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Laid is the fifth studio album by British alternative rock band James. It was released on 27 September 1993. It was the first of several collaborations between the group and Brian Eno, who produced all but one of the album's tracks – in Stuart Maconie's authorised biography of the group, Folklore, they admitted that Eno didn't like the song "One of the Three" so they recorded it when he took a day off. The sessions also resulted in the experimental Wah Wah album.

Laid
James Laid.jpg
Studio album by James
Released 27 September 1993
Recorded 1993
Studio Real World & Box in England and The Windings & Wrexham in Wales
Genre Alternative rock
Length 55:46
Label Mercury
Producer Brian Eno
James chronology
Seven
(1992)Seven1992
Laid
(1993)
Wah Wah
(1994)Wah Wah1994
Singles from Laid
  1. "Sometimes"
    Released: 30 August 1993
  2. "Laid"
    Released: 1 November 1993
  3. "Say Something / Jam J"
    Released: 21 March 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
BBC Music(favourable)[2]
Entertainment WeeklyA–[3]
The Essential Rock Discography7/10[4]
Melody Maker(favourable)[5]
NME6/10[6]
Q4/5 stars[7]
Rolling Stone(favourable)[8]
Select4/5 stars[9]

Contents

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Tim Booth, Larry Gott and Jim Glennie.

  1. "Out to Get You" - 4:26
  2. "Sometimes (Lester Piggott)" - 5:10
  3. "Dream Thrum" - 4:47
  4. "One of the Three" - 4:08
  5. "Say Something" - 3:26
  6. "Five-O" - 5:25
  7. "P.S." - 5:04
  8. "Everybody Knows" - 3:28
  9. "Knuckle Too Far" - 4:39
  10. "Low Low Low" - 2:51
  11. "Laid" - 2:36
  12. "Lullaby" - 3:49
  13. "Skindiving" - 5:41

PersonnelEdit

  • Tim Booth - vocals
  • Larry Gott - guitar
  • Mark Hunter- keys
  • Jim Glennie - bass
  • Saul Davies - violin, guitar
  • David Baynton-Power - drums
  • James Mike - drums on "Laid", timpani and percussion on "Low, Low, Low"

ChartsEdit

Album - Billboard (United States)

Year Chart Position
1993 US Billboard 200 72
1993 UK Albums Chart 3
1994 Australian Albums Chart[10] 86

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ned Raggett. "Laid - James". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  2. ^ Wade, Ian (26 July 2011). "James: Laid - Review". BBC Music. BBC. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
  3. ^ Entertainment Weekly: 76. 15 October 1993. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ The Essential Rock Discography - Volume 1: 550. 2006. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ Gittins, Ian (25 September 1993). "Laid: Reviews". Melody Maker. IPC Media. p. 32. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
  6. ^ Dee, Johnny. "Laid: Reviews". NME. IPC Media. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
  7. ^ Davies, Paul (November 1993). Q: 122. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "James - Laid Audio CD". CD Universe. 29 December 1994. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
  9. ^ Harrison, Andrew. "Laid: Reviews". Select. EMAP. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
  10. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.

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