Public Image Ltd. Unveil Huge 40th Anniversary Box Set

'The Public Image Is Rotten (Songs from the Heart) Box Set' features singles, B-sides, rarities and more
Public Image Ltd. Unveil Huge 40th Anniversary Box Set
Public Image Ltd. are celebrating a true milestone in 2018, with John Lydon's post-Sex Pistols project reaching their 40th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the UK post-punk legends are treating fans to a seriously massive box set. 

The PiL anniversary package is called The Public Image Is Rotten (Songs from the Heart) Box Set, and it will be released on July 20 via UMe.

The set will arrive in two configurations: a 5CD/2DVD set and a 6LP set. Within, the box set will feature the PiL Singles Collection (1978-2015), B-sides, rarities and radio sessions, 12-inch mixes, and unreleased mixes and tracks. There's also a live concert from New York Ritz captured in July 1989.

The DVD includes PiL promo videos and footage from the band's appearances on the BBC's Top of the Pops and Old Grey Whistle Test. Plus, there are two live concerts: PiL's appearance at the Tallinn Rock Summer Festival in Estonia 1988 and one from 2013's Enmore Theatre in Australia during the "This Is PiL" tour.

You can see the impressively long tracklist to the box set down below in detail.

The box set coincides with the release of a career-spanning documentary film about the band also titled The Public Image is Rotten, which premiered at select festivals last year. The film was directed by Tabbert Fiiller, and it will be released later this year in select theaters.

The Public Image Is Rotten (Songs from the Heart) Box Set:

CD VERSION:


CD1 - Public Image Ltd - Singles 1978-2015:

1. Public Image                                        
2. Death Disco                             
3. Memories
4. Flowers of Romance    
5. This is Not a Love Song           
6. Bad Life                       
7. Rise                                                     
8. Home                                      
9. Seattle                                                 
10. The Body                                             
11. Disappointed                           
12. Warrior                                     
13. Don't Ask Me                                       
14. Cruel                                                    
15. One Drop                                             
16. Reggie Song
17. Out of the Woods
18. Double Trouble

CD2 - Public Image Ltd - B-sides, Rarities & Radio Sessions:

B-sides
1. The Cowboy Song
2. Half Mix / Megga Mix
3. Another
4. Home is Where the Heart is
5. Blue Water
6. Question Mark
7. Selfish Rubbish
8. USLS1 (mix)
9. Turkey Tits 

Rarities
10. Pied Piper
11. Criminal

Radio Sessions
12. Poptones - BBC, John Peel Sessions (1979)                  
13. Careering - BBC, John Peel Sessions (1979)         
14. Chant - BBC, John Peel Sessions (1979)                        
15. Cruel - BBC, Mark Goodier Live Session 1992                 
16. Acid Drops - BBC, Mark Goodier Live Session 1992       
17. Love Hope - BBC, Mark Goodier Live Session 1992

CD3 - Public Image Limited - 12" Mixes & Dance Tracks:

1. Death Disco (12")           
2. Flowers of Romance (Instrumental)              
3. This is Not a Love Song (12")   
4. Rise (Bob Clearmountain Mix)            
5. Seattle (US Remix 12")                        
6. The Body (US Remix Extended 12")     
7. Disappointed (12")                            
8. Happy (US Remix 12")      
9. Warrior (Extended 12" Mix)
10. Lollipop Opera
11. Shoom (from What The World…)
+
Bonus Tracks
12. Death Disco (Original Monitor Mix)              
13. This is Not a Love Song (12" Remix)

CD4 - Public Image Ltd - Unreleased Mixes & Tracks:

1. Annalisa  ("New Mix" - Townhouse 1979)
2. Albatross ("Monitor Mix" 1979)
3. Careering (Live Paris 1980) (Previously Unreleased)
4. Banging The Door (Alternative Mix, Townhouse 1980) (aka The Door)
5. Vampire (Unreleased Track - Townhouse 1981)
6. Nineteen Eighty One (Original Version, Townhouse 1981)
7. Bad Night (Unreleased Track - Park South 1983)
8. Things in E (aka Ease) (Alternative Laswell mix 1985)
9. Can you Feel the Fours (Unreleased Instrumental - Farmhouse 1987)
10. Open and Revolving (Alternative Mix  - Farmhouse 1987) (aka Spy Thriller)
11. Kashmir (Unreleased Renovations Mix 1987) (Instrumental)
12. Cajun (Unreleased Bill Laswell Instrumental 1988)
13. Worry ("Ruff Mix" - Advision 1988)
14. Think Tank ("Outtake" - Eldorado 1991)

