The La's The La's LP
The La's The La's LP
Genre: Pop Rock
Label: Polydor
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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The La's The La's LP

The La's

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SKU:
POLLP89714
UPC:
602547897145
Vinyl LP!
Includes The Hit Song "There She Goes"!
One Of The "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die"!


The La's is the only studio album by the English rock band The La's. It was released in 1990 and featured the hit, "There She Goes" alongside the singles "Way Out", "Timeless Melody", and "Feelin". The album was praised by both critics and fans, and was a result of a three year stint in the studio with various producers and the band. Songwriter and lead vocalist, Lee Mavers was unhappy with the recording and the album was immediately disowned by the band. This only elevated its success.

"Some albums exist outside of time or place, gently floating on their own style and sensibility. Of those, the La's lone album may be the most beguiling, a record that consciously calls upon the hooks and harmonies of 1964 without seeming fussily retro, a trick that anticipated the cheerful classicism of the Brit-pop '90s. But where their sons Oasis and Blur were all too eager to carry the torch of the past, Lee Mavers and the La's exist outside of time, suggesting the '60s in their simple, tuneful, acoustic-driven arrangements but seeming modern in their open, spacy approach, sometimes as ethereal as anything coming out of the 4AD stable but brought down to earth by their lean, no-nonsense attack, almost as sinewy as any unaffected British Invasion band. But where so many guitar pop bands seem inhibited by tradition, the La's were liberated by it, using basic elements to construct their own identity, one that's propulsive and tuneful, or sweetly seductive, as it is on the band's best-known song, "There She Goes." That song is indicative of the La's material in its melodic pull; the rest of the album has a bit more muscle, whether the group is bashing out a modern-day Merseybeat on "Liberty Ship" and bouncing two-step "Doledrum," or alluding to Morrissey's elliptical phrasing on "Timeless Melody." This force gives the La's some distinction, separating them from nostalgic revivalists even as their dedication to unadorned acoustic arrangements separates them from their contemporaries, but it's this wildly willful sensibility -- so respectful of the past it can't imagine not following its own path -- that turns The La's into its own unique entity, indebted to the past and pointing toward the future, yet not belonging to either." - Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic.com

Features:
• Vinyl LP
• Made in Czech Republic

Selections:
Side One:

1. Son Of A Gun
2. I Can't Sleep
3. Timeless Melody
4. Liberty Ship
5. There She Goes
6. Doledrum
Side Two:
1. Feelin'
2. Way Out
3. I.O.U.
4. Freedom Song
5. Failure
6. Looking Glass
Description
Vinyl LP!
Includes The Hit Song "There She Goes"!
One Of The "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die"!


The La's is the only studio album by the English rock band The La's. It was released in 1990 and featured the hit, "There She Goes" alongside the singles "Way Out", "Timeless Melody", and "Feelin". The album was praised by both critics and fans, and was a result of a three year stint in the studio with various producers and the band. Songwriter and lead vocalist, Lee Mavers was unhappy with the recording and the album was immediately disowned by the band. This only elevated its success.

"Some albums exist outside of time or place, gently floating on their own style and sensibility. Of those, the La's lone album may be the most beguiling, a record that consciously calls upon the hooks and harmonies of 1964 without seeming fussily retro, a trick that anticipated the cheerful classicism of the Brit-pop '90s. But where their sons Oasis and Blur were all too eager to carry the torch of the past, Lee Mavers and the La's exist outside of time, suggesting the '60s in their simple, tuneful, acoustic-driven arrangements but seeming modern in their open, spacy approach, sometimes as ethereal as anything coming out of the 4AD stable but brought down to earth by their lean, no-nonsense attack, almost as sinewy as any unaffected British Invasion band. But where so many guitar pop bands seem inhibited by tradition, the La's were liberated by it, using basic elements to construct their own identity, one that's propulsive and tuneful, or sweetly seductive, as it is on the band's best-known song, "There She Goes." That song is indicative of the La's material in its melodic pull; the rest of the album has a bit more muscle, whether the group is bashing out a modern-day Merseybeat on "Liberty Ship" and bouncing two-step "Doledrum," or alluding to Morrissey's elliptical phrasing on "Timeless Melody." This force gives the La's some distinction, separating them from nostalgic revivalists even as their dedication to unadorned acoustic arrangements separates them from their contemporaries, but it's this wildly willful sensibility -- so respectful of the past it can't imagine not following its own path -- that turns The La's into its own unique entity, indebted to the past and pointing toward the future, yet not belonging to either." - Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic.com

Features:
• Vinyl LP
• Made in Czech Republic

Selections:
Side One:

1. Son Of A Gun
2. I Can't Sleep
3. Timeless Melody
4. Liberty Ship
5. There She Goes
6. Doledrum
Side Two:
1. Feelin'
2. Way Out
3. I.O.U.
4. Freedom Song
5. Failure
6. Looking Glass
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
The La's
Title
The La's
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
06-09-2017
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Release Date
07-26-2017
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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