Strip-mine

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This article is about a music album named Strip-mine. For the mining technique, see Surface mining. For the Transformers character, see Stripmine (Transformers).
Strip-mine
Studio album by James
Released September 1988
Recorded Rockfield Studios, Monmouth (early 1987)
Length 35:32
Label Blanco y Negro/Sire
Producer Hugh Jones
James chronology
Stutter
(1986)
Strip-mine
(1988)
Gold Mother
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Martin C. Strong (6/10)[2]
NME (9/10)[3]
Q 4/5 stars[4]

Strip-mine was the second album from English band James, released in September 1988. The album was produced by Hugh Jones, except "Riders" and "Refrain" which were produced by Steve Power and Steve Lovell. After the recording sessions in 1987, the release of the album was delayed a number of times by the record label, but it was eventually remixed early the following year at London's Battery Studios before finally getting a release in September 1988.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Booth/James.

  1. "What For" – 4:32
  2. "Charlie Dance" – 2:24
  3. "Fairground" – 3:36
  4. "Are You Ready" – 2:26
  5. "Medieval" – 3:48
  6. "Not There" – 3:33
  7. "Ya Ho" – 4:20
  8. "Riders" – 3:11
  9. "Vulture" – 4:04
  10. "Stripmining" – 3:04
  11. "Refrain" – 1:53

Release details[edit]

  • UK 12" Vinyl - Blanco y Negro/Sire (JIMLP 2)
  • UK Cassette - Blanco y Negro/Sire (JIMC 2)
  • UK CD - Blanco y Negro/Sire (JIMCD 2)

Personnel[edit]

James[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Richard Evans – keyboards
  • The Kick Horns – brass
  • Clive Mellor – maracas

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r10158
  2. ^ The Essential Rock Discography - Volume 1: 550. 2006. 
  3. ^ "Strip-mine: Reviews". NME. IPC Media. September 1988. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Snow, Mat (September 1988). "Strip-mine: Reviews". Q. Bauer Media Group. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 

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