In episode #42 of The XS Noize Music Podcast, Mark Millar catches up with James multi-instrumentalist Saul Davies to talk about their 16th studio album 'All The Colours of You'.
All the Colours of You, the band’s 16th studio album, was recorded in part before Covid struck and is produced by the Grammy award-winning Jacknife Lee (U2, REM, Taylor Swift, Snow Patrol, The Killers). On production duties with James for the first time, he brought a fresh approach to their sound, working remotely from his studio, liaising with Tim Booth (his Topanga Canyon neighbour) and Jim Glennie from the band, reimagining their demos and capturing the band in all their virtual glory. The result is a record with the most arena-ready and fresh tracks of their 38-year career; the sound of one of Britain’s best bands deconstructed and reassembled by one of the world’s most renowned producers.
Since the release of Sit Down, their breakthrough single in 1991, James has released 15 studio albums, selling over 25 million copies in the process, and performed at countless headline shows and festivals across the world. They continue to be a huge live draw, having sold 60,000 tickets for their UK arena tour in November and December this year, a tour that has sold faster than any previous James tour.
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