Creed to reissue ‘Human Clay’ on vinyl
In celebration of the album’s 20th anniversary, Creed will reissue their 2-LP set, Human Clay, this fall.
This will mark the first vinyl availability of the album since a limited edition pressing in 1999. The album sold over 20 million units worldwide and includes hits – “Higher”, “What If”, “Are You Ready?” and the Grammy Award-winning single “With Arms Wide Open”.
Human Clay is the album credited for launching the band as mainstream stars and will be available in stores on October 11.
- “Higher” spent 57 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 7.
- In July of the following year, the band scored their first No. 1 hit on the pop charts with the third single, “With Arms Wide Open”. The track — which frontman Scott Stapp wrote when he found out that he was going to be a father — earned the band a Grammy for “Best Rock Song” in 2001.
- To date, Human Clay has sold well over 11 million copies in the U.S., earning a rare diamond certification from the RIAA, joining the ranks of The Beatles Abbey Road, Prince’s Purple Rain and Nirvana’s Nevermind. It remains one of the top-selling albums of all-time in the United States.
- Creed’s enormous success is largely due to the prolific writing team of Stapp and guitarist Mark Tremonti, who founded the band together in 1993. Their winning combination of driving guitar riffs, rousing hooks and introspective lyrics earned them legions of loyal fans around the world. Following the release of their first two albums, the four-piece — which also included bassist Brian Marshall and drummer Scott Phillips — became the first band ever to have seven consecutive No. 1 singles on Billboard’s Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks.
- Though Creed announced their breakup in 2004, the band briefly reunited in 2009 to release Full Circle. Heavier than their previous albums, it debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, proving the incredible staying power of the band.