James box set released in October

Manchester indie-poppers James will release their first ever box set this coming October.

‘The Gathering Sound’ will include three CDs and a DVD.

The first two CDs feature an disc’s worth of live rarities and one of studio rarities, while the third will contain 2010’s ‘The Morning After’ and ‘The Night Before’ mini-albums. The DVD makes ‘Come Home Live’, available beyond the VHS format for the very first time.

In addition, a USB stick containing 302kb MP3 and FLAC versions of all of the band’s eleven studio releases, plus all of the promo videos. A heavyweight 180g vinyl containing unreleased ‘Gold Mother’ era demos will also be included.

The entire package will be augmented by an A% booklet containing essays and a 44 page scrapbook containing unseen photographs.

The set will include 12 previously unheard songs among it’s thirty-three studio rarities, but since no complete track listing has surfaced, it is not known whether the live rarities disc will include ‘One Man Clapping’, the band’s self-financed limited edition live album from 1989.