‘Getting Away With It (All Messed Up)’
RELEASE DATE – 25th JUNE 2001
‘Pleased To Meet You’
RELEASE DATE – 2ND JULY 2001
This summer sees the return of James. Following on from their stunning last album ‘Millionaires’, James release a brand new album on 2nd July. ‘Pleased To Meet You’ is the band’s 11th album release and it will be preceded by the single ‘Getting Away With It (All Messed Up)’, which is set for release on 25th June.
James never take the easy option and are always keen to try new approaches, this is exemplified in the band’s approach to recording the album. ‘Pleased To Meet You’, whilst bearing all the hallmarks of a classic James record, shows why they have been relevant since their inception in the early 80’s. Re-united with the legendary Brian Eno as producer, the approach this time was a change from the band’s normal process. Late in 2000 James embarked on a low key tour which gave them a chance to road test new material. The band always felt that their songs developed once they had played them live and so they made the brave decision to unleash up to 10 new songs a night. Once the tour had finished James went straight into the studio with Eno and recorded the tracks as a full band. The results are amazing and see the band going from strength to strength, producing what could well be their best album… so far.
The first release from the album is ‘Getting Away With It (All Messed Up)’. The single is the perfect introduction to the sound of the album. Honed into shape live and perfected in the studio, the song builds and builds into another timeless classic James single. Never ones to repeat a formula the rest of the album sees James pushing their sound on tracks such as opener ‘Space’ through the awesome ‘Falling Down’ to the closing beauty of ‘Alaskan Pipeline’. This is not just another James album…
James recently recorded 3 tracks, including the new single, for BBC2’s flagship music show ‘Later with Jools Holland’ which was transmitted on Friday 18th May. On the same day, Radio 1’s lunchtime show had the exclusive first play of ‘Getting Away With It (All Messed Up)’.