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James - Albums Collection 1986-2010 (12CD)

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James - Albums Collection 1986-2010 (12CD)

James - Albums Collection 1986-2010 (12CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 3.75 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.44 Gb | Scans included
Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, College Rock, Madchester, BritPop | Time: 09:48:28

James are an English rock band from Manchester, who were formed in 1982 and enjoyed popularity throughout the 1990s. The band's best-known singles include "Come Home"; "Sit Down"; "She's a Star" and "Laid", which also became a hit on American college radio.

Following the departure of lead singer Tim Booth in 2001, the band became inactive, but reunited in January 2007 and has gone on to produce a further six albums. James's hit single "Come Home" was voted the greatest ever Manchester anthem in a radio poll. Live performance has continually remained a central part of the band's output. As of 2010, the band had sold more than 25 million albums worldwide.

As one of the first groups to be dubbed "the next Smiths," James became an institution on the British alternative music scene during the '80s and '90s with their pleasant folk-pop. Early in their career, James were blessed by praise from their idol Morrissey, which turned out to be both a blessing and a curse. The group was pegged as second-rate Smiths, yet continued to tour and record, eventually gaining a sizable following. In the late '80s, James, like many of their British peers, became involved in the acid house-inspired "baggy" scene and recorded the baggy-inspired "Sit Down," which became their breakthrough hit. Shortly after "Sit Down," James became more experimental, culminating in a collaboration with Brian Eno that resulted in their biggest American album, Laid, in 1993. James took four years to follow Laid, by which time their audience had returned to a cult following.

James formed in Manchester in 1982, when Paul Gilbertson (guitar), Jim Glennie (bass), and Gavan Whelan (drums) met Tim Booth (vocals) at Manchester University and asked him to join their fledgling band. During the next year, James became regulars on the local club circuit, and by 1983, they had signed to Factory, releasing their debut EP, Jimone, later that year. Two years later, their second EP, James 2, was released, and Morrissey, the lead singer of the Smiths, publicly endorsed the group, asking them to open for his band. By the summer of 1985, Larry Gott had replaced Gilbertson, and the group signed to Sire Records. Working with producer Lenny Kaye, the group recorded its debut, Stutter, that year, releasing it in early 1986 to generally positive reviews.

Over the next two years, James toured constantly, building up a solid fan base. They released their second album, the folky Strip-Mine, in 1988. The record failed to capitalize on their live following, and the band departed Sire the following year, signing with the independent Rough Trade. On their new label, James released the moderately successful "Sit Down" and the live album One Man Clapping, which climbed to number one on the indie charts. In 1990, Whelan was replaced by David Baynton-Power, and James expanded to a septet with the addition of keyboardist Mark Hunter, violinist Saul Davies, and trumpeter Andy Diagram. The new lineup signed to Fontana Records and released Gold Mother in the fall. Following a handful of minor hit singles, Gold Mother finally became a breakthrough success in the spring of 1991, when a re-recorded version of "Sit Down" – now boasting a contemporary baggy beat – climbed to number two on the U.K. charts and became a staple on U.S. modern rock radio. Although the success of "Sit Down" was a blessing, it also was a curse, as the single became all James were known for. The band began to rebel in concert, playing almost nothing but new material, and its next album, 1992's Seven, was perceived as a misguided stab at big arena rock.

For the follow-up to Seven, James stripped away Diagram and worked with producer Brian Eno. The resulting record, Laid, was a quieter, more ambitious album, and it received some of the band's best reviews. While the album was ignored in the U.K., it was an alternative rock hit in the U.S. on the strength of the title track, which became a crossover hit. During the Laid sessions, James recorded another album's worth of experimental music with Eno that was released in the fall of 1994 as Wah Wah. The album received mixed reviews and the group took an extended break throughout 1995, partly due to guitarist Gott's departure. In 1996, Tim Booth recorded a collaboration with composer Angelo Badalamenti (Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet) entitled Booth and the Bad Angel, which received generally positive reviews.

With guitarist Adrian Oxaal in tow, James returned in early 1997 with Whiplash, a more straightforward record that was greeted with mixed reviews. Released in 1999, Millionaires, recorded with new guitarist Michael Kulas, was initially released only in the U.K. Their spectacular follow-up, 2001's Pleased to Meet You, was also available only in the U.K. A few months later, frontman Tim Booth announced his departure from the band he founded nearly 20 years before, and James called it quits following a winter tour of the U.K. in December 2001. The break was short-lived, however, as the band re-formed in 2007 and embarked on a tour in support of the double-disc compilation Fresh as a Daisy: The Singles. The following year saw the release of Hey Ma, James' tenth studio album. The band returned in 2010 with a pair of "mini-albums" called The Night Before and The Morning After, respectively.

