“Fireworks” (released 5 May 1997 on 7″, CD) is a song by English rock band Embrace, released as the group’s first EP, and the first to reach the top 40 in the UK (#34). This was an EP, consisting of 3 songs from the debut album “The Good Will Out”, which reached #1 in the UK charts. It was mixed by renowned dub and electronica artist Ott. The popular and well recognised b-side “Blind”, was released on the North American version of the album.
“One Big Family” (released 7 July 1997) was the second single by English band Embrace, from their debut album The Good Will Out. It narrowly missed the top 20, peaking at 21. Many people do not realise that the lead track on this EP was actually sung by guitarist Richard McNamara, rather than Embrace’s usual singer, his brother Danny.
The songs “Dry Kids” and “Butter Wouldn’t Melt” are featured on the B-sides compilation, Dry Kids: B-Sides 1997-2005. The B-side “Dry Kids” gave the name to the collection.
Templecloud have covered the song for use in a KFC advert.
“All You Good Good People” is the debut single by English rock band Embrace, on the Fierce Panda label. Only 1300 copies were made in February 1997, but the airplay received by key radio shows was enough to gain significant recognition. The single was released on 17 February 1997, peaking at number 8 in the UK singles chart later in the year. The 1300 originals, mixed by renowned dub and electronica artist Ott, are now collectors items.
All tracks written by Danny McNamara and Richard McNamara.
“Come Back to What You Know” is a song by English rock band Embrace, released as the 4th single from their debut album The Good Will Out on 25 May 1998. Quite possibly their most renowned song, it remained the band’s highest charting single, reaching number 6 in the UK singles chart, until the release of “Nature’s Law”.
The song “Love Is Back” is featured on the B-sides compilation Dry Kids: B-Sides 1997-2005.
My Weakness Is None of Your Business is a song by English rock band Embrace, the band’s fifth single release. It was released on 17 August 1998 and became the third top 10 single from their debut album The Good Will Out, peaking at number nine in the UK then the next week disappearing from the UK Top 40 at No.44, a chart record at the time.
CD2 contains 3 songs from the album performed live at Abbey Road Studios, and is part of an EP of songs recorded live during the “Abbey Road Sessions” that was released the same year.
“Hooligan” (released 1 November 1999) is a song by English rock band Embrace, which became their sixth Top 40 single (#18 in the UK), and the first from their second album Drawn From Memory. It is one of only two singles so far to be sung entirely by Richard (the other one being “One Big Family”) rather than the band’s lead singer Danny.
The song “I’ve Been Running” is featured on the B-sides compilation Dry Kids: B-Sides 1997-2005.
“You’re Not Alone” (released 13 March 2000) is a song by English rock band Embrace, the most successful from their second studio album Drawn from Memory. It is considered to have a Motown influence.
“Brothers and Sisters” ranks as one of their most popular b-sides and is one of the few that both brothers have vocals on. “Happy and Lost” gave name to their main fansite.
The song “Brothers and Sisters” is featured on the b-sides compilation Dry Kids: B-Sides 1997-2005.
“Save Me” (released 22 May 2000) is a song by English rock band Embrace, released as the third single from their second studio album Drawn From Memory. It only reached twenty-nine in the chart, but remains one of their most popular songs. The song is known for its complex bass line performed by Steve Firth. One of the B-sides to CD1, “Still So Young”, was written by the band’s drummer, Mike Heaton.
The second version of the single features dance remixes of the same song as b-sides. One of these remixes is attributed to “Reverend Bass”; this is an alias for band’s own Richard McNamara.
“Wonder” is a single by English rock band Embrace, released on 20 August 2001 (see 2001 in music). It was the first single from their third studio album, If You’ve Never Been and peaked at #14 on the UK Singles Chart. It was the song used by the BBC as a highlights clip, to celebrate England’s victory over Argentina in the 2002 football World Cup. It was also used in the pilot episode of the American TV serie Smallville.
“Make It Last” is a single by English rock band Embrace, released on 5 November 2001 (see 2001 in music). It was the second and final single from their third studio album, If You’ve Never Been, and peaked at #35 on the UK Top 75 charts.
Tracking Listing :
“Make It Last” (single version)
“Fight Yer Corner”
“It’s You I Make It For”
“Make It Last” (video)