Lose Control was an interim single between albums to support a UK tour. Reached 38 in the UK Singles Chart.
7″ JIM7 – Lose Control (edit) / Sunday Morning
CAS JIMC7 – Lose Control (edit) / Sunday Morning
12″ JIM712 – Lose Control (extended) / Sunday Morning / Out To Get You
CD JIM7CD – Lose Control (extended) / Sunday Morning / Out To Get You
|Release Name:||Lose Control|
|Release Date:||26th November 1990|
|Catalogue:||7" JIM7; 12" JIM712; CD JIM7CD; CAS JIMC7|
|Related Release(s):||Gold Mother (Album)|
Lose Control was intended as an interim single between albums released to coincide with the band’s short UK tour.
For this release, James refrained from the multi-formatting of the previous two singles, partly due to the chart rules having been changed to clamp down on it. Two new tracks had been recorded to accompany the single as well as a remix of the title track by Mark McGuire.
Sunday Morning is a cover version of the Velvet Underground song recorded for Imaginary Records Heaven and Hell tribute album with Tim writing a medley taking lyrics from other Velvet Underground songs extending the song to just under five minutes. Out To Get You, later to be resurrected for Laid, is a six and a half minute slow burner considerably different to the Laid version.
The artwork was yet again kept simple, a variation of the James moniker on a shimmering orange background.
Promoting Lose Control saw James make their debut appearance on Channel 4’s The Word, but the Top of the Pops appearance still eluded the band, despite a third successive Top 40 hit, the single reaching number 38 in the competitive Christmas market.