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Embrace CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition


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Product details

  • Audio CD (28 April 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition
  • Label: Cooking Vinyl
  • ASIN: B00HVF52PU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 94,356 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Protection
2. In The End
3. Refugees
4. I Run
5. Follow You Home
6. Quarters
7. At Once
8. Self Attack Mechanism
9. The Devil Looks After His Own
10. A Thief On My Island
Disc: 2
1. Protection (Magnetic North Sessions DVD)
2. In The End (Magnetic North Sessions DVD)
3. Refugees (Magnetic North Sessions DVD)
4. I Run (Magnetic North Sessions DVD)
5. Follow You Home (Magnetic North Sessions DVD)
6. Quarters (Magnetic North Sessions DVD)
7. At Once (Magnetic North Sessions DVD)
8. Self Attack Mechanism (Magnetic North Sessions DVD)
9. The Devil Looks After His Own (Magnetic North Sessions DVD)
10. A Thief On My Island (Magnetic North Sessions DVD)

Product Description

For the returning Embrace, a 7 year hiatus was precipitated by the most commercially successful high-point in their career, having notched up another No.1 album and scored their highest placing in the UK singles chart, the band simply decided to head back home to their roots in West Yorkshire and take a clean break. Curious behaviour, for a band whose debut The Good Will Out was one of the fastest-selling British albums ever. With the self-titled new album Embrace, the band have mined their very essence and delivered a piece of work that unearths the core of what Embrace have always been about – skyward-bound music of the soul that reaches far beyond life’s parameters. As a group, Embrace have always inspired a fervid and devoted following –not because fashion dictated but because theirs was always a sound and a voice that elevated while, paradoxically, grounded that feeling in something that was real – the band simply would not compromise on their output, not anymore. It had to feel right. While the new record does contain the kind of soul-bearing honesty and vertiginous, life-affirming choruses that typifies their music – with the new album an element of raw darkness lurks with almost conspiratorial glee beneath – with The Good Will Out as their songs of innocence, Embrace encapsulates their songs of experience.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Paul Noyce on 28 April 2014
Format: Audio CD
After 8 years away, Embrace have returned with this album and it is simply stunning. Whereas some bands might have tried to stick to the blueprint that made them famous to make sure their album sells, 'Embrace' is the work of a band who are clearly now in the place of wanting to just make great music rather than compromise just so they can get massive radio play or guarantee a run at The 02.

The album opens with Protection, sounding distinctly like Embrace of old but with added electronic sounds in the mix. A real attention grabber and a track which sets the tone for what follows. 'In The End' continues to make the listener sit up and re-evaluate whatever their preconceived ideas about Embrace are before comeback single 'Refugees' comes in to hammer home the point that there is no phoning it in or taking a lazy route here. This band are progressing and producing something that sounds relevant and fresh.

'I Run' is fantastic, a wonderful melody and heartfelt lyrics making it an instant future classic, Follow You Home's chorus destined to be sung along to by thousands at gigs and football stadiums around the country. Quarters is another double-take moment. If you ever wondered what disco-Embrace would sound like and whether falsetto would be good, here is your answer. 'At Once''s guitar work reminiscent of early U2 complements another stunning lyrical achievement and emotional vocal performance before the 'Self Attack Mechanism' and 'The Devil Looks After His Own' come next in a double frenzy of in your face rock. Album closer 'A Thief On My Island' is perhaps the most apt final track on an album in recent years, confirming this collection of songs has not been slung together but crafted together with the utmost care.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Robert Anstey on 28 April 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
After 8 years away Embrace needed to produce something special to get people to pay attention again. They do not disappoint. If you're already an Embrace fan you will love this record as there are enough nods to their familiar sound to satisfy ('In the end' with it's triumphant chorus and 'I run' and 'At once' are beautifully poignant Embrace ballads). If you aren't a fan of Embrace then you will like this record. Their updated sound throws off the shackles of their well known 90s/00's hits and they come back darker, rockier and more electronic (Protection, Refugees, Quarters, Self attack mechanism). Thief on my island is an epic way to conclude what is a triumphant return and i can't wait to hear it live in May. There is not a bad track here.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By lee way on 2 May 2014
Format: Audio CD
This new album from embrace will shatter your preconceptions as soon as the first beat kicks in on the first track protection. An album of ballads again is what I expected, just one rocking riff is what I hoped, knowing nothing about the album before I bought it, but in all truth, this is not an album to be reviewed - this is an album to celebrate!

Every track is beautiful, anthemic and new in the sense of how the sound comes. It's like an 80s album that just couldn't have been made in the 80s.

I honestly felt I was listening to something special on first play and that is a rare feeling with albums nowadays.

I love every track, another rarity, and there are even killer riffs dotted throughout, so play it soft or play it loud, and you will feel lifted!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By paul robson on 30 April 2014
Format: Audio CD
I have always been a fan of various types of music, dance, house, disco, indie rock, and many other labels people put on music. this album, comes up on itunes as indie rock, to me it is so much more than that label. It is the embrace lyrics that i have always loved, this new sound and direction from them gives me so much more though.
have been a fan of embrace for a long time, got the album through the post today, put it in the lap top to burn and started listening to it, enjoyed the lyrics and sound but wasnt amazed, then i hooked the speakers up, and oh my oh my oh my what a sound, this brought the album to life, so in depth and involved. like the lyrics say in the song protection The Louder the better. looking forward to listening to this album out driving in the car
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr G Cay on 29 April 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Love this album. Embrace have always managed to reflect feelings and moods so well in the music and lyrics; this has not changed over the 8 year hiatus – seems longer!!!! Darker than ‘A New Day’ but with Refugess and Follow You Home, the repeat all button is required. Bought this copy to have in the car! #GETNO
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dani Lyon on 28 April 2014
Format: Audio CD
As a fan of the 'old Embrace' I agree that this new album has certainly taken a different direction from what we are used to, but what a direction to take!! Echo's of New Order and U2 ebb into the new style of music we are now hearing. Embrace has always been about the music and the passion that comes across in each song is clear. There isn't a song I want to skip and I've not been able to say that for a very long time about any album. Thief is my favourite, but all the others are right up there with it. It's great to have the boys back and it has most definitely been worth the eight year wait!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jon on 28 April 2014
Format: Audio CD
8 years between albums is way too long for any band, when it happens they really need to come back with something special, thankfully on this occasion Embrace have delivered, big time.

Lots on here that sounds kind of familiar, Ballads with balls (At Once, I Run), anthemic chorus' aplenty throughout. In The End sounds like a hit on the 1st listen. But there is so much more her than you'd expect, bass lines that would fit comfortably on any Joy Division/New Order album, echoes of U2, Echo and The Bunnymen but who'd have expected the classic house beats on Quarters or the raw punk vibe of my personal favourite (Post Attack Mechanism).

If you like Embrace of old, there's plenty here for you to love, if you didn't....... give it a go you may just surprise yourself!!!!
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