Laid

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Laid
Studio album by James
Released 5 October 1993
Recorded 1993 at Real World & Box in England and The Windings & Wrexham in Wales
Genre Alternative rock
Length 55:46
Label Mercury
Producer Brian Eno
James chronology
Seven
(1992)
Laid
(1993)
Wah Wah
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
BBC Music (very favourable)[2]
Entertainment Weekly (A-)[3]
Martin C. Strong (7/10)[4]
Melody Maker (very favourable)[5]
NME (6/10)[6]
Q 4/5 stars[7]
Rolling Stone (favourable)[8]
Select 4/5 stars[9]

Laid is the fifth studio album by British alternative rock band James. It was released on 5 October 1993. It was the first of several collaborations between the group and Brian Eno, who produced all but one of the album's tracks – in Stuart Maconie's authorised biography of the group, Folklore, they admitted that Eno didn't like the song "One of the Three" so they recorded it when he took a day off. The sessions also resulted in the experimental Wah Wah album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Out to Get You"
  2. "Sometimes (Lester Piggott)"
  3. "Dream Thrum"
  4. "One of the Three"
  5. "Say Something"
  6. "Five-O"
  7. "P.S."
  8. "Everybody Knows"
  9. "Knuckle Too Far"
  10. "Low, Low, Low"
  11. "Laid"
  12. "Lullaby"
  13. "Skindiving"

remastered 2001 reissue adds:

  1. Laid (Live At GLR)
  2. Sometimes (Live)
  3. Five-O (Live)
  4. Say Something (The Saying Nothing Mix)

Personnel[edit]

  • Larry Gott - guitar
  • Mark Hunter- keys
  • Tim Booth - vocals
  • David Baynton-Power - drums
  • Saul Davies - violin, guitar
  • Jim Glennie - bass
  • James Mike - drums on 'Laid', timpani and percussion on 'Low, Low, Low'

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (United States)

Year Chart Position
1993 The Billboard 200 72
1993 UK Official Albums Chart 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ned Raggett. "Laid - James". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Wade, Ian (26 July 2011). "James: Laid - Review". BBC Music. BBC. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Entertainment Weekly: 76. 15 October 1993. 
  4. ^ The Essential Rock Discography - Volume 1: 550. 2006. 
  5. ^ Gittins, Ian (25 September 1993). "Laid: Reviews". Melody Maker. IPC Media. p. 32. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Dee, Johnny. "Laid: Reviews". NME. IPC Media. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  7. ^ Davies, Paul (November 1993). Q: 122. 
  8. ^ "James - Laid Audio CD". CD Universe. 29 December 1994. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  9. ^ Harrison, Andrew. "Laid: Reviews". Select. EMAP. Retrieved 19 January 2013.