So tonight was the third time I've seen James play live (four if you count a 3 song promo appearance for a Birmingham radio station, but I don't - so it's three). I'd previously seen James perform two very different sets, the first a peversely hit-free festival set and the second a deliberately fan friendly homecoming gig to celebrate their reunion.
Tonight's Liverpool Academy show struck the correct balance between the new album, of which they played the majority, and doing some old for the faithful which went down a treat. Tim Booth still dances like his limbs are independent of his body and a good time was had by all. Despite missing the likes of Laid and Sit Down there was plenty to keep everyone happy over the course of a two hour set. Oh, and they were introduced by someone quite famous... see the photos below.
In contrast to Bjork, seeing James tonight certainly made my mind up, and I'll be booking to see them again in December with Athlete as soon as I can.