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25 things you (probably) didn't know about A Northern Soul

A Northern Soul was a crucial record in the evolution of the Verve. After the psychedelia of the Wigan band's 1993 debut A Storm In Heaven, they opted for a rockier, denser sound for the 1995 follow-up.

Weighing in at a mighty 64 minutes long, at the time the album was a moderate commercial success, but it gained them a legion of devoted fans and is now considered an all-time classic.

Recording the album was such a torturous process that the band split up not long after its release - but they later reformed to release the multi-million selling Urban Hymns, cementing their reputation as a truly legendary British band.

Read on to discover 24 fascinating facts about A Northern Soul.

A Storm In Heaven and A Northern Soul are reissued on 9 September in super deluxe box set editions, gatefold vinyl and as digital editions, featuring rare and previously unreleased material. Head here to preorder the physical box set and here to preorder digitally

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