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Compact Snap CD

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The Jam exploded onto the punk scene in 1977. Led by guitarist/singer Paul Weller, a young, sharp suited mod, who was inspired by Otis Redding, Dr Feelgood, The Who and the Sex Pistols in equal measure, with Bruce Foxton, the Motown influenced bassist and Rick Buckler, the metronome time keeper, they delivered their ferocious mission statement – In The City, a musical tribute to London ... Read more in Amazon's The Jam Store

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  • Audio CD (4 Aug. 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Polydor Group
  • ASIN: B000001F78
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,716 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. In The City
2. All Around The World
3. The Modern World
4. News Of The World
5. David Watts
6. A Bomb In Wardour Street Down In The Tube Station At Midnight
7. Strange Town
8. When You're Young
9. Smithers-Jones
10. Eton Rifles
11. Going Underground
12. Dreams Of Children
13. That's Entertainment
14. Start
15. Funeral Pyre
16. Absolute Beginners
17. Town Called Malice
18. Precious
19. The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow)
20. Beat Surrender

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1. In The City
2. All Around The World
3. The Modern World
4. News Of The World
5. David Watts
6. "A" Bomb In Wardour Street
7. Down In The Tube Station At Midnight
8. Strange Town
9. When You're Young
10. Smithers-Jones
11. Eton Rifles
12. Going Underground
13. The Dreams Of Children
14. That's Entertainment
15. Start!
16. Funeral Pyre
17. Absolute Beginners
18. Town Called Malice
19. Precious
20. The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow)
21. Beat Surrender

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Most compilations portray a state of arrested development, a band or performer driving a single idea into the ground. This one, though, does the opposite. As a songwriter, Paul Weller was never content to rest on his laurels, quickly moving from youthful gestures of defiance ("In The City", "All Around The World", "The Modern World"), to cold-eyed social reportage ("The Eton Rifles", "Town Called Malice") and more personal, more confessional modes (the incomparable "That's Entertainment"). And, all the while, he was subtly shifting his allegiances, from spiky guitar-pop--derived initially from The Who, The Kinks and The Small Faces--to soul, as exemplified by the closing tracks, "The Bitterest Pill" and "Beat Surrender", each paving the way for his subsequent work with the Style Council. By any standards, this is a remarkable achievement. --Andrew McGuire

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S Bailey on 29 Mar. 2012
Format: Audio CD
I've never really succumbed to the unquestioning devotion that Paul Weller's work with punk/new wave outfit The Jam seems to inspire in so many of his followers. For instance, I don't think that they produced a classic rock LP that could be compared with the likes of London's Calling, or Never Mind The B________. But I am taken by the short spiky singles that they produced in a brief, but productive spell in the late 1970s and early 1980s. This hour long compilation includes all 21 of the hits that they made in that time; from the punky 'In The City' to the soulful sound of 'Beat Surrender'.*

I appreciate Compact Snap! because it includes all of the chart successes with which their name became synonymous - memorable tracks like 'The Eton Rifles', 'Going Underground' and 'Town Called Malice'. And I like it for its moments of poignant reflection - such as 'That's Entertainment' and 'The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow)' - just as much as I do for its angrier efforts - like 'The Modern World' and 'Town Called Malice'.

Many reviewers have criticised this budget-priced collection for its abridgement; it omits eight songs from the original double album. Personally, I feel that it makes it lean and sharp - just like a slim-fitting Ben Sherman shirt
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18 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Dr. Cullen on 26 Jun. 2004
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I BOUGHT THIS ON VINYL WHEN IT WAS FIRST RELEASED (1983?). WHEN I WAS 12. AND I THINK THE 8 SONGS NOT INCLUDED HERE MAKE A LOT OF DIFFERENCE. GET A TURNTABLE AND BUY THE VINYL OR ELSE BUY THE ALBUMS ON CD. GOOD INTRODUCTION TO THE BAND, BUT SURELY NO ONE'S GONNA WANT AN INTRODUCTION THESE DAYS. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES. SHOWS A GREAT CHRONOLOGY OF THE JAM, ALL THE SINGLES INCLUDED, BUT SOME OF THE SUBTLETIES AVOIDED. I WAS A YOUNG MOD, NOW I'M AN OLD FART. STILL MUCH BETTER POP MUSIC THAN YOU'RE EVER GOING TO HEAR AGAIN. BUY IT. BUT BUY ALL THE ALBUMS FOR BEST (SOUND) EFFECTS.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By rb buck on 21 Dec. 2005
Format: Audio CD
although the cd version is missing some tracks from the vynal release this is still a must,a great starter album for anyone getting into the band,this album was huge when it was released in 1983,this is probably one of the best"compalation"albums ever released,enjoy.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By elvy on 22 July 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
my work colleague had never heard of them but had heard of Paul Weller, huh kids think people become a 50 odd year old singer when they get old
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. MOWLE on 3 Feb. 2006
Format: Audio CD
As a Jam fan I purchased several of their CDs in order to replace my vinyl collection. SNAP is an excellent album it is therefore unfortunate that some of my favourite tracks are absent on the CD version. Quite why this should be the case I don't know and had it not been for this the rating would be higher.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By i survived drinking electricity on 25 Jun. 2015
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
was never a great listener of the jam but hearing this yuou realise just how good they were
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