James-Getting Away with It...Live (2002)

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Released 15-Jul-2002
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In any list of the greatest British bands of the last 20 years, the distinctive name of James wouldn't be far from the top. Emerging on Manchester's Factory Records in the Mid 80s, they ploughed their own idiosyncratic furrow - through line-up changes, business problems and medical ailments - to become a rare example of a rock group who combined commercial success with integrity. The recent decision of vocalist Tim Booth to walk away while the band were still at the top is typical of James' dignity and uniqueness.

The band made some wonderful records - among them quintessential anthems like Come Home and Sit Down - but were perhaps never happier in the live environment. Here, with the most feverish fan base in pop hanging on every incisive word of the jerking, dancing Booth, James wonderful music took on even greater levels of emotion. Filmed at the Manchester Arena during their last ever tour, this definitive live document captures the exuberance and poignancy of a classic James performance, recording the unique collision between celebration and sorrow that all this has come to an end. Brilliantly shot, the communal relationship between a band, their music, and their audience has never been better captured.

Along with the live performance, recorded in delectable Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, this unique DVD also features promos, unseen and illuminating backstage footage, interviews, and other crucial live clips from various venues around Manchester. Sit Down and Enjoy.

Track Listing: 1. Say Something 2. Waltzing Along 3. Laid 4. God Only Knows 5. Someone's Got It In For Me 6. Vervaceous 7. Protect Me 8. Out To Get You 9. Johnny Yen 10. Getting Away With It 11. Tomorrow 12. Born Of Frustration 13. Ring The Bells 14. Top Of The World 15. Sound 16. Space 17. She's A Star 18. Come Home 19. Sit Down

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Tim Booth
Saul Davies
Mark Hunter
Dave Baynton-Power
Michael Kulas
Jim Glennie
Adrian Oxaal
Larry Gott
Andy Diagram
Directed by
Dick Carruthers
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding RSDL
Music 2002 111:00 (Case: 165) 576i (PAL) 2 3 4 5 6
Widescreen 1.78:1, 16x9 Enhanced
English Linear PCM 48/16 2.0 (1536Kb/s), English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s)
English for the Hearing Impaired, Active Subtitle Track
Booklet, Menu Animation & Audio, Featurette-Story, Music Video-She's A Star, Music Video-Say Something, Music Video-Laid, Active Subtitle Track-Links To Documentary Clips
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