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Back for Good,
This review is from: Fresh As A Daisy - The Singles (Audio CD)Well James has meant a lot to me, I've seen them live well over 10 times. I guess they are my favourite band.
Unlike those below, I'm not allergic to the Seven "Simple Minds" era. To me James were expanding their sound, going widescreen. But still with their effortless ability to craft a hook and a chorus and a melody that stays with you.
As befits a band with a career dating back to the 80s James have had a number of phases. But despite these changes, they remain throughout definitively, distinctively James. Epic, uplifting.
Best of all, they are back, touring and writing new songs. 2 of them here, heavier (lots of base), more rock than folk (no complaints from me), and frankly fantastic.
Live fave Jonny Yen is not live by the way.