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

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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