Selling some seven million copies (making it the fifth bestselling UK album of the noughties), it topped the charts back in 1998 and spawned hits including Babylon, This Year’s Love and Sail Away.
As well as providing an indisputable soundtrack to the era, Gray is often also credited for sparking a singer-songwriter renaissance. While this was the release that made his name, it was in fact his fourth album at that point, and he enjoyed a further two number one albums with White Ladder’s follow ups, A New Day at Midnight and Life in Slow Motion.
2014 saw the singer-songwriter release his tenth album, Mutineers, in which, by his own admission, he’s exiting his comfort zone. His first album in over four years, it sees him collaborating with DJ-minded producer Andy Barlow, exploring a fresh sound.
Catch him at Cambridge Corn Exchange on 2 December, tickets start at £32, 7.30pm.