The Jam Unveil Box Set Reissue of 'The Gift'

BY Alex HudsonPublished Sep 21, 2012

While Paul Weller remains a busy solo act, his iconic former band the Jam haven't done much of anything in three decades. And although we may never see a proper reunion from the celebrated mod revival band, we'll soon get the next best thing: a deluxe reissue.

On November 19, Universal Records will release the Jam's 1982 album The Gift in the UK as what a press release calls a "super-deluxe box set," which includes three CDs, plus a DVD.

Disc one will contain the original remastered, album along with 10 bonus tracks culled from singles and B-sides from the era. Disc two consists of 15 demos and alternate takes, while disc three is a 23-track concert recording called Live at Wembley December 1982. As for the DVD, it features live performance footage, promo clips and TV appearances from the era.

The box set additionally comes packaged with a 72-page hardback book with a foreword by Paul Weller himself, a replicated tour program and a set of postcard prints.

Fans not wishing to fork out for all of the extra goodies will also be able to purchase the album as a double-disc CD or a deluxe digital download.

The Gift, released in 1982, was the Jam's final album before their split, and found the band's sound moving in a more soul-inspired direction. See the tracklist for the box set below, and pre-order a copy here.

The Gift Super Deluxe Edition:

CD 1:

1. Happy Together
2. Ghosts
3. Precious
4. Just Who Is The 5 O'Clock Hero
5. "Trans-Global Express"
6. Running On The Spot
7. Circus
8. The Planner's Dream Goes Wrong
9. Carnation
10. Town Called Malice
11. The Gift
12. Precious (12")
13. The Great Depression
14. The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had to Swallow)
15. Pity Poor Alfie / Fever
16. Pity Poor Alfie (swing version)
17. Beat Surrender
18. Shopping
19. Move on Up
20. Stoned out of My Mind
21. War

CD 2:

1. Skirt (demo)
2. Get Yourself Together (demo)
3. Ghosts (instrumental demo)
4. Just Who Is The 5 O'clock Hero (demo)
5. Running On The Spot (demo)
6. The Planner's Dream Goes Wrong (demo)
7. Carnation (instrumental demo)
8. Precious (demo)
9. The Bitterest Pill (demo)
10. Alfie (demo 2)
11. We've Only Started (old version)
12. Only Started (instrumental demo)
13. Shopping (AKA Paul's demo)
14. Beat Surrender (demo)
15. Solid Bond in Your Heart (demo)   

CD 3: Live at Wembley December 1982

1. Start!
2. It's Too Bad
3. Beat Surrender
4. Away From the Numbers
5. Ghosts
6. In the Crowd
7. Boy About Town
8. So Sad About Us
9. All Mod Cons
10. To Be Someone
11. Smithers-Jones
12. That's Entertainment
13. The Great Depression
14. Precious
15. Move on Up
16. Circus
17. Down in the Tube Station at Midnight
18. David Watts
19. Mr Clean
20. Town Called Malice
21. But I'm Different Now
22. "Trans-Global Express"
23. In The City  


Part 1: Trans-Global Unity Express (live video from Birmingham, March 1982)  

Part 2: Promo videos

1. Town Called Malice
2. Precious
3. The Bitterest Pill  

Part 3: Danish TV special (live at TV-Byen, 1982)

1 Running on the Spot
2. Circus
3. Happy Together
4. Ghosts
5. In the Crowd
6. Town Called Malice
7. Pity Poor Alfie / Fever
8. Precious
9. Just Who Is the 5 O'Clock Hero
10. The Gift
11. Move on Up
12. Trans-Global Express

Part 4: Top of the Pops, 1982

1. Precious
2. Town Called Malice

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