The Good Will Out Tweet party
are going to be hosting a #TimsTwitterListeningParty
of the The Charlatans on Monday May 11th at 9pm. It’s of our debut album The Good Will Out . Simply put the album on at 9pm and follow us on Twitter for questions and anecdotes from the time. dmrsm x
It’s not just Danny doing the listening party it’s now ALL THE BAND!!! Follow
. Put The Good Will Out on at exactly 9pm and follow #timstwitterlisteningparty
for anecdotes and chat about the time x
one big family, We dragged a load of people off the street to sing the gang backing vocals on this
I Want the World... When Rik wrote this it sounded a lot more Mary Chain. Was a lot of fun playing it on the anniversary tour.
Retread. As a drummer the musical break in this is a highlight live. Powerful and magical 20+ years on
We absolutely loved doing #timstwitterlisteningparty
last night. Seriously took us back to that time. We are going to be doing another one in the near future so watch this space.
Have you enjoyed it???? Still sounds pretty fresh to my ears. Lets do it all again when the lockdown ends
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All those weird tape noises are DAnny going through his dictaphone... FFWD and REW his tape at high speed on other songs that would eventually make the album..
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One name crops up more than any other at listening parties. Youth, the genius producer and wizard of recording albums. And everyone has such good things to say about him. He’s the best #TimsTwitterListeningParty
You've Got To Say Yes. Is about my best mate Dean. Who it has to be said has been through an incredible and incredibly tough life. The Views to good to jump now let me talk you down.
This song has been on a journey to say the least. It's probably the hardest to sing of the whole first album. It's right up there. By the end I need a lie down dx
The original version of this had a saxophone on and 6/8 section. I doubt that will ever see the light of day again
Fireworks, I remember trying to get the perfect drum take of this with just me Danny and his acoustic in a very hot studio..... it might even have been a tops off take
Last Gas we nicked the into about the Orangutans off the radio. Ironic that it was on the radio at exactly the time we were recording this song bunch of monkeys dx
I think this was my finest video moment in Embrace, sitting on the sofa at the start. I’m good at sitting Mike x
I'm wearing that Jacket from the tweet earlier in this video. Walk around and look cool like the prodigy was the brief ha ha x
That's All Changed... First time I ever thought I knew what love was. I wrote this under the mixing desk again. I remember telling the girl about it on the phone out in the blazing sun. We used to speak for like 8 hours a day on the phone dx
This is probably my favourite song on the album. Beautiful and timeless. Mike x
Shout out to the great band Superstar from Scotland. They were supporting us and had a song with a similar turnaround. It really helped me find the chorus. Kind of an Unchained Melody vibe dx
Now You're Nobody. I remember recording the vocals infront of some glass because they sounded too smug everywhere else. We also had a bit of a journey to find the bass sound. Using loo roll and mics set up in the roof.
NYN great backwards guitar. Rik was up all night with Creff to get it right
The Good Will Out. Still a spine tingling moment after all this time when everyone joins in at the end live. We are very blessed to have such amazing fans, who have been behind us all the way for so long. Thank you. Mike x x
this used to have the verse from a different song. The late great Jazz Summers said it needed work. He said we could do it as it is if we wanted as the rest of the album was so good but he thought we could do better and he was right. RIP Jazz
we rewrote the verse and the end came along at the same time. Still probably my favourite Embrace song dx
WOW! Such a fuckin tune!! This has been emotional!! I love my band and my bandmates.... 5 brothers from 4 mothers!! Love you guys xxxx
The Good Will Out - This bit where the crowd gets to sing acapella is always a beautiful moment at a gig. Thanks so much for listening with us! That was so much fun! X x x x
The Good Will Out - "you won’t know how well you’ve played until you’ve won" & "you won’t know how well you’re made until you’re done and all you have is gone". When I sing that as a backing vocal, it gets me every damn time & I choke up.
Now You're Nobody. I watched Jonny Dollar for hours mixing this and was really blown away by his attention to detail. He mixed so quietly! The speakers barely audible. It stands out as a real work of art to me. A legend.
Now You’re Nobody - this was the most fun to record, due to the amount of experimenting with all the texture. We took a very Pet Sounds approach - dampening down the drums and bass strings, then piling on lots of reverb!
That’s All Changed Forever - the piano was recorded at Whitfield Street Studios London on some huge 30ft grand piano! This was my favourite song on the album for ages. It felt to me like it encapsulated all of the finest qualities of the band.
