First Compilation To Span Joe Strummer's Career Outside of The Clash; Restored and Remastered Audio by Grammy Award Winning Peter J Moore
Punk pioneer, singer, songwriter, recording artist, activist, musical and political inspiration for a generation and mighty diamond Joe Strummer was the most charismatic and passionate frontman to emerge from the punk explosion of the late '70s. After Joe's untimely death in December 2002 it was discovered that he had been an archivist of his own work, having barns full of writings and tapes stored in his back garden. The archiving of this material and compiling of Joe Strummer 001 was overseen by Joe's widow Luce and Robert Gordon McHarg III.
Featuring 32-tracks, Joe Strummer 001 is the first compilation to span Strummer's career outside of his recordings with The Clash collecting fan favorites from his recordings with the 101ers and The Mescaleros, his solo albums, soundtrack work plus an album of 12 unreleased songs. The previously unreleased material includes 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 Mick Jones and unreleased songs "Rose Of Erin," the biographical and mythical recording "The Cool Impossible" and "London Is Burning" one of the last songs Joe recorded.
This 180g 4LP box set edition includes all three Joe Strummer 001 albums - each in their own single sleeve and combined in to one wide-spined outer sleeve - all featuring restored and remastered audio by Grammy award winning Peter J Moore. Also included is an additional 180g heavyweight 12" single of the previously unreleased "U.S North." All four vinyl discs come packaged together into outer slipcase, sealed on one side.