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Format: Vinyl LP album. Polydor Records, UK release from 1983. Gatefold double compilation LP release by UK new wave mod band The Jam, led by guitarist and singer Paul Weller. Comes with the original inner sleeves. 29 tracks.
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It was at the time the only album to feature the studio recordings of Strange Town, When you are young, All around the World, Bitterest Pill, News of the World, Beat Surrender, Funeral Pyre, Absolute Beginners and that all time classic Going Underground.
There have been since several 'Hits' and 'best of packages'even an edited version of SNAP! just including the singles, but this is the one to have.
The Jam were a great singles band, but hidden on LP's were some terrific tracks, Thick as Thieves, Man in the Corner Shop.
But some wonderful B sides Butterfly Collector, Smithers-Jones and the classic B side that should have been an A side Tales From the Riverbank.
If you only ever own one Jam album, make it this one.
All the essential stuff is here for under a Tenner.
So bought - Snap, and now my collection is complete.
If your a Jam fan of old looking for a blast down memory lane, then buy this, you won't be disappointed.
Not a duff track on this C.D. If you want the definitive collection of the Jams work then go with this 2 C.D. Set. You will not be disappointed.
Starting from 'In the City' it is phenomenal to hear how clean the Jam sounded from the start, and how they quickly progressed to the many hits that were the mainstay of their career.
Pleasing also is that amongst the 29 tracks you also get such album classics as A Bomb and English Rose.
Overall this is a good alternative to buying the back catalogue if you want more than just the top 20 version of the band.
Right from the beginning they had the attitude of doing it their way. Check out the lyrics to second single "All Around the World" "Modern World" had Weller snarling and spitting with rage about journalists teachers and everyone he perceived as having put him down. 3 Singles in, and it was already clear. The Jam were a truly great band, and Weller a genuine phenomenon. His songwriting, and musicianship was exceptional.His delivery just spot on. The Jam started to be recognised as the true heirs to the English pop throne, and the glut of quality singles just kept spilling out. "When Youre Young" "Strange Town" "Tube station", every one a masterpiece of description wrapped in explosive white boy pop guitar."Eton Rifles," "A Bomb," even the homage to the Kinks "David Watts", a steady stream of unforgettable, irresistable pop nuggets.Read more ›
In The City? Tubestation? Wardour Street? Nah, the finest moments on here are The Butterfly Collector and The Dreams of Children. Beautiful, Paul, beautiful.
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Although I have most of the Jam CDs (and was fortunate enough to see them three times), this is a very well priced CD full of much of their best tracks and lives in my card CD... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jimbo Smiles