Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The La's: BBC In Session

The long-delayed copy of The La's: BBC In Session I ordered from Amazon finally arrived yesterday. Initial impression: excellent, and certainly an interesting counterpart to their eponymous first (and only) album. The BBC sessions have a somewhat looser and more spontaneous feel, although I was frankly surprised that in some ways they are more "produced" than the album versions. For example, several tracks sport doubled vocals with a hint of an echo effect; not that there's anything wrong with that, but it was a bit surprising for a band whose distrust of modern production is legendary.

A re-formed La's (with core members Lee Mavers and John Power) played some gigs in 2005; maybe we'll eventually see some new music from them.

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