1977 (40th Anniversary)
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40th Anniversary edition boxset of legendary rock / mod-rock band The Jam's debut year when they release two albums and three singles. 5 CDs, a 144-page book, postcards all housed in a box.
The Jam became one of the most popular bands to emerge from the English punk rock scene of ’77 and had a phenomenal impact on pop music and wider youth culture. In their short career, they achieved 18 consecutive Top 40 singles in the UK (including 4 number 1s) and released 6 ground-breaking albums and went on to influence a generation with their music, style, politics and inspiration.
- Disc 1 - ‘In The City’ - Debut LP from May 1977. Using albums by The Who and Dr Feelgood and the live thrill of the Sex Pistols as a template the Jam created their exhilarating debut album which includes hit single In The City, live favourite (and suggested single) Art School and Paul Weller’s most ambitious early song – Away From The Numbers.
- Disc 2 – ‘Demos’ includes 11 demos made for the first album – 6 of which are previously unreleased.
- Disc 3 - ‘This Is The Modern World’ the follow-up album, released a few months after debut in late 1977, with iconic Gered Mankowitz cover shot. Includes the rousing hit single The Modern World and some of Weller’s early introspective gems – Life From A Window and I Need You (For Someone), as well as The Combine, a track that pointed markedly towards the next album All Mod Cons.
- Disc 4 – ‘Live’ includes the previously-unreleased concert from the ‘Nashville’ – September 10th 1977, featuring material from the first two albums. Also features the two legendary John Peel sessions from 1977.
- Disc 5 – a DVD featuring TV appearances and promo videos from 1977.