Reef have announced details of the 25th anniversary vinyl reissue of their 1997 No.1 album ‘Glow’, due out on 25 November 2022.
The album was originally recorded in Abbey Road, Real World Studios and LA’s legendary Sound City Studios, with producer George Drakoulias.
Frontman Gary Stringer commented, “I love every album we’ve made, but Glow is the one that really encapsulates the band…It’s emotional, it’s sexy, it’s passionate, it rocks hard. It’s everything Reef should be.”
After first bursting onto the music scene in 1994, Reef’s debut album ‘Replenish’ reached the Top 10 the following year. Their platinum-selling second studio release ‘Glow’ followed in early 1997, entering the charts at the top spot.
The full-length features the era defining mega-hit ‘Place your Hands’, which reached No.6 in the UK charts, giving the band their second Top 10 hit.
Unlike the energetic finished track, the original version was much more sedate. Stringer recalls, “This bassline just started pouring out of Jack (Bessant) on the spot…I had a very gentle vocal at first, which was in keeping with the bass, then when Kenwyn (House, guitarist) came up with the D-riff, it was like, ‘Whoah, that’s changed the whole thing, I’ve got to change up the vocal.’”
The band recently confirmed a string of UK headline Weekender shows for later this year – details below:
Plymouth The Depot, 13 Oct
Temby De Valence Pavilion, 14
Portsmouth Guildhall, 20
Guildford Casino, 21
Hastings T Mary In The Castle, 27
Margate Dreamland, 28
Wolverhampton KK’s Steel Mill, 29
Northampton Roadmender, 10 Nov
Chester The Live Rooms, 11
Bournemouth O2 Academy, 01 Dec
Hull The Welly Club, 02
The available formats for the reissue include Transparent Blue, a Glow In The Dark webstore exclusive, Transparent Red indie retail exclusive and a Transparent Yellow HMV.com exclusive. All vinyl variants come housed in a hand-numbered spined outer sleeve and include a foldout insert with fresh liner notes from Gary, in conversation with esteemed music journalist Dave Everley.
Reef ‘Glow’ Vinyl Reissue Full Tracklisting:
Place Your Hands
I Would Have Left You
Summer’s In Bloom
Don’t You Like It
Come Back Brighter
I’m Not Scared
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