Northern Sulphuric Soul

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Northern Sulphuric Soul
Rae&Christian NorthernSulphuricSoul albumcover2.jpg
Studio album by
Released5 October 1998 (1998-10-05)
LabelGrand Central
  • Steve Christian
  • Mark Rae
Rae & Christian chronology
Northern Sulphuric Soul
Blazing the Crop
Alternative cover
United States edition
United States edition
Alternative cover
Remastered edition
Remastered edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Mojo3/5 stars[2]
Muzik5/5 stars[3]
Q4/5 stars[4]
Uncut4/5 stars[6]

Northern Sulphuric Soul is the debut studio album by English electronic music duo Rae & Christian, released on 5 October 1998 by Grand Central Records.

In the United States, Northern Sulphuric Soul was released on the Sm:)e label, with a green version of the original orange sleeve. A remastered version was released on 12 January 2004, which contained three extra tracks and alternative sleeve art.

Track listing[edit]

1."Divine Sounds"5:17
2."Anything U Want" (featuring QBall & Curt Cazal)3:38
3."Swan Song (For a Nation)" (featuring Veba)5:23
4."Now I Lay Me Down" (featuring YZ)3:58
5."The Hush" (with Texas)5:26
6."All I Ask" (featuring Veba)4:49
7."Swimming Pool"5:38
8."Fool" (featuring Veba)5:22
9."Catch a Rude Awakening"3:22
10."Play On (Grand Central)" (featuring Jungle Brothers)3:54
11."Bring the Drama"2:47
12."Flip the Mic" (featuring Jeru the Damaja)4:45
13."Spellbound" (featuring Veba)5:43


Rae & Christian


Chart (1998) Peak
UK Albums (OCC)[7] 150
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[8] 25


  1. ^ Bush, John. "Northern Sulphuric Soul – Rae & Christian". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Rae & Christian: Northern Sulphuric Soul". Mojo (123): 110. February 2004.
  3. ^ Bush, Calvin (November 1998). "Rae & Christian: Northern Sulphuric Soul (Grand Central)". Muzik (42): 81.
  4. ^ "Rae & Christian: Northern Sulphuric Soul". Q (211): 116. February 2004.
  5. ^ Das, Simon (December 1998). "Rae and Christian: Northern Sulphuric Soul". Select (102): 107.
  6. ^ "Rae & Christian – Northern Sulphuric Soul". Uncut (82): 112. March 2004. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Chart Log UK: The Rabble Army – RZA". Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 January 2019.