This Is Music

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"This Is Music"
Single by The Verve
from the album A Northern Soul
Released 1 May 1995
Format CD, 7", 12"
Recorded 1994 Loco Studios, Wales
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:35
Label Hut Records
Writer(s) Richard Ashcroft, Simon Jones, Peter Salisbury, and Nick McCabe,
Producer(s) Owen Morris, The Verve
The Verve singles chronology
"Slide Away"
(1993)
"This is Music"
(1995)
"On Your Own"
(1995)
A Northern Soul track listing
"A New Decade"
(1)
"This Is Music"
(2)
"On Your Own"
(3)

"This Is Music" was the first single released from The Verve's second album, A Northern Soul. The aptly named song is full of varied lyrical images. The song charted at #35 in the United Kingdom. "This Is Music" featured as the band's opening song for the majority of their 2008 reunion tour. The cover was shot in Leeds, England.

Music video[edit]

The video depicts the band playing inside of a black room. Ashcroft as well as a young woman are shown standing in front of a building identified as Balfron Tower and walking inside it. The video ends with Ashcroft falling from the aforementioned building.

Track listing[edit]

  • CD HUTCD 54
  1. This Is Music - 3.35
  2. Let the Damage Begin - 4.23
  3. You and Me - 3.53
  • 7" HUT 54
  1. This Is Music - 3.35
  2. Let the Damage Begin - 4.23
  • 12" HUTT 54
  1. This Is Music - 3.35
  2. Let the Damage Begin - 4.23
  3. You and Me - 3.53

US version[edit]

In 1995 This Is Music was released for the American market - with a different track listing. The single was distributed by American label Vernon Yard Recordings.

  • CD Promo DPRO-11041
  1. This Is Music - 3.35
  2. History (Radio Edit) - 4.02
  3. On Your Own (Solo Acoustic/Recorded Live from MTV's 120 Minutes) - 4.01

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