Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…
8 June 2018
Band: EMBRACE (West Yorkshire, UK)
Album: THE GOOD WILL OUT
Released: 8 June 1998 – 20 years ago
ALL MUSIC wrote: “Debut albums rarely arrive with as much expectation as Embrace’s
‘The Good Will Out’ in Britain, at least. Arriving after the massive success of Oasis and The
Verve, The Good Will Out was perceived as the heir apparent to the lad-rock throne. One
listen to ‘The Good Will Out’ illustrates why the group ingeniously combines the anthemic
hooks and the monolithic roar of Oasis with the sweeping aural majesty of the Verve. That
alone makes the album a bracing listen.” Score 4/5 – Full review here.
TURN UP THE VOLUME says: The astounding combination of sky-high anthems, intense sentiments, epic ballads, steamy rockers and magnetic tunes turned ‘The Good Will Out‘ into a king-sized debut longplayer. Huge achievement.
THREE TOP TRACKS: All You Good People / My Weakness Is None Of Your Business /
One Big Family
* ALL YOU GOOD PEOPLE – the classic single…
* MY WEAKNESS IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS – riveting ballad…
British indie rockers EMBRACE, featuring two brothers, singer Danny McNamara and guitarist Richard McNamara were hailed at the start of their career as potential contenders to compete with Manchester legends OASIS. Their very first single ALL YOU GOOD GOOD PEOPLE – from their debut album THE GOOD WILL OUT that went gold on the day of its release (on 8 June 1997) – definitely had all ingredients to achieve the high expectations.
A truly gripping, anthemic ballad with a monumental chorus and an overall big, elevating orchestration that turned the track into a pure (underrated) classic. Here’s the epic beauty, released 20 years ago on 17 February 1997…
I feel like I meant something
You always say, you need more time
Well, I’ll stay right here
And I’ll wait for good until I find a love worth mine
Someday, you’ve got it coming It hurts me when I read the signs So loud and clear, that I’ll make you glad If I’m leaving first and crying
All you good good people listen to me You’re just about done with the way that you feel ‘Cause nothing rings home enough to dig your heels in You don’t have to leave me to see what I mean All you good good people listen to me
And all I wanna do is find my name upon the line Before I have to lose this I want time
All you good good people listen to me You’re just about done with the way that you feel ‘Cause nothing rings home enough to dig your heels in You don’t have to leave me to see what I mean Lose all your fears, they are keeping you down You won’t have to fake it, while I’m around All you good good people listen to me
The band is still alive and kicking and now working on a new, their seventh, album.