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Setting Sons [VINYL]

The Jam Vinyl
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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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  • Vinyl (24 Mar 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Commercial Marketing
  • ASIN: B00IGK8F2Q
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 124,678 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Girl On The Phone
2. Thick As Thieves
3. Private Hell
4. Little Boy Soldiers
5. Wasteland
6. Burning Sky
7. Smithers-Jones
8. Saturday's Kids
9. The Eton Rifles
10. Heatwave

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One of the most popular bands to emerge from the English 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 Sex Pistols, The Clash, and Buzzcocks, they influenced a generation with their music, style, politics and inspiration. To celebrate the band's 30th anniversary they following albums have been re-mastered on heavyweight vinyl and include a voucher to download an MP3 version of the albums

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THE JAM Setting Sons (2014 UK 30th Anniversary issue limited edition 12-track LP pressed on audiophile quality 180 gram VINYL - their fourth studio album originally released in 1979. Housed in a picture sleeve with a voucher to download an MP3version of the album - still sealed)

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5.0 out of 5 stars The best album ever 28 May 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Due to their non stop output of top notch singles, The Jam are often understandably remembered as a "singles band", when in fact nothing could be further than the truth. They made some good albums as well, but Setting Sons was not one of them, because it's not just good it's absolutely superb! The songs relate to everyday issues that are as relevant now as they were when it was released. Buy this album - you won't regret it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Setting Sons, the album, the classic 21 Aug 2000
Format:Audio CD
Setting Sons is the album which best defines The Jams most prophetic period. Weller and Foxtons finely balanced composisions make this album a true classic. The album seems to have lost the rough edges which adorned the previous albums, but it still has managed to retain the cynical cheek which all fans have come to know and love. "Thick as Thevies" is a song which I think that everyone can relate to, with its pumping base and machine gun drums, this song for me, is the best on the album. Paul Weller may have been responsible for 8 of the 9 composed tracks on the album ( exculding Heatwave) but we must not forget the genius that was Bruce Foxtons "Smithers Jones". This song brings some light relief to an album that can, after a while, become a bit wearing. ....Five stars for this little gem, a must have in any music lovers colection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Probably the Jam's finest album 20 Jan 2004
Format:Audio CD
The Jam's masterpiece.
Strictly a singles band,this only contained the one single "The Eton Rifles" plus a orchestrated version of Bruce Foxton's brilliant slice of life " Smithers-Jones".
But this was the album which really marked a more conceptual and progressive album than on "All Mod Con's"
Standout tracks are the excellent "Thick As Thieves", the song in parts "Little Boy Soldiers" and the vulnerable but charming "Wasteland".
Classic mid-period Jam..
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my Top 10 favorite albums 12 April 2005
By Andrew
Format:Audio CD
First saw the Jam, on a Saturday afternoon on American Bandstand (they were supporting the then-new Setting Sons), and performed (Love Is Like A)Heatwave. Bought the LP the very next day, it's been in my collection ever since. Eton Rifles, Smithers-Jones, Saturday's Kids, are nothing short of magical. An absolute ORGY for the ears! Every track is great, including the still-relevant "Little Boy Soldiers".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jam today 13 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD
The Fab 3 at their best. I first heard Setting Sons as a 15 year old Mod in 1979. 30 years later it still makes the hair on my neck stand on end; even if, these days, I have more hair on my neck than on my head...
For David Cameron to try and lay claim to the Eton Rifles is just disgusting.
Buy it and love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Jams greatest album 10 Sep 2009
Format:Audio CD
Paul Weller was 21 when this album was released, but the songwriting shows an amazing level of maturity. No British songwriter has managed to articulate feelings of growing up and non dewy-eyed nostalga as well as Weller. On the brilliant Private Hell, he even manages to get inside the head of a middle aged, vallium addled housewife!
As Im old school, and up until recently listened to my old vinyl copy, I still divide this album into 2 sides. Side 1 Girl on the phone - Wasteland is perfect. Taking in the previously mentioned themes of growing up and middle age; along with war and urban alienation. Side 2 begins with Burning Sky (about growing apart from your childhood friends - although Im still not sure what bowing down to the Burning Sky specifically refers to). Following this is Bruce Foxtons finest moment, Smithers-Jones, a critque of the acceptance of the 9-5 grind (I believe the final chorus lyrics are by Weller). To follow we have 2 excellent tracks, Saturdays Kids - adolecents without much of a future; Eton Rifles - comment on the class system - the single sales of this track signalled that The Jam were hitting the big time. The album finishes with a cover of Heatwave - it doesnt really fit with the rest of the album, but is entertaining never the less.
The music needs no explaination - you either know The Jam 'sound' or you don't. All in all IMHO, this is a faultless album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The sons never set! 11 Jun 2007
Format:Audio CD
I first heard this album in 1979 when at University shortly after its release as a flatmate of my girlfriend had a copy I was a fan of the Jam at the time but I was rather impoverished at the time and wasn't going to buy it on spec. I immediately went and bought my own copy even though it stretched my overdraft to the limit.

