Monday, September 10, 2012
SOME MORE SPLENDID RARE (ISH) JAMES STUFF
Nowadays I don't find too many things that excite me as I browse round the second-hand stores. Most of the stuff of interest to me usually consists of songs I already have if not on vinyl then on CD. If it's a song in the collection and the vinyl is reasonably priced then I'll often pick it up. But rarely do I now come across something that I've known about never seen before and most importantly it's in the very affordable range.
Lase week, the sleeve illustrated above caught my eye.
It's from a 1990 single by James which peaked at #32 in the UK charts which was a great achievement by their standards at that time. It's a song that was released on CD, 7" single and 2 x 12" singles, all of which featured various b-sides, many of which were live tracks. However this particular 12" contains an otherwise unavailable mix of the single (unavailable to my knowledge) as well as bringing together two cracking songs on the b-side that harked back to the band's roots when they signed to Factory. I was chuffed as well that I only had to pay £2 for the copy:-
mp3 : James - How Was It For You?
mp3 : James - How Was It For You? (Booth/Gott/Glennie/Garside mix)
mp3 : James - Lazy
mp3 : James - Undertaker
Hope you like them. Happy Listening.