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Joe Strummer 001: new compilation

Joe Strummer 001

Collector’s Box Set • 2CD deluxe with hardcover book • 4LP vinyl

Ignition Records are issuing Joe Strummer 001, a new compilation that spans Joe Strummer‘s career outside his recordings with The Clash. It’s available across a number of physical editions, including a multi-format seven-disc deluxe box set.

The compilation features 32-tracks of ‘rare and unheard’ audio and includes favourites from his recordings with the 101ers, The Mescaleros, his solo albums and soundtrack work.

Exclusive to all formats (more on the formats shortly) is an album of unreleased material including an early demo of This Is England entitled Czechoslovak Song/Where Is England, a solo demo of Letsagetabitarockin recorded in Elgin Avenue in 1975, outtakes from Sid & Nancyfeaturing Mick Jones and unreleased songs Rose Of Erin, The Cool Impossible and London Is Burning, one of the last songs Joe recorded.

After Joe died in December 2002 his archive of writings and tapes was found stored in barns in his back garden. The archiving of this material and compiling of Joe Strummer 001 was overseen by Joe’s widow Lucinda Tait and compilation producer Robert Gordon McHarg III.

In terms of formats, there is a standard 2CD set that feature all 32 tracks (CD 2 is the album of unreleased material), a deluxe 2CD set which comes with a 64-page hardcover A4 book. Robert Gordon McHarg III who designed the set (and The Clash ‘Sound System’ box) says that “the idea behind the 64-page A4 notebook is that it’s done as if Joe had designed it himself, telling his story, an insight into his workings including hand written lyrics with personal notes and scribbles.”

There is a 4LP vinyl box of the same 32-track content and a deluxe collector’s box set that boasts a ‘Wibalin wrap’ and includes the following:

  • 2CDs and 4LPs containing rare and unheard audio
  • 64-page hardback book featuring rarely seen and previously unpublished memorabilia from Joe’s personal collection as well as historical press reviews and technical notes about the albums
  • Additional seven-inch single of previously unreleased demos of This Is England (Side A) and Before We Go Forward (Side B)
  • Cassette of previously unheard and unreleased U.S North (Basement Demo) – with artwork replicated from the original cassette recording from Joes’s archive.
  • Envelope containing a screen print, a high-quality image of Joe, two original art prints, and a sticker sheet.
  • Replica of Joe’s Californian driving license.
  • Reproduction of a 1989 Earthquake Weather promo badge.

All formats of Joe Strummer 001 will be issued on 24 September 2018.

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CD1:
1. Letsagetabitarockin’ (2005 Remastered Version) – The 101ers – 00:02:08
2. Keys To Your Heart (Version 2) [2005 Remastered Version] – The 101ers- 00:03:08
3. Love Kills – Joe Strummer – 00:03:59
4. Tennessee Rain – Joe Strummer – 00:02:55
5. Trash City – Joe Strummer & The Latino Rockabilly War – 00:04:11
6. 15th Brigade – Joe Strummer – 00:02:40
7. Ride Your Donkey – Joe Strummer – 00:02:21
8. Burning Lights – Joe Strummer – 00:02:43
9. Afro-Cuban Be-Bop – The Astro-Physicians – 00:02:53
10. Sandpaper Blues – Radar – 00:04:44
11. Generations – Electric Dog House – 00:05:30
12. It’s A Rockin’ World – Joe Strummer – 00:02:25
13. Yalla Yalla – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – 00:06:57
14. X-Ray Style – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – 00:04:34
15. Johnny Appleseed – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – 00:04:02
16. Minstrel Boy – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – 00:05:42
17. Redemption Song – Johnny Cash & Joe Strummer – 00:03:24
18. Over The Border – Jimmy Cliff & Joe Strummer – 00:03:51
19. Coma Girl – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – 00:03:48
20. Silver & Gold / Before I Grow Too Old – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – 00:02:39

CD2:
1. Letsagetabitarockin’ (Strummer Demo) – Joe Strummer – 00:01:49
2. Czechoslovak Song / Where Is England – Strummer, Simonon & Howard – 00:03:49
3. Pouring Rain (1984) – Strummer, Simonon & Howard – 00:03:29
4. Blues On The River – Joe Strummer – 00:04:37
5. Crying On 23rd – The Soothsayers – 00:02:52
6. 2 Bullets – Pearl Harbour – 00:03:11
7. When Pigs Fly – Joe Strummer – 00:04:06
8. Pouring Rain (1993) – Joe Strummer – 00:04:06
9. Rose Of Erin – Joe Strummer – 00:04:12
10. The Cool Impossible – Joe Strummer – 00:04:32
11. London Is Burning – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – 00:03:14
12. U.S. North – Joe Strummer & Mick Jones – 00:10:32

