Manchester band James release brilliant new album 'All The Colours Of You'

Covering everything from world politics to climate change and the ongoing global pandemic, the seminal Manchester groups sixteenth studio album is, without doubt, one of their best

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 4th Jun 2021

Legendary Mancunian outfit, James have unleashed their latest and long-anticipated full-length offering, All The Colours Of You today (Friday 4th June) via Virgin Music Label & Artists Services.

Marking the band's sixteenth studio album release over an incredible 39-year career thus far, All The Colours Of You is the groups first LP since 2018's critically acclaimed Living in Extraordinary Times.

Recorded in part before the onset of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the northern collective, fronted by charismatic vocalist Tim Booth, acquired the services of one of the worlds most renowned studio technicians, Grammy award-winning producer Jacknife Lee (U2, Taylor Swift, REM and Snow Patrol) to bring the 11-track record to life.

Working remotely on the album from his Topanga Canyon Studio in Los Angeles with neighbouring frontman Booth, the pair collaborated virtually with bassist Jim Glennie to reassemble demos created back in 2019.

The resulting product is a collection of festival-ready anthems, boasting a refreshed and energetic sound the likes of which fans of James will have never heard before. An ambitious body of work, tackling themes of politics, the imminent global climate disaster, and life and death, with an accomplished sound to boot - All The Colours Of You is a perfectly timed release that's set to resonate with huge audiences at live events throughout the summer.

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