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Public Image Ltd. announce The Public Image is Rotten 40th anniversary box set

on May 25, 2018, 1:22am

Public Image Ltd. are turning 40 this year, and they’re celebrating in a variety of ways. Their documentary, The Public Image is Rotten, debuted at premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last year, and they’ll embark on a 32-date anniversary tour with the same name in the coming days. Now, John Lydon’s post-punk outfit have detailed their forthcoming 40th anniversary box set called, you guessed it, The Public Image is Rotten (Songs from the Heart).

Available in five-CD/two-DVD, six-LP, or digital formats, the set is due out July 20th via UMC. It features the PiL Singles Collection (1978-2015); a disc of B-sides, rarities, and radio sessions; 12-inch mixes and “dance tracks;” a collection of previously unreleased mixes and instrumentals; and a live album recorded at the New York Ritz on July 16th, 1989.

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The DVDs include a number of promo and music videos, performances on the BBC TV shows Top of the Pops and Old Grey Whistle Test, and two complete live concerts from Estonia’s Tallinn Rock Summer Festival in 1988 and Sydney, Australia’s Enmore Theatre in 2013.

As a preview, the band has shared a previously unheard live recording of “Warrior” from the 1989 Ritz show. Check it out below.

Pre-orders for The Public Image is Rotten box set are now live, and the first 500 people who order through the uDiscover store get a hand-signed card with a message from Lydon himself. Check out the full tracklisting below.

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

CD 1 – Public Image Ltd – Singles 1978-2015

01. Public Image
02. Death Disco
03. Memories
04. Flowers of Romance
05. This is Not a Love Song
06. Bad Life
07. Rise
08. Home
09. 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

CD 2 – Public Image Ltd – B-sides, Rarities & Radio Sessions

B-sides

01. The Cowboy Song
02. Half Mix / Megga Mix
03. Another
04. Home is Where the Heart is
05. Blue Water
06. Question Mark
07. Selfish Rubbish
08. USLS1 (mix)
09. 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

CD 3 – Public Image Limited – 12″ Mixes & Dance Tracks

01. Death Disco (12”)
02. Flowers of Romance (Instrumental)
03. This is Not a Love Song (12”)
04. Rise (Bob Clearmountain Mix)
05. Seattle(US Remix 12”)
06. The Body (US Remix Extended 12”)
07. Disappointed (12”)
08. Happy (US Remix 12”)
09. Warrior (Extended 12” Mix)
10. Lollipop Opera
11. Shoom (from What The World…)
12. Death Disco (Original Monitor Mix)
13. This is Not a Love Song (12” Remix)

CD 4 – Public Image Ltd – Unreleased Mixes & Tracks

01. Annalisa (“New Mix” – Townhouse 1979)
02. Albatross (“Monitor Mix” 1979)
03. Careering (Live Paris 1980) (Previously Unreleased)
04. Banging The Door (Alternative Mix, Townhouse 1980) (aka The Door)
05. Vampire (Unreleased Track – Townhouse 1981)
06. Nineteen Eighty One (Original Version, Townhouse 1981)
07. Bad Night (Unreleased Track – Park South 1983)
08. Things in E (aka Ease) (Alternative Laswell mix 1985)
09. 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)

CD 5 – Public Image Ltd – Live @ New York Ritz – July 16th 1989

01. Warrior (with intro)
02. Happy
03. This is Not a Love Song
04. Home
05. Round
06. Brave New World
07. Same Old Story
08. The Body
09. Open & Revolving
10. Rise
11. Disappointed
12. Public Image
13. Seattle
14. World Destruction

Public Image Ltd – DVD 1

Promo videos

01. Public Image
02. Death Disco
03. This is Not a Love Song
04. This is Not a Love Song (live in Tokyo)
05. Bad Life
06. Rise
07. Home
08. Seattle
09. 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)
01. Public Image
02. FFF
03. Seattle
04. Home
05. Bags
06. Rise
07. Hard Times
08. Religion
09. 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

01. Death Disco – BBC, Top of the Pops 1979
02. Poptones – BBC, Old Grey Whistle Test 1980
03. Careering – BBC, Old Grey Whistle Test 1980
04. Flowers of Romance – BBC, Top of the Pops 1981
05. Rise – BBC, Top of the Pops 1986
06. Home – BBC, Old Grey Whistle Test 1986
07. Round – BBC, Old Grey Whistle Test 1986
08. Disappointed – The Late Show 1989

Sydney, Enmore Theatre, Australia, April 10th 2013

01. Four Enclosed Walls
02. Albatross
03. Deeper Water
04. Memories
05. Reggie Song
06. Disappointed
07. Warrior
08. Flowers of Romance
09. 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

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