VINYL 1:
A1. Letsagetabitarockin’ (2005 Remastered Version) – The 101ers – 00:02:08
A2. Keys To Your Heart (Version 2) [2005 Remastered Version] – The 101ers – 00:03:08
A3. Love Kills – Joe Strummer – 00:03:59
A4. Tennessee Rain – Joe Strummer – 00:02:55
A5. Trash City – Joe Strummer & The Latino Rockabilly War – 00:04:11
A6. 15th Brigade – Joe Strummer – 00:02:40

B1. Ride Your Donkey – Joe Strummer – 00:02:21
B2. Burning Lights – Joe Strummer – 00:02:43
B3. Afro-Cuban Be-Bop – The Astro-Physicians – 00:02:53
B4. Sandpaper Blues – Radar – 00:04:44
B5. Generations – Electric Dog House – 00:05:30

VINYL 2:
C1. It’s A Rockin’ World – Joe Strummer – 00:02:25
C2. Yalla Yalla – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – 00:06:57
C3. X-Ray Style – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – 00:04:34
C4. Johnny Appleseed – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – 00:04:02

D1. Minstrel Boy – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – 00:05:42
D2. Redemption Song – Johnny Cash & Joe Strummer – 00:03:24
D3. Over The Border – Jimmy Cliff & Joe Strummer – 00:03:51
D4. Coma Girl – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – 00:03:48
D5. Silver & Gold / Before I Grow Too Old – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – 00:02:39

VINYL 3:
E1. Letsagetabitarockin’ (Strummer Demo) – Joe Strummer – 00:01:49
E2. Czechoslovak Song / Where Is England – Strummer, Simonon & Howard – 00:03:49
E3. Pouring Rain (1984) – Strummer, Simonon & Howard – 00:03:29
E4. Blues On The River – Joe Strummer – 00:04:37
E5. Crying On 23rd – The Soothsayers – 00:02:52
E6. 2 Bullets – Pearl Harbour – 00:03:11

F1. When Pigs Fly – Joe Strummer – 00:04:06
F2. Pouring Rain (1993) – Joe Strummer – 00:04:06
F3. Rose Of Erin – Joe Strummer – 00:04:12
F4. The Cool Impossible – Joe Strummer – 00:04:32
F5. London Is Burning – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – 00:03:14

VINYL 4 (12″ Single):
A1. U.S. North – Joe Strummer & Mick Jones – 00:10:32

VINYL 5 (7″ Single):
A1. This Is England – Strummer, Simonon & Howard – 00:03:04
B1. Before We Go Forward – Strummer, Simonon & Howard – 00:02:49

32 responses to Joe Strummer 001: new compilation

  1. DavidDR says:

    I meant the collector’s set. Sorry.

  2. DavidDR says:

    Curious. How many of the “4LP vinyl box sets” are going to be made? Is this going to be a case (like the Yoko signed book) where many stores as varied as Target, Walmart, online Zia Records, etc. are going to be telling people they really don’t have copies to sell? Seems odd that Amazon U.S. doesn’t have a listing for it already.

  3. Steve says:

    I am surprised that the label didn’t include the b-side, ‘Dum Dum Club’ to the ‘Love Kills’ single from the movie soundtrack on this 2-CD comp. Certainly, there was room for it. Other than that unfortunate omission it looks like a pretty good solo collection.

  4. Mister Stick says:

    I’m excited for this, sure, but what I have wanted for years is a physical release of The Hellcat Years with the B-sides and the live Acton show. Only an MP3 version was ever released, as far as I know. Please (PLEASE) correct me if I am wrong.

  5. Daniel says:

    I’ll wait for the anniversary edition since that version will have everything on one format and will include some other “lost and found” content. I am a big fan of Joe’s work but I don’t know why they needed to include stuff that is still available when they could have put everything on each format plus whatever else was found that is not on this set yet.

  6. Whilst this looks great, i’m utterly amazed that it doesn’t include ‘Sleepwalk’ from Earthquake Weather which, to this lifelong fan of Strummer, was one of the finest songs he ever wrote.

  7. Moe says:

    Never enough Joe and will definitely spring for the deluxe (despite the absence of a turntable in my home since 1989 ). Curious: does the inclusion of regular studio tracks on this bode poorly for outtakes or alternate versions from the three GREAT Mescalero albums being included on future editions, I wonder? The Hellcat remasters from years ago were terrific IMO but didn’t include alternates or outtakes, assuming they exist, of course. The title 001 implies future editions…one can hope and pray Perhaps an official live compilation is in the offing, too.

  8. korova says:

    Looking forward to this. Got the 4 LP version on pre-order but if the collectors edition goes below a ton I’ll pull the trigger on it.

  9. Nick says:

    Shame nothing special about joestrummer website version as I’d like to order from them but it’s much more expensive. Amazon US looks to be best deal on Collectors box for us Australians (assuming they will ship after July 1st for pre-orders) but the listing and picture doesn’t quite match (no mention of prints or wrap). Is it safe to assume all Collectors box editions are the same?

