Along with the first album, this is the other truly essential LP released under the Public Image name. Those of us that own some or all of the rest know that it's a journey worth taking, but one can't deny that this is the bomb.
The trio of Lydon, Wobble and Levene would fracture after this album, which originally appeared as three 12 inch records in a canister and became known as Metal Box. This is a representation of how it appeared for everyone that couldn't get the original version (but on one disc instead of two records, and thus, the same as the original CD).
This is a sometimes harrowing, occasionally hilarious musical trip. Much of what made it onto tape was the result of inspired, spur-of-the-moment jam sessions. It could be argued that what's here could have been whittled down to a supreme single record (and a shorter CD) yet that debate arises with every double album.
This needs to be heard in one sitting. It's a mind-bending wipeout of an album. The remaster is thicker and more dynamic than the original CD, which admittedly sounded pretty great. It's cheap enough for you to consider replacing the old one.