INTERVIEW: Starsailor frontman JAMES WALSH on the 20th-anniversary of their debut album, Love Is Here

James Walsh

In episode #58 of The XS Noize Music Podcast, Mark Millar catches up with Starsailor frontman James Walsh to discuss the 20th-Anniversary of their debut album, Love Is Here, songwriting and the best way to make an Ulster Fry. 

Initially released in 2001, Love Is Here saw the band establish themselves as a force to be reckoned with, reaching No 2 in the UK album chart and winning them a worldwide fanbase. The album featured five UK Top 40 singles (Fever, Good Souls, Alcoholic, Lullaby and Poor Misguided Fool), with Alcoholic hitting No 10 in the chart.

The release features the original album with a bonus disc full of covers (songs by Bill Withers, Gram Parsons and Van Morrison); demos; session recordings; five brand-new, specially recorded 20th Anniversary Edition tracks; and newly written liner notes by the band.

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2CD/2LP Track List:

CD1/LP1

1. Tie Up My Hands
2. Poor Misguided Fool
3. Alcoholic
4. Lullaby
5. Way To Fall
6. Fever
7. She Just Wept
8. Talk Her Down
9. Love Is Here
10. Good Souls
11. Coming Down

CD2/LP2

1. Good Souls (20th Anniversary Version) *
2. Alcoholic (20th Anniversary Version) *
3. Love Is Here (20th Anniversary Version) *
4. Fever (20th Anniversary Version) *
5. Way To Fall (20th Anniversary Version) *
6. From A Whisper To A Scream (KCRW Session)
7. Grandma’s Hands (Bill Withers cover)
8. Hot Burrito #2 (The Flying Burrito Brothers Cover)
9. Coming down (Band Version – Original Demo)
10. The Way Young Lovers Do (Van Morrison Cover)

* Previously Unreleased

Pre-order ‘Love Is Here’ 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition here:

‘Love Is Here’ 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Starsailor will tour the album this December at the following venues:

DECEMBER
2 – Tramshed, Cardiff
3 – Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth
5 – The Marble Factory, Bristol
6 – The Leadmill, Sheffield
7 – SWG3 Galvanizers, Glasgow
9 – Riverside, Newcastle
10 – 02 Academy2, Birmingham
11 – Leeds University Stylus, Leeds
13 – Albert Hall, Manchester
14 – 02 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

You can purchase tickets for their UK tour here.

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