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

Preview the collection with an unreleased live version of "Warrior"

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Public Image Ltd., photo by Tomohiro Noritsune
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    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.

    (Read: Ranking: Every Alternative Rock No. 1 Hit from Worst to Best)

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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.

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    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

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    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)

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    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

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    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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