On September 28th, Sony Music’s Certified Classics will release Maxwell’s Embrya.
The release will include a 2-LP white vinyl package and a new 12-page booklet featuring unseen photos from the original Embrya photoshoot shot from Mario Smith.
The audio has been newly re-mastered by Maxwell and Stuart Matthewman, who has worked with Maxwell for over 20 years and who mixed and co-produced the album in 1998. Additionally, it has been re-sequenced, moving the original opening track to the end.
Embrya, originally released in 1998, reached #2 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and #3 on the Billboard 200 and went Certified platinum. It also garnered Maxwell a GRAMMY Award nomination for best R&B album. The album continues to be an integral chapter in Maxwell’s career canon.
In more recent news, Maxwell will perform the National Anthem at the Opening Night Ceremony of 2018 US Open. The performance will take place at Arthur Ashe Stadium prior to the evening session on Monday, August 27th.
Additionally, Maxwell announced his upcoming “50 Intimate Nights Live” North American tour where he will be joining Marsha Ambrosius. The tour will kick off September 27th in Richmond, VA.
Check out a curated playlist of Maxwell’s top hits on Spotify here.
Also, feel free to pre-order Embrya here!