(Vinyl Love is a series of posts that quite simply lists, describes, and displays the pieces in my growing vinyl collection. You can bet that each record was given a spin during the drafting of each corresponding post.)
Album Title: Laid
Year released: 1993
Year reissued: 2015
Details: Double LP, Black vinyl, 180 gram, Remastered
The skinny: Pretty much everyone knows the title track, if not by name, then recognizing it within a few songs of pressing play, but it’s not even close to being the best song on the album. “Laid” was the Manchester-based James’ fifth album but their first working with uber-producer Brian Eno. It’s a beautiful atmospheric record that begs for earphones and candlelight.
Standout track: “Sometimes (Lester Piggott)”