The Jam ‎– Greatest Hits

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Polydor ‎– 849 554-2, Polydor ‎– 0501
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1 In The City 2:18
2 All Around The World 2:23
3 The Modern World 2:29
4 News Of The World
Written-By – Bruce Foxton
3:26
5 David Watts
Written-By – Ray Davies
2:53
6 Down In The Tube Station At Midnight 4:01
7 Strange Town 3:47
8 When You're Young 3:10
9 The Eton Rifles 3:27
10 Going Underground 2:53
11 Start! 2:14
12 That's Entertainment 3:32
13 Funeral Pyre
Lyrics By [Words] – Paul WellerMusic By – The Jam
3:28
14 Absolute Beginners 2:48
15 Town Called Malice 2:52
16 Precious 3:32
17 Just Who Is The Five O'Clock Hero 2:12
18 The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow) 3:30
19 Beat Surrender 3:21

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Marketed and Marketed by PolyGram Records, Inc., New York.

The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Polydor Ltd (UK).

One error on the release.

1 - Instead of saying:
This Compilation:
℗ 1991 Polydor Ltd (UK)
© 1991 Polydor Ltd (UK)
it says:
"This Compilation:
℗ 1991 Polydor Ltd (UK)
℗ 1991 Polydor Ltd (UK)"

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  • Barcode: 0 422-849554-2 3
  • Matrix / Runout: 849 554-2 01 %
  • Other (Recording Technology): AAD
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0357

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
849 554-2 The Jam Greatest Hits(CD, Comp) Polydor 849 554-2 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
638 958 3 The Jam Greatest Hits(VHS, Comp, RE) 4Front Video, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment 638 958 3 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
849 554-2 The Jam Greatest Hits(CD, Comp) Polydor 849 554-2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
849 554-2 The Jam Greatest Hits(CD, Comp) Polydor 849 554-2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
849 554-1 The Jam Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Polydor 849 554-1 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version

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GRRobertson

GRRobertson

August 4, 2014

Nothing less that superb. A full set of all the UK singles released by The Jam during their lifetime.

There are too many highlights to list here but any one who considers themselves a fan of the music that echoed from the radios of the late 70s - early 80s who doesn't own this is deficient.

Like Cream and The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Jam showed what power a trio could produce. After Punks fist flourishes Paul Weller turned increasingly to the influence of the Immediate records he loved so much and the band evolved, with later singles featuring keyboards (Town Called Malice), acoustic guitar (That's Entertainment), strings (Bitterest Pill) and brass (Absolute Beginners). By the time of Five O'clock Hero the sound had changed with Precious introducing a funky edge. The seeds of The Style Council and Wellers wilderness years had been sown. If he had taken Foxton and Butler with him....well who knows.

For now experience the blossoming of a song writer becoming increasingly confident and emerge fully grown from the Punk movement. Essential.