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James - Laid & Wah Wah

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4CD Super Deluxe Edition features : 
Two discs of Rehearsals, Demos, Jams, B-sides, Radio Sessions & Live Tracks (including 20 previously unreleased)
Hardback, 56-page book featuring extensive notes, period photos and memorabilia 
Plus 4 large colour post cards and 4 button badgesAll CDs are held in slim cardboard sleeves with artwork reproductions and individual Catalog Numbers. 
The book states all of CD3 is 'previously unreleased' however tracks 3-2, 3-4 and 3-12 featured on 2011's The Gathering Sound as Jam 1, Jam 2 and It's A Fine Line respectively. Track 4-1 recorded live at The Palace, Los Angeles 11-23-92. Tracks 4-9 & 4-11 are previously unreleased.

According to Tim Booth, Laid and Wah Wah are the culmination of playing four or five hours a day four or five days a week in Manchester and the new band adapting to that. 
It is about the transition of becoming more of a band but with Brian at the helm. Booth remembers jamming hundreds of songs that never saw the light of day and guitarist Larry Gott suggests it might have been as many as 340 tracks. 
The simultaneous, coupled reissues are particularly notable, however, due to the fact that producer Brian Eno and the band had originally favoured releasing the records as a double package. 
Recorded concurrently in 1993 during a frenetic six week period at Peter Gabriels Real World Complex, the albums were always intended as companion pieces.  
Laid being referred to as the  song album whilst Wah Wah was known as the experimental or jamming album  but the record companys decision to release them months apart put paid to this conception: 
Laid, released in the UK in October 1993, reached the No.3 spot in the UK and became the bands biggest album to date in the US, selling 600,000 copies and breaking the band in the USA in the process but the subsequent follow-up Wah Wah effectively sunk the band over there and  according to Booth put paid to us breaking America at all!. 
More pertinently perhaps, by the time Wah Wah came out, U2 (and Eno) had released Zooropa and everyone thought we were copying off them instead of the other way round! 
This 4CD 12x 12 Super Deluxe box set features 20 previously unreleased recordings.

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Title:
James - Laid & Wah Wah

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4CD Super Deluxe Edition features : 
Two discs of Rehearsals, Demos, Jams, B-sides, Radio Sessions & Live Tracks (including 20 previously unreleased)
Hardback, 56-page book featuring extensive notes, period photos and memorabilia 
Plus 4 large colour post cards and 4 button badgesAll CDs are held in slim cardboard sleeves with artwork reproductions and individual Catalog Numbers. 
The book states all of CD3 is 'previously unreleased' however tracks 3-2, 3-4 and 3-12 featured on 2011's The Gathering Sound as Jam 1, Jam 2 and It's A Fine Line respectively. Track 4-1 recorded live at The Palace, Los Angeles 11-23-92. Tracks 4-9 & 4-11 are previously unreleased.

According to Tim Booth, Laid and Wah Wah are the culmination of playing four or five hours a day four or five days a week in Manchester and the new band adapting to that. 
It is about the transition of becoming more of a band but with Brian at the helm. Booth remembers jamming hundreds of songs that never saw the light of day and guitarist Larry Gott suggests it might have been as many as 340 tracks. 
The simultaneous, coupled reissues are particularly notable, however, due to the fact that producer Brian Eno and the band had originally favoured releasing the records as a double package. 
Recorded concurrently in 1993 during a frenetic six week period at Peter Gabriels Real World Complex, the albums were always intended as companion pieces.  
Laid being referred to as the  song album whilst Wah Wah was known as the experimental or jamming album  but the record companys decision to release them months apart put paid to this conception: 
Laid, released in the UK in October 1993, reached the No.3 spot in the UK and became the bands biggest album to date in the US, selling 600,000 copies and breaking the band in the USA in the process but the subsequent follow-up Wah Wah effectively sunk the band over there and  according to Booth put paid to us breaking America at all!. 
More pertinently perhaps, by the time Wah Wah came out, U2 (and Eno) had released Zooropa and everyone thought we were copying off them instead of the other way round! 
This 4CD 12x 12 Super Deluxe box set features 20 previously unreleased recordings.

Condition:
Used
Genre:
Pop
Title:
James - Laid & Wah Wah

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