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Joe Strummer compilation featuring rare tracks and remasters out in September

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A Joe Strummer compilation album featuring rare material and remasters is to be released later this year.

Titled Joe Strummer 001, it will arrive on September 28 and will feature a total of 32 tracks.

Those including an early demo of This Is England entitled Czechoslovak Song/Where Is England, a solo demo of Letsagetabitarockin recorded in 1975, outtakes from Sid & Nancy with Mick Jones and the unreleased songs Rose Of Erin, The Cool Impossible and London Is Burning – one of the last songs Strummer recorded with The Mescaleros.

To mark the announcement, a lyric video for London Is Burning has been released and can be watched below.

Following his death in December 2002, it was discovered that Strummer had a wealth of archive material, including lyrics and tapes, with the archiving of the tracks for Joe Strummer 001 overseen by Strummer’s widow Lucinda Tait and producer Robert Gordon McHarg III.

All tracks were restored and mastered by Grammy Award winner Peter J. Moore at the E. Room in Toronto. 

Find further details below.

Joe Strummer 001 tracklist

1. Letsagetabitarockin' (2005 Remastered Version) - The 101ers
2. Keys To Your Heart (Version 2) [2005 Remastered Version] - The 101ers
3. Love Kills - Joe Strummer
4. Tennessee Rain - Joe Strummer
5. Trash City - Joe Strummer & The Latino Rockabilly War
6. 15th Brigade - Joe Strummer
7. Ride Your Donkey - Joe Strummer
8. Burning Lights - Joe Strummer
9. Afro-Cuban Be-Bop - The Astro-Physicians
10. Sandpaper Blues - Radar
11. Generations - Electric Dog House
12. It’s A Rockin' World - Joe Strummer
13. Yalla Yalla - Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
14. X-Ray Style - Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
15. Johnny Appleseed - Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
16. Minstrel Boy - Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
17. Redemption Song - Johnny Cash & Joe Strummer
18. Over The Border - Jimmy Cliff & Joe Strummer
19. Coma Girl - Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
20. Silver & Gold / Before I Grow Too Old - Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros

1. Letsagetabitarockin' (Strummer Demo) - Joe Strummer
2. Czechoslovak Song / Where Is England - Strummer, Simonon & Howard
3. Pouring Rain (1984) - Strummer, Simonon & Howard
4. Blues On The River - Joe Strummer
5. Crying On 23rd - The Soothsayers
6. 2 Bullets - Pearl Harbour
7. When Pigs Fly - Joe Strummer
8. Pouring Rain (1993) - Joe Strummer
9. Rose Of Erin - Joe Strummer
10. The Cool Impossible - Joe Strummer
11. London Is Burning - Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
12. U.S. North - Joe Strummer & Mick Jones

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A 32-track compilation featuring demos and previously unreleased material from Joe Strummer's vast archive.

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