Whiplash (album)

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Whiplash
Studio album by James
Released February 25, 1997
Genre Alternative rock
Length 43:15
Reissue: 64:36)
Label Mercury
Producer Stephen Hague, David Baynton-Power
James chronology
Wah Wah
(1994)
Whiplash
(1997)
Millionaires
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Calgary Sun 3.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly (B+)[3]
Martin C. Strong (6/10)[4]
Melody Maker (mixed)[5]
NME (4/10)[6]
Q 4/5 stars[7]
Sunday Mirror (8/10)[8]
Sunday Times (favourable)[9]
Toronto Sun (favourable)[10]

Whiplash is the seventh studio album by British alternative rock band James. It contained the top ten hit "She's a Star" which re-established the group commercially. The sessions for the album were long and stretched over a period of more than 2 years with many unreleased songs being recorded – Brian Eno produced many of the early sessions and details some of these songs and the recording process in his book A Year with Swollen Appendices. The album was reissued in remastered form in 2001 with 4 bonus tracks.

Whiplash was chosen as one of the 50 best albums of 1997 by Q Magazine.[11]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tomorrow" (Booth, Gott, Glennie, Brian Eno) - 3:45
  2. "Lost a Friend" - 3:40
  3. "Waltzing Along" - 3:54
  4. "She's a Star" - 3:39
  5. "Greenpeace" - 4:49
  6. "Go to the Bank" - 4:22
  7. "Play Dead" - 4:45
  8. "Avalanche" - 3:46
  9. "Homeboy" - 2:38
  10. "Watering Hole" - 3:45
  11. "Blue Pastures" - 4:19

All songs written and composed by All songs written by Tim Booth, Larry Gott and Jim Glennie; except where noted. 

Personnel[edit]

  • Tim Booth - vocals
  • Larry Gott - guitar
  • Mark Hunter- keys
  • Jim Glennie - bass
  • Saul Davies - violin, guitar
  • David Baynton-Power - drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "James: Whiplash". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Vetch, Dave (27 February 1997). "Whiplash: Reviews". Calgary Sun. Quebecor. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Entertainment Weekly: 126. 21 February 1997. 
  4. ^ The Essential Rock Discography - Volume 1: 550. 2006. 
  5. ^ Smith, Richard (1 March 1997). "Whiplash: Reviews". Melody Maker. IPC Media. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Moody, Paul (23 February 1997). "Whiplash: Reviews". NME. IPC Media. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  7. ^ Sheppard, David (February 1997). "Whiplash: Reviews". Q. Bauer Media Group. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Whiplash: Reviews". Sunday Mirror. Trinity Mirror. 23 February 1997. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Whiplash: More reviews". Sunday Times. News International. February 1997. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  10. ^ Stevenson, Jane (23 February 1997). "Whiplash: Reviews". Toronto Sun. Sun Media. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  11. ^ Q: 113. January 1998.