DAVID GRAY

RELEASES ‘THROUGH TO MYSELF’ – WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

WHITE LADDER: The 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR” 

IN ARENAS SPRING 2020 / LONDON’S 02 – MARCH 26, 2020

DELUXE EDITION FEATURING UNRELEASED RARITIES AND B-SIDES, PLUS REMASTERED EDITION OF WHITE LADDER OUT FEB 14TH 2020 ON CD, DIGITAL AND FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON VINYL

Multi-platinum, Brit and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter David Gray today releases the track ‘Through To Myself’. Originally only available as a secret track on the CD release of Gray’s 7 million selling, trailblazing album, White Ladder, the track arrives ahead of a special remastered 20th anniversary edition of White Ladder, which will be released on 14th February 14, 2020.

Available on CD and for the first time ever available on vinyl, there will also be a deluxe 2xCD edition and 4xLP version which will include White Ladder rarities and B-sides (including ‘Through To Myself’), plus an extensive booklet with stories written by Gray about the whole White Ladder experience. Watch the new video for ‘Through To Myself’ here.

In conjunction with the album release, Gray will embark on a 39-date tour of UK, European and North American shows; White Ladder: The 20th Anniversary Tour. Commencing at Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena on 20th March 2020 and including London’s The 02 on 26th March, the shows will see Gray perform ‘White Ladder’ with all the original band members and with all the original equipment to recreate the record in its entirety, plus a set of the greatest hits.

Speaking about ‘Through To Myself’, Gray says; “The producer working on White Ladder, Iestyn Polson, used to play video games. Relaxation for him was blowing the shit out of things. Because all those games had loads of hidden chambers, when it came to mastering the album we had a few extra things lying around, including this track ‘Through To Myself’ which we decided to make a hidden track. People often put secret tracks at the end of CDs, so the last track goes on for about 4 weeks, but Iestyn said ‘There’s another place you can put a secret track, and that’s right at the front of the album, before zero’. So we put it before ‘Please Forgive Me’ and kept quiet.”

White Ladder was born of difficult circumstances. Gray had been struggling on the margins, swimming against the tide of Britpop, grunge, hip hop and electro. “Futility was so thick on the ground it was utterly soul destroying.” He asked himself some difficult questions: “Can you make a better record? Can you write a better song? The decision was to open up and give it everything I’ve got.” Written and recorded on minimal budget in his Stoke Newington bedroom, David experimented with drum machines and electronic elements, aided by drummer Craig McClune and engineer Polson.

Self-released at first, White Ladder slowly found an audience. It took a year to creep into the British charts, working its way all the way up to number one. White Ladder spent 3 years (May 2000 to March 2003) in the UK Top 100, spawning hits ‘Babylon’, ‘Please Forgive Me’ and ‘Sail Away’. It remains in the top 30 best-selling British albums of all time and the best-selling album ever in Ireland.

White Ladder is one of 11 complex and heartfelt albums Gray has recorded in a career that spans 25 years. Says Gray, “What happened with White Ladder involved more than music. It was a sort of heart and soul moment of total surrender for everybody involved, for me and the audience. That was it. It doesn’t get any better than that.”

WHITE LADDER: THE 20th ANNIVERSARY TOUR – UK/EUROPE DATES

20th March – Liverpool @ M&S Bank Arena

21st March – Glasgow @ The SSE Hydro

22nd March – Cardiff @ Motorpoint Arena

24th March – Bournemouth @ International Centre

26th March – London @ The O2 Arena

27th March – Leeds @ First Direct Arena

28th March – Birmingham @ Resorts World Arena

31st March – Belfast @ The SSE Arena

2nd April – Dublin @ 3Arena

3rd April – Dublin @ 3Arena

4th April – Dublin @ 3Arena

7th April – Antwerp @ Lotto Arena

8th April – Amsterdam @ AFAS Live

9th April – Cologne @ Palladium

20th June – Cork @ Irish Independent Park

 

WHITE LADDER: 20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION – AVAILABLE ON:

2CD

4LP (2x white vinyl, 2x black vinyl)

Digital

Expanded edition track listing:

CD1 / LP1&2 – White Ladder 2020 remaster:

1. Please Forgive Me
2. Babylon
3. My Oh My
4. We’re Not Right
5. Nightblindness
6. Silver Lining
7. White Ladder
8. This Year’s Love
9. Sail Away
10. Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

CD2 / LP3&4 – Unreleased rarities & B-sides:

1. Lights Of London
2. Over My Head
3. Monday Morning
4. Tired Of Me
5. Roots Of Love
6. Walking In Circles
7. Through To Myself
8. Over My Head (Demo)
9. What On Earth (Demo)
10. Silver Lining (Demo)
11. This Year’s Love (Demo)
12. Please Forgive Me (Demo)

WHITE LADDER: 2020 REMASTER – AVAILABLE ON:

1CD
2LP (Gatefold, white vinyl)
Digital

CD1 / LP1&2 – White Ladder 2020 remaster track listing:

1. Please Forgive Me
2. Babylon
3. My Oh My
4. We’re Not Right
5. Nightblindness
6. Silver Lining
7. White Ladder
8. This Year’s Love
9. Sail Away
10. Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

 

PRE-ORDER WHITE LADDER 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION HERE:  https://DavidGray.lnk.to/wl20thPR 

PRE-ORDER WHITE LADDER: 2020 REMASTER HERE:  https://DavidGray.lnk.to/whiteladderremasteredPR 

 

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