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The Jam: The Studio Recordings: 8 Lp Vinyl Box Set!

jam vinylThe Jam ‘The Studio Recordings’ 8 album vinyl box set + download card. Release date: November 25th 2013 UMC-Polydor

• Eight piece vinyl-only box set – limited edition • All six studio albums, re-mastered • Two brand new discs of non-album singles and b-sides • Heavyweight vinyl • 44-page hardback book with new liner notes by John Harris (Guardian / Mojo) • Introduction by Paul Weller • Period photos and memorabilia • Housed in full-colour rigid slipcase • Includes a voucher to download an MP3 version of the albums

One of the most popular bands to emerge from the UK punk rock scene of 1977; The Jam had a phenomenal impact on pop music and wider youth culture. In their short career, along with the likes of the Sex Pistols and The Clash, they influenced a generation with their music, style, politics and inspiration.

Taking creative direction from a wide sphere of influences – The Who, Dr Feelgood, The Kinks and Motown amongst others, they achieved 18 consecutive Top 40 singles in the UK (including 4 number 1s) – they had a fanatical following, their singles entering straight in the top 10, or number 1 in some cases. Their gigs sold out within minutes. Still beloved of original fans and new supporters through Paul Weller’s solo career – he still plays many of the Jam songs in his live sets today.

1. In The City – 006025 3745908 7 2. This Is The Modern World – 006025 3745909 4 3. All Mod Cons – 006025 3745910 0 4. Setting Sons – 006025 3745911 7 5. Sound Affects – 006025 3745912 4 6. The Gift – 006025 3745914 8 7. ‘Extras-Special’ Singles: 1977 – 1982 (Volume One) 006025 3745915 5 8. ‘Extras-Special’ Singles: 1977 – 1982 (Volume Two) 006025 3745916 2

TheJam-box3Dpackshot2.114620The albums:

1. In The City – 3745908

• Incendiary debut LP from May 1977. With influences from the likes of The Who & Dr Feelgood.

• Includes hit single – In The City (which gave the band their Top Of The Pops debut) and Weller’s most ambitious early song – Away From The Numbers

2. This Is The Modern World – 3745909

• Very fast follow-up, released a few months after debut in late 1977.

• Includes hit single The Modern World

3. All Mod Cons – 3745910

• Landmark album from 1978 that marked a turning point in The Jam’s career, Weller’s more melodic, complex, and lyrically incisive song-writing influenced by The Kinks.

• Includes the classic hit singles Down In The Tube Station At Midnight, and double A-side David Watts / ‘A’ Bomb in Wardour Street.

4. Setting Sons – 3745911

• Released at the end of 1979, number four in the U.K. and their first charting album in the U.S.

• Loosely conceived as a ‘concept’ album, with a distinct link between key songs – Thick As Thieves, Little Boy Soldiers, Wasteland and Burning Sky.

• Includes hit single Eton Rifles and the Bruce Foxton penned Smithers-Jones.

5. Sound Affects – 3745912

• The ambitious, experimental Sound Affects followed in 1980, moving away from the classic Jam sound it made number two in the U.K. At the time Weller considered the album a cross between Off the Wall and Revolver and cites it as his favourite Jam album.

• Includes no. 1 single Start! and one of the band’s most cherished songs – That’s Entertainment – number 21 in the U.K. as an import single, confirming the band’s enormous popularity.

6. The Gift – 3745914

• The band’s final studio album from 1982 and first number 1 album – a departure from the harder Jam sound, including more soul and funk influences that would preface Weller’s next project – The Style Council.

• Includes the double A-side number 1 single Town Called Malice / Precious. – the band became the first group since the Beatles to play two songs on BBC’s Top of the Pops.

the jam all‘EXTRAS-SPECIAL’ SINGLES: 1977 – 1982

The Jam existed in the long age of the 45, that perfect pop form via which the best artists not only created era-defining ‘A’ sides, but usually ensured that their supporting features were worthy of repeated plays. Any student of British pop’s first golden period will be familiar with the best examples: The Stones’ The Last Time came with Play With Fire, The Beatles’ Hello Goodbye with I Am The Walrus, The Small Faces’ All Or Nothing with Understanding. The Jam were masters of this, as proved by the music collected on this set’s last two LPs – a kind of shadow history of the group, full of moments of revelation. To instantly understand their talent, listen to such songs as Smithers-Jones, Tales From The Riverbank, or Pity Poor Alfie: treasured items in their catalogue, and all ‘B’ sides, which gave the records on which they came a richness and fascination greater than some people’s albums.

‘Extras-Special’ Singles: 1977 – 1982 (Volume One) – 3745915

Side 1: 1. All Around The World 2. Carnaby Street 3. News Of The World 4. Aunties And Uncles 5. Innocent Man 6. So Sad About Us 7. The Night

Side 2: 1. Strange Town 2. The Butterfly Collector 3. When You’re Young 4. Smithers-Jones 5. See Saw

‘Extras-Special’ Singles: 1977 – 1982 (Volume Two) – 3745916

Side 1: 1. Going Underground 2. Dreams Of Children 3. Liza Radley 4. Funeral Pyre 5. Disguises 6. Absolute Beginners 7. Tales From The Riverbank 8. The Great Depression

Side 2: 1. The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow) 2. Pity Poor Alfie / Fever 3. Beat Surrender 4. Shopping 5. Move On Up 6. Stoned Out Of My Mind 7. War

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