Gold Mother is the third studio album from English band James, originally released June 1990. The album was recorded for Rough Trade Records, but James asked to be released from their contract with them and moved to Fontana. After the success of a Flood Mix of "Come Home" and the non-album singles "Lose Control" and "Sit Down", the album was re-released almost a year later to include these tracks, replacing other tracks on the album. It was recently re-released again, this time with all of the original tracks in addition to "Lose Control" and "Sit Down".
Receiving critical acclaim upon release,Gold Mother was placed by the NME at #5 in their list of Albums of the Year 1990.