Come Home (James song)

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"Come Home"
1989 single cover
Single by James
from the album Gold Mother
B-side "Promised Land"
"Slow Right Down"
"Dreaming Up Tomorrow"
"Fireaway"
"Stutter"
"Gold Mother"
Released November 1989 (1989-11)
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl,
Cassette, CD
Recorded 1988
Genre Madchester
Length 3:53 (1989, 7" version)
5:04 (1989, long version)
3:59 (1990, Flood mix)
6:10 (1990, extended Flood mix)
Label Rough Trade (1989)
Fontana (1990)
Writer(s) Jim Glennie
Larry Gott
Tim Booth
Producer(s) Jim Glennie
Larry Gott
Nick Garside
Tim Booth
James singles chronology
"Sit Down"
(1989)
"Come Home"
(1989)
"How Was It for You"
(1990)

"Come Home" is a song by Mancunian band James, first released as a single in November 1989 by Rough Trade. Like the preceding single, "Sit Down", it received little attention initially and led to James parting ways with Rough Trade. After Mercury Records had signed the band to the Fontana label and experienced chart success with "How Was It for You" they re-released "Come Home" in June 1990 in a version remixed by Flood. The original release had artwork by Central Station Design while the re-release repeated the design of the "How Was It for You" singles, with the words "come" and "home" on the front and back covers, respectively, with different background colours marking the various formats. The song featured on the influential 1990 'Madchester' compilation album Happy Daze.

Track listings[edit]

1989 release[edit]

7" vinyl

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Come Home" (7" Version) 3:53
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Promised Land"   3:05

12" vinyl

  • UK: Rough Trade / RTT245
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Come Home" (Long Version) 5:04
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Come Home" (7" Version) 3:53
2. "Promised Land"   3:05
3. "Slow Right Down" (Demo Version) 4:03

CD

  • UK: Rough Trade / RTT245CD
No. Title Length
1. "Come Home" (Long Version) 5:04
2. "Come Home" (7" Version) 3:54
3. "Promised Land"   3:07
4. "Slow Right Down" (Demo Version) 4:02

1990 release[edit]

7" vinyl and cassette

  • UK: Fontana / JIM6 (7" vinyl), JIMMC6 (cassette)
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Come Home" (Flood mix) 3:56
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Dreaming Up Tomorrow"   3:07

12" vinyl

  • UK: Fontana / JIM612 (purple cover)
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Come Home" (Extended Flood mix) 6:07
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Fireaway"   3:44
2. "Stutter" (Recorded live at Manchester Apollo by Piccadilly Key 103 FM) 6:30
  • UK: Fontana / JIMM612 (green cover)
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Come Home" (Live) 5:06
2. "Gold Mother" (Remixed by Warp) 5:43
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Come Home" (Remix (by Andrew Wetherall)) 8:26

CD

  • UK: Fontana / JIMCD6
No. Title Length
1. "Come Home" (Flood mix) 3:59
2. "Come Home" (Extended Flood mix) 6:10
3. "Fireaway"   3:46
4. "Gold Mother" (Remixed by Warp) 5:45

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[1] 84
Chart (1990) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[2] 32

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chart Stats - James - Come Home". Retrieved 30 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Chart Stats - James - Come Home {1990}". Retrieved 30 April 2009 (2009-04-30).  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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