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Laid Wah Wah (4CD Super Deluxe Set)

Boxset $75.99

Release Date: 23/03/2015

Discs: 4

Following the success of their Seven album, Andy Diagram left James to pursue other musical interests, taking the distinctive trumpet sound of that album with him.  James’ next tour, an acoustic romp through the USA with Neil Young, had a profound influence on the development of their sound; playing acoustically focusing the band on producing a more simple "stripped and naked" sound.

The other distinctive factor in the sound of their next album, Laid, was the appointment of Brian Eno as producer. Where Seven sounded like a band striving for perfection, "Brian encouraged us to improvise, encouraged us to use takes where we didn't know what we were doing. He made us realise that this imperfection was a good thing."

CD1 - Laid

1. Out To Get You
2. Sometimes (Lester Pigott)
3. Dream Thrum
4. One of The Three
5. Say Something
6. Five-O
7. P.S.
8. Everybody Knows
9. Knuckle Too Far
10. Low Low Low
11. Laid
12. Lullaby
13. Skindiving

CD2 - Wah Wah

1. Hammer Strings
2. Pressure's On
3. Jam J
4. Frequency Dip
5. Lay The Law Down
6. Burn The Cat
7. Maria
8. Low Clouds
9. Building A Fire
10. Gospel Oak
11. DVV
12. Say Say Something
13. Rhythmic Dreams
14. Dead Man
15. Rain Whistling
16. Basic Brian
17. Low Clouds
18. Bottom Of The Well
19. Honest Joe
20. Arabic Agony
21. Tomorrow
22. Laughter
23. Sayonara

CD3 - Rehearsals, Out-takes & Jams (all previously unreleased)

1. Carousel (rehearsal demo of Say Something)
2. Unknown Track 8 (rehearsal demo)
3. Dream Thrum (rehearsal demo)
4. Chicken Goth (rehearsal demo)
5. Jam J (Additional Jam) (rehearsal jam)
6. You Were Born (Take 1) (early version of One of the Three)
7. Bruce Jam 1 (Mix 1) (early version of Knuckle Too Far)
8. Jam D / Rhythmic Dreams alt. (rehearsal jam)
9. Jam E (out-take) (rehearsal jam)
10. Jam 11 (Slow Jam - Grotesque/Angular) (rehearsal jam)
11. Jam 12B (Dreamy Later Singing) (rehearsal jam)
12. Jam P (Fabulous Melody But Unusual Bass) (rehearsal jam)
13. Jam P2 (Later) (rehearsal jam)
14. Jam Q (early version of Honest Joe) (rehearsal jam)
15. Jam R - Beefheart Jam (rehearsal jam)
16. Who Is Gospel Oakja (early version) (rehearsal jam)
17. Falsetto (instrumental version of Skindiving)
18. Jam 13 - Fast Marcus Has Mixed (rehearsal jam)

CD4 B-sides, Radio Sessions & Live

1. America (Live In The U.S. 9/92) B-side of Sometimes
2. Building A Charge B-side of Sometimes
3. Wah Wah Kits B-side of Laid
4. The Lake B-side of Laid
5. Seconds Away B-side of Laid
6. Say Something (New Version) double A-side with Jam J
7. Assassin B-side of SaySomething/ Jam J
8. Laid (Acoustic 99x, Atlanta 26/2/94) B-side of Say Something f‚€‚“ US promo CD
9. Low Low Low (BBC Session 27/9/93) (previously unreleased)
10. Sometimes (BBC Session 27/9/93)
11. Tomorrow (BBC Session 27/9/93) (previously unreleased)
12. Five-O (BBC Session 27/9/93)
13. Jam J (Arena Dub / Amphetamine Pulsate) 12" remix
14. Jam J (Sabresonic Tremelo Dub / Spaghetti Steamhammer) 12" remix