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The La's
Studio album by The La's
Released 1990
Recorded 1987-1990, Eden Studios
London, England
Genre Alternative rock
Length 35:09
Label Go! Discs
828 202-2
London
Producer Steve Lillywhite
Professional reviews

The La's is the only studio album by the English alternative rock group The La's, released in 1990. A deluxe edition of The La's was released on 7 April 2008.

Contents

Track listing

All songs written by Lee Mavers.

  1. "Son of a Gun" – 1:56
  2. "I Can't Sleep" – 2:37
  3. "Timeless Melody" – 3:01
  4. "Liberty Ship" – 2:30
  5. "There She Goes" – 2:42
  6. "Doledrum" – 2:50
  7. "Feelin'" – 1:44
  8. "Way Out" – 2:32
  9. "I.O.U." – 2:08
  10. "Freedom Song" – 2:23
  11. "Failure" – 2:54
  12. "Looking Glass" – 7:52

The album was re-released in January 2001 featuring the following extra tracks (previously available as b-sides) after "Looking Glass":

  1. "All By Myself" – 5:53
  2. "Clean Prophet" – 1:47
  3. "Knock Me Down" – 3:15
  4. "Over (Live in a stable in Liverpool)" – 5:02
  5. "I.O.U. (Alternate version)" – 2:08

The album was re-released in Japan in December 1998 featuring a different set of extra tracks than the 2001 UK re-issue:

  1. "Knock Me Down" – 3:17
  2. "Endless" – 3:11
  3. "Come In Come Out" – 2:14
  4. "Who Knows" – 3:31
  5. "Man I'm Only Human" – 4:34
  6. "All By Myself – 5:56
  7. "Clean Prophet" – 1:49
  8. "There She Goes (1988 single version)" – 2:35

2008 Deluxe Edition (Universal Polydor 5306021)

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Disc 1

  1. Son Of A Gun
  2. I Can't Sleep
  3. Timeless Melody
  4. Liberty Ship
  5. There She Goes
  6. Doledrum
  7. Feelin'
  8. Way Out
  9. I.O.U.
  10. Freedom Song
  11. Failure
  12. Looking Glass
  13. Son Of A Gun - Gary Crowley, GLR Session Dec '88
  14. Doledrum - Gary Crowley, GLR Session Dec '88
  15. I Can't Sleep - Gary Crowley, GLR Session Dec '88
  16. Way Out - Key 103, Jan '89
  17. I Am The Key - Key 103, Jan '89
  18. That'll Be The Day - BBC2 'The Late Show' 2/2/89

Disc 2

  1. I.O.U. - Mike Hedges Version
  2. I Can't Sleep - Mike Hedges Version
  3. Knock Me Down - Mike Hedges Version
  4. Way Out - Mike Hedges Version
  5. Doledrum - Mike Hedges Version
  6. There She Goes - Mike Hedges Version
  7. Feelin' - Mike Hedges Version
  8. Timeless Melody - Mike Hedges Version
  9. Son Of A Gun - Mike Hedges Version
  10. Clean Prophet - Mike Hedges Version
  11. Come In Come Out - Mike Hedges Version
  12. Failure - Mike Hedges Version
  13. Looking Glass - Mike Hedges Version
  14. Doledrum - John Porter Mix Version
  15. Way Out - Andy MacDonald Version
  16. There She Goes - John Leckie Version
  17. Man I'm Only Human - John Leckie Version
  18. Feelin' - Bob Andrews Version
  19. Clean Prophet - Bob Andrews Version
  20. I Can't Sleep - Jeremy Allom Version

Credits

All Tracks (L.A. Mavers) Go! Discs Music Ltd.

Produced by Steve Lillywhite

Additional Production and Engineering by Mark Wallis except:

5 Produced by Bob Andrews, Mixed by Steve Lillywhite Engineered by Dave charles

12 Engineered by Mark Wallis and Donal Hodgson Sleeve by Ryan Art

Production

Charts

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1991 The Billboard 200 196

Album - UK

Year Chart Position
1990 Top 40 30

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1991 "There She Goes" Modern Rock Tracks 2
1991 "There She Goes" The Billboard Hot 100 49
1991 "Timeless Melody" Modern Rock Tracks 12

Singles - UK

Year Single Chart Position
1990 "There She Goes" Top 40 13

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