In Embrace

Cameron and Gary


Coventry Cathedral 1983


Amanda Lydon, Gary & Clive Dove



The Initial Caress

Now we also got the very first release from In Embrace out on CD at long last. Quite a great start for a band and it showed a lot of promise. John Peel played the Ep on his legendary radio show on BBC and it was clear he liked In Embrace as he had marked up how he rated the songs on the inner sleeves (visible in his online archive).

Now we get this rather scratchy sounding Ep remasted by John A. Rivers and it sounds great! Also there are demo versions for each of the tracks to show the progress to the final versions. As if that was not enough there is a demo of the special ‘At East’ track from the Passionfruit Pastels album and a great guitar-based demo of ‘Tears Turn Fresh’ from the same album. All accompanied by a nice booklet with photos and comments (even from Martyn Bates of Eyeless In Gaza, who was a big influence).

Mail Order is available soon (I believe) for 9.99 (plus p&p) from Adasam. Some had problems ordering the Passionfruits album, so make sure to hear with them and possibly you can get hold of it through other outlets too.


Passionfruit Pastels

First album by In Embrace finally re-released in CD format at last and the first one in a series on the re-awakened cult label Glass Records (calling themselves Glass Redux now)! Passionfruit Pastels is all remastered and accompanied by comments by Gary and some notes by Cameron in a nice booklet. Furthermore the first 7” – Sun Brings Smiles is added to the CD as well as a demo version of Half Awake.

The great remastering has been carried out by none other than the legendary John A. Rivers who also mastered the album the first time around in 1982. Passionfruit Pastels was the first album recorded specifically for release on Glass Records.

Mail Order is AVAILABLE NOW for 9.99 (plus p&p) from Adasam.

Follow Glass Redux on Facebook and Twitter. There are suggestions in the booklet that a follow-up CD with In Embrace is set to be released by Glass as well, so stay tuned!

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On May 19th Cherry Red Records are releasing a CD with five In Embrace tracks on it. A Fine Day … and a Brilliant Evening features tracks by Jane & Barton, Grab Grab The Haddock and In Embrace. Amazon UK has it listed.