Laid (album)

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Laid
James Laid.jpg
Studio album by
Released27 September 1993
Recorded1993
StudioReal World & Box in England and The Windings & Wrexham in Wales
GenreAlternative rock
Length55:46
LabelMercury
ProducerBrian Eno
James chronology
Seven
(1992)
Laid
(1993)
Wah Wah
(1994)
Singles from Laid
  1. "Sometimes"
    Released: 30 August 1993
  2. "Laid"
    Released: 1 November 1993
  3. "Say Something / Jam J"
    Released: 21 March 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[2]
The Essential Rock Discography7/10[3]
NME6/10[4]
Q4/5 stars[5]
The San Diego Union-Tribune3.5/4 stars[6]
Select4/5[7]

Laid is the fifth studio album by British alternative rock band James. It was released on 27 September 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]

All songs written by Tim Booth, Larry Gott and Jim Glennie.

  1. "Out to Get You" - 4:26
  2. "Sometimes (Lester Piggott)" - 5:10
  3. "Dream Thrum" - 4:47
  4. "One of the Three" - 4:08
  5. "Say Something" - 3:26
  6. "Five-O" - 5:25
  7. "P.S." - 5:04
  8. "Everybody Knows" - 3:28
  9. "Knuckle Too Far" - 4:39
  10. "Low Low Low" - 2:51
  11. "Laid" - 2:36
  12. "Lullaby" - 3:49
  13. "Skindiving" - 5:41

Personnel[edit]

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

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (United States)

Year Chart Position
1993 US Billboard 200 72
1993 UK Albums Chart 3
1994 Australian Albums Chart[8] 86

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Laid – James". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  2. ^ "James: Laid". Entertainment Weekly: 76. 15 October 1993.
  3. ^ The Essential Rock Discography - Volume 1: 550. 2006. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Dee, Johnny. "James: Laid". NME. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
  5. ^ Davies, Paul (November 1993). "James: Laid". Q (86): 122. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
  6. ^ Herbert, James (24 March 1994). "Despite Booth, James Soulfully Blends Folk and Rock". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
  7. ^ Harrison, Andrew. "James: Laid". Select. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
  8. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.

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