Reissues, Tracklist — December 17, 2009 at 12:00 pm

‘This Is Big Audio Dynamite’ reissue to include outtake ‘Electric Vandal,’ 4 unreleased mixes

Big Audio Dynamite, circa mid-'80s

The expanded 2CD reissue of This Is Big Audio Dynamite — the 1985 debut from Mick Jones’ post-Clash project, Big Audio Dynamite — will feature 12 bonus remixes, dub versions, B-sides and outtakes, including the previously unreleased track “Electric Vandal,” according to the tracklist from Sony/Legacy.

However, the release of This is Big Audio Dynamite: Legacy Edition — overseen by band member, filmmaker and DJ Don Letts — has been delayed once again, this time until April 27 (originally it was due out last Sept. 8, and then rescheduled for Feb. 16).

The set’s first disc will feature a newly remastered version of the eight-track album, while the second CD will include many of the B-sides and mixes featured on the album’s three singles — “The Bottom Line,” “E=MC²″ and “Medicine Show” — as well as five mixes and outtakes that haven’t previously been released. (See full tracklist after the jump.)

Those unreleased tracks include 12-inch mixes of album cuts “Sudden Impact” and “Stone Thames,” plus a a dub take on “Sony” and a “vocoder version” of “BAD.” The real draw for fans, though, will be “Electric Vandal,” a completed song left off This Is Big Audio Dynamite that Letts premiered on his BBC6 radio show in March. Three other outtakes that fans say once were planned for release — “Wind Me Up,” “Interaction” and “Keep Off the Grass” — are not on the final tracklist.

See ‘This Is Big Audio Dynamite: Legacy Edition’ tracklist after the jump…

Big Audio Dynamite, 'This is Big Audio Dynamite'

Tracklist: Big Audio Dynamite, This Is Big Audio Dynamite: Legacy Edition

Disc 1
1. “Medicine Show”
2. “Sony”
3. “E=MC²”
4. “The Bottom Line”
5. “A Party”
6. “Sudden Impact”
7. “Stone Thames”
8. “BAD”

Disc 2
1.  “Medicine Show” (12-inch remix)
2.  “Sony Dub” (Dub version)*
3.  “E=MC²” (12-inch remix)
4.  “The Bottom Line” (12-inch remix, edit version)
5.  “A Party Dub” (Edited dub version from UK “Medicine Show” 12-inch)
6.  “Sudden Impact” (12-inch mix)*
7.  “Stone Thames” (12-inch mix)*
8.  “BAD” (Vocoder version, outtake)*
9.  “Electric Vandal” (Outtake)*
10.  “Albert Einstein Meets the Human Beatbox” (B-side of UK “E=MC²” 12-inch promo)
11.  “BAD” (U.S. 12-inch remix)
12.  “This Is Big Audio Dynamite” (7-inch non-LP B-side)

*Previously unreleased



  1. eduardo frechina

    beautiful album

  2. Carl Sandin

    I have a live tape from their show in Houston from 1986 that has Wind Me Up on it.

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