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In Autumn 2011 Joe embarked on 10 date orchestral

tour with James, a 23 piece ensemble from Orchestra

of the Swan and a 16 piece choir from The

Manchester Consort. The two hour set spanned the

bands 20 year back catalogue, featuring rarities and

tracks never before played live. The tour culminated

with a performance at the Royal Albert Hall.

Set list: Dream Thrum, Fairground, Hymn From A

Village, Of Monsters & Heroes & Men, Why So Close,

Alaskan Pipeline, Upside, The Lake, Just Like Fred

Astaire, She's A Star, Look Away, Sound, Riders,

Bubbles, Out to Get You, Say Something, Top Of The

World, Getting Away With It, Tomorrow, Sometimes

Listen to She's A Star here

Listen to Alaskan Pipeline here

****  (4 stars)

"the prolonged standing ovation says it all”

Manchester City Life

"a delightful set of album tracks and B-sides that any

James aficionado would be thrilled to experience"

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