The Sound of the Jam

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The Sound of the Jam
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Greatest hits album by The Jam
Released 21 May 2002
Genre Mod revival
Label Polydor
The Jam chronology
Fire and Skill: The Songs of the Jam
The Sound of the Jam
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Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

The Sound of the Jam is a compilation album and the fifth greatest hits album by the group The Jam, released to mark their twenty-fifth anniversary. It contains a remixed version of 'That's Entertainment', featuring only the guitars and vocals of the demo version; and without the bass, drums and percussion.

There is also a 2-disc version which includes a DVD of 11 videos of The Jam playing. The second disc is some of their other hits and songs that did not appear on any of their studio albums or were unreleased.

In 2005, the 2 CD version was repackaged as Gold as part of the ongoing Universal Music series (their sixth greatest hits album).

All songs by Paul Weller except for "Smithers-Jones" by Bruce Foxton and "David Watts" by Ray Davies.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "In the City"
  2. "Away from the Numbers"
  3. "The Modern World"
  4. "David Watts"
  5. "Down in the Tube Station at Midnight"
  6. "It's Too Bad"
  7. "To Be Someone (Didn't We Have a Nice Time)"
  8. "Mr. Clean"
  9. "English Rose"
  10. "The Butterfly Collector"
  11. "The Eton Rifles"
  12. "Private Hell"
  13. "Thick as Thieves"
  14. "Smithers-Jones"
  15. "Saturday's Kids"
  16. "Going Underground"
  17. "Start!"
  18. "Liza Radley"
  19. "Pretty Green"
  20. "Boy About Town" (UK, Japan and Mexico only Bonus Track)
  21. "That's Entertainment"
  22. "Tales from the Riverbank"
  23. "Town Called Malice"
  24. "Ghosts"
  25. "Carnation"
  26. "Beat Surrender"


  1. ^ Rick Anderson (2003-02-25). "The Sound of the Jam - The Jam | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-01-14.