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The Jam - The Complete Jam [DVD] [2004]

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  • Format: DVD-Video, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Unknown
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Universal
  • DVD Release Date: 15 Dec 2003
  • Run Time: 344 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00011FXTQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,115 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Track Listing:

  • 1. All Around The World (TV appearance- Marc)
  • 2. Bricks & Mortar (TV appearance - So It Goes)
  • 3. Carnaby Street (TV appearance - So It Goes)
  • 4. In The City (TV appearance - So It Goes)
  • 5. Slow Down (TV appearance - So It Goes)
  • 6. Billy Hunt (TV appearance - Old Grey Whistle Test)
  • 7. In The Street Today (TV appearance - Old Grey Whistle Test)
  • 8. When You're Young (TV appearance - Something Else)
  • 9. David Watts (TV appearance - Revolver)
  • 10. The Jam A Time & A Place (The Story Of The Jam)
  • 11. In The City
  • 12. Art School
  • 13. News Of The World
  • 14. Strange Town
  • 15. Butterfly Collector
  • 16. When You're Young
  • 17. 'A' Bomb In Wardour Street (TV appearance - Check It Out)
  • 18. David Watts (TV appearance - Check It Out)
  • 19. Eton Rifles (TV appearance - Check It Out)
  • 20.Going Underground (TV appearance - Check It Out)
  • 21. Pretty Green (TV appearance - Check It Out)
  • 22. To Be Someone (Didn't We Have A Nice Time) (TV appearance - Check It Out)
  • 23. Scrape Away (TV appearance - Check It Out)
  • 24. Absolute Beginners (TV appearance - Mandagsborsen)
  • 25. Tales From The Riverbank (TV appearance - Mandagsborsen)
  • 26. Funeral Pyre (TV appearance - Mandagsborsen)
  • 27. Paul Weller Interview (TV appearance - Mandagsborsen)
  • 28. Man In The Corner Shop (TV appearance - Something Else)
  • 29. Funeral Pyre (TV appearance - Something Else)
  • 30. Start (TV appearance - Popkrant)
  • 31. In The Crowd (TV appearance - The Tube)
  • 32. Ghosts (TV appearance - The Tube)
  • 33. Move On Up (TV appearance - The Tube)
  • 34. Precious (TV appearance - The Tube)
  • 35. Beat Surrender (TV appearance - The Tube)
  • 36. The Great Depression (TV appearance - The Tube)
  • 37. The Modern World (TV appearance - The Tube)
  • 38.Town Called Malice (TV appearance - The Tube)
  • 39. War (TV appearance - The Tube)
  • 40. Paul Weller Interview (The Tube)
  • 41. Going Underground
  • 42. The Dreams Of Children
  • 43. Start
  • 44. That's Entertainment
  • 45. Funeral Pyre
  • 46. Absolute Beginners
  • 47. Town Called Malice
  • 48. Precious
  • 49. Just Who Is The 5 O'Clock Hero?
  • 50. The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow)
  • 51. TV programme: Scene: The Fan Phenomenon


Comprising singles, videos and live recordings spanning their five-year career, The Complete Jam 1977-1982 is comprehensive and absolutely essential viewing for any Jam fan. As well as containing all their greatest hits, from "All Around the World" to the austerely funky "Town Called Malice", it's an exhilarating and occasionally bizarre retrospective of a bygone pop age.

The earliest live material, recorded for the 1977 punk programme So It Goes, is the most exciting; stark and grainy, conveying the sheer tearaway thrill and a sense of the impact the band had, coming on like the Grange Hill bullies hi-jacking the school band's equipment. They are more well behaved on Marc, the show fronted by the former T Rex star who announces them like he's announcing his own musical death warrant. There's also amusing footage of the band on a Swedish pop show, with Weller grumpily refusing to answer questions from the hostess like "Are Jam punk?"

Some of the videos accompanying the singles reflect the naive self-consciousness of the early video age, some of the band's sartorial choices might make them wince now, and some of Weller's earliest lyrics don't bear up well to scrutiny. But this remains testimony to the imperishable greatness of a band who remained successfully aloof to some of the sillier vagaries of their day.

