Whiplash is the seventh studio album by James. It contained the top ten hit She's a Star which re-established the group commercially. The sessions for the album were long and stretched over a period of more than 2 years with many unreleased songs being recorded – Brian Eno produced many of the early sessions and details some of these songs and the recording process in his book A Year with Swollen Appendices. The melodies are among the bands greatest, each song plays with your every expectation (Play Dead and Lost A Friend especially). Then there's Booths lyrics: covering more themes than Laids raw emotion, here the focus shifts from relationships to sexuality (Homeboy), the environment (Greenpeace) and even suicide (Blue Pastures). The album contains highlights in abundance, from the sexy, pop-drenched beauty of She's a Star, to the lyrically rich, optimistic Tomorrow ('i see you falling, how long to go before you hit the ground? you keep on screaming: don't you see me here? am i a ghost to you?).
CD - Four bonus tracks - three live and one remix.
2LP - Double 180 Gram Vinyl with Download.