Be Opened By The Wonderful – Orchestral Double Album – Out 9th June
23rd March 2023
“Life begins at 40. For our midlife euphoria we recorded a double orchestral album of some of our deepest cuts,” says Tim.
Be Opened By The Wonderful is a 20-track CD (19 on vinyl) of some of our most loved and rare tracks, re-imagined with orchestra and choir. Arranged and conducted by Joe Duddell, the album was recorded at Blueprint Studios in Manchester last year with ORCA22 and Manchester Inspirational Voices.
It’s due for release on 9th June and includes one brand new track, Love Make A Fool.
Head to the official web shop from 9am today where you’ll find the album on double CD and double vinyl LP (green or black vinyl), including some exclusive options. Or click here for a range of other vendors plus streaming pre-saves.
Fancy a preview? As of today you can listen to the orchestral version of She’s A Star. Enjoy!
- Disc 1: Sometimes / Love Make A Fool / We’re Gonna Miss You / Tomorrow / The Lake / She’s A Star / Lookaway / Sit Down / Alaskan Pipeline
- Disc 2: Someone’s Got It In For Me / Hey Ma / Hello / Beautiful Beaches / Why So Close / Medieval / Hymn From A Village / Say Something / Top Of The World / Moving On / Laid
- Side A: Sometimes / Love Make A Fool / We’re Gonna Miss You / Tomorrow
- Side B: The Lake / She’s A Star / Lookaway / Sit Down / Alaskan Pipeline
- Side C: Someone’s Got It In For Me / Hey Ma / Hello / Beautiful Beaches / Why So Close
- Side D: Medieval / Say Something / Top Of The World / Moving On / Laid
Classic T-shirts back in stock, plus new colour combos!
13th March 2023
Thank you for all of the love that you’ve shown towards our reissued classic T-shirts!
Continuing our 40th year celebrations we’re launching more of the classic daisy Ja-m-es T-shirts – and not just in red…
All available in small, medium, large, XL and XXL, with Ecru in ladies’ fit sizings as well.
Classic ‘Ja-m-es’ daisy T-shirt – Light Blue – Unisex S/M/L/XL/XXL (£25)
Classic ‘Ja-m-es’ daisy T-shirt – Red – Unisex S/M/L/XL/XXL (£25)
Classic ‘Ja-m-es’ daisy T-shirt – Ecru – Unisex S/M/L/XL/XXL (£25)
Classic ‘Ja-m-es’ daisy T-shirt – Ecru – Ladies’ fit S/M/L (£25)
Available from 6pm today via the web shop. Enjoy!
South Facing at Crystal Palace Bowl
27th February 2023
James will be headlining the South Facing Concert Series at Crystal Palace Bowl this summer on Friday 11th August. Special guests Happy Mondays. Tickets on general sale at 9am this Friday.
On The Waterfront at Liverpool Pier Head
22nd February 2023
The band will be headlining at Liverpool Pier Head, presented by On The Waterfront, on Sunday 2nd July. Special guests The Coral and Red Rum Club.
On sale Friday at 9am, visit the live page for links.
21st February 2023
James are very happy to announce an exclusive UK festival date playing with an orchestra and choir.
We’re playing Latitude Festival‘s Obelisk Arena at midday on Sunday 23rd July when we won’t be competing with noisy neighbours! We will be the morning balm to your late night hangovers.
Visit the live page for ticketing links.
Classic James T-shirts launching today
13th February 2023
We have an exciting number of plans to celebrate our 40th year, one of which is reissuing some of the classic design T-shirts from over the years… as it seemed fitting. The designs below will be available in small, medium, large, XL and XXL, and you can order yours in the web shop from 6pm today! Happy shopping.
Classic ‘Ja-m-es’ daisy T-shirt in red (£25)
Classic daisy long-sleeved T-shirt in white (£30)
Classic ‘Come Home’ long-sleeved T-shirt in black(£30)
P.S. We would love to hear from you and what classic T-Shirts you would like to see next, give us a shout on insta @wearejames, twitter @wearejames, or facebook @jamesisnotaperson.
Dundee Slessor Gardens announced
10th February 2023
We will be performing at Dundee, Slessor Gardens this summer on Friday 28th July 2023. Tickets on general sale Friday 17th February at 9am, visit the live page for ticket links.
Derbyshire this summer, Y Not?
2nd February 2023
We are thrilled to be playing at Y NOT Festival on Saturday 29th July! Tickets on sale now, links on our live page.
Ireland here we come
9th December 2022
Delighted to announce the band is headed back to Ireland next summer (about time too, eh?), for Forest Fest in County Laois which takes place from 21-23 July. Visit our live page for ticket links.
Bristol Sounds at Canons Marsh Amphitheatre
5th December 2022
The band will be headlining Bristol Sounds at Canons Marsh Amphitheatre on Friday 23 June next year.
General sale begins on Friday 9th December at 9am, but for those on our mailing list there’s a pre-sale on Wednesday so keep an eye on your inbox…check your spam/junk folder if you don’t see it by Tuesday night.
(N.B. For the avoidance of doubt please note, the band are NOT doing a VIP Soundcheck at this show. The ‘VIP Admission’ option listed on the ticketing page is the event organiser’s package, which the band is not involved with.)