Detailed: The Gift by The Jam – Super Deluxe Edition

by Modculture 25 September, 2012

The Gift by The Jam - Super Deluxe Edition

The Gift by The Jam – Super Deluxe Edition

Not just any old reissue, the last studio album by The Jam is getting the ‘Super Deluxe’ treatment. I’m talking about The Gift obviously, which is 30 years old.

If you go for the ‘big boy’ of the bunch, you get a box set, which is impressive to say the least. The contains, as far as we know (you might want to double check) are:

An outer box in original striped bag style cover – ‘The Jam – A Gift’
Hardback 72-page, full-colour book – including period and fan’s memorabilia, magazine cuttings (NME etc), reviews, photos, new interviews (with Paul Weller and producer Peter Wilson)
Forward by Paul Weller and new essay by John Harris
Set of postcard prints
Replica 1982 tour programme

Four discs, in individual wallets:
1. Disc 1 – original album re-mastered
+ 10 singles/b-sides from the period, up to the split.

2. Disc 2 – bonus tracks
15 demos & alternate tracks, 13 previously unreleased, re-mastered

3. Disc 3 – Live at Wembley December 1982
23 tracks, complete concert from the last ever Jam tour (previously unreleased), re-mastered

4. Disc 4 – DVD compilation
Promo clips (Town Called Malice / Precious / The Bitterest Pill)
Trans-Global Unity Express tour – live tracks from Birmingham show:
01. Town Called Malice
02. Carnation
03. Precious
04. Ghosts
05. Move On Up
06. Private Hell
07. Pretty Green
08. “Trans-Global Express”
09. The Gift
Danish TV special (DR) The Gift album live in small studio with audience
Top Of The Pops – 1982 – Town Called Malice / Precious

It’s also available as a two-disc deluxe digi-pak format and a deluxe digital version, with a limited edition 10′ Vinyl of Danish TV Concert recorded 23/4/82 also on the market.

All the track details are:

Disc One – Original album / Singles & B-Sides
1. Happy Together
2. Ghosts
3. Precious
4. Just Who Is The 5 O’clock Hero
5. ‘Trans-Global Express’
6. Running On The Spot
7. Circus
8. The Planner’s Dream Goes Wrong
9. Carnation
10. Town Called Malice
11. The Gift

12. Precious (12′)
13. The Great Depression
14. The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow)
15. Pity Poor Alfie / Fever
16. Pity Poor Alfie (swing version)
17. Beat Surrender
18. Shopping
19. Move On Up
20. Stoned Out Of My Mind
21. War

Disc Two ‘ Demos & alternate tracks
1. Skirt (demo) #
2. Get Yourself Together (demo) Originally released on ‘Extras’
3. Ghosts (instrumental demo) #
4. Just Who Is The 5 O’clock Hero (demo) #
5. Running On The Spot (demo) #
6. The Planner’s Dream Goes Wrong (demo) #
7. Carnation (instrumental demo) #
8. Precious (demo) Originally released on ‘Direction, Reaction, Creation’
9. The Bitterest Pill (demo) #
10. Alfie (demo ‘2’) #
11. We’ve Only Started (‘old version’) #
12. Only Started (instrumental demo) #
13. Shopping (AKA ‘Paul’s demo’) #
14. Beat Surrender (demo) #
15. Solid Bond In Your Heart (demo) #

# Previously unreleased

Disc Three – Live at Wembley (Dec. 3rd 1982)
1. Start!
2. It’s Too Bad
3. Beat Surrender
4. Away From The Numbers
5. Ghosts
6. In The Crowd
7. Boy About Town
8. So Sad About Us
9. All Mod Cons
10. To Be Someone
11. Smithers-Jones
12. That’s Entertainment
13. The Great Depression
14. Precious
15. Move On Up
16. Circus
17. Down In The Tube Station At Midnight
18. David Watts
19. Mr Clean
20. Town Called Malice
21. But I’m Different Now
22. ‘Trans-Global Express’
23. In The City

Disc 4 ‘ DVD

Part 1 ‘ Trans-Global Unity Express
Live video from Birmingham March 1982

Part 2 ‘ The promo videos
1. Town Called Malice
2. Precious
3. The Bitterest Pill

Part 3 – Danish TV special
The Jam play songs from the Gift album. Recorded live in Studio 3,
TV-Byen, Copenhagen April 19 1982, broadcast April 23 1982.
1. Running On The Spot
2. Circus
3. Happy Together
4. Ghosts
5. In The Crowd
6. Town Called Malice
7. Pity Poor Alfie / Fever
8. Precious
9. Just Who Is The 5 O’clock Hero
10. The Gift
11. Move On Up
12. Trans-Global Express

Part 4 ‘ Top Of The Pops
Recorded February 18 1982
1. Precious
2. Town Called Malice

19th November is the release date, with Amazon offering the deluxe reissue for £12.99 and the box set for £82.37.

Find out more at the Amazon website