Biography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Allmusic.com


James - Albums Collection 1986-2010 (12CD)






James - Albums Collection 1986-2010 (12CD)

James - Stutter (1986) CD issue 1991
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 232 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 92 Mb | Scans included
Label: Sire | # 7599 25437-2 | Time: 00:39:51

More of a manic fever rant than an album, Stutter is so grotesque and spasmodic that it rams you into a corner until you can do nothing but choke down its home-brewed indie-guitar arsenic. Thin, spiky, jagged folk music. Songs constructed like the Fire Engines having a few beers with Patti Smith as C.S. Lewis is screaming obscenities at small children. What's really at stake here is not the band's first attempts of Next Big Thing potential, but rather an extraordinary disaster of disagreement. As if a lunatic in his own home-built asylum, Tim Booth is a mere bystander to his wild vocals while the rest of the band watch Gavan Whelan have an absolute fit on – what sounds like – four drum kits at once. This is shoddy, shameless chaos. Nothing more than a terribly produced mess of tragic rock-star baiting and deliberate discordance. An amazing debut.

Review by Dean Carlson, Allmusic.com


Tracklist:

01. Skullduggery
02. Scarecrow
03. So Many Ways
04. Just Hip
05. Johnny Yen
06. Summer Songs
07. Really Hard
08. Billys Shirts
09. Why So Close
10. Withdrawn
11. Black Hole


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James - Albums Collection 1986-2010 (12CD)

James - Strip-mine (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans included
Label: Sire / Blanco Y Negro | # 7599-25657-2 / JIM CD2 | Time: 00:38:09

The second full-length by Manchester quartet James found them still struggling for their own identity as the overall sound of Strip-Mine continued to be deeply influenced by the Smiths. Songs like the jangling "What For" and the upbeat stomp of "Are You Ready" have the same blend of breezy melody and lyrical discontent as Morrissey and company. There's more than enough worth listening to on Strip-Mine as, along with the aforementioned, tracks like the horn-driven "Charlie Dance"; the spry, folk-pop of "Fairground"; and the perky "Ya Ho" are catchy, if not exactly memorable. Everything has a crisp, clean feel, without being distant, thanks to the hand of noted producer Hugh Jones and, although not essential listening, Strip-Mine is of interest to fans of late '80s British alternative rock.

Review by Tom Demalon, Allmusic.com


Tracklist:

01. What For (4:33)
02. Charlie Dancing (2:29)
03. Fairground (3:45)
04. Are You Ready (2:34)
05. Medieval (3:56)
06. Not There (3:39)
07. Ya Ho (4:24)
08. Riders (3:19)
09. Vultures (4:08)
10. Strip Mining / Refrain (5:22)


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James - Albums Collection 1986-2010 (12CD)

James - Gold Mother (1990) UK issue 1991
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans included
Label: Fontana | # 848 595-2 | Time: 00:47:31

James completely revamped their lineup for Gold Mother, adding a violinist, a keyboardist, and a trumpeter to the band and attempting to write grand, ambitious arena-rock that recalled U2 and the Waterboys. Although a few of the tracks captured the sprawling, epic splendor that James wished to achieve, they have difficulty writing convincing material, and they aren't nearly as interesting as they were when they concentrated on jangling folk-pop. [Gold Mother was reissued in 1991 after a re-recorded version of "Sit Down" became a hit. "Sit Down" and "Lose Control" replaced "Crescendo" and "Hang On," but the baggy beats of the new songs sat uncomfortably with the sprawling, anthemic rock of Gold Mother.]

Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Allmusic.com


Tracklist:

01. Come Home
02. Lose Control
03. Government Walls
04. God Only Knows
05. You Can't Tell How Much Suffering (On A Face That's Always Smiling)
06. How Was It For You?
07. Sit Down
08. Walking The Ghost
09. Gold Mother
10. Top Of The World


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James - Albums Collection 1986-2010 (12CD)

James - Seven (1992) Mercury Reissue 2001
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 513 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 194 Mb | Scans included
Label: Mercury | # 548 786-2 | Time: 01:10:09

Following the breakthrough success of their previous outing, James released Seven, a record that married the ambitious scope of the lyrics with a grand, anthemic feel. Horns give songs like the lead-off "Born of Frustration" and the surging "Sound" a certain majestic grandeur, sweeping without being overblown. Lead singer Tim Booth is in fine form, lending passion to the proceedings, yet maintaining an intimacy. They don't totally abandon the more jangly, folk elements of past albums; it's still there noticeably on tracks like the lovely "Don't Wait That Long" and the shimmering, sardonic "Next Lover." Other highlights include the dramatic "Ring the Bells" and the resolute title track, which is propelled by Andy Diagram's trumpet, Booth's assured vocals, and a thumping rhythm. Seven might not be completely embraced by older fans, but it's a confident, artistic step and a fine entry in their catalog.

Review by Tom Demalon, Allmusic.com


Tracklist:

01. Born Of Frustration (4:22)
02. Ring The Bells (4:44)
03. Sound (6:40)
04. Bring A Gun (3:41)
05. Mother (2:40)
06. Don't Wait That Long (6:39)
07. Live A Love Of Life (4:18)
08. Next Lover (5:27)
09. Heavens (3:56)
10. Protect Me (3:06)
11. Seven (3:26)
12. Protect Me [Acoustic Version] [Live] (3:19)
13. Sound [Live] (6:13)
14. Heavens [Live] (3:56)
15. Don't Wait That Long [Live] (7:42)


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James - Albums Collection 1986-2010 (12CD)

James - Laid (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 338 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Label: Fontana | # 314 514 943-2 | Time: 00:55:34

After having become superstars in the U.K. with songs like "Sit Down" and then undergone an acoustic American tour opening for Neil Young, James took a consciously quieter, subtler turn with its follow-up to Seven, Laid. This turned out not merely to be a nice way to undercut expectations, but a creative benchmark for the group, arguably its artistic peak. While there had always been a folky, rushed element to the band's work in its earliest days, the now-sextet, following the departure of trumpet Andy Diagram to concentrate on the Spaceheads, here focused instead on understated, moody compositions. Part of this approach no doubt had something to do with Brian Eno's production work, and certainly it's another feather in his cap. While his work with U2 combined with James' own seeming assumption of that band's throne in big rock terms could have resulted in The Joshua Tree redux, that didn't prove to be the case. Admittedly, a couple of songs are specifically aimed at arena-level singalongs, including lead single "Sometimes," which almost drowns under its own weight and speed, and the title track, a celebration of love and lust that ended up giving the band a surprise stateside radio hit. But Tim Booth generally avoids Bono's melodramatics in both hushed and soaring mode, his ruminative singing sounding more like the calm reflections after energetic action, the band's quiet soundscapes a perfect combination of Eno's ear for space and vastness and the group's own abilities. Strong tracks are legion, including "One of the Three," allegedly about British hostages in Lebanon but much more accurately a sharp, harrowing meditation on Jesus and apparently meaningless sacrifice, and the low-key beauties of "Out to Get You" and "Knuckle Too Far." But the best punch is right at the end – the heartbreaking "Lullaby," a piano-led sigh of regret and wistful hope, and "Skindiving," Booth's near-wordless keen at his most affecting, floating over the low-volume shuffle and bite of the band.

Review by Ned Raggett, Allmusic.com


Tracklist:

1. Out To Get You (4:26)
2. Sometimes (Lester Piggot) (5:10)
3. Dream Thrum (4:47)
4. One Of The Three (4:08)
5. Say Something (3:26)
6. Five-O (5:26)
7. P.S. (5:04)
8. Everybody Knows (3:28)
9. Knuckle Too Far (4:40)
10. Low Low Low (2:51)
11. Laid (2:36)
12. Lullaby (3:50)
13. Skindiving (5:42)


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James / Laid

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James - Albums Collection 1986-2010 (12CD)

James / Brian Eno - Wah Wah (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 389 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Label: Fontana/Mercury | Time: 01:08:33

