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English Beefcake" and "Getting Away with It (All Messed Up)" were included on the band's third compilation album The Collection (2004). On 6 September, the band announced their departure from Mercury [36] after completing their six-album contract, though they planned to release a compilation and reissue their back catalogue in the future through the label.

On 31 May, Pleased to Meet You was announced for release in July, and the track listing was revealed. Andrew Paine of NME considered it the "best James record in a long while and there are some near-inspirational moments. The Shining", "Senorita", "Gaudi", "What Is It Good For" and "Getting Away with It (All Messed Up)" were recorded at House in the Woods in Bletchingley.

Scratchcard" and "I Thought You Were", outtakes from the album's sessions, were included on the career-spanning box set The Gathering Sound (2012), alongside the music video for "Getting Away with It (All Messed Up)".

Fine" is a percussion-led song that is followed by "Getting Away with It (All Messed Up)", a slow-building indie rock track with a psychedelic bridge section. Getting Away with It (All Messed Up)" premiered on BBC Radio 1 on 18 May 2001; the band appeared on Later. English Beefcake" stars a man who ends relationships, while being hesitant in causing pain as a result of them. Although he doesn’t play any instruments, he’s so life-like that there’s already speculation about his “personality”. The remainder of the tracks were credited to different producers: "Falling Down" by Eno and KK; "The Shining", "Give It Away" and "Getting Away with It (All Messed Up)" by James and Eno; "Gaudi" by James and Baynton-Power; "What Is It Good For" by James; "Fine" by James, Eno and KK; and "Alaskan Pipeline" by James.with Jools Holland later that day, [29] and performed "Falling Down" and "Getting Away with It (All Messed Up)". It was originally titled We Want Our Money Back, [5] before being re-titled Space, [15] and eventually Pleased to Meet You. On 19 June, Dotmusic revealed the album's artwork, which is a computer-generated image that merged all of the members' faces. It was promoted with an appearance on Top of the Pops and various festivals across three months in the UK, Spain and Portugal.

Eno likened the process to when artists make their debut record: "they're full of enthusiasm and excitement and they know what they're doing and it's a pleasure. The Shining", "Getting Away with It (All Messed Up)" and "Alaskan Pipeline" were engineered by James Loughrey. He expanded: "It's their tightest, freshest, most contemporary batch of songs, weatherproofed to stand the test of time. A year after its release, it occurred to Booth that the song was about his son, whose middle name was Daniel, and his goddaughter Grace. House in the Woods studios; producer credit was split between Brian Eno, guitarist/violinist Saul Davies, KK and the band.Senorita" is about a guy that falls in love with a dangerous woman, and is followed by the disco song "Gaudi". He edited the track; after giving Booth a copy, he re-did the vocal take, resulting in the final version. ChartAttack wrote that fans of the band's earlier hits, such as "Sit Down" and "Laid", would be "disappointed with this disc," however, "longtime James fans should find much to enjoy. In a review for The Guardian, Caroline Sullivan wrote that the band "continue their run of mini-symphonies by and for men who don't cringe at terms such as 'birthing partner'. Throughout July and September, the band performed at the T in the Park, Guildford Live, City in the Park, [30] Witnness, [35] Benicàssim, and Annual Youth Music festivals, across the UK, Spain and Portugal.

He’s been christened James, obviously, and will appear on the sleeve of the forthcoming album, Pleased To Meet You. What Is It Good For" was engineered by Pettit and mixed by him, James and Bascombe at House in the Woods and Whitfield. Booth said the album was the first since their fifth studio album Laid (1993) that they had strayed from the Verse-chorus-verse structure. He added that the album had an underlying theme of distaste for "habits, addictions, [and] impulses that we can't control.The UK special edition included the bonus songs "Gaudi" and "What Is It Good For" as 9th and 10th tracks. Space" begins as a Radiohead-esque track with an electro intro before shifting into chorus sections in the vein of Simple Minds. In March 2000, the band revealed they had been writing new material and planned to record later in the year, with the aim of releasing an album in January 2001. Though the band had planned to use a different producer for the main sessions, [3] Eno and guitarist/violinist Saul Davies were enlisted to produce most of the recordings. At the end of November, the band played a few shows in Spain and Portugal, [36] leading up to a UK tour in December.



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