  10. Darren says:

    Cassette…urghh!

  11. Eugene says:

    So the songs on the 7” and cassette are exlcusive to the box set?

  12. Auteur55 says:

    Only 10.99 (US) off Joe Strummer website which is just an incredible deal for 30 plus tracks.

  13. Eugene says:

    So the songs on the 7” and cassette are exclusive to the Box Set?

    Grrr!!

  14. Michael Fortin says:

    Hi Paul, I believe the release date is the 28th not the 24th.

    I’m in for the standard 2-CD set. All the formats look fantastic though!

  15. Paul E. says:

    That Clash “Sound System” Box is one of my all time favorites. This is great news as I’m also a big follower of anything Joe did before/after The Clash [same goes for Mick Jones!] – I just bought (two days ago) a copy of “Grosse Pointe Blank (More Music From The Film)” Soundtrack for Stummer’s unreleased “War Cry” song. The 64 page book with all the background has me sold on the 2 CD Deluxe format.

  16. Kit says:

    I scraped together the most detailed track-listing I could find from here, other sites, and a bunch of Discogs & IMDB cross-referencing: posting here in case it’s of use to anyone else.

    scraping together the full tracklisting from a couple of sites and Discogs cross-referencing:

    CD1:
    1. The 101ers – Letsagetabitarockin’ [“album” version 1975, remastered 2005] – 00:02:08
    2. The 101ers – Keys To Your Heart [BBC session version 1976, remastered 2005] – 00:03:08
    3. Joe Strummer – Love Kills [single/Sid & Nancy OST 1986] – 00:03:59
    4. Joe Strummer – Tennessee Rain [Walker OST 1987] – 00:02:55
    5. Joe Strummer & The Latino Rockabilly War – Trash City [Permanent Record OST 1988] – 00:04:11
    6. Joe Strummer – 15th Brigade [Island Hopping B-side 1989] – 00:02:40
    7. Joe Strummer – Ride Your Donkey [Earthquake Weather LP 1989] – 00:02:21
    8. Joe Strummer – Burning Lights [I Hired A Contract Killer OST 7″ A-side 1990] – 00:02:43
    9. Joe Strummer & The Astro-Physicians – Afro-Cuban Be-Bop [I Hired A Contract Killer OST 7″ B-side 1990 – the Astro-Physicians are members of the Pogues] – 00:02:53
    10. “Radar” – Sandpaper Blues [Sandpaper Blues exhibition soundtrack 1995] – 00:04:44
    11. Electric Dog House – Generations [Generations I – A Punk Look At Human Rights 1996]– 00:05:30
    12. Joe Strummer – It’s A Rockin’ World [Chef Aid: The South Park Album 1998] – 00:02:25
    13. Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – Yalla Yalla [Rock Art And The X-Ray Style LP 1999] – 00:06:57
    14. Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – X-Ray Style [Rock Art And The X-Ray Style LP 1999] – 00:04:34
    15. Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – Johnny Appleseed [Global A Go-Go LP 2001] – 00:04:02
    16. Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – Minstrel Boy [Black Hawk Down OST LP 2001] – 00:05:42
    17. Johnny Cash & Joe Strummer – Redemption Song [Johnny Cash: Unearthed posthumous box set 2001] – 00:03:24
    18. Jimmy Cliff & Joe Strummer – Over The Border [Fantastic Plastic People LP 2002] – 00:03:51
    19. Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – Coma Girl [Streetcore LP, completed posthumously 2003] – 00:03:48
    20. Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – Silver & Gold / Before I Grow Too Old [Streetcore LP, completed posthumously 2003]– 00:02:39

    CD2:
    1. demo for The 101ers – Letsagetabitarockin’ (Strummer Demo 1975) – 00:01:49
    2. demo for The Clash Mk II (Strummer, Simonon & Howard) – Czechoslovak Song / Where Is England [early version of This Is England, 1/2″ demo 1983]– 00:03:49
    3. demo for The Clash Mk II (Strummer, Simonon & Howard) – Pouring Rain [1″ 8-track demo 1984] – 00:03:29
    4. Joe Strummer (but probably for The Clash Mk II) – Blues On The River [Joe + drum machine, 1″ 8-track demo 1984]– 00:04:37
    5. The Soothsayers – Crying On 23rd [1/4″ tape, out-take from Sid & Nancy, Mick on gtr, 1986] – 00:02:52
    6. Pearl Harbour – 2 Bullets [1/4″ tape, out-take from Sid & Nancy, Mick on gtr, 1986] – 00:03:11
    7. Joe Strummer – When Pigs Fly – 00:04:06
    8. Joe Strummer – Pouring Rain (1993) – 00:04:06
    9. Joe Strummer – Rose Of Erin – 00:04:12
    [all three for the score of When Pigs Fly, 1993, properly recorded with a full band in Rockfield Studios but found on a cassette in Joe’s shed]
    10. Joe Strummer – The Cool Impossible – 00:04:32
    [2″ demo from the above sessions]
    11. Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – London Is Burning [written as Fire Fighting Street for Joe’s benefit show at Acton Town Hall for the Fire Brigade Union on November 15th 2002, also reworked by Shields and Slattery for Streetcore as Burning Streets] – 00:03:14
    12. Joe Strummer & Mick Jones – U.S. North – 00:10:32
    [1/2″ master, recorded for the score of Candy Mountain (1988) in 1986. Mick on vox, gtr & bass, Greg Roberts and Dan Donovan from BAD on drums and kbds (so probably done in the Upping St sessions?), Felippe Gonzales on bongos, Xavier Solano on agogo, strings played by The Radio Futura Philharmonic Orchestra, Madrid

