aped the sounds of British invasion bands like The Beatles and The Kinks, other UK bands explored less radio-friendly material. In the case of The Verve, long psychedelic jams improvised in the studio established the sound of the band on their 1993 debut album A Storm in Heaven. For their long-play 1995 follow-up, A Northern Soul, the band entered the studio with more composed ideas that edged away from formless psychedelia to incorporate more defined verses and choruses, and even an acoustic ballad on par with Wonderwall.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - A¬†New Decade
  • 16:50 - On Your Own
  • 19:12 - Life's An Ocean
  • 21:58 - So It Goes
  • 31:57 - History
  • Outro - A¬†Northern Soul

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