Embrace are releasing Out Of Nothing and This New Day for the first time on 180g vinyl on 30 October via Craft Recordings. The long sought-after reissues were cut at London’s Metropolis Studios and will come with free download codes and printed inner sleeves. Pre-order is available now here

In addition, to mark the reissues, Embrace will play an exclusive online live performance of Out Of Nothing in full on 31 October. Tickets are on sale on Monday August 31 here: https://link.dice.fm/MPWvShSdd9

To celebrate the one-off performance, a limited-edition red vinyl pressing of Out Of Nothing will be released via the band’s store and UK Independent record shops on October 30. It’s available here

On the forthcoming activity, frontman Danny McNamara said: “It’s great to be celebrating two very special records from the band’s catalogue in this way. We’d been dropped by our previous record company before we made Out Of Nothing, and pretty much written off as a band, so to come back with the biggest and most successful record of our career to date was nothing short of a miracle – people were calling it ‘the best comeback since Lazarus!’ And then to follow up that success with This New Day and another No.1 album was amazing. It was a magical time for the band.”

With the release of Out Of Nothing in 2004, Embrace were catapulted back to the top of the charts, in no small part thanks to Coldplay’s Chris Martin who wrote the hit single Gravity for the album. Danny McNamara first heard the song when Coldplay were still playing it as part of their early live sets, “I’d already heard Gravity ‘cause they’d played it at a gig and I remember telling Chris that I thought it was a really beautiful song. Like Trouble or The Scientist.”.

But it was a phone call in 2004 from Chris, spurred on by then-wife, Gwyneth Paltrow, where they were officially offered the track. Danny adds: “In the end, Chris thought the song sounded too much like Embrace for Coldplay to use. I remember when he rang me up to ask me about it he was really sheepish and worried about how he might come across. Gwyneth was in the background pushing him into it, saying “go on ask him, ask him…”.

Guitarist Richard McNamara continues: “We were pretty much into the mixing stage of the album, I think we were working on a couple of final songs, so we kind of dismissed the offer out of hand because we had so much faith in what we’d already recorded, the potential backlash just didn’t seem necessary. But after a night of soul searching we all figured, ‘come on guys, it’s a great song by one of the world’s best songwriters, and he’s handing it to us on a plate… we’d be crazy not to at least have a go!’”

Coinciding with the single’s anniversary on Sunday 30 August, the original promo video for Gravity, recorded at Abbey Road Studios has also been remastered in 1080p HD. Watch it now on Youtube

The album went on to be their most successful album to date, selling 2x platinum in the UK. In 2006, they released their fifth album This New Day which also topped the UK charts, Embrace taking a different approach to the songwriting making it a whole band affair as opposed to just Danny and Richard. The lead single from the album was the anthemic Natures Law which entered the charts at No.2 making it their highest charting single to date.

LP reissue tracklistings:

Out Of Nothing
A1 Ashes 4:20
A2 Gravity 4:39
A3 Someday 5:38
A4 Looking As You Are 4:04
A5 Wish ‘Em All Away 3:58
B1 Keeping 4:31
B2 Spell It Out 4:53
B3 A Glorious Day 3:51
B4 Near Life 5:46
B5 Out Of Nothing

This New Day
A1 No Use Crying 3:44
A2 Natures Law 4:09
A3 Target 4:30
A4 Sainted 4:20
A5 I Cannot Come Down 4:15
B1 Celebrate 3:34
B2 Exploding Machines 5:21
B3 Even Smaller Stones 4:31
B4 The End Is Near 4:40
B5 This New Day

 

 

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