As Brian Eno's sometimes all too precious liner notes explain, when he and James worked together first in rehearsals and then in full recording sessions on Laid, a conscious decision was made to work on a variety of improvisations just to see what would happen. Wah Wah is the result, one of the more uncommercial albums any band of its stature and its accompanying major label has had a hand in releasing. Those expecting 60-minute maelstroms of free noise or recitations of obscenities or the like are in the wrong place, but definitely compared to the beautifully structured and precisely produced Laid, Wah Wah is much more a series of explorations in sound, sometimes quite fascinating ones. The general focus of Laid towards an evocative, restrained attractiveness and moody melancholy holds here as well, more immediate numbers with full lyrics from Booth sung in his fine voice mixed with more open-ended instrumental or wordless vocal jams. More than a few songs could have easily fit on Laid without a worry, such as the slow building "Pressure's On," easily a cousin to Laid's album-starter "Out to Get You," and the solid, techno-tinged trip "Honest Joe." Meanwhile, "Tomorrow," in re-recorded and even more warmly epic form, later became the excellent lead track on Whiplash. One tune, "Say Say Something," shares title and inspiration with the similarly named Laid song but takes a much different direction, with what sounds like Indian violin contributing to a slow-paced, serene wash of sound. Some songs are by default much more fragmentary than others, lyrics just dreamed up of the top of Booth's head, the rest of the band working around a rhythm loop or quietly rolling rhythm. Overall Wah Wah makes for a good listen both as a companion piece to Laid and on its own understated merits.

Review by Ned Raggett, Allmusic.com


Tracklist:

01. Hammer Strings (2:12)
02. Pressure's On (4:27)
03. Jam J (3:34)
04. Frequency Dip (3:35)
05. Lay The Law Down (0:58)
06. Burn The Cat (6:50)
07. Maria (4:03)
08. Low Clouds (0:33)
09. Building A Fire (2:43)
10. Gospel Oak (2:50)
11. Dvv (1:07)
12. Say Say Something (5:44)
13. Rhythmic Dreams (2:37)
14. Dead Man (1:00)
15. Rain Whistling (2:47)
16. Basic Brian (5:32)
17. Low Clouds (0:18)
18. Bottom Of The Well (3:18)
19. Honest Joe (4:41)
20. Arabic Agony (3:59)
21. Tomorrow (2:31)
22. Laughter (0:33)
23. Sayonara (2:41)


Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 3 from 28. July 2007

EAC extraction logfile from 5. June 2010, 20:12

James . Brian Eno / Wah Wah (1994)

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James - Albums Collection 1986-2010 (12CD)

James - Whiplash (1997) Mercury reissue 2001
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 428 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans ~ 65 Mb
Label: Mercury | # 548 788-2 | Time: 01:04:36

Retreating from the experimental tendencies of Laid and Wah-Wah, James return to straight-forward anthemic folk-rock with Whiplash. Although the album isn't a retread of Seven or Gold Mother, it is considerably more rock-oriented than its two predecessors, particularly because the group has incorporated some elements of Brit-pop into their music. "She's a Star," the record's first single, soars on a slide guitar and heavy riff that falls somewhere between Suede and Oasis, as well as a distinctive falsetto from Tim Booth. It is a small song that aims big, which makes it surprisingly graceful, and it's a trick that James only pulls off a couple more times on the album. While Whiplash does find them on more familiar territory, it doesn't have the layered sonics and consistently excellent songwriting that made Laid a breakthrough. In fact, is Whiplash is anything, it's a bit of a step backward – it's an album that will appeal to their cult, not a large audience.

Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Allmusic.com


Tracklist:

01. Tomorrow (3:42)
02. Lost A Friend (3:43)
03. Waltzing Along (3:54)
04. She's A Star (3:39)
05. Greenpeace (4:49)
06. Go To The Bank (4:22)
07. Play Dead (4:44)
08. Avalanche (3:46)
09. Homeboy (2:38)
10. Watering Hole (3:45)
11. Blue Pastures (4:18)
12. Lost A Friend (3:13)
13. Greenpeace (6:28)
14. Homeboy (3:52)
15. Waltzing Along (7:41)


Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 3 from 28. July 2007

EAC extraction logfile from 6. June 2010, 12:13

James / Whiplash

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James - Albums Collection 1986-2010 (12CD)

James - Millionaires (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans ~ 57 Mb
Label: Mercury | # 546 524-2 | Time: 00:47:50

