40th anniversary five-disc box set, celebrating the Jam's debut year when they released two albums and three hit singles. Features In The City and This Is The Modern World - original albums re-mastered as well as unreleased demos and live recordings.
Disc 1 - In The City - Debut LP from May 1977. Using albums by The Who and Dr Feelgood and the live thrill of the Sex Pistols as a template the Jam created their exhilarating debut album which includes hit single In The City, live favourite (and suggested single) Art School and Paul Weller’s most ambitious early song – Away From The Numbers.
Disc 2 – ‘Demos’ includes 11 demos made for the first album – 6 of which are previously unreleased.
Disc 3 - This Is The Modern World the follow-up album, released a few months after debut in late 1977, with iconic Gered Mankowitz cover shot. Includes the rousing hit single The Modern World and some of Weller’s early introspective gems – Life From A Window and I Need You (For Someone), as well as The Combine, a track that pointed markedly towards the next album All Mod Cons.
Disc 4 – ‘Live’ includes the previously-unreleased concert from the ‘Nashville’ – September 10th 1977, featuring material from the first two albums. Also features the two legendary John Peel sessions from 1977.
Disc 5 – a DVD featuring TV appearances and promo videos from 1977.
Includes stunning 144-page book, featuring new liner notes, period photos and a wealth of cuttings, reviews and memorabilia from 1977. · Five LP-style CD wallets with printed inner bags – In The City features the US version of the LP inner sleeve, also using a Martyn Goddard out-take photo. This Is The Modern World features an alternative Gered Mankowitz cover image. Also includes five postcards. All housed in a ‘rigid, lift-off lid’ box.