(incomplete) : She’s A Star / Sit Down / Laid / Surprise / Sound / Tomorrow
John Robinson, NME
Tim Booth appears in a souwester and announces that since – in a world a million miles away with flushing toilets, running water and warm weather – England have won a football match, James will play a greatest hits set. Result, strange tantric hippy bloke! Result, English footballers! Goodnight, sadomasochistic noodles and ruminations on “fame”! This decision does however represent a significant advance. Finally it appears that after decades of blowing it at every conceivable opportunity, James have risen to the occasion.