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Joe Strummer 001 Seven-Disc Boxset (4LP + 2CD + 7-Inch + Cassette)

Boxset £100.00

Release Date: 28/09/2018

Discs: 7

Includes Deluxe CD, LP Format, Bonus 7” single and bonus cassette single (exclusive tracks on 7” and cassette single)

Ignition Records are proud to announce the release of ‘Joe Strummer 001,’ the first compilation to span Joe Strummer’s career outside of his recordings with The Clash. ‘Joe Strummer 001’ includes fan favourites from his recordings with the 101ers and The Mescaleros, all of his solo albums, soundtrack work and an album of unreleased songs.

Exclusive to all formats is an album of unreleased material including an early demo of ‘This Is England' entitled ‘Czechoslovak Song/Where Is England,’ a solo demo of ‘Letsagetabitarockin’ recorded in Elgin Avenue in 1975, outtakes from ‘Sid & Nancy’ featuring Mick Jones and unreleased songs ‘Rose Of Erin,’ the biographical and mythical recording ‘The Cool Impossible’ and ‘London Is Burning’ one of the last songs Joe recorded.

Punk pioneer, singer, songwriter, recording artist, activist, musical and political inspiration for a generation and mighty diamond Joe Strummer was the most charismatic and passionate frontman to emerge from the punk explosion of the late seventies.

After Joe’s untimely death in December 2002 it was discovered that Joe had been quite an archivist of his own work, having barns full of writings and tapes stored in his back garden. There are now over 20,000 items in the Joe Strummer Archive. The archiving of this material and compiling of ‘Joe Strummer 001’ was overseen by Joe’s widow Luce and Robert Gordon McHarg III.

All tracks were restored and mastered by Grammy Award winner Peter J. Moore at the E. Room in Toronto Canada. On-going through cassettes and recording tapes it was discovered that Joe was rather frugal and keen on hiding tracks. On cassettes he would leave 20 minutes between songs. On the 1” 8 track recordings it was discovered there were hidden tracks superimposed onto each other. For example tracks 1-4 were taken by one song and tracks 5-8 by two other songs which were thought when played back to be caused by tape denigration until the tapes went to Peter J Moore who was able to separate one song from another.

The cover of all formats is taken from Joe’s 1990 Californian driving license.

Disc 1 - Side A

1. Letsagetabitarockin'
2. Keys To Your Heart
3. Love Kills
4. Tennessee Rain
5. Trash City
6. 15th Brigade

Disc 1 - Side B

1. Ride Your Donkey
2. Burning Lights
3. Afro-Cuban Be-Bop
4. Sandpaper Blues
5. Generations

Disc 2 - Side A

1. It's A Rockin' World
2. Yalla Yalla
3. X-Ray Style
4. Johnny Appleseed

Disc 2 - Side B

1. Minstrel Boy
2. Redemption Song
3. Over The Border
4. Coma Girl
5. Silver & Gold / Before I Grow Too Old

Disc 3 - Side A

1. Letsagetabitarockin' (Strummer Demo)
2. Czechoslovak Song / Where is England
3. Pouring Rain (1984)
4. Blues On The River
5. Crying On 23r
6. 2 Bullets

Disc 3 - Side B

1. When Pigs Fly
2. Pouring Rain (1993)
3. Rose Of Erin
4. The Cool Impossible
5. London Is Burning

Disc 4 - Side A

1. U.S.North

Disc 5 - Side A

1. Letsagetabitarockin'
2. Keys To Your Heart
3. Love Kills
4. Tennessee Rain
5. Trash City
6. 15th Brigade
7. Ride Your Donkey
8. Burning Lights
9. Afro-Cuban Be-Bop
10. Sandpaper Blues
11. Generations
12. It's A Rockin' World
13. Yalla Yalla
14. X-Ray Style
15. Johnny Appleseed
16. Minstrel Boy
17. Redemption Song
18. Over The Border
19. Coma Girl
20. Silver & Gold / Before I Grow Too Old

Disc 5 - Side B

1. Letsagetabitarockin' (Strummer Demo)
2. Czechoslovak Song / Where is England
3. Pouring Rain (1984)
4. Blues On The River
5. Crying On 23rd
6. 2 Bullets
7. When Pigs Fly
8. Pouring Rain (1993)
9. Rose Of Erin
10. The Cool Impossible
11. London Is Burning
12. U.S.North

Disc 6 - Side A

1. This Is England

Disc 6 - Side B

1. Before We Go Forward

Disc 7 - Side A

1. U.S North (Basement Demo) with artwork replicated from the original cassette recording from Joes's archive.