But then again what is money compared to the genius of the songs on this album tracks such as "Eton Rifles" "Girl on the Phone" "Little Boy Soldiers" "Private Hell" "Smithers-Jones" "Saturday's Kids" in fact I could name all the tracks as having some relevance to life in general in the 1970's and for me during my time at University. Needless to say as soon as the Jam toured in Bristol I was straight there risking being spat on to hear them live, which is a pleasure which remains at the forefront of my concert going memory.

BUY it now!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Setting Sons 29 Aug 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album was the very first quality L.P. that I ever bought, and "Girl on the phone" simply lit up my record player every time it was played. "Little Boy Soldiers" gave me my first ever experience of feeling like a thug which at the age of 7 was something to behold!! And as for "Eton Rifles", say no more. I will always regard Paul Weller as a genius to the British music industry, but Bruce and Rick also played their part in making one of the greatest UK bands ever. Any chance of a reunion lads??
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
music to fall asleep to.
Published 28 days ago by g s t
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite jam album
Pure class. They considered this to be their seminal album. It contains what are consider by many their best tracks but in my humble opinion Weller is at his best with English Rose... Read more
Published 8 months ago by martin carrick
4.0 out of 5 stars Gimme my youth back!
Some great tracks on this cd, Try- Private Hell if your feeling a bit low! It just reminded me of what a fantastic band The Jam were
Published 12 months ago by Paul
5.0 out of 5 stars A great cd
I really love this album, as it is one of my favourite jam albums. I find the songs on this feature, reflects to the many troubles of what Britain is going through at the moment,... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Ray
5.0 out of 5 stars buy this cd
brilliant had this on album years ago nice to have it on cd.
love the jam .recommend this highly to all jam fans
Published 14 months ago by Mandy Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars Jam
present for a friend, its already arrived, only took a day, chuffed !! He doesnt get it till 26th April his birthday, but I know he will be thrilled
Published 17 months ago by Janita Morrell
5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece
In a career of many highlights, this is the closest that Weller gets to the concept albims that his heroes the Who excelled in many years earlier. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Somerset Simmo
5.0 out of 5 stars setting sons
2nd best jam album. bleak but brilliant. each song leads perfectly to the next. don't hesitate, buy this album now
Published 20 months ago by Oparlis
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Brilliant !
I have this album on vinyl from way back when it first came out ...yeh I'm well into my forties !

I have not heard or played it in 25 or more years other than hearing... Read more
Published on 25 Aug 2012 by Nrthkentian
5.0 out of 5 stars stunning Setting Sons
This is a cracking album from the Jam. Lyrics up to the usual high standard with the 3-piece being supported from time to time by well integrated orchestral parts. Read more
Published on 13 Jun 2012 by Simondrum
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