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Metal Box

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Import

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Digitally remastered and expanded super deluxe four CD edition of Public Image Limited's seminal second album, originally released in 1979. With all lyrics written by John Lydon Metal Box was recorded with original PiL members Keith Levene and Jah Wobble. Original drummer Jim Walker had left, to be replaced by a succession of drummers. Metal Box came out less than a year after PiL's debut Public Image: First Issue yet it was nothing like it's predecessor. Things had changed, and so had PiL. While outside pressures mounted PiL channeled their energies (negative and positive) into a record that would set them apart back in 1979, and indeed today in 2016. Whether it be John's powerful and passionate vocals; Keith's wailing guitar and melodic synths; Wobble's sub-disco reggae basslines; or the crashing rhythm that holds it all together, Metal Box has many strengths. The album was originally released as three 45rpm 12" singles housed in a metal film canister as made by The Metal Box Company in London's East End; hence the name. The super deluxe edition, also housed in an embossed metal box, includes rare and unreleased mixes from the recording sessions, along with B-sides and BBC sessions, a live recording from a now legendary unplanned show at Factory Records Russell Club in Manchester arranged on the day of a Granada TV appearance and exclusive posters and postcards.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Albatross
  2. Memories
  3. Swan Lake (Death Disco)
  4. Poptones
  5. Careering
  6. No Birds Do Sing
  7. Graveyard
  8. The Suit
  9. Bad Baby
  10. Socialist
  11. Chant
  12. Radio 4

Disc: 2

  1. Death Disco (7" Edit)
  2. Death Disco 12"
  3. Half Mix / Megga Mix (B - Side)
  4. Death Disco - BBC TV, Top of the Pops July 12.7.72
  5. Memories 12"
  6. Another (B - Side)
  7. Poptones - Bbcradio 1, John Peel Sessions 1979
  8. Careering - BBC Radio 1, John Peel Sessions 1979
  9. Chant - BBC Radio 1, John Peel Sessions 1979
  10. Poptones - BBC TV, Old Grey Whistle Test 5/2/80 (Audio)
  11. Careering - BBC TV, Old Grey Whistle Test 5/2/80 (Audio)
  12. Pied Piper (Rare Compilation - Only Track)

Disc: 3

  1. Poptones (Version 3) (Unreleased)
  2. Swan Lake (Monitor Mix)
  3. Albatross (Monitor Mix) (Alternative Mix)
  4. Swan Lake ("Master") (Alternative Mix) (Unreleased)
  5. Unknown Inst Jam 1 ("Chant") (Unreleased)
  6. Unknown Jam 2 ("Megachant") (Unreleased)
  7. Music from An Oven (Aka Memories) (Unreleased)
  8. Radio 4 ("Symphony Suite") (Unreleased)
  9. Home Is Where the Heart Is (Original Mix) (Unreleased)
  10. Unknown Inst 2 (Unreleased)

Disc: 4

  1. Chant
  2. Swan Lake (Aka Death Disco)
  3. Memories
  4. Public Image
  5. Annalisa
  6. No Birds Do Sing


Product details

  • Audio CD (December 16, 2016)
  • Super Deluxe Edition edition
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Imports
  • ASIN: B01LE2GF3S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,418 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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