|Dates connected with James:||1987-1990|
|Contribution/Role/Speciality:||Record Label Manager|
Geoff Travis was head of Rough Trade Records and initially got involved with James as an intermediary between the band and Sire as the relationship got fraught during the recording of second album Strip-mine. He later released the original version of Sit Down and Come Home in 1989 on Rough Trade. The band recorded Gold Mother for Rough Trade, but after Travis told Tim they were unlikely to sell more than 20-30,000 copies, the band asked to buy the record back from Rough Trade, who were on the brink of financial ruin, and sign to a major label with the album.