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Snap [Vinyl LP]

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  • Vinyl
  • Label: Polydor
  • ASIN: B00C1FFOVC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,262,247 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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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Format: Audio CD
I originally had this as an LP back in 1983.
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.
enjoy.
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Snap is perfect for a new generation to get into one of the greatest bands in history. From the coolest of covers to the well considered track listing, this was always one of the best 'greatest hits' (and beyond) albums. Cited as a major influence by Noel Gallagher no less.
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Originally bought the classic album collection (All six albums box set). Only to discover that some of The Jam's best singles were never album tracks. Such as 'Strange Town' - 'Beat Surrender' and the brilliant 'Going Underground.'

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.
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I bought this on cassette when it first came out. As a Jam fan the 2 CD is the best collection of Jam Material available.Paul Weller went on to have success with The Style Council and as a solo artist. However in my opinion The Jam was Weller at his best. All the 21 singles are here from "In the City" to "Beat Surrender". As well as the singles there are some really great "B" sides. How they never made it as singles heaven knows. Particular favourites of mine include, "Away from the Numbers" "Billy Hunt" and "Thick as Thieves"
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.
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If you grew up in the 70s / 80s this should be an essential part of the soundtrack of your youth.

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.
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There was an article in the NME in 1977, entitled "All Change, and back to 1964" This excellent piece introduced The Jam to people like me, who had really only heard them through John Peel, the "live at the Vortex" compilation and In The City. With sharp suits, just-so hair, skinny ties and Rickenbacker guitars, they unashamedly wore their 60s influences- The Kinks, and The Who, mainly- on their immaculately tailored sleeves. Paul was eminently quoteable, this is where the "I might just vote Conservative" riff came from, and the whole article painted a picture of a band who knew where they were going, and weren't gonna hang about getting there.I was sold and eagerly sought them out.The sixties sensibility infused with punk aggression and teen frustration, and with more than a modicum of F.U attitude and ego,gave birth to a band we would cherish, and we watched as they grew to be the biggest band in the UK.

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.
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By Coincidence Vs Fate TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 April 2008
Format: Audio CD
This is the definitive Paul Weller product for me. The Jam were one of the finest bands ever and this just shows their worth perfectly.

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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This really is the best of the Jam and that is VERY good indeed. Everything there and everything excellent. What more could you want?
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