Going from the folk skullduggery of Stutter to the lavish club steps of Goldmother to the introspective beauty of Laid, James have never been predictable. The band's progression has delivered a seemingly inconsistent but impressive body of work, and Millionaires is no exception. Crisp, shiny, accessible pop songs such as "Crash" (sounding, oddly, like 1990's manic "Come Home" and the bittersweet, Laid-era B-side "The Lake"), "I Know What I'm Here For," and "Afro Lover," seem designed to go for Top 40 gold. For a band like James, this is unusual – they've always seemed like the freaks and geeks of the school of popular and "credible" music. While it's not necessarily a bad thing for these outcasts to try to fit in, for at least half of the album it's exactly that: The flat, overproduced "Surprise" and the aimless "Dumb Jam" ignore the hook-laden nature of the band's past heights. Fortunately, the album's first half positively shines while taking this same populist approach. "Hello" succeeds with its hushed, electronic cries; "We're Going to Miss You" sounds like one of Midnight Oil's lost classics, simultaneously bitter and triumphant. Best of all, "Just Like Fred Astaire" somehow encapsulates every delirious high one feels when first falling in love. Essentially, the album two disparate halves: the former, an ecstatic stab of triumph and love, the latter, a mired, confused slab of dulling mediocrity. Indeed, Millionaires is as odd and unexpected as James' overall discography. With a little personal song programming, one can make it sound like the freaks and geeks knew what they were doing the entire time – they might be a bit lost at times, but they have the creative heart that the musical jocks, cheerleaders, and hooligans would never, ever, own themselves.

Review by Dean Carlson, Allmusic.com


Tracklist:

01. Crash (3:59)
02. Just Like Fred Astaire (3:45)
03. I Know What I'm Here For (3:56)
04. We're Going To Miss You (4:39)
05. Strangers (5:11)
06. Hello (4:38)
07. Afro Lover (4:05)
08. Surprise (5:04)
09. Dumb Jam (2:40)
10. Someone's Got It In For Me (4:12)
11. Vervaceous (5:41)


Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 3 from 28. July 2007

EAC extraction logfile from 14. June 2010, 18:46

James / Millionaires

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James - Albums Collection 1986-2010 (12CD)

James - Pleased To Meet You (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans ~ 55 Mb
Label: Mercury | # 5861472 | Time: 00:48:05

It's not so much that James weren't expected to make yet another good record; when 2001's Pleased to Meet You was released, they hadn't made a truly subpar record since the late '80s. But it isn't just another good James record – it's their best. It's their tightest, freshest, most contemporary batch of songs, weatherproofed to stand the test of time. From the dizzily uplifting "Space," a Brian Eno-influenced and produced song (sure sounds like his voice is in the chorus, too), to the glacially sparse ballad "Alaskan Pipeline," the perfectly titled record is fresh-faced enough to sound like a band high on being in a studio together for the first time, but the material and the execution is too focused, too mature to sound like a rookie effort. As with the title track on 1993's Laid, an album highlight is buried near the end. This time it's "Getting Away With It," a song that represents the remainder of the album with a solid tune – with some of Tim Booth's finest, most meaningful lyrics that aren't necessarily preachy – and well-placed layers of synths and strings that accent an otherwise merely good James song. To wit, there's a power and a heft throughout that the band only hinted at previously. A band with a dusty best-of and nine previous studio albums isn't supposed to do this, unless they're the Rolling Stones. James' tenth makes you wonder what all the fuss over U2 and R.E.M.'s rebirths are about. And with this clutch of alternate reality Top Ten singles strung together in the disguise of a flowing record, they're making the modern pop charts (in the U.K. and especially the U.S.) look hopelessly feeble. Songs of adulthood, parenthood, and addiction have rarely sounded this exciting.

Review by Andy Kellman, Allmusic.com


Tracklist:

01. Space (4:49)
02. Falling Down (3:36)
03. English Beefcake (5:46)
04. Junkie (4:56)
05. Pleased To Meet You (5:37)
06. The Shining (4:26)
07. Senorita (3:12)
08. Give It Away (3:05)
09. Fine (3:41)
10. Getting Away With It (All Messed Up) (4:29)
11. Alaskan Pipeline (4:28)


Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 3 from 28. July 2007

EAC extraction logfile from 15. June 2010, 12:23

James / Pleased To Meet You

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No tracks could be verified as accurate
You may have a different pressing from the one(s) in the database

End of status report




James - Albums Collection 1986-2010 (12CD)

James - Hey Ma (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 299 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans ~ 56 Mb
Label: Fontana | # 1766565 | Time: 00:46:12

