With Gold Mother becoming an unqualified smash in their homeland, the record was later issued Stateside as this self-titled 1991 release. The song that earned them U.K. commercial clout (and a spot on college rock play lists) was the infectious "Sit Down," with its hypnotic, shuffling melody and heart-on-its-sleeve lyrics. With the same effortless craftsmanship of earlier releases (and a newly revamped lineup that had left them a septet), James also contains the dense, droning "Come Home" and the percussive, wry "How Was It ...

James 1991, Fontana Distribution

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