Thursday, August 16, 2018

Joe Strummer compilation previewed with reworked Clash classic

A lyric video for a reworking of The Clash’s 1977 classic, “London’s Burning”, is serving as the first preview to the forthcoming collection, “Joe Strummer 001.”

The 2002 recording – which developed into the track “Burning Streets” from his posthumously-released 2003 album with The Mescaleros, “Streetcore” - was the last song to be discovered for the new package, which marks the first compilation of the rocker’s career outside of the legendary UK band.

Due September 28, “Joe Strummer 001” features 32 tracks (see song list below) and includes favorites from his recordings with the 101ers, The Mescaleros, his solo albums and soundtrack work alongside 12 previously-unissued songs.

Available in a variety of formats including 2CD, 4LP vinyl, digital and limited 2CD Deluxe and Deluxe Box Set versions, all formats include tracks that have never appeared anywhere before as well as new remasters.

Exclusive to all formats 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 & Nancy” featuring Clash bandmate Mick Jones, and unreleased songs “Rose Of Erin”, the biographical and mythical recording “The Cool Impossible” and “London Is Burning.”

The material for “Joe Strummer 001” was sourced from an extensive personal archive kept by the rocker as overseen by Joe’s widow Lucinda Tait and compilation producer Robert Gordon McHarg III.

Strummer passed away from a congenital heart defect at the age of 50 in December of 2002.

Joe Strummer
“Joe Strummer 001”

Release date: September 28

01. “Letsagetabitarockin”
02. “Keys To Your Heart”
03. “Love Kills”
04. “Tennessee Rain”
05. “Trash City”
06. “15th Brigade”
07. “Ride Your Donkey”
08. “Burning Lights”
09. ‘Afro-Cuban Be-Bop”
10. “Sand Paper Blues”
11. “Generations”
12. “It’s A Rockin’ World”
13. “Yalla Yalla”
14, ‘X-Ray Style”
15. “Johnny Appleseed”
16. “Minstrel Boy”
17. “Redemption Song” – Joe Strummer with Johnny Cash from Johnny Cash: Unearthed
18. “Over The Border” – Joe Strummer with Jimmy Cliff from Fantastic Plastic People
19. “Coma Girl”
20. “Silver & Gold”
21. “Letsagetabitarockin” – 1975 Previously Unreleased Cassette Tape Demo
22. “Czechoslovak Song” / “Where Is England” – 1983 Previously Unreleased early version of “This Is England”
23. “Pouring Rain” – 1984 Previously Unreleased
24. “Blues On The River” – 1984 Previously Unreleased
25. “Crying on 23rd” – 1985 Outtake from Sid & Nancy
26. ‘2 Bullets” – 1985 with Pearl Harbour. Previously Unreleased.
27. ‘When Pigs Fly”
28. ‘Pouring Rain”
29. “Rose Of Erin” – Previously Unreleased
30. “The Cool Impossible” – 1993 JS Demo Previously Unreleased
31. “London Is Burning” – 2002 Mescaleros Previously Unreleased. Recorded 2002. The last song to be discovered for Joe Strummer 001. Reworked into “Burning Streets” on Streetcore
32. ‘US North” – 1986 JS Mick Jones from Candy Mountain. Previously Unreleased.

See also:

The Clash: Joe Strummer’s car up for auction on eBay
Bruce Springsteen rocks Clash classic in Florida
The Rise And Fall Of The Clash documentary coming to DVD
The Clash to host Twitter chat
Search The Clash at hennemusic