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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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1997 debut album for Sony. Out-of-print domestically.


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All Artists: Reef
Title: Glow
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 5
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 6/3/1997
Release Date: 6/3/1997
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: British Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074646797129


Album Description
1997 debut album for Sony. Out-of-print domestically.

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Glowing with excellence
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Glow in one word is "best". Every track is so good that you will never skip one. It includes some of Reef's best including the singles Place Your Hands, Consideration, Come Back Brighter and Yer Old. Gary Stringer's brilliant voice is so catchy that it goes perfectly with the guitars and drums. Glow has a lot of variety with slow, fast and classic songs.Glow opens with the single "Place Your Hands, one of Reef's most memorable songs. As "I Would Have Left You" starts, you can recognise the demanding verses follows by a straight guitar beat that you will want to know how to play. Next is "Summer's In Bloom", with a great starting beat and strong chorus to go with the mighty verses. "Lately Stomping" has the tropical kind of feeling to it to match it's sugary rush, at only 2:44 you might think this would sound cheap,it may not be long but it holds up with a chorus that uses Gary Stringer's voice in a unique way. The next single from Glow is "Consideration", a slow but clever song using soft drums combined with strong vocals that continues until the end where it shows its strong point. The slow drone of the band singing "It's gonna be alright" is a memorable tune that Reef fans cannot forget. The pace picks up with the constant riffs of "Don't You Like It?". The verses go well with the guitar. The fast chorus go perfectly with the drums and guitar constantly to keep the song strong. The next single is "Come Back Brighter" starts with what you might think is the chorus but instead is a short verse that works well with the deep guitar and bleeping noises that continue throughout the song. "Higher Vibration" lives up to its name with a ground braeking beat that will defintely vibrate the floor higher than any other song with its constant stop and start habit. The powerful chorus will leave other bands in the dust, crying for mercy. "I'm Not Scared" opens with a simple drum loop which is closely followed by Gary's voice. The chorus is long and perfect for the rest of the beat that follows, "I'm Not Scared" is a song that you can't skip, it is so catchy that you will constantly sing it. It is given an echo effect in the chorus which gives it a boost to go along with the crowd of people that can be heard later on in the song singing the chorus which gives it a brilliant mood for the album. "Robot Riff" hence it's name, is a long 7:12 track full of faint lyrics and robotic bleeps and other noises. The lyrics do well to match the robotic sounds. The last single from the album is "Yer Old". The fast drums and various guitar beats match the vocals excellently to give it the angry feeling. A fast paced and demanding song gives "Yer Old" to be a classic. The closing track "Lullaby" infact as the name suggests, a soft slow beat with catchy drums to keep you interested.
Glow is a definate hit with 12 brilliant, high quality tracks and various catchy beats to keep you listening. I would suggest this to Reef fans. Rock lovers can't go wrong with this.Order of songs from best to not as good
1 I'm Not Scared
2 Place Your Hands
3 Don't You Like It?
4 I Would Have Left You
5 Yer Old
6 Higher Vibration
7 Come Back Brighter
8 Summer's In Bloom
9 Consideration
10 Lately Stomping
11 Robot Riff
12 LullabyOverall 10/10 Can't miss it, a brilliant Reef album."
liam McEwan | PORTSMOUTH,ENGLAND | 07/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this album is the best you will get out of reef because they can't get any better than this.Glow has some all time great song's and bursting riffs.THe album has space for great songs like (place your hands)come back brighter,and(yer old).My top 5 on this album are.1-come back brighter 2-place your hands 3-consideration 4-yer old 5-summer's is in bloom.BUY THIS NOW DON'T WAIT."
Reef come back brighter (thats a pun)
Keith Langkan | 02/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After their glourious first album replenish reef release yet another stunning album and the one that was also their breakthrough album.The opening track place your hand is awesome and is one of the most catchy songs ever and has a gospel soul infulence as Gary Stringer shouts and spluters down the microphone, in one of the most unique vocal performances ever.The album is full of stomping rock tunes that demand the upmost attention from start to finish: Lately stomping, don't you like it ?, summers in bloom and the blistering yer old.All songs have a refreshing retro 70's style reminisant of acdc and Zepplin and is unlike anything else you will ever hear. The graceful shimmering consideration slows down the pace and shows off the vocal talents of frontman Gary Stringer. The only let down is the ultimatly wierd robot riff and lullaby, which is like a badder version of consideration (lullaby) but the rest is pure gold and more than makes up for these tracks. I wanted to just write one sentence like "Best album ever, full stop.",but just couldn't because its so damn good and to say that just wouldn't do it justice, this doesn't really the only thing that does is witnessing these classic rock songs live."