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Laid

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Download links and information about Laid by James. This album was released in 1993 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 55:30 minutes.

Artist: James
Release date: 1993
Genre: Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 13
Duration: 55:30
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
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

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When producer Brian Eno stepped in to helm the band James’ sixth album in 1993, he heard more than U2-like stadium lilts and ambient pop. He heard a sextet’s big-as-the-sky songs, with singer Tim Booth adding lyrical empathy in a voice that whispered and soared with equal aplomb. Eno harnessed it into what the band called “a journey of self-discovery.” The beautiful “Sometimes” metaphorizes that discovery; it’s about a boy keen to be struck by lightning, built on driving acoustic guitars that become a kind of harmonic drone behind Booth’s bell-like voice. The title song soundtracked several American Pie films, but that’s no slight; the song is a knowing wink to loss of innocence (involving androgyny) and features rapid-fire refrains, mounting soundscapes (lots of it acoustic), and a deceptive dance beat. The gentle “Knuckle Too Far,” “Five-O," and the lovely “Lullaby” are perfect, trancelike comedowns from so much thunder and lightning. The album’s total blue-beautiful moment is the pleading and folky “Say Something,” which combines a New Order–ish bassline and simple bustle with inescapable melody.