    BOX SET 7″ Single:
    A1. This Is England – Strummer, Simonon & Howard – 00:03:04
    B1. Before We Go Forward – Strummer, Simonon & Howard – 00:02:49
    [two more July 1984 Clash Mk II demos on 1″ 8-track master]

    BOX SET CASSETTE:
    ‘U.S. North Basement Demo’
    [recorded 1986, Joe & Mick both on vox, gtr and drum machine. Discovered in Joe’s cupboard.]
    Joe Strummer & Mick Jones: Vocals, Guitar, Drum Machine

    • Paul E. says:

      @Kit, Nice work here…very helpful.

      • Not sure about this though – “11. Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – London Is Burning [written as Fire Fighting Street for Joe’s benefit show at Acton Town Hall for the Fire Brigade Union on November 15th 2002, also reworked by Shields and Slattery for Streetcore as Burning Streets] – 00:03:14” –

        The afaik full Acton Town Hall benefit gig got booted a while back and there’s no version of this track on it, and it’s not on the known set list http://cluster1.website-staging.uk/blackmarketclash.co.uk/Bands/Strummer/recordings/2002/02-11-15%20Acton/02-11-15%20Acton.html

        Forget if online or in print or both (pos in Ant Davie’s book Vision Is A Homeland The History of Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros &/or Chris Salewicz’s Joe biography Redemption Songs) but somewhere there was claims it was recorded as a possible new theme tune for London’s Burning (remember that tv drama like The Bill but with firemen?).

        A pre? or at least different to Streetcore version/mix of London Is Burning/Burning Streets was posted (again a while back) on the Strummervile offical myspace – remember it being better than the version on Streetcore. Can’t be definite but think the version on this set that’s just been previewed is the same one.

  17. richard says:

    Going to have to sit in my 18 year old Toyota that I only use to take out the dogs to listen to the tape.

  18. richard says:

    Deluxe box ordered !
    Made my weekend.
    Viva Strummer !

  19. gogandmagog says:

    Amzaon says:

    Standard 2CD featuring restored and remastered audio by Grammy award winning Peter J Moore, packaged in a jewel case with card slipcase and 12-page booklet

  20. John T says:

    great stuff !

  21. Adam Shaw says:

    Was lucky to be around to see the Clash in London and the Mescalero’s when they supported The Who .
    So , very interested in this but again what’s the deal with cassette tapes appearing in box sets ?
    Macca done a tape for Record Store day last year , the Jarre box will have two and I’m sure there’s a few more out there that I don’t know about .
    Will there be a download of the cassette tracks ?

  22. Nick Bonny says:

    2CD DELUXE WITH A4 BOOK £37.99

    2CD EDITION £9.99

    S0, that’s more or less £28 for the addition of a 64 page book, or am I missing something here?

  23. JamesRPJr says:

    That is in the 2 CD edition. I hate when I don’t use head check on my posts.

  24. JamesRPJr says:

    Joe! Sounds like a keeper. Why is there no product representation in the US though? I’d like to get in on this. But only without those pesky international tolls.

  25. Simonf says:

    Well it’s been a long time coming, but this looks like a good collection. Hopefully the first of many such collections, although it would be nice to see Joe’s solo albums reissued as well. Hope one day we will also get to hear some of Joe’s earliest ‘Woody Strummer’ demo’s and other rarities. I’m going for the CD+book set, although hope that price will drop a bit!

  26. Wayne Olsen says:

    Very nice! Not up on Amazon US yet for the big box.

  27. regan judson says:

    You can never have enough Joe in my book! The 2CD with the book looks like the best value but that Super Deluxe looks pretty nice although unnecessary.

  28. IanP says:

    If you click on the 2CD Amazon UK link is offers you a one CD edition. Presumably this is just a typo error and you’ll get the 2CD option?

  29. Yani P says:

    Superb!!

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