Anniversary, Box Sets, Reissues — September 14, 2012 at 7:09 am

The Jam’s ‘The Gift’ reissue box set to feature full 1982 Wembley concert, unreleased demos

Paul Weller today unveiled details for the upcoming 30th anniversary box set of The Jam’s chart-topping 1982 album The Gift, revealing that the 3CD/1DVD “super deluxe edition” will include a 23-track live recording of a December 1982 concert from Wembley Arena and 13 previously unreleased demos and alternate tracks.

The reissue, first announced over the summer, will be released Nov. 19, and also will be available in a stripped-down 2CD deluxe edition. Although Weller did not reveal a full tracklist, he did offer up new details on the set, which will also include a 72-page hardback book with photos, magazine cuttings, fan memorabilia and new interviews with Weller and producer Peter Wilson.

A full tracklist has not been announced, but the set — now available for pre-order — will include:


DISC 1: Original album remastered

  • 10 singles/b-sides from the period, up to the split.

DISC 2: Bonus tracks

  • 15 demos and alternate tracks, 13 previously unreleased, remastered

DISC 3: Live at Wembley December 1982

  • 23 tracks, complete concert from the last ever Jam tour (previously unreleased), remastered

DISC 4: DVD compilation

  • Promo clips: “Town Called Malice,” “Precious,” “The Bitterest Pill”
  • Trans-Global Unity Express tour – live tracks from Birmingham show: “Town Called Malice,” “Carnation,” “Precious,” “Ghosts,” “Move On Up,” “Private Hell,” “Pretty Green,” “Trans-Global Express,” “The Gift”
  • Danish TV special (DR) The Gift album live in small studio with audience
  • Top Of The Pops – 1982 – “Town Called Malice,” Precious”





One Comment

  1. I simply can’t go out and buy yet another version of this album, that would be insane! Wow, that box set sure looks pretty. Look, you get a bunch of mini CDs as well… oh screw it, here I go!

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