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The La's [Deluxe Edition] [Digipak]
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Album: The La's [Deluxe Edition] [Digipak]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Son Of A Gun More Info... 1:56
2)    I Can't Sleep More Info... 2:38
3)    Timeless Melody More Info... 3:02
4)    Liberty Ship More Info... 2:30
5)    There She Goes More Info... 2:42
6)    Doledrum More Info... 2:52
7)    Feelin' More Info... 1:45
8)    Way Out More Info... 2:33
9)    I.O.U. More Info... 2:09
10)    Freedom Song More Info... 2:23
11)    Failure More Info... 2:54
12)    Looking Glass More Info... 7:51
13)    Son Of A Gun Gary Crowley, GLR Session Dec '88 More Info... 1:53
14)    Doledrum Gary Crowley, GLR Session Dec '88 More Info... 2:59
15)    I Can't Sleep Gary Crowley, GLR Session Dec '88 More Info... 2:33
16)    Way Out Key 103, Jan '89 More Info... 2:40
17)    I Am The Key Key 103, Jan '89 More Info... 3:04
18)    That'll Be The Day BBC2 'The Late Show' 2/2/89 More Info... 2:07
1)    I.O.U. Mike Hedges Version More Info... 2:04
2)    I Can't Sleep Mike Hedges Version More Info... 2:43
3)    Knock Me Down Mike Hedges Version More Info... 2:55
4)    Way Out Mike Hedges Version More Info... 2:46
5)    Doledrum Mike Hedges Version More Info... 2:55
6)    There She Goes Mike Hedges Version More Info... 2:48
7)    Feelin' Mike Hedges Producer More Info... 1:46
8)    Timeless Melody Mike Hedges Version More Info... 3:07
9)    Son Of A Gun Mike Hedges Version More Info... 2:04
10)    Clean Prophet Mike Hedges Version More Info... 2:08
11)    Come In Come Out Mike Hedges Version More Info... 2:15
12)    Failure Mike Hedges Version More Info... 3:07
13)    Looking Glass Mike Hedges Version More Info... 7:23
14)    Doledrum John Porter Mix Version More Info... 2:52
15)    Way Out Andy MacDonald Version More Info... 2:38
16)    There She Goes John Leckie Version More Info... 2:44
17)    Man I'm Only Human John Leckie Version More Info... 4:59
18)    Feelin' Bob Andrews Version More Info... 1:52
19)    Clean Prophet Bob Andrews Version More Info... 2:02
20)    I Can't Sleep Jeremy Allom Version More Info... 2:41
 

Album: The La's [Deluxe Edition] [Digipak]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Son Of A Gun More Info... 1:56
2)    I Can't Sleep More Info... 2:38
3)    Timeless Melody More Info... 3:02
4)    Liberty Ship More Info... 2:30
5)    There She Goes More Info... 2:42
6)    Doledrum More Info... 2:52
7)    Feelin' More Info... 1:45
8)    Way Out More Info... 2:33
9)    I.O.U. More Info... 2:09
10)    Freedom Song More Info... 2:23
11)    Failure More Info... 2:54
12)    Looking Glass More Info... 7:51
13)    Son Of A Gun Gary Crowley, GLR Session Dec '88 More Info... 1:53
14)    Doledrum Gary Crowley, GLR Session Dec '88 More Info... 2:59
15)    I Can't Sleep Gary Crowley, GLR Session Dec '88 More Info... 2:33
16)    Way Out Key 103, Jan '89 More Info... 2:40
17)    I Am The Key Key 103, Jan '89 More Info... 3:04
18)    That'll Be The Day BBC2 'The Late Show' 2/2/89 More Info... 2:07
1)    I.O.U. Mike Hedges Version More Info... 2:04
2)    I Can't Sleep Mike Hedges Version More Info... 2:43
3)    Knock Me Down Mike Hedges Version More Info... 2:55
4)    Way Out Mike Hedges Version More Info... 2:46
5)    Doledrum Mike Hedges Version More Info... 2:55
6)    There She Goes Mike Hedges Version More Info... 2:48
7)    Feelin' Mike Hedges Producer More Info... 1:46
8)    Timeless Melody Mike Hedges Version More Info... 3:07
9)    Son Of A Gun Mike Hedges Version More Info... 2:04
10)    Clean Prophet Mike Hedges Version More Info... 2:08
11)    Come In Come Out Mike Hedges Version More Info... 2:15
12)    Failure Mike Hedges Version More Info... 3:07
13)    Looking Glass Mike Hedges Version More Info... 7:23
14)    Doledrum John Porter Mix Version More Info... 2:52
15)    Way Out Andy MacDonald Version More Info... 2:38
16)    There She Goes John Leckie Version More Info... 2:44
17)    Man I'm Only Human John Leckie Version More Info... 4:59
18)    Feelin' Bob Andrews Version More Info... 1:52
19)    Clean Prophet Bob Andrews Version More Info... 2:02
20)    I Can't Sleep Jeremy Allom Version More Info... 2:41
 
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Performer Notes
  • The La's includes: Lee Mavers, John Power, Peter James "Cammy" Camell, Neil Mavers.
  • Engineers: Mark Wallis, David Charles, Donal Hodgson.
  • The perpetually disenchanted Liverpudlians grumbled their way through most of their interviews. Scathingly perfectionist, they dismissed most of their output with a metaphorical wave of the hand, compliments bounced off them in all directions, but for the La's, it was never enough. It is hard now to see why they were so dissatisfied; THE LA'S is a graceful, sweeping and rather grand pop record, utterly charming and filled with a meek beauty typified by the wonderful "There She Goes" single, the sincere "I Can't Sleep" and the shining "Timeless Melody". Great moments.
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (4/5/91) - "..full of pretty melodies, clean rock guitars, and Liverpudlian accents." - Rating: A+

Q (10/01, p.46) - Ranked #44 in Q's "Best 50 Albums of Q's Lifetime"

Q (12/99, p.68) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."

Q (3/01, pp.126-7) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...The music has aged beautifully....the kind of mindboggling suite that many groups would use to bookend a career..."

Uncut (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[G]lory in the timeless effervescence of The La's, still sounding as fresh and exciting as ever."

Mojo (Publisher) (3/01, p.108) - "...One of the few triumphs of British guitar music to emerge in the troubled years between the demise of The Smiths and the rise of Britpop..."

NME (Magazine) (2/3/01, p.34) - 9 out of 10 - "...There's magic in these songs....If you don't know the album already, and you're even remotely interested in guitar pop, then its purchase is an absolute necessity..."
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