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They had written over 30 tracks for inclusion on their next record; on the opening night, the band played seven of these new songs. House in the Woods studios; producer credit was split between Brian Eno, guitarist/violinist Saul Davies, KK and the band. 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. Ben Folds was initially scheduled to support the band for their UK stint, but was replaced by Turin Brakes. English Beefcake" and "Getting Away with It (All Messed Up)" were included on the band's third compilation album The Collection (2004).

On 31 May, Pleased to Meet You was announced for release in July, and the track listing was revealed. The final show of their December tour was filmed, [41] and later released as the live/video album Getting Away with It. Though noting it wasn't as "adventurous" of a release as Wah Wah is, the band made a record "whose songs are often times spacious and funky at the same time. It was originally titled We Want Our Money Back, [5] before being re-titled Space, [15] and eventually Pleased to Meet You.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. At the end of November, the band played a few shows in Spain and Portugal, [36] leading up to a UK tour in December. 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. Andrew Paine of NME considered it the "best James record in a long while and there are some near-inspirational moments. What Is It Good For" was engineered by Pettit and mixed by him, James and Bascombe at House in the Woods and Whitfield.

He expanded: "It's their tightest, freshest, most contemporary batch of songs, weatherproofed to stand the test of time. 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. The following month, the band revealed they were in the process of recording with Brian Eno, [4] doing pre-production. The UK special edition included the bonus songs "Gaudi" and "What Is It Good For" as 9th and 10th tracks. Booth said the album was the first since their fifth studio album Laid (1993) that they had strayed from the Verse-chorus-verse structure.It was promoted with an appearance on Top of the Pops and various festivals across three months in the UK, Spain and Portugal. Getting Away with It (All Messed Up)" was included on the band's fourth compilation album Fresh as a Daisy – The Singles (2007). 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)" was released as a single on 25 June, [29] after being delayed a week from its original release date.



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