The Genesis Of The Jam Chronicled In 1977 Box Set

Full disclosure: The Jam was a classic band that was simply not on my radar at all until their song “A Town Called Malice” was prominently featured in an episode of The Walking Dead last year. I’d heard the track before, but never really paid much attention to it or any other songs from the band.

After the episode aired, I started seeing comments from friends on Facebook about the song, both positive and negative reactions. Clearly, I thought, I’ve missed out on something here, and I promptly picked up a best of CD from The Jam to catch up.

I won’t say I was necessarily converted to a die-hard fan, but I was definitely glad I’d finally “discovered” them. It was long overdue. How had I never listened to these guys before?

So if you’re a bit more hip to The Jam than I was (as most rock fans probably are), you’ll appreciate the new box set coming out on October 20. The Jam – 1977 40th Anniversary Box Set is a four CD collection highlighting the output of The Jam that year, which included both their debut album and a hastily released follow-up. A DVD filled with live television appearances is also included, along with a 144 page book and a collection of memorabilia reproductions.

Here’s the complete track list:

Disc 1 – In The City (Original Album Remastered)

01. Art School
02. I’ve Changed My Address
03. Slow Down
04. I Got By In Time
05. Away From The Numbers
06. Batman Theme
07. In The City
08. Sounds From The Street
09. Non-Stop Dancing
10. Time For Truth
11. Takin’ My Love
12. Bricks & Mortar
13. All Around The World (Bonus Track)
14. Carnaby Street (Bonus Track)

Disc 2 – The Polydor Demos: February 1977

01. Art School (Demo)
02. In The City (Demo)
03. I Got By In Time (Demo)
04. I’ve Changed My Address (Demo)
05. Time For Truth (Demo)
06. Sounds From The Street (Demo)
07. Non Stop Dancing (Demo)
08. Bricks And Mortar (Demo)
09. Takin’ My Love (Demo)
10. So Sad About Us (Demo)
11. Slowdown (Demo)

Disc 3 – This Is The Modern World (Original Album Remastered)

01. The Modern World
02. London Traffic
03. Standards
04. Life From A Window
05. The Combine
06. Don’t Tell Them You’re Sane
07. In The Street Today
08. London Girl
09. I Need You (For Someone)
10. Here Comes The Weekend
11. Tonight At Noon
12. In The Midnight Hour

Disc 4 – Live 1977 & John Peel Sessions

01. In The City (John Peel Sessions 4/26/77)
02. Art School (John Peel Sessions 4/26/77)
03. I’ve Changed My Address (John Peel Sessions 4/26/77)
04. The Modern World (John Peel Sessions 4/26/77)
05. All Around The World (John Peel Sessions 7/19/77)
06. London Girl (John Peel Sessions 7/19/77)
07. Bricks & Mortar (John Peel Sessions 7/19/77)
08. Carnaby Street (John Peel Sessions 7/19/77)
09. Carnaby Street (Live at the ‘Nashville’ 9/10/77)
10. The Modern World (Live at the ‘Nashville’ 9/10/77)
11. Time For Truth (Live at the ‘Nashville’ 9/10/77)
12. So Sad About Us (Live at the ‘Nashville’ 9/10/77)
13. London Girl (Live at the ‘Nashville’ 9/10/77)
14. In the Street Today (Live at the ‘Nashville’ 9/10/77)
15. All Around The World (Live at the ‘Nashville’ 9/10/77)
16. London Traffic (Live at the ‘Nashville’ 9/10/77)
17. Sweet Soul Music (Live at the ‘Nashville’ 9/10/77)
18. Bricks & Mortar (Live at the ‘Nashville’ 9/10/77)
19. In The City (Live at the ‘Nashville’ 9/10/77)
20. Art School (Live at the ‘Nashville’ 9/10/77)
21. In The Midnight Hour (Live at the ‘Nashville’ 9/10/77)
22. Sounds From The Street (Live at the ‘Nashville’ 9/10/77)
23. Slowdown (Live at the ‘Nashville’ 9/10/77)

Disc 5 – DVD

01. In The City (Polydor promo – May 1977)
02. Art School (Polydor promo – May 1977)
03. In The City (Top Of The Pops 5/19/77)
04. All Around The World (Top Of The Pops 8/18/77)
05. All Around The World (‘Marc’ – Granada TV)
06. The Modern World (Top Of The Pops 11/3/77)
07. Bricks and Mortar (‘So It Goes’ – Granada TV 11/20/77)
08. Carnaby Street (‘So It Goes’ – Granada TV 11/20/77)
09. In The City (‘So It Goes’ – Granada TV 11/20/77)
10. Slowdown (‘So It Goes’ – Granada TV 11/20/77)
11. All Around The World (‘So It Goes’ – Granada TV 11/20/77)