To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the split of The Jam, and celebrate the anniversary of the release of their final studio album, Universal release a super-deluxe box set of “The Gift” On November 19th 2012.
The Gift, released in March 1982 was The Jam’s final studio album – was, surprisingly, their only Number One album. It marked a departure from classic Jam to a more soul-influenced sound and included the classic Town Called Malice.
The set comes in original striped bag style cover ‘box’, with a 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); a foreword by Paul Weller and new essay by John Harris; a set of postcard prints and a replica 1982 tour programme. And, of course, four discs…
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
o Promo clips (Town Called Malice / Precious / The Bitterest Pill)
o Trans-Global Unity Express tour – live tracks from Birmingham show:
1. Town Called Malice
5. Move On Up
6. Private Hell
7. Pretty Green
8. “Trans-Global Express”
9. The Gift
o Danish TV special (DR) The band play the Gift album live in small studio with audience (previously unseen officially)
o Top Of The Pops – 1982 – Town Called Malice / Precious