Certified Classics To Rerelease Maxwell's Embrya In Celebration Of The Album's 20th Anniversary September 28th

INCLUDES A 2-LP WHITE VINYL PACKAGE AND A NEW 12-PAGE BOOKLET FEATURING NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN PHOTOS FROM THE ORIGINAL EMBRYA PHOTOSHOOT BY MARIO SORRENTI

MAXWELL IS GEARING UP TO HIT THE ROAD FOR HIS "50 INTIMATE NIGHTS LIVE" NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ON SEPT 27TH IN RICHMOND, VA

SET TO PERFORM THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT 2018 US OPEN OPENING NIGHT CEREMONY

Aug 22, 2018

NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Music's Certified Classics, Legacy Recording's division for the celebration of Sony Music's Hip Hop and R&B catalogue, will release Maxwell's Embrya on September 28th. 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 by Mario Sorrenti. 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 resequenced, moving the original opening track to the end.

Photo Credit Mario Sorrenti

Pre-order Embrya HERE!

Embrya, which was 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 remains an integral chapter in Maxwell's career canon. He switched up from the jazzier leanings of Urban Hang Suite to stronger basslines, lush strings, electronic beats and more pulsating beats and grooves versus melodies—with Hawaiian guitar riffs and Latin accents thrown in for good measure. And whereas the retro-souled Suite's concept revolved around romance, Embrya takes the musical discussion to the next level: the gestation of love and spirituality.

It was also recently announced that 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. This announcement follows the news that GRAMMY-Award winning music sensation Kelly Clarkson will headline the Opening Night Ceremony.

Additionally, Maxwell recently announced his upcoming "50 Intimate Nights Live" North American tour which will kick off on September 27th in, Richmond, VA see the full routing below.

Check out a curated playlist of hits, b-sides and more on Maxwell's Top Tracks playlist on Spotify HERE

About Certified Classics
Certified Classics is Legacy Recordings' division for the celebration of Sony Music's Hip-Hop and R&B catalog. With artists like The Fugees, Maxwell, Nas, A Tribe Called Quest, Xscape, Aaliyah and many more. Certified aims to pay homage to the legendary innovators of Hip-Hop and R&B by preserving, curating and reissuing repertoire from the 1980s through the early 2000s.

Launched in 2016, Certified creates opportunities to discuss, revisit, and renew interest in a genre that shaped an entire culture, making the leap from a grassroots form of expression to a mainstream juggernaut with staying power. Certified provides contemporary music fans access to rare and unreleased albums, singles, remixes, photos and video footage from iconic labels that have come through the Sony label system such as Jive, Ruffhouse, J Records, Arista, LaFace, So So Def, Profile, RCA Records, Epic, and Columbia—all in an effort to tell stories that help illustrate the impact R&B and Hip-Hop have made on music and the world.

Tour Routing:



9/27

Richmond, VA

Altria Theater

9/28

Durham, NC

The Art of Cool Festival

9/29

Atlantic City, NJ

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

10/1

Rochester, NY

Kodak Center

10/2

Pittsburgh, PA

Heinz Hall

10/4

National Harbor, MD

The Theater at MGM National Harbor

10/5

National Harbor, MD

The Theater at MGM National Harbor

10/6

Baltimore, MD

MECU Pavilion

10/8

Norfolk, VA

Chrysler Hall

10/9

Charlotte, NC

Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre

10/10

Augusta, GA

Bell Auditorium

10/12

Atlanta, GA

State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park

10/13

Jacksonville, FL

Moran Theatre at Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

10/14

Mobile, AL

Saenger Theatre

10/16

Orlando, FL

Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

10/17

Hollywood, FL

Hard Rock Live at the Event Center

10/18

St. Petersburg, FL

Mahaffey Theater

10/20

Huntsville, AL

Von Braun Center Concert Hall

10/21

Jackson, MS

Thalia Mara Hall

10/24

New Orleans, LA

Saenger Theatre

10/25

Memphis, TN

Orpheum Theatre

10/27

Irving, TX

The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

10/28

Sugar Land, TX

Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land

10/29

San Antonio, TX

Majestic Theatre

11/1

Phoenix, AZ

Comerica Theatre

11/2

San Diego, CA

Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

11/3

Reno, NV

Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort

11/4

Las Vegas, NV

The Pearl @ Palms Casino Resort

11/8

Oakland, CA

Paramount Theatre

11/9

Oakland, CA

Paramount Theatre

11/10

Los Angeles, CA

Microsoft Theater

11/14

Kansas City, MO

Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland

11/15

St. Louis, MO

Stifel Theatre

11/18

Nashville, TN

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

11/20

Milwaukee, WI

Riverside Theater

11/21

Minneapolis, MN

State Theatre

11/23

Louisville, KY

Louisville Palace

11/24

Northfield, OH

Hard Rock Live

11/26

Toronto, ON

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

11/28

Montclair, NJ

The Wellmont Theater

11/29

Westbury, NY

NYCB Theatre At Westbury

12/1

Detroit, MI

Fox Theatre

12/2

Chicago, IL

Chicago Theatre

12/3

Chicago, IL

Chicago Theatre

12/5

Boston, MA

Orpheum Theatre

12/7

Wallingford, CT

Toyota Oakdale Theatre

12/8

Upper Darby, PA

Tower Theater

12/9

New York, NY

Beacon Theatre

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