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The Jam 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

The Jam 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Tellingly, when Weller came to record 2010’s Wake Up The Nation, it was Sound Affects that his collaborator and producer Simon Dine help up as a model.

“Hard, metallic, quite stripped-down…jagged was the sort of sound we imagined we should be going for”


Sound Effects was originally released in November 1980 at a time when The Jam was considered the biggest band in Britain. The album followed the band’s first number one single - Going Underground and features the group’s second UK number one single, Start! - a track built around almost exact copies of the bass-line and guitar solos from The Beatles’ Taxman (at the time, Weller considered the album a cross between Off the Wall and Revolver).

It includes many of the band’s classic songs - That’s Entertainment, which was never released as a single in the UK (some speculate this is due to the fact that it was written after a pub session. I beg to differ, they often make the best songs!)

It’s regarded by critics, fans, and the man himself as their most adventurous and experimental collection of material, drawing musical influences from the ‘post-punk’ groups of the late-70s - Wire, Gang of Four and Joy Division as well as neo-psychedelic touches from The Beatles and The Zombies etc.

The distinctive cover art is a pastiche of the artwork used on various BBC sound effects records of th 1970s, incorporating ‘pop-art’ imagery.

30th anniversary 2-disc, ‘Deluxe’ edition of the classic Jam album

     
  • Digitally re-mastered - 22 bonus tracks, demos, b-sides and alternative versions
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  • 24-page booklet with extensive new sleevenotes by Guardian writer John Harris, a brand new interview with Paul Weller, rare photos and period memorabilia
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  • The bonus material includes 8 previously unreleased tracks - demos of Pretty Green and Start!, alternate versions of Set The House Ablaze and Monday and a cover of Kinks’ Waterloo Sunset, and two instrumental demos
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  • Paul Weller still plays several songs from Sound Affects in his current live set - Pretty Green, Man in the Corner Shop, That’s Entertainment and Start!


Tracklisting



DISC 1

     
  1. Pretty Green
  2.  
  3. Monday
  4.  
  5. But I’m Different Now
  6.  
  7. Set The House Ablaze
  8.  
  9. Start!
  10.  
  11. That’s Entertainment
  12.  
  13. Dream Time
  14.  
  15. Man In The Corner Shop
  16.  
  17. Music For The Last Couple
  18.  
  19. Boy About Town
  20.  
  21. Scrape Away


DISC 2 - BONUS TRACKS

     
  1. Start! (single version)
  2.  
  3. Liza Radley (b-side of Start!)
  4.  
  5. Dreams of Children (b-side of Going Underground)
  6.  
  7. That’s Entertainment (alternate version from ‘Direction, Reaction, Creation’)
  8.  
  9. Pretty Green (‘demo with overdubs’-previously unreleased)
  10.  
  11. Pop Art Poem (Jam fan club flexi-disc, from ‘Extras’)
  12.  
  13. Rain (demo from ‘Direction, Reaction, Creation’)
  14.  
  15. Boy About Town (demo - previously unreleased)
  16.  
  17. Dead End Seat (demo from ‘Direction, Reaction, Creation’)
  18.  
  19. But I’m Different Now (demo from ‘Extras’)
  20.  
  21. Scrape Away (instrumental version - previously unreleased)
  22.  
  23. Start! (demo - previously unreleased)
  24.  
  25. And Your Bird Can Sing (demo from ‘Extras’)
  26.  
  27. Monday (alternate version - previously unreleased)
  28.  
  29. Get Yourself Together (from ‘Extras’)
  30.  
  31. Set The House Ablaze (alternate ‘dub ending’ version - previously unreleased)
  32.  
  33. Boy About Town (alternate version - Jam fan club flexi from ‘Extras’)
  34.  
  35. No One In The World (demo from ‘Extras’)
  36.  
  37. Instrumental (demo - previously unreleased)
  38.  
  39. Waterloo Sunset (demo - previously unreleased)


The Jam - Pretty Green


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