• The Jam - Snap!
    (Polydor Records  1983  SNAP1)
    Matrix No's: A1/B1/C1/D1/A2/B2 - UK Pressing

    Gatefold Sleeve in Nr MINT condition
    - a little wear to corners
    Inner Sleeves in Nr MINT condition
    7" Sleeve & Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
    Also comes with original Merchandise Sheet - folded about a third of the way down

    Double Vinyl in Nr MINT condition

    (there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don't affect the sound quality)

    The Jam were an English punk rock/mod revival band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

    They were formed in Woking, Surrey. While they shared the "angry young men" outlook and fast tempos of their punk rock contemporaries, The Jam wore smartly tailored suits rather than ripped clothes, and they incorporated a number of mainstream 1960s rock and R&B influences rather than rejecting them, placing The Jam at the forefront of the mod revival movement.

    They had 18 consecutive Top 40 singles in the United Kingdom, from their debut in 1977 to their break-up in December 1982, including four number one hits. As of 2007, "That's Entertainment" and "Just Who Is the 5 O'Clock Hero?" remained the best-selling import singles of all time in the UK. They released one live album and six studio albums, the last of which, The Gift, hit number one on the UK album charts. When the group disbanded in 1982, their first 15 singles were re-released and all placed within the top 100.

    The band drew upon a variety of stylistic influences over the course of their career, including 1960s beat music, soul, rhythm and blues and psychedelic rock, as well as 1970s punk and new wave. The trio was known for its melodic pop songs, its distinctly English flavour and its mod image. The band launched the career of Paul Weller, who went on to form The Style Council and later had a successful solo career. Weller wrote and sang most of The Jam's original compositions, and he played lead guitar, using a Rickenbacker 330. Bruce Foxton provided backing vocals and prominent basslines, which were the foundation of many of the band's songs, including the hits "Down in the Tube Station at Midnight", "The Eton Rifles", "Going Underground" and "Town Called Malice" mainly using a Rickenbacker 4001 and a Fender Precision Bass and rarely an Epiphone Rivoli.

    Snap! is a greatest hits album by The Jam, released in 1983, one year after the group disbanded. The double-album includes all sixteen of the band's UK singles, plus B-sides, album tracks and rarities. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic called it "one of the greatest greatest-hits albums of all time".

    Track listing

    Disc 1

    1. "In the City"
    2. "Away from the Numbers"
    3. "All Around the World"
    4. "The Modern World" (Single Version)
    5. "News of the World"
    6. "Billy Hunt"
    7. "English Rose"
    8. "Mr. Clean"
    9. "David Watts" (Single Mix)
    10. "'A' Bomb in Wardour Street" (Single Version)
    11. "Down in the Tube Station at Midnight" (Single Edit)
    12. "Strange Town"
    13. "The Butterfly Collector"
    14. "When You're Young"
    15. "Smithers-Jones" (Single Version)
    16. "Thick as Thieves"

    Disc 2

    1. "The Eton Rifles" (Single Edit)
    2. "Going Underground"
    3. "Dreams of Children" (US Edit)
    4. "That's Entertainment" (Demo Version)
    5. "Start!" (Single Version)
    6. "Man in the Cornershop"
    7. "Funeral Pyre" (Remixed Version)
    8. "Absolute Beginners"
    9. "Tales from the Riverbank"
    10. "Town Called Malice"
    11. "Precious" (Single Edit)
    12. "The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had to Swallow)"
    13. "Beat Surrender"


    • Paul Weller – lead vocals, guitar
    • Bruce Foxton – bass guitar, backing vocals
    • Rick Buckler – drums, percussion

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