Remix and rerelease of Come Home that reached 32 in the UK Singles Chart.
7″ JIM6 – Come Home (Flood Mix) / Dreaming Up Tomorrow
CAS JIMMC 6 – Come Home (Flood Mix) / Dreaming Up Tomorrow
12″ (purple) JIM612 – Come Home (Extended Flood Mix) / Fire Away / Stutter (live)
12″ (green) JIMM612 – Come Home (live) / Gold Mother (Warp Mix) / Come Home (Weatherall Mix)
CD JIMCD6 – Come Home (Extended Flood Mix) / Come Home (Flood Mix) / Fire Away / Gold Mother (Warp Mix)
|Release Name:||Come Home (Flood Mix)|
|Release Date:||25th June 1990|
|Catalogue:||7" JIM6; 12" (purple) JIM612; 12" (green) JIMM612; CD JIMCD6; CAS JIMMC 6|
Following the release of Gold Mother, Come Home was remixed by Flood and rereleased at the end of the band’s triumphant World Cup tour and Glastonbury performance.
The single continued to make use of multiformatting to boost the chart position. Dreaming Up Tomorrow and Fire Away, the two new tracks, dealt with religion and politics, two of Tim’s favourite subjects. Come Home itself was well represented with Flood’s single remix, an extended Flood mix, a live Radio Europe session from April 1990 and a remix by Andy Weatherall, the man who created Primal Scream’s Loaded. A live version of Stutter recorded by Key 103 at the December 1989 Manchester Apollo show and a remix of Gold Mother by Sheffield’s Warp completed the additional tracks.
Fontana, spurred on by the success of How Was It For You? and Gold Mother, sent the band to the sun-drenched Spanish desert for the video shoot which culminated in the band shirtless daubing black paint on each other’s chests and faces.
The single’s artwork mirrored one of the famous James t-shirts with “come” on the front and “home” on the back.
To support the single, the band made a number of TV appearances including a performance on the roof of the BBC’s studio in Manchester for the children’s TV show “8.15 from Manchester.” Despite the single charting at number 32, the band were still not invited to perform on Top of the Pops.
Reviewed by Fruitbat and Jim Bob of Carter USM
F : It’s not that radical a remix, is it? I didn’t really notice any difference with the version that was out before.
J : The original record was really good, but I don’t really see the point of that one much. It’s not even longer. It seems a bit silly to bring it out again, a bit of a cheap move. I don’t know who persuaded them to do it. It’s one of my favourite records of the last year but this cheapens it a bit. It’ll be a massive dancefloor hit and if it was from Manchester it would be even bigger.
NME : It is
J : Oh yeah