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1. Bitter Sweet Symphony by THE VERVE (Wigan, UK)

Released: 16 June 1997
Album: Urban Hymns
Score: No 2 in the UK, No 12 in the USA

“Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony, that’s life
Tryna make ends meet, you’re a slave to money then you die
I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places where all the veins meet, yeah”


2. ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’ by ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN (Liverpool)

Released: 20 June 1997
Album: Evergreen
Score: #8 in the UK

“I want it now, I want it now
Not the promises of what tomorrow brings
I need to live in dreams today
I’m tired of the song that sorrow sings”


3. ‘Kowalski’ by PRIMAL SCREAM (Scotland/UK)

Released: 5 May 1997
Album: Vanishing Point
Score: #2 in Scotland, #8 in the UK

“This radio station was named Kowalski
In honor of the last American hero to whom
Speed means freedom of the soul
The question is not when he’s gonna stop
But who is gonna stop him”


4. ‘Get Higher’ by BLACK GRAPE (UK)

Released: 10 September 1997
Album: Stupid Stupid Stupid
Score: #24 in the UK

“Nancy is joining me because the message this evening is not my message, but ours
“Despite our best efforts, shortages of marijuana are now being reported. From the early
days of our administration, Nancy has been abusing marijuana on a daily basis and her
personal observations and efforts have given her such dramatic insights that I wanted
her to share them with you this evening.”


5. ‘Brimful Of Asha’ by CORNERSHOP (UK)

Released: 18 August 1997
Album: When I Was Born For The 7th Time
Score: #1 in the UK, #1 in Scotland

“Brimful of Asha on the 45
Well, it’s a brimful of Asha on the 45
Brimful of Asha on the 45
Well, it’s a brimful of Asha on the 45”



6. Song 2 by BLUR (UK)


7. ‘All You Good People’ by EMBRACE (UK)


8. ‘Electricity’ by SPIRITUALIZED (UK)


9. ‘Block Rockin’ Beats’ by CHEMICAL BROTHERS (UK)


10. ‘D’you Know What I Mean’ by OASIS

EMBRACE Released Their Monumental Debut Album ‘THE GOOD WILL OUT’ 20 Years Ago Today…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

8 June 2018

Band: EMBRACE (West Yorkshire, UK)


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…


* ONE BIG FAMILY – titanic stroke…

Album in full…

EMBRACE: Website – Facebook – Twitter – All Albums

EMBRACE – Epic Debut Single ‘ALL YOU GOOD GOOD PEOPLE’ Released 20 Years Ago…

When timeless in sound and vision it’s a.…


‘All You Good People’ by EMBRACE


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.

LINKS to EMBRACE: Website – Facebook – Twitter – Discography

10 Stellar Singles Turning 20 in… 2017

Looking back in time… memorable moments in sonic history!


10 Smashing singles turning 25 in 2017. Here’s some timeless magic. Start the jukebox!…

1/ ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ by THE VERVE
The Verve diamond everybody knows…
Released: 16 June / Album: ‘Urban Hymns’

2/ ‘Song 2’ by BLUR
Scream it loud… ‘Woo-hoo Woo-hoo Woo-hoo Woo-hoo’
Released: 7 April / Album: ‘Blur’

3/ ‘Kowalski’ by PRIMAL SCREAM
Hell of a ride with a smoking groove…
Released: 5 May / Album: ‘Vanishing Point’

4/ ‘Paranoid Android’ by RADIOHEAD
Going massive with 4 songs in one…
Released: 26 May / Album: ‘OK Computer’


5/ ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’ by ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN
Another bitter sweet symphony and Liam Gallagher going… lalalalalala
Released: 20 June / (Comeback) album: ‘Evergreen’

6/ ‘Block Rockin’ Beats’ by THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS
Crushing beats for hyperkinetic dancing…
Released: 18 March / Album: ‘Dig Your Own Hole’

7/ ‘Electricity’ by SPIRITUALIZED
Spacey Jason Pierce on his best album ever…
Released: 28 July / Album: ‘Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space’


8/ ‘Get Higher’ by BLACK GRAPE
Dance floor killer and hilarious lyrics…
Released: October / Album: ‘Stupid Stupid Stupid’

9/ ‘D’You Know What I Mean?’ by OASIS (7 juli)
Best song on their worst album…
Released: 7 July / Album: “Be Here Now’

10/ ‘All You Good Good People’ by EMBRACE
Epic ballad, the band’s best shot…
Released: 17 February / Album: ‘The Good Will Out’