Embrace – Retread

On the 25th anniversary of The Good Will Out, I’ve been revisiting this album and seen Embrace play it live in full. The band lost me after this record but it brings back so many memories and I still adore this set of songs, they really move me. It’s an unapologetic straight up bunch of anthems about love, written by a group of young lads who weren’t afraid to wear their hearts on their sleeves. The fact that the five of them are still going with no line-up changes at all is quite remarkable.

Retread isn’t one of the big songs from the album but it’s one of my favourites – this is the live version from Abbey Road sessions in 1998.