Dig the New Breed

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Dig the New Breed
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Live album by
Released10 December 1982
Recorded1977, 1979, 1981, 1982
Genre
LabelPolydor
ProducerPeter Wilson
The Jam chronology
The Gift
(1982)
Dig the New Breed
(1982)
Snap!
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Dig the New Breed was the final album by the Jam,[2] excluding compilations released after the group's split in December 1982. It is a collection of live performances recorded between 1977 and 1982.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Paul Weller except as indicated.

Side one[edit]

  1. "In the City" †
  2. "All Mod Cons" ‡
  3. "To Be Someone (Didn't We Have a Nice Time)" ‡
  4. "It's Too Bad" ‡
  5. "Start!" °
  6. "Big Bird" (Eddie Floyd) °
  7. "Set the House Ablaze" °

Side two[edit]

  1. "Ghosts" ♦
  2. "Standards" ¿
  3. "In the Crowd" ↔
  4. "Going Underground" ♠
  5. "Dreams of Children" ♠
  6. "That's Entertainment" ♠
  7. "Private Hell" ♠


† Recorded at the 100 Club, London, 11 September 1977
‡ Recorded at the Rainbow, London, 13 December 1979
° Recorded at the Hammersmith Palais, London, 14 December 1981
♦ Recorded at Bingley Hall, Birmingham, England, 21 March 1982
¿ Recorded at Reading University, 16 February 1979
↔ Recorded at the Edinburgh Playhouse, 6 April 1982
♠ Recorded at the Glasgow Apollo, 8 April 1982

Personnel[edit]

The Jam
  • Paul Weller – guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Bruce Foxton – bass, vocals
  • Rick Buckler – drums
Technical
  • Peter Wilson – producer
  • Alwyn Clayden – cover design
  • Pennie Smith – photography

Chart performance[edit]

Dig the New Breed spent 16 weeks on the UK album charts, rising to No. 2.[3] In the U.S., the album spent 9 weeks on the Billboard 200 album charts and reached its peak position of No. 131 in February 1983.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ The Rough Guide to Rock ISBN 1-85828457-0 p. 529
  3. ^ "UK Official Charts: Dig the New Breed". Official Charts Company. 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Billboard 200: The Jam". Billboard. 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.