The Jam ‘1977’ 40th Anniversary Box Set Due

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The Jam ‘1977’ 40th Anniversary 5-Disc Box Set To Be Released On October 20, 2017

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of the debut album by The Jam, on October 20 UMe/Polydor will release 1977, a five-disc box set (four CDs, one DVD), featuring the British trio’s first two albums, In the City and This is the Modern World. The albums are remastered and will include unreleased demos and live recordings.

The Jam—Paul Weller (guitar, lead vocals), Bruce Foxton (bass, backup vocals) and Rick Buckler (drums)—became one of the most popular bands to emerge from the English punk rock scene of 1977. In their short career, they achieved 18 consecutive Top 40 singles in the U.K. (including four #1s) and released six albums.

The boxed set contains the following:

Disc 1 – In the City (debut LP from May 1977) (original album remastered)

Disc 2 – The Polydor Demos: February 1977
The Polydor Demos includes 11 demos made for the first album, six of which are previously unreleased

Disc 3 – This Is The Modern World (original album remastered)

Disc 4 – Live 1977 + John Peel Sessions
Live 1977 include the previously unreleased concert from the Nashville, September 10, 1977, featuring material from the first two albums. Also features the two John Peel sessions from 1977.

Disc 5 – DVD
Features TV appearances from Top of the Pops and So It Goes plus promo videos from 1977. Includes performances of the hit single “All Around The World” (which did not appear on either LP).

The set also includes a 144-page book, featuring new liner notes, period photos, cuttings, reviews and memorabilia from 1977.

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In The City will feature the U.S. 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. Pre-order here.

The Jam in 1977

Full Track Listing

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

  1. All Around The World
  2. 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) #

# previously unreleased

The 40th Anniversary box set

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

  1. All Around The World
  2. London Girl
  3. Bricks & Mortar
  4. Carnaby Street

Recorded 19.7.1977 – Transmitted 25.7.1977

Live at the ‘Nashville’ – September 10th 1977 (previously unreleased)

  1. Carnaby Street
  2. The Modern World
  3. Time For Truth
  4. So Sad About Us
  5. London Girl
  6. In the Street Today
  7. All Around The World
  8. London Traffic
  9. Sweet Soul Music
  10. Bricks & Mortar
  11. In The City
  12. Art School
  13. In The Midnight Hour
  14. Sounds From The Street
  15. Slowdown

Disc 5 – DVD

  1. In The City (Polydor promo – May 1977)
  2. Art School (Polydor promo – May 1977)
  3. In The City (Top Of The Pops – Date: 19/05/1977)
  4. All Around The World (Top Of The Pops – Date: 18/08/1977)
  5. All Around The World (‘Marc’ – Granada TV)
  6. The Modern World (Top Of The Pops Top Of The Pops – Date: 03/11/1977)
  7. Bricks and Mortar (‘So It Goes’ – Granada TV Nov. 20th 1977)
  8. Carnaby Street (‘So It Goes’ – Granada TV Nov. 20th 1977)
  9. In The City (‘So It Goes’ – Granada TV Nov. 20th 1977)
  10. Slowdown (‘So It Goes’ – Granada TV Nov. 20th 1977)
  11. All Around The World (‘So It Goes’ – Granada TV Nov. 20th 1977)

Watch The Jam perform “In the City” in 1977

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