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It was promoted with an appearance on Top of the Pops and various festivals across three months in the UK, Spain and Portugal. Throughout July and September, the band performed at the T in the Park, Guildford Live, City in the Park, [30] Witnness, [35] Benicàssim, and Annual Youth Music festivals, across the UK, Spain and Portugal. with Jools Holland later that day, [29] and performed "Falling Down" and "Getting Away with It (All Messed Up)".

The final show of their December tour was filmed, [41] and later released as the live/video album Getting Away with It. Getting Away with It (All Messed Up)" was included on the band's fourth compilation album Fresh as a Daisy – The Singles (2007).Getting Away with It (All Messed Up)" was released as a single on 25 June, [29] after being delayed a week from its original release date. What Is It Good For" was engineered by Pettit and mixed by him, James and Bascombe at House in the Woods and Whitfield. The remainder of the tracks were credited to different producers: "Falling Down" by Eno and KK; "The Shining", "Give It Away" and "Getting Away with It (All Messed Up)" by James and Eno; "Gaudi" by James and Baynton-Power; "What Is It Good For" by James; "Fine" by James, Eno and KK; and "Alaskan Pipeline" by James. Senorita" is about a guy that falls in love with a dangerous woman, and is followed by the disco song "Gaudi". The UK special edition included the bonus songs "Gaudi" and "What Is It Good For" as 9th and 10th tracks.

On 29 October, Booth announced he would be leaving the band after their current tour engagements, with the band aiming to continue recording. On 31 May, Pleased to Meet You was announced for release in July, and the track listing was revealed. It was originally titled We Want Our Money Back, [5] before being re-titled Space, [15] and eventually Pleased to Meet You.The following month, the band revealed they were in the process of recording with Brian Eno, [4] doing pre-production. Eno likened the process to when artists make their debut record: "they're full of enthusiasm and excitement and they know what they're doing and it's a pleasure.

In a review for The Guardian, Caroline Sullivan wrote that the band "continue their run of mini-symphonies by and for men who don't cringe at terms such as 'birthing partner'. Getting Away with It (All Messed Up)" premiered on BBC Radio 1 on 18 May 2001; the band appeared on Later. He expanded: "It's their tightest, freshest, most contemporary batch of songs, weatherproofed to stand the test of time. Two versions were released on CD: one with "Make It Alright" and "So Swell", and the other with "Stand" and a live version of "The Shining". Scratchcard" and "I Thought You Were", outtakes from the album's sessions, were included on the career-spanning box set The Gathering Sound (2012), alongside the music video for "Getting Away with It (All Messed Up)".Getting Away with It (All Messed Up)" was released as a single in late June, followed a week later by Pleased to Meet You on 2 July through Mercury Records. Booth said the album was the first since their fifth studio album Laid (1993) that they had strayed from the Verse-chorus-verse structure. House in the Woods studios; producer credit was split between Brian Eno, guitarist/violinist Saul Davies, KK and the band. He’s been christened James, obviously, and will appear on the sleeve of the forthcoming album, Pleased To Meet You.

At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 65, based on six reviews. At the end of November, the band played a few shows in Spain and Portugal, [36] leading up to a UK tour in December. On 6 September, the band announced their departure from Mercury [36] after completing their six-album contract, though they planned to release a compilation and reissue their back catalogue in the future through the label.

Playlouder's Sarah Bee considered it a "more low-key" affair that was "less brash" than Millionaires. Fine" is a percussion-led song that is followed by "Getting Away with It (All Messed Up)", a slow-building indie rock track with a psychedelic bridge section. Though the band had planned to use a different producer for the main sessions, [3] Eno and guitarist/violinist Saul Davies were enlisted to produce most of the recordings. They had written over 30 tracks for inclusion on their next record; on the opening night, the band played seven of these new songs.

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