That's All Changed... I was mistaken earlier. This is the song with the line about which gut feeling to go with.
Fireworks: Dave Creffield kept me up drinking in the hotel bar with him. Jonny Dollar was very kind and nurtured me through it. Maybe it helped the fragile understated feel that the song needed… RIP Jonny. Thanks for teaching us a lot. x x x
Fireworks - The late Jonny Dollar helped us record this. The piano and cello were done at Metropolis. We went there cos Jonny Dollar wanted to use the Fazioli grand piano. There’s nothing like a Fazioli piano. I was very hungover...
You’ve Got To Say Yes - Big guitars - Big Horns! This was a lot of fun to play on the last tour. Funny how the heavy ones have got way heavier! Turn those fucking horns up! Jeez! ;-)
I Want The World - I like the middle 8 bit the best... It's a nice gear change. The pitch bendy keys part reminds me of My Bloody Valentine, it's kinda sea-sick and dissonant.
RETREAD: Another one that I think we play better now than back in ’98. It feels more weighty and sorrowful these days to me. Ah, that drop at the end of the chorus. Gorgeous really.
Higher Sights - I love this song. I think we learned how to really play it properly on the 21st anniversary tour! It requires a lightness of touch that we didn’t quite master back in the late 90’s with this song, but Mike's drumming is ace!
Higher Sights: The strings were super tricky for the players, not cos it’s a complicated part, but we’d printed the scores in the wrong fucking key! They had to transpose it on the fly whilst recording it. A LOT of tension in the room!
One Big Family - those huge gang vocals! Everyone’s friends and partners in a big room, giving it their all. Danny was so good at being cheer-leader / musical director on these occasions. He knew how to get them all to deliver!
CBTWYK. This song was never demoed. We just went to Hook End studios with Youth % Hugo and did this & AYGGP in 3 days. The strings took an hour or so to compose...
CBTWYK: We posted a floppy disc and a cassette to Wil Malone and a few days later, recording the strings with a 24 piece section at Metropolis (Scott Walker’s favourite studio).
My Weakness: There’s a line in this song that reminds me of a party at Mike’s house, back in 95 Danny and I were in the hallway chatting. Can’t remember what about. He said “I should just go with my gut feeling” and I said “Yeah. Which one?”.
My Weakness: I never gave the convo at that party another thought. I was really surprised and thrilled that Danny referenced it in the lyrics.
AYGGP: This string arrangement was my first musical encounter with the band. “Can you do us some strings?” Yes. When? “Can you come now?”. It put my tea back in the oven and drove to Huddersfield studio. 2 hours later, it was all done, I think!
AYGGP: I remember hearing this as the mix was just being finished. I might never have that feeling again! I was tingling and shaking from head to toe. Ott was the name of the guy who mixed the 7" version. Never wore shoes.
INTRO: There’s nothing like the feeling of hearing an orchestra tuning up on a recording session. You can feel all the excitement and ALL the nerves in the room! That feeling of “Is this really happening?”. It's like a huge rollercoaster ride!
Great guitar riff. You’ve Got To Say Yes Used to be called shallow time
Retreads the first song we ever wrote where we thought we were onto something that was truly unique to us. First time I sat down to write lyrics properly like homework
Higher Sights was a song we wrote in response to someone telling us we weren’t britpop enough. No we’re not britpop we are THIS ... x
one big family. Originally I used to sing we can work it out to the same rhythm as the Beatles track. This used to be a lot more chaotic in the early days before we got signed saxophones and all sorts. See also PJ Harvey’s Naked Cousin as a ref
Come back to.. we were saving this back to be the first single on the 2nd album but the plugger, the late great Scott Piering jumped up on the desk at the record company meeting when he heard it said this has to be the next single. He was right
But we had loads of songs and wanted to give people value for money. That was what the EPs were about. We’re going to be returning to that soon as the songs are coming thick and fast again.
My weakness... This was partly inspired by a Michelle Gayle song. We recorded it for the original b-side to Good Good People. The record company rang me up in a tizz because they thought we were wasting it on a b-side.
All you good food people I remember hearing the orchestra tuning up and it sounding incredible. I ran back to the control room and told them to record it.
We then asked the orchestra to do it again, and because they had no idea what they’d been doing they couldn’t. But then just effectively jamming, sounded incredible.
So the next time we had an orchestra we kept the tape rolling. If you listen carefully you can hear the leader of the orchestra telling them what to fill in on their MU forms. Record label Hut artist Embrace.