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The Jam 1977 (40th Anniversary) Box Set Announced!

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Universal Music just announced a box set celebrating The Jam’s debut year of 1977. Released on October 20th, the 40th anniversary five-disc (4CD/1DVD) box set, celebrates the Jam’s debut year when they released two albums and three hit singles. Features ‘In The City’ & ‘This Is The Modern World’ – original albums re-mastered as well as unreleased demos and live recordings.

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Disc 1 – ‘In The City’ – Debut LP from May 1977. Using albums by The Who and Dr Feelgood and the live thrill of the Sex Pistols as a template the Jam created their exhilarating debut album which includes hit single In The City, live favourite (and suggested single) Art School and Paul Weller’s most ambitious early song – Away From The Numbers.

Disc 2 – ‘Demos’ includes 11 demos made for the first album – 6 of which are previously unreleased.

Disc 3 – ‘This Is The Modern World’ the follow-up album, released a few months after debut in late 1977, with iconic Gered Mankowitz cover shot. Includes the rousing hit single The Modern World and some of Weller’s early introspective gems – Life From A Window and I Need You (For Someone), as well as The Combine, a track that pointed markedly towards the next album All Mod Cons.

Disc 4 – ‘Live’ includes the previously-unreleased concert from the ‘Nashville’ – September 10th 1977, featuring material from the first two albums. Also features the two legendary John Peel sessions from 1977.

Disc 5 – a DVD featuring TV appearances and promo videos from 1977.

Includes stunning 144-page book, featuring new liner notes, period photos and a wealth of cuttings, reviews & memorabilia from 1977.

Five LP-style CD wallets with printed inner bags – ‘In The City’ will feature the US version of the LP inner sleeve, also using a Martyn Goddard out-take photo. ‘This Is The Modern World’ will feature an alternative Gered Mankowitz cover image.

Also includes five postcards. All housed in a ‘rigid, lift-off lid’ box.

Disc 1 – ‘In The City’ (original album remastered)
1. Art School
2. I’ve Changed My Address
3. Slow Down
4. I Got By In Time
5. Away From The Numbers
6. Batman Theme
7. In The City
8. Sounds From The Street
9. Non-Stop Dancing
10. Time For Truth
11. Takin’ My Love
12. Bricks & Mortar

+ single & B-side extras
13. All Around The World
14. Carnaby Street

Disc 2 – ‘The Polydor Demos: February 1977’
1. Art School (demo)*
2. In The City (demo)
3. I Got By In Time (demo)*
4. I’ve Changed My Address (demo)*
5. Time For Truth (demo)
6. Sounds From The Street (demo)
7. Non Stop Dancing (demo)*
8. Bricks And Mortar (demo)*
9. Takin’ My Love (demo)
10. So Sad About Us (demo)
11. Slowdown (demo)*

Disc 3 – ‘This Is The Modern World’ (original album remastered)
1. The Modern World
2. London Traffic
3. Standards
4. Life From A Window
5. The Combine
6. Don’t Tell Them You’re Sane
7. In The Street Today
8. London Girl
9. I Need You (For Someone)
10. Here Comes The Weekend
11. Tonight At Noon
12. In The Midnight Hour

Disc 4 – ‘Live 1977’
John Peel sessions
1. In The City
2. Art School
3. I’ve Changed My Address
4. The Modern World
Recorded 26.4.1977 – Transmitted 2.5.1977

5. All Around The World
6. London Girl
7. Bricks & Mortar
8. Carnaby Street
Recorded 19.7.1977 – Transmitted 25.7.1977

Live at the ‘Nashville’ – September 10th 1977 (previously unreleased)
9. Carnaby Street
10. The Modern World
11. Time For Truth
12. So Sad About Us
13. London Girl
14. In the Street Today
15. All Around The World
16. London Traffic
17. Sweet Soul Music
18. Bricks & Mortar
19. In The City
20. Art School
21. In The Midnight Hour
22. Sounds From The Street
23. Slowdown

Disc 5 – DVD
1. In The City (Polydor promo – 1977)
2. Art School (Polydor promo – 1977)
3. In The City (‘Top Of The Pops’ – 19 May 1977)
4. All Around The World (‘Top Of The Pops’ – 18 August 1977)
5. All Around The World (‘Marc’ – 24 August 1977 )
6. The Modern World (‘Top Of The Pops’ – 3 November 1977)
7. In The City (‘So It Goes’ – 20 November 1977)
8. Bricks and Mortar (‘So It Goes’ – 20 November 1977)
9. Carnaby Street (‘So It Goes’ – 20 November 1977)
10. Slowdown (‘So It Goes’ – 20 November 1977)
11. All Around The World (‘So It Goes’ – 20 November 1977)

* Previously unreleased

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