Public Image Limited Metal Box Sealed Quadruple Vinyl Lp Box Set Ltd P.i.l.

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On 28th October, PiL will reissue the seminal albums Metal Box and Album . Metal Box was the band s second album, originally released on 23rd November 1979 and Album was their 5th studio album and was originally released on 3rd February 1986, marking 2016 as its 30th anniversary.

The album s will both be issued as 4 CD and 4 vinyl LP super-deluxe box sets, as well as digitally. The editions will include rare and previously unreleased material along with a live disc. The CD version s feature additional tracks to the vinyl editions due to running time restrictions, however, the vinyl edition will include a download card for all tracks on the CD version s. Metal Box will be issued in a square metal tin CD LP the 1979 original was issued in a round metal film canister with an embossed PiL logo. Both super-deluxe editions will include a 72 page booklet together with an exclusive poster, art-prints LP version and postcards CD version .

With all lyrics written by John Lydon Metal Box was recorded with original PiL members Keith Levene and Jah Wobble. Original drummer Jim Walker had left, to be replaced by a succession of drummers. Metal Box came out less than a year after PiL s debut Public Image: First Issue yet it was nothing like its predecessor. Things had changed, and so had PiL. While outside pressures mounted PiL channeled their energies negative and positive into a record that would set them apart back in 1979, and indeed today in 2016. Whether it be John s powerful and passionate vocals Keith s wailing guitar and melodic synths Wobble s sub-disco reggae basslines or the crashing rhythm that holds it all together, Metal Box has many strengths. The album was originally released as 3 x 45rpm 12 singles, housed in a metal film canister. As made by The Metal Box Company in London s East End hence the name. The deluxe edition includes rare and unreleased mixes from the recording sessions, along with B-sides and BBC sessions, plus a live recording from a now legendary unplanned show at Factory Records Russell Club in Manchester arranged on the day of a Granada TV appearance.

LP 1 2:
Metal Box studio album
Disc 1 side 1 :
1. Albatross
2. Memories
side 2 :
3. Swan Lake Death Disco
4. Poptones
5. Careering
Disc 2 side 1 :
6. No Birds Do Sing
7. Graveyard
8. The Suit
side 2 :
9. Bad Baby
10. Socialist
11. Chant
12. Radio 4
LP 3:
Live at Manchester, Russell s Club The Factory 18/6/79 unreleased
Disc 3 side 1 :
1. Chant
2. Swan Lake aka Death Disco
3. Memories
side 2
4. Public Image
5. Annalisa
6. No Birds Do Sing
LP 4:
Rare Mixes BBC Session
Disc 4 side 1 :
1. Swan Lake monitor mix
2. Albatross monitor mix
side 2 :
3. BBC Radio 1, John Peel Sessions 1979
4. Poptones
5. Careering
6. Chant

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