George & James is an album by The Residents, released in 1984. It was subtitled American Composer Series - Volume 1. The American Composer Series was originally supposed to be an ongoing project lasting from 1984 until 2000 that profiled a number of different artists. The idea was to "make music about music." Ultimately only two full albums surfaced (Stars and Hank Forever is the other one), although a few tracks from the planned album profiling Sun Ra and Ray Charles have surfaced.
Unenthusiastic reviews, the transition from vinyl to CD (meaning that the concept of a split album would be spoiled) and re-negotiation of the songwriting fees (making the project financially impossible) scuppered the series.
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