Out of Nothing

Out of Nothing

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by Embrace

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Warner Bros Mod Afw

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Embrace   Primary Artist
Lucy   Background Vocals
London Session Orchestra   Strings
Sylvia Mason   Background Vocals
James McNamara   Background Vocals
Juliet Roberts   Background Vocals
Sylcia Mason-James   Background Vocals
Mary Pearce   Background Vocals
Danny McNamara   Vocals,Group Member
Richard McNamara   Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
John McNamara   Background Vocals
Steven Firth   Bass,Group Member
Mickey Dale   Keyboards,Background Vocals,Group Member
Michael Heaton   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals,Group Member
Natalie Long   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Youth   Producer
Richard Bull   Art Direction
Clive Goddard   Engineer
Gareth Jones   Programming
Willia Jackson   Arranger,Material
Chris Martin   Composer
Embrace   Composer
Danny McNamara   Composer
Richard McNamara   Composer
Will Champion   Composer
Guy Berryman   Composer
Jonny Buckland   Composer
Tony Perrin   Management
Mickey Dale   Arranger
Martin Glover   Composer
Wil Malone   Orchestration,String Arrangements

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Out of Nothing 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's been four years since Embrace's last studio album, "If You've Never Been" and three years since their last release, the singles compilation "Fireworks." During that time, the band's label folded and many of us thought our beloved fivesome would go their separate ways. Lucky for us, Independiente (and Lava in the US) saw the spark in Embrace that the fans have seen since their 1997 debut, "The Good Will Out." The result is the best album Embrace has ever made and one of the best albums of 2004/2005. The CD gets off to a rollicking start with the aptly titled "Ashes." The song could easily be as much about the trials and tribulations of Embrace's career as it is about a doomed love affair as the lyrics suggest. The chorus is easy to pick up and sing along to, and it's just a great song to start the album with. In fact, this song is so good that I don't see how anyone can listen to it and not at least wiggle part of their body. Initially, this was the reason I bought the CD, but was more than happy to find that the CD is full of equally brilliant tracks throughout. Of course much has been (and will be) written about "Gravity" which was written by Coldplay's Chris Martin. It definitly has the shadow of a Coldplay tune across it, but Embrace make it their own with Danny McNamara giving one of his most affecting vocal performances to date. It's a lovely song that deserves to be a big hit in the US, as I'm sure it will be a single. "Someday" begins as a simple midtempo tune, but totally changes course 2/3 of the way through with a simple, whispered "yeah" that unleashes a cacophony of sounds including a top solo from guitarist Richard McNamara. The gospel tinged "a light is gonna shine" will ring in your head for days. Seriously, you will find yourself waiting in line at the deli humming it. Definitely one of the standouts of the CD. "Wish 'Em All Away" and "Near Life" are the only songs on the album that I really don't care for. Neither are bad songs, just not ones I would rank highly among the other excellent tracks o OON. The harmonica on "Wish" is a bit out of place and "Near Life" seems like it's trying too hard to be Pink Floyd. I like that Embrace try to do something different on these songs, but they just doesn't work for me. For me, the best song on the album is the one smack in the middle of the disc....KEEPING. This song is so beautiful it makes the hair on my arms stand up each time I listen to it (and I've listened to it alot!!). The music is simple, yet touching and the vocal is truly heartfelt. You hear the sadness in the music and the heartbreak in Danny's voice just as clearly as if you there in the recording studio with the guys. It also has one of the most gorgeous lyrics ever written..."Memory lane only gets you one way and that's back to that place and there forever." So true and so gutwrenching. This song is the masterpiece of the album. It wouldn't be an Embrace album without the big ballads and anthems and "Out of Nothing" doesn't disappoint. "Looking As You Are" and "Glorious Day" fit nicely into both categories. As you listen, you can almost hear the crowd belting out the choruses during the live performances. "Spell It Out" is a fun, syncopated tune that is a bit different from other Embrace songs, and it's a nice change for them. The lyrics are brilliant...probably the best make-up/break-up song of the year. The disc closes with a sleeper of a song...the title track "Out of Nothing." This song is deceptively simple. A lovely lyric, nice music with Mickey Dale's plaintive piano guiding things along...nothing too different from the rest of the CD or anything else Embrace has done before now. Then about 2 1/2 minutes into the song it takes a u-turn with the simple stroke of
Guest More than 1 year ago
Out of Nothing, Embrace's fourth album, has proved to be their best release yet. With the first single, Gravity, written for them by Chris Martin of Coldplay, the track list never fails to impress. Packed with poignant lyrics and introspective food for thought about the trials and tribulations of love and life. Up-tempo songs such as Ashes and Someday lead off and blend smoothly into the middle track, Keeping, clearly one of the best songs on the album. It all comes to a "fitting" somber end with the title track Out of Nothing. All in all, Embrace has delivered an impeccable collection of beautifully written music.