Public Image Ltd What The World Needs Now on 2LP
Public Image Ltd (PiL) will make their welcome return in September 2015 with tenth studio album What The World Needs Now... The hotly anticipated 11-track effort was recorded at Steve Winwood’s Wincraft studio in the Cotswolds and follows the huge critical success of 2012’s This is PiL, the band’s first album in 17 years. Album opener and lead single "Double Trouble" sees the band launching into a statement of intent. Commenting on the new album, John Lydon says, “Buy now while stocks last.”
Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time, Public Image Ltd's music and vision earned them five UK Top 20 singles and five UK Top 20 albums. With a shifting line-up and unique sound, John Lydon guided the band from their debut album 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. Presented here on double vinyl, What The World Needs Now... is self funded by PiL and released on the band's own label PiL Official.
Public Image Ltd:
John Lydon - After fronting the Sex Pistols, John Lydon formed Public Image Ltd in 1978. Outside of PiL John has released several solo records and collaborations. He also brings quality TV to the masses and has recently released the autobiography Anger is an Energy: My Life Uncensored.
Lu Edmonds - Multi instrumentalist and former guitarist in The Damned, Lu joined PiL in 1986 recording and playing on the album Happy? and co-writing the album 9, adding yet another dimension to the PiL sound.
Bruce Smith - Drummer in The Pop Group and formerly of The Slits, Bruce became percussionist for PiL in 1986 playing and recording on the albums Happy? and 9. Seen as a drumming virtuoso, Bruce brought his unique style into the fold.
Scott Firth - A bass player/multi instrumentalist that has collaborated and played with a variety of top musicians and bands including Steve Winwood, John Martyn and Elvis Costello.