Glow (Reef album)

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Studio album by
Released27 January 1997 (1997-01-27)
RecordedApril−September 1996
GenreBritpop, indie rock, alternative rock
LabelSony Soho Square
ProducerReef, George Drakoulias
Reef chronology
Singles from Glow
  1. "Place Your Hands"
    Released: October 1996
  2. "Come Back Brighter"
    Released: January 1997
  3. "Consideration"
    Released: March 1997
  4. "Yer Old"
    Released: July 1997

Glow is the second studio album by English Britpop band Reef. Produced by the band and George Drakoulias, the album was released on 27 January 1997 supported by the singles "Place Your Hands", "Come Back Brighter", "Consideration" and "Yer Old". Glow reached number one on the UK Albums Chart.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of music website Allmusic gave the album four out of five stars, claiming it to be "more focused and better than its predecessor [Replenish]" and describing it as "inspired" and "terrific".[2] Rock music magazine Kerrang! ranked the album third on their 1997 "Albums of the Year" list.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics are written by Gary Stringer; all music is composed by Reef.

1."Place Your Hands"3:37
2."I Would Have Left You"4:23
3."Summer's in Bloom"3:46
4."Lately Stomping"2:44
6."Don't You Like It?"4:14
7."Come Back Brighter"3:31
8."Higher Vibration"3:52
9."I'm Not Scared"5:03
10."Robot Riff"7:12
11."Yer Old"3:18
Enhanced edition (Epic EK 67971)
13."Naked" (music video) 
14."Place Your Hands" (music video) 
15."Consideration" (music video) 
16."Come Back Brighter" (music video) 
Deluxe edition bonus disc (486940 6)
1."Place Your Hands" (live)3:44
2."Summer's in Bloom" (live)3:44
3."Lately Stomping" (live)3:06
4."Yer Old" (live)3:20
5."Yer Old" (music video)3:18
6."Place Your Hands" (live video)3:44
7."Summer's in Bloom" (live video)3:44
8."Lately Stomping" (live video)3:06
Total length:27:46



  1. ^ "Reef Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 March 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Review". Glow - Reef. AllMusic. Retrieved 24 March 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Kerrang! Albums Of The Year 1997". Kerrang! Lists. Retrieved 24 March 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)