Following the platinum success of David Gray's "White Ladder" album (ATO/RCA), his former label, EMI, has announced plans to simultaneously reissue the singer/songwriter's first two albums along with
Following the platinum success of David Gray's "White Ladder" album (ATO/RCA), his former label, EMI, has announced plans to simultaneously reissue the singer/songwriter's first two albums along with a new collection of early singles and b-sides.
Gray's 1993 debut, "A Century Ends," and its follow-up, 1994's "Flesh," will be reissued on July 10 in the U.S. and July 2 in the U.K. by Caroline Records. Both titles, originally released on Caroline and Vernon Yard/Virgin, respectively, have been out of print for several years. They will be distributed through Astralwerks and EMI.
In addition, Caroline will issue "The EPs '92-'94" compilation, which joins the "Flesh" track "Coming Down" with the three U.K. singles from "A Century Ends" -- "Birds Without Wings," "Shine," and "Wisdom" -- and their respective b-sides. "The EPs '92-'94" was compiled with Gray's blessing and will include sleeve notes written by the artist, according to a spokesperson.
Last year, Nettwerk re-released Gray's 1996 album "Sell Sell Sell," originally issued by EMI. Although all of Gray's work has received critical acclaim over the years, none of his albums recorded any substantial sales in the U.S. prior to the release of "White Ladder," which has sold 1.125 million copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan.
Earlier this year, ATO/RCA issued a collection of songs from his post-EMI period entitled "Lost Songs '95-'98," which was previously released internationally.