Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time, PiL's music and vision earned them 5 UK Top 20 singles and 5 UK Top 20 albums including classic titles such as Album and the visionary Metal Box. With a shifting line-up and unique sound, John Lydon guided the band from their debut First Issue in 1978 through to 1992's That What Is Not. After a 17 year hiatus, Lydon reactivated PiL in 2009 by taking them back on the road worldwide followed by 2012's This is PiL and 2015's What The World Needs Now... albums. To coincide with their 40th Anniversary and the release of the career-spanning documentary film The Public Image Is Rotten, UNI presents the 5CD + 2DVD box set The Public Image Is Rotten (Songs From The Heart).
The CDs encompass the PiL Singles Collection 1978-2015, B-sides, Rarities and Radio Sessions, 12" Mixes & Dance Tracks, Unreleased Mixes and Tracks, and a live concert from the New York Ritz in July 1989. The accompanying DVDs include PiL promo videos plus footage from the BBC's Top Of The Pops and Old Grey Whistle Test. Just in case that isn't enough they've included two legendary live concerts, the first PiL's appearance at the Tallinn Rock Summer Festival in Estonia 1988 (still part of the USSR at the time) and the second from 2013's Enmore Theatre in Australia during the This is PiL tour.