THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN! 7 Mesmeric Anthems From RICHARD ASHCROFT…

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The eccentric Northern Soul Man from Wigan, England is finally back. Six years after
his RPA and The United Nations Of Sound project, eight years after reunion album
Forth with The Verve and ten years after his last proper solo album Keys To The World.
New album THESE PEOPLE will be out 20th of May. And this summer, August 8th, he
will play Belgium at the Lokerse Feesten Festival. I will be in the front row, oh yes. Reasons enough for a Magnificent Seven selection. Here are seven epic symphonies illustrating the sonic radiance of RICHARD ASCHCROFT‘s flamboyant career…

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1/ Slide Away
The wild years. A dreamy and mind-blowing trip, with Ashcroft eight miles high…

On album: Storm In Heaven (1993)
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2/ This Is Music
Electrifying soul thunder à la The Verve . Fully charged and grand orchestration…

On album: Northern Soul (1995)
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3/ Bittersweet Symphony
I heard this a million times but still his most bewitching anthem ever. Just unavoidable…

On album: Urban Hymns (1997)
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4/ Buy It In Bottles
One of the best ballads – to my ears – he ever wrote. Melodic splendor…

On album: Human Conditions (2002)
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5/ Why Not Nothing
RA on a roll. King-sized chorus to scream along out loud. Vibrant power…

On album: Keys To The World (2006)
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6/ Velvet Morning
This is music! Pure beauty. One of his most intense moments…
On album: Urban Hymns (1997)

7/ This Is How It Feels
Back in grand style. Vintage majesty. Glorious return…

On album: These People (2016)
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RICHARD ASHCROFT : Website – Facebook – Twitter

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