Seven years is not an extraordinarily long time between albums for bands in the new millennium (some bands take considerably longer), so only those who pay attention closely might realize that James split and reunited in the seven years separating 2001's Pleased to Meet You and 2008's Hey Ma. Apart from the lyrics – the title track opens with an overt 9/11 reference, as Tim Booth sings "now the towers have fallen" – Hey Ma is such an extension of the band's signature sound that it's possible to think no time has passed at all, yet that isn't quite accurate. Not that the band went out on a low note, but James do sound revitalized, energized by the time apart and, perhaps more importantly, sounding connected to the time at hand, making music for a world in turmoil that needs more voices of protest and hope. Parallels to the fledging years of James cannot be ignored, as the band came to be during the pre-Blair and pre-Clinton years of the '90s, when there was a serious strain of seriousness within rock & roll, thanks in part to the crusading of U2. James shook this stiffness a few years later when they collaborated heavily with Eno, but here they reconnect to the crusading spirit of their earliest work without abandoning the sonic adventure of their late-'90s albums. This means that Hey Ma is intriguing and infuriating in equal measure, as Booth does have the tendency to raise his voice too high in protest. That may rub some listeners the wrong way, but perhaps in an affectionate way because there's a certain charm in how Booth has no concern about whether he goes too far, either in his lyrics or vocalizing. In 2008, there are many bands that attempt the kind of grand, sweeping sound as James – think all of the post-Radiohead groups that are equally indebted to U2 but are graced with the personality of an Oasis knockoff band – but James do have more quirks in their sound and plenty of quirks in Booth, who is always willing to act like a fool if it is in service of the greater good. These are the things that make Hey Ma a welcome comeback even for those listeners who may never have been big James fans – after all, even if they're not quite to your tastes, it's nice to know that James are out there taking chances, unconcerned whether they succeed or not.

Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Allmusic.com


Tracklist:

01. Bubbles (5:23)
02. Hey Ma (4:09)
03. Waterfall (5:10)
04. Oh My Heart (3:42)
05. Boom Boom (4:14)
06. Semaphore (3:45)
07. Upside Down (4:26)
08. White Boy (2:48)
09. 72 (3:39)
10. Of Monsters, Heroes And Men (4:36)
11. I Want To Go Home (4:20)


Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 3 from 28. July 2007

EAC extraction logfile from 15. June 2010, 22:03

James / Hey Ma

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James - Albums Collection 1986-2010 (12CD)

James - The Morning After / The Night Before (2010) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 389 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans ~ 48 Mb
Label: Mercury | # B0014689-02 | Time: 01:00:36

Ambition has never been a stranger to James, perhaps the one band to work the most frequently with Brian Eno to the least amount of attention. After returning to action with 2008’s Hey Ma, the Mancunian quintet decided to dabble a bit with the shifting methods of releasing music in the new millennium via the EP set The Morning After/The Night Before, a pair of complementary EPs released separately in the U.K. and then in tandem in the U.S. The title is indeed a bit of a giveaway, indicating the mood each half of the project conveys, and mood is a large part of what this is all about, James creating teeming nocturnal soundscapes, alternating between the propulsive and seductive on The Night Before, then slipping into a cool-down for The Morning After. By its very nature, The Night Before grabs upon its initial listen, being built upon urgent rhythms and loud guitars, letting Tim Booth scale to neo-operatic heights, but The Morning After succeeds in its own quiet way, maintaining a cool intimate vibe without seeming monochromatic. Each EP has a handful of standout songs – the melodic thrust of “Make for This City” on Morning, the escalating drama of “Porcupine” on Night – but what lingers is James’ controlled mastery of mood, how the band never pushes too hard yet never settles over the course of this quietly satisfying set.

Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Allmusic.com


Tracklist:

CD1 (The Morning After):

01. Got The Shakes (2:58)
02. Dust Motes (4:14)
03. Tell Her I Said So (4:38)
04. Kaleidoscope (3:08)
05. Rabbit Hole (3:43)
06. Make For This City (4:29)
07. Lookaway (4:19)
08. Fear (3:49)

CD2 (The Night Before):

01. It's Hot
02. Crazy
03. Ten Below
04. Porcupine
05. Shine
06. Dr Hellier
07. Hero


Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 3 from 28. July 2007

EAC extraction logfile from 12. October 2010, 0:54

James / The Morning After

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Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 3 from 28. July 2007

EAC extraction logfile from 14. June 2010, 23:02

James / The Night Before EP

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None of the tracks are present in the AccurateRip database

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