James- Living In Extraordinary Times CD Album, Deluxe CD + Book, Standard Vinyl LP, Magenta Coloured Vinyl & Cassette Tape

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James
Living In Extraordinary Times

Standard CD £11.99
Cassette Tape £9.99

Tracklisting:
1. Hank
2. Coming Home (Pt.2)
3. Leviathan
4. Heads
5. Many Faces
6. How Hard The Day
7. Extraordinary Times
8. Picture Of This Place
9. Hope To Sleep
10. Better Than That
11. Mask
12. What’s It All About

Deluxe CD – hard back book £15.99

Tracklisting:
1. Hank
2. Coming Home (Pt.2)
3. Leviathan
4. Heads
5. Many Faces
6. How Hard The Day
7. Extraordinary Times
8. Picture Of This Place
9. Hope To Sleep
10. Better Than That
11. Mask
12. What’s It All About
13. Backwards Glances (Bonus Track)
14. Moving Car (Demo)
15. Overdose (Demo)
16. Trouble (Demo)

12″ Standard Double Vinyl – includes download card £20.99
HMV & RSD Stores Exclusive Grey gatefold package with Magenta coloured vinyl – includes download card £23.99

Track listing:
SIDE A
1. Hank
2. Coming Home (Pt.2)
3. Leviathan
SIDE B
4. Heads
5. Many Faces
6. How Hard The Day
SIDE C
7. Extraordinary Times
8. Picture Of This Place
9. Hope To Sleep
SIDE D
10. Better Than That
11. Mask
12. What’s It All About

This summer, James are back with new songs forged in these strangest of days.

The Mancunians returned in May with the ‘Better Than That’ EP and they will follow that in August with their 15th studio album, aptly titled ‘Living In Extraordinary Times’ on infectious Music.

The band’s longevity can be attributed to their constant process of renewal and reinvention. Their most recent album, 2016’s ‘Girl at the End of the World’ debuted at number two in the UK album charts. In total, they have sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, including their 1998 ‘Best Of’ which was a UK number one and went triple platinum. James’ reputation as a uniquely transcendent live act is well-earned, having headlined festivals from Glastonbury in 1992 to Festival No.6 in 2015.

The new recording sessions were overseen by Mercury Prize-winning producer Charlie Andrew and rising star Beni Giles.

‘Hank’, which appears on the EP and opens the new record, is further evidence that James have no inclination to shy away from politics. Booth is an Englishman in America, and that particular perspective on Donald Trump’s American carnage couldn’t help but have an impact on the writing of the record

As well as biting social commentary, ‘Living In Extraordinary Times’ also sees Booth speak frankly about deeply personal issues. On ‘Coming Home (Pt. 2)’, he writes – not for the first time – about the pain of being a father on tour away from a young child.

That song features an appearance from long-time James collaborator Brian Eno.

The new album also features EP title track ‘Better Than That’, in which Booth urges the universe to do its worst, like a man squaring up to life itself.
“You can do better than that,” he sings. “Hit me again and show me where I’m cracked.”

The album started life in three weeks of extended jam sessions at Sheffield’s Yellow Arch Studios, featuring Booth, Davies, Glennie and keyboard player Mark Hunter and they finished recording at Iguana Studios in Brixton, London.

After an intimate SOLD OUT tour of UK venues in May, the band will take their new music on the road this summer with festivals in the UK and Europe and further shows to come later in the year.

 

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Weight 550 g
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Cassette Tape £9.99, CD Album £11.99, Deluxe CD with hardback book £15.99, Standard Vinyl LP £20.99, Exclusive Magenta Coloured Vinyl £23.99,