Vinyl love: James “Wah wah”

(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.)

Artist: James
Album Title: Wah wah
Year released: 1994
Year reissued: 2015
Details: Double LP, Black vinyl, 180 gram, Remastered

The skinny: This is the companion album to “Laid“. When James went into the studio to record that album, producer Brian Eno saw the way the band came up with its material in such an organic way and suggested they release two albums. The one album proper, which became “Laid”, and the second, “Wah wah”, were the jams by the band that Eno recorded. For the most part, the album is snippets with a few proper songs (the below being an example of these) but it’s some seriously beautiful stuff.

Standout track: “Honest Joe”

3 replies on “Vinyl love: James “Wah wah””

That cover drew my interest when I was having a shifty at James stuff recently, but I had no idea the album is a kinda sketches thing. Not sure how I feel about that, actually…


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