CD5 - Public Image Ltd - Live @ New York Ritz - July 16th 1989:

1. Warrior (with intro)
2. Happy
3. This is Not a Love Song
4. Home
5. Round
6. Brave New World
7. Same Old Story
8. The Body
9. Open & Revolving
10. Rise
11. Disappointed
12. Public Image
13. Seattle
14. World Destruction

Public Image Ltd – DVD 1 -Promo videos:

1. Public Image                  
2. Death Disco                  
3. This is Not a Love Song
4. This is Not a Love Song (live in Tokyo)
5. Bad Life               
6. Rise                     
7. Home                            
8. Seattle        
9. The Body (uncensored)   
10. Disappointed                          
11. Warrior                          
12. Don't Ask Me                 
13. Cruel                    
14. Covered                        
15. One Drop                      
16. Reggie Song                           
17. Out of the Woods          
18. Lollipop Opera (unreleased)               
19. Double Trouble     
20. Bettie Page
21. The One      

Tallinn Rock Summer Festival, Estonia August 26th 1988:

(intro)
1. Public Image
2. FFF
3. Seattle
4. Home
5. Bags
6. Rise
7. Hard Times
8. Religion
9. Rules & Regulations
10. Angry
11. Open & Revolving
12. Holidays In The Sun
13. The Body
14. World Destruction

Public Image Ltd – DVD 2 - BBC TV Performances - Archive:

1. Death Disco - BBC, Top of the Pops 1979
2. Poptones  - BBC, Old Grey Whistle Test 1980
3. Careering  - BBC, Old Grey Whistle Test 1980
4. Flowers of Romance - BBC, Top of the Pops 1981
5. Rise - BBC, Top of the Pops 1986
6. Home - BBC, Old Grey Whistle Test 1986
7. Round - BBC, Old Grey Whistle Test 1986
8. Disappointed - The Late Show 1989                                                                                             

Sydney, Enmore Theatre, Australia, April 10th 2013:

1. Four Enclosed Walls
2. Albatross
3. Deeper Water
4. Memories
5. Reggie Song
6. Disappointed
7. Warrior
8. Flowers of Romance
9. One Drop
10. Death Disco
11. This is Not a Love Song
12. Public Image
13. Out of the Woods
14. Rise
15. Open Up

LP VERSION

Record 1: Singles 1978-1989:

A1. Public Image
A2. Death Disco
A3. Memories
A4. Flowers of Romance
A5. This is Not a Love Song
A6. Bad Life
B1. Rise
B2. Home
B3. Seattle
B4. The Body
B5. Disappointed

Record 2: Singles 1989-2015:

A1. Warrior
A2. Don't Ask Me
A3. Cruel
A4. One Drop
B1. Reggie Song
B2. Out of the Woods
B3. Double Trouble 

Record 3: B-sides:

A1. The Cowboy Song
A2. Half Mix / Megga Mix
A3. Another
A4. Home is Where the Heart is
B1. Blue Water
B2. Question Mark
B3. Selfish Rubbish
B4. USLS1
B5. Turkey Tits

Record 4: 12" Mixes & Dance Tracks:

A1. Death Disco (12")
A2. This is Not a Love Song (12")
A3. Flowers of Romance (instrumental)
A4. Rise (Bob Clearmountain Mix)
B1. Seattle (US Remix 12")
B2. The Body (US Remix Extended 12")
B3. Disappointed (12")

Record 5: 12" Mixes & Dance Tracks:

A1. Happy (US Remix 12")
A2. Warrior (Extended 12" Mix)
A3. Lollipop Opera (from This is PiL)
B1. Shoom (from What The World Needs Now…)

Bonus Tracks
B2. Death Disco (Original Monitor Mix)
B3. This is Not a Love Song (12" Remix)

Record 6: Unreleased Mixes and Tracks:

A1. Annalisa  ("New Mix" - Townhouse 1979)
A2. Banging The Door (Alternative Mix, Townhouse 1980) (aka The Door)
A3. Vampire (Unreleased Track - Townhouse 1981)
A4. Nineteen Eighty One (Original Version, Townhouse 1981)
A5. Bad Night (Unreleased Track - Park South 1983)
B1. Can you Feel the Fours (Unreleased Instrumental - Farmhouse 1987)
B2. Open and Revolving (Alternative Mix  - Farmhouse 1987) (aka Spy Thriller)
B3. Kashmir (Unreleased Renovations Mix 1987) (Instrumental)
B4. Cajun (Unreleased Bill Laswell Instrumental 1988)
B5. Think Tank ("Outtake" - Eldorado 1991)