The Night Before (album)

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The Night Before
The Night Before (James album) - album cover.jpg
Studio album by James
Released 19 April, 2010
Genre Alternative rock
Label Mercury
Producer James, Lee Muddy Baker
James chronology
Hey Ma
(2008)Hey Ma2008
The Night Before
The Morning After
(2010)The Morning After2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Battery in Your Leg (favorable)[2]
BBC Music (unfavorable)[3]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[4]
musicOMH 3.5/5 stars[5]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[6]
The Sunday Times 2/5 stars[7]

The Night Before is the first of two mini-albums by British alternative rock band James, released in April 2010. It featured seven tracks, plus one of two bonus tracks (depending on edition), and was available on CD and as an MP3 download. Some of the songs, such as "Porcupine", had been previewed by the band at previous shows. A track titled "All My Letters" was made available for iTunes buyers, whilst purchasers of the CD get access to an online bonus exclusive track "Mother's a Clown".

The two EPs were released individually in the UK, then packaged together as a double-disc set titled The Morning After the Night Before for the US release.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "It's Hot"
  2. "Crazy"
  3. "Ten Below"
  4. "Porcupine"
  5. "Shine"
  6. "Dr Hellier"
  7. "Hero"


  1. ^ "Night Before - James". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "James - The Night Before". Retrieved 1 September 2011.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ Tom Hocknell (15 April 2010). "James The Night Before Review". BBC Music. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Dave Simpson (15 April 2010). "James: The Night Before". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "James - The Night Before". musicOMH. 19 April 2010. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  6. ^ John Garratt (23 May 2010). "James: The Night Before EP". PopMatters. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  7. ^ Dan Cairns (18 April 2010). "James: The Night Before". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 

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