Snap! (album)

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Snap!
Compilation album by The Jam
Released 14 October 1983
Genre Rock
Label Polydor
The Jam chronology
Dig The New Breed
(1982)
Snap!
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

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 some B-sides, album tracks and rarities. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic called it "one of the greatest greatest-hits albums of all time".[2]

Editions[edit]

Initial quantities of the album included a limited edition 4 track EP, Live, recorded at Wembley Arena during the farewell tour of 1982. Featuring the tracks "Get Yourself Together", "Move On Up", "The Great Depression" and "But I'm Different Now", the EP is notable for the fact that these songs were never re-issued on any other Jam compilation.

In 2006, Universal Music re-released Snap! in its entirety on CD for the first time, again with initial copies including the limited edition live EP. Prior to this, it had only been available in abbreviated form as the single CD Compact Snap!, which contained only 21 of the 29 tracks from the original double album.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  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[edit]

  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"

Limited edition live EP[edit]

  1. "Move On Up" (Live at Wembley Arena)
  2. "Get Yourself Together" (Live at Wembley Arena)
  3. "The Great Depression" (Live at Wembley Arena)
  4. "But I'm Different Now" (Live at Wembley Arena)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r832289