On the DVD: The Complete Jam includes a "multi-angle scrapbook", a brief profile of the "Jam fan phenomenon" in which Weller-lovers mumble their appreciation over cups of tea, as well as a profile of the band's history, which is cobbled together from material already available elsewhere on the DVD. Some of the earlier footage remains unpolished but in the Jam's case that's a benefit rather than a drawback. --David Stubbs --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Feb 2004
Format: DVD
By no means a "complete" assessment of The Jam on film, this DVD nevertheless is a great overview of The Jam's career from 1977-1982. There are some great performances captured - notably Newcastle City Hall 1980, Electric Circus 1977 and the highlight for me Mandasborgen 1981 with Weller at his most dismissive during the accompanying interview. The bands last performance on The Tube rounds off the live material, but there is also all the promos to enjoy. The only quibbles are that more interview / documentary footage could have been included and there are some great concert and Top of the Pops performances around on bootlegs which are not included here, but maybe they couldn't secure the rights(?)
Those minor points aside YOU SHOULD OWN THIS DVD, it's a great testament to one of the greatest and sometimes underrated bands to come out of Britain. Hopefully more Jam stuff will come out on DVD but in the meantime you will not be disappointed with this one!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Psi Powers on 17 Oct 2002
Format: DVD
This is a truly lush presentation. Great packaging, two discs, free postcards(?)
But let's concentrate on the innards. The Jam were undoubtably a phenomenal live experience. Here's where the two discs succeed and fail.
The videos for the singles are stilted, cheap, clumsy and without passion.
However, the meat of the matter here is the live performances captured on film and TV.
If you want to see The Jam at full tilt then there is much here to enjoy.
However the two 'documentaries' are very similar, both borrowing heavily from items available elsewhere on the discs.
This collection is a deal at around £15 maximum. There's too much padding for it to go for full price.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chaz on 19 Jan 2006
Format: DVD
Not having the full track listing available to me at the time of ordering I went ahead and bought it any way thinking it would be a complete collection of their singles with a bit of live stuff thrown in. That was not the case, but not as bad as it first seems.
'All Around the World', 'Modern World', 'David Watts', 'Down in the Tube Station at Midnight', 'Eton Rifles' and 'Beat Surrender' are not included in amongst the 'singles' sections. Odd considering they were their other released singles. Yet we have inclusions like 'Butterfly Collector' and 'Precious'. Those missing from the singles sections can be found in the live sections though, but still no 'Down in the Tube Station at Midnight', one of their best. Unless it's hidden away some where.
Most of the promo (single) videos are in scratchy mono. Those that have stereo audio (Start onwards) have audio which itself is flaky at times. I can't help feeling that an opportunity was perhaps lost to replace the original audio for most of the singles videos with clean stereo audio. It's not that hard to do. I say most as some of those included are in fact live performances. Perhaps they felt it better to keep them as they were originally released, warts and all. I can kind of accept that. It's a sign of the times of how videos were released with mono audio back then and so adds to the nostalgia in a way. I have to ask though, why a '5.1' Dolby surround mix when it's remains in mono? The picture quality isn't great on most of them either, but then some of them are getting on for 3 decades old now. Considering that they hold up pretty well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By rb buck on 19 May 2005
Format: DVD
i read the promo poster for this dvd about 2months before it was released and i couldnt wait for this dvd to come out,i have been a big fan of the jam for nearly 20 years and never got to see them live,theres some really great live performances spread over the 2 discs the tube performance is exceptional as is the old grey whistle test.theres a concert from newcastle city hall back in 1980 which is way to short to say the least!live jam material is very rare so why did they not show the full concert?come on polydor!also on the dvd is the bands full video promos which we have all seen before,never the less,nice to have them on dvd instead of vhs,again a big let down as only some of the songs seem to have had the 5.1 dolby treatment,others sounding like there playing on an old mono video,the disc overall is value for money but if youre a big fan dont expect to much,i bought this dvd solely to see the live footage,it doesnt let you down as the band are so powerful,full of energy when they play,but there should be much much more on here...perhaps in the future we might see some more releases,why we havent seen them is beyond me because there is a great deal of call for it and would sell very well,so come on polydor lets see ajam concert released very soon,until then buy this dvd,it might be all weve got of the best band to have come out of the uk..
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By Stuart on 15 Feb 2005
Format: DVD
If you buy this you won't be disappointed, you just won't.
Thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish, bubbling with energy and covers The Jam's career pretty comprehensively,(although I would have thought that it was impossible to have any definitive collection without 'Tube Station'?).
Still, it's so enjoyable that you don't really notice too much, and what is there more than compensates. Its nice to watch the band develop from their rather raw, but powerful and passionate beginnings to an accomplished and authoritative outfit. Much as I remember it all really.
'In the City' was the first album that I ever bought and I've followed them since. Buying this definitely adds something worthwhile to that already comprehensive collection.
The live footage took me back to Glasgow's Apollo and Edinburgh many years ago.A thouroughly enjoyable trip down memory lane. All I can say is that I would've paid more for it!
If you're a Jam fan, either passing or afficionado, you'll like this!
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