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To celebrate their 40th Anniversary, John Lydon's Public Image Ltd (PiL) have announced The Public Image is Rotten (Songs from the Heart) Box Set will be released on July 20th...

Press Release

Coming in the form of a staggering 5 CD/2 DVD set as well as a 6 LP set, the box set will feature the PiL Singles Collection (1978-2015), B-sides, Rarities and Radio Sessions, 12" Mixes, Unreleased Mixes and Tracks and a Live concert from New York Ritz in July 1989. The DVD includes PiL promo videos + footage from the BBC's Top Of The Pops and Old Grey Whistle Test. Just in case that isn't enough they've included two legendary live concerts, the first PiL's appearance at the Tallinn Rock Summer Festival in Estonia 1988 (still part of the USSR at the time) and the second from 2013's Enmore Theatre in Australia during the This is PiL tour. See below for full track listing.

The box set coincides with the release of a career-spanning documentary film about Public Image Ltd (also titled The Public Image is Rotten), which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York last year and then had its European premiere at London's Raindance Festival in 2017. Directed by Tabbert Fiiller, it will be released later this year in select theaters.

In 2015 the band released their 10th studio album What The World Needs Now… which followed the huge critical success of 2012's This is PiL, the band's first album in 17 years. What The World Needs Nowpeaked at number 29 in the official U.K. album charts and picked up fantastic acclaim from both press and public. (The album also peaked at number 3 in the official U.K. indie charts and number 4 in the official U.K. vinyl charts). What The World Needs Now… was self-funded by PiL and released on their own label 'PiL Official' via Cargo UK Distribution.

Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time, PiL's music and vision earned them 5 U.K. Top 20 singles and 5 U.K. Top 20 albums. With a shifting line-up and unique sound, John Lydon guided the band from their debut album First Issue in 1978 through to 1992's That What Is Not. After a 17-year hiatus, Lydon reactivated PiL in 2009 by taking them back on the road worldwide.

John Lydon, Lu Edmonds, Scott Firth and Bruce Smith continue as PiL. They are the longest stable line-up in the band's history.



BOX SET TRACK LISTING

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

A

1. Public Image
2. Death Disco
3. Memories
4. Flowers of Romance
5. This is Not a Love Song
6. Bad Life

B

1. Rise
2. Home
3. Seattle
4. The Body
5. Disappointed

Record 2: Singles 1989-2015

A

1. Warrior
2. Don't Ask Me
3. Cruel
4. One Drop

B

1. Reggie Song
2. Out of the Woods
3. Double Trouble

Record 3: B-sides

A

1. The Cowboy Song
2. Half Mix / Megga Mix
3. Another
4. Home is Where the Heart is

B

1. Blue Water
2. Question Mark
3. Selfish Rubbish
4. USLS1
5. Turkey Tits

Record 4: 12" Mixes & Dance Tracks

A

1. Death Disco (12")
2. This is Not a Love Song (12")
3. Flowers of Romance (instrumental)
4. Rise (Bob Clearmountain Mix)


B

1. Seattle (US Remix 12")
2. The Body (US Remix Extended 12")
3. Disappointed (12")

Record 5: 12" Mixes & Dance Tracks

A

1. Happy (US Remix 12")
2. Warrior (Extended 12" Mix)
3. Lollipop Opera (from This is PiL)


B

1. Shoom (from What The World Needs Now…)
Bonus Tracks
2. Death Disco (Original Monitor Mix)
3. This is Not a Love Song (12" Remix)

Record 6: Unreleased Mixes and Tracks

A

1. Annalisa ("New Mix" - Townhouse 1979)
2. Banging The Door (Alternative Mix, Townhouse 1980) (aka The Door)
3. Vampire (Unreleased Track - Townhouse 1981)
4. Nineteen Eighty One (Original Version, Townhouse 1981)
5. Bad Night (Unreleased Track - Park South 1983)

B

1. Can you Feel the Fours (Unreleased Instrumental - Farmhouse 1987)
2. Open and Revolving (Alternative Mix - Farmhouse 1987) (aka Spy Thriller)
3. Kashmir (Unreleased Renovations Mix 1987) (Instrumental)
4. Cajun (Unreleased Bill Laswell Instrumental 1988)
5. Think Tank ("Outtake" - Eldorado 1991)

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