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This 44-track , 3LP anthology tells the story of The Jam, from their formation in the early seventies, through the illustrious days of chart success and on to their break up in 1982.


Endorsed and approved by Paul Weller, About the Young Idea will be released to tie in with the extension of the Jam exhibition in Liverpool and beyond, and includes all the band’s classic singles, as well as key album tracks and live favourites. Also included are unreleased demos such as Takin My Love, from 1977, as well as the rare 1977 radio ad for ‘In The City’. This triple vinyl set also features a new essay by John Harris, period photos and memorabilia.




    1. In The City (Radio Ad – Previously Unreleased)
    2. In The City
    3. Art School
    4. Away From The Numbers
    5. Takin’ My Love (Demo – Previously Unreleased)
    6. All Around The World
    7. The Modern World
    8. In The Street Today
    9. News Of The World
    10. David Watts
    11. Down In The Tube Station At Midnight
    12. Billy Hunt
    13. To Be Someone (Didn’t We Have A Nice Time)
    14. English Rose
    15. In The Crowd
    16. ‘A’ Bomb In Wardour St.
    17. Strange Town
    18. The Butterfly Collector
    19. When You’re Young
    20. Smithers-Jones
    21. The Eton Rifles
    22. Thick As Thieves
    23. Private Hell
    24. Saturday’s Kids
    25. Burning Sky (Demo)
    26. Going Underground
    27. Dreams Of Children
    28. Start!
    29. Liza Radley
    30. Pretty Green
    31. Monday
    32. That’s Entertainment
    33. Man In The Cornershop
    34. Boy About Town
    35. Funeral Pyre
    36. Absolute Beginners
    37. Tales From The Riverbank
    38. Town Called Malice
    39. Precious
    40. Ghosts
    41. Just Who Is The Five O’Clock Hero?
    42. The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow)
    43. Beat Surrender
    44. Move On Up
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