ALBUM REVIEW: The Jam - Setting Sons Deluxe Edition

THE JAM ... Setting Sons Deluxe Edition (UMC)
THE JAM ... Setting Sons Deluxe Edition (UMC)

MY favourite album by one of my favourite all-time bands is given the deluxe treatment, with the original 10 tracks expanded to 18 by the addition of widely available singles and B-sides.

Anyone who doesn’t already songs like Thick As Thieves, Little Boy Soldiers, Smithers-Jones and Saturday’s Kids really should give this a listen.

It’s disc two, a live show recorded by the BBC from the Rainbow in 1979, which disappoints.

It’s a great example of how good a band they were, but already available as part of the At The BBC boxset.

Hence the mark of 9/10 for the original album, 5/10 for the lack of rarities. GW