Direction Reaction Creation

Direction Reaction Creation

by The Jam
     
 
Direction Reaction Creation is the ultimate Jam package, offering 117 tracks over five discs -- essentially the band's complete studio recordings. With a strict adherence to chronological order, the box presents each single followed by its B-side(s) (six of which appear on CD for the first time, including the brilliant "See Saw"), followed by the proper album

Overview

Direction Reaction Creation is the ultimate Jam package, offering 117 tracks over five discs -- essentially the band's complete studio recordings. With a strict adherence to chronological order, the box presents each single followed by its B-side(s) (six of which appear on CD for the first time, including the brilliant "See Saw"), followed by the proper album tracks -- oddly, though, the album versions of the singles are chosen in most places. Unfortunately, this approach sometimes disrupts the flow of the albums, especially in the case of All Mod Cons, which loses three tracks to the treatment, and Setting Sons, which loses "Eton Rifles" to a separate disc. This is a small point for purists to debate -- the difference is really unnoticeable in light of the truly great music found on the discs. In addition to the regular studio tracks, disc five offers over an hour of studio demos -- 22 previously unreleased tracks of considerably different takes of better-known material, a few never-before-heard Weller and Foxton originals, and some interesting covers like "Rain," "Dead End Street," and "Every Little Bit Hurts." A lavish 88-page booklet accompanies the set with great liner notes, an extensive band chronology and discography, and the band's complete gig list, along with plenty of rare photos and memorabilia. The Jam, simply put, were one the finest bands in rock & roll history, and Direction Reaction Creation offers the proof, showing both their remarkably rapid growth and their incredible consistency.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/09/1999
Label:
Polygram Uk
UPC:
0731453714328
catalogNumber:
537143

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. In the City
  2. Takin' My Love
  3. Art School
  4. I've Changed My Address
  5. Slow Down
  6. I Got by in Time
  7. Away from the Numbers
  8. Batman Theme
  9. Sounds from the Street
  10. Non-Stop Dancing
  11. Time for Truth
  12. Bricks and Mortar
  13. All Around the World
  14. Carnaby Street
  15. The Modern World
  16. London Traffic
  17. Standards
  18. Life from a Window
  19. The Combine
  20. Don't Tell Them You're Sane
  21. In the Street Today
  22. London Girl
  23. I Need You (For Someone)
  24. Here Comes the Weekend
  25. Tonight at Noon
  26. In the Midnight Hour

Disc 2

  1. News of the World
  2. Aunties and Uncles (Impulsive Youths)
  3. Innocent Man
  4. David Watts
  5. 'A' Bomb in Wardour Street
  6. Down in the Tube Station at Midnight
  7. So Sad About Us
  8. The Night
  9. All Mod Cons
  10. To Be Someone (Didn't We Have a Nice Time)
  11. Mr. Clean
  12. English Rose
  13. In the Crowd
  14. Billy Hunt
  15. It's Too Bad
  16. Fly
  17. The Place I Love
  18. Strange Town
  19. The Butterfly Collector
  20. When You're Young
  21. Smithers-Jones
  22. The Eton Rifles
  23. See-Saw

Disc 3

  1. Girl on the Phone
  2. Thick as Thieves
  3. Private Hell
  4. Little Boy Soldiers
  5. Wasteland
  6. Burning Sky
  7. Smithers-Jones
  8. Saturday's Kids
  9. (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave
  10. Going Underground
  11. The Dreams of Children
  12. Start!
  13. Liza Radley
  14. Pretty Green
  15. Monday
  16. But I'm Different Now
  17. Set the House Ablaze
  18. That's Entertainment
  19. Dream Time
  20. Man in the Corner Shop
  21. Music for the Last Couple
  22. Boy About Town
  23. Scrape Away

Disc 4

  1. Funeral Pyre
  2. Disguises
  3. Absolute Beginners
  4. Tales from the Riverbank
  5. Town Called Malice
  6. Precious
  7. Happy Together
  8. Ghosts
  9. Just Who Is the 5 O'Clock Hero?
  10. Trans-Global Express
  11. Running on the Spot
  12. Circus
  13. The Planner's Dream Goes Wrong
  14. Carnation
  15. The Gift
  16. The Great Depression
  17. The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had to Swallow)
  18. Pity Poor Alfie/Fever
  19. Beat Surrender
  20. Shopping
  21. Move on Up
  22. Stoned out of My Mind
  23. War!

Disc 5

  1. In the City
  2. Time for Truth
  3. Sounds from the Street
  4. So Sad About Us
  5. Worlds Apart
  6. Billy Hunt
  7. It's Too Bad
  8. To Be Someone (Didn't We Have a Nice Time)
  9. David Watts
  10. Best of Both Worlds
  11. That's Entertainment
  12. Rain
  13. Dream Time
  14. Dead End Street
  15. Stand by Me
  16. Every Little Bit Hurts
  17. Tales from the Riverbank
  18. Walking in Heaven's Sunshine
  19. Precious
  20. Pity Poor Alfie
  21. The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had to Swallow)
  22. A Solid Bond in Your Heart

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jam   Primary Artist
Caron Wheeler   Background Vocals
Keith Thomas   Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Afrodiziak   Background Vocals
Martin Drover   Trumpet
Claudia Fontaine   Background Vocals
Russell Henderson   Steel Drums
Steve Nichol   Trumpet,Hammond Organ
Luke Tunney   Trumpet
Peter Wilson   Piano,Drums,Keyboards,Hammond Organ
Tracie Young   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Jam   Producer
Curtis Mayfield   Composer
Pete Townshend   Composer
Johnny Devlin   Liner Notes,Essay
Bruce Foxton   Composer
Rick Buckler   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Russell Henderson   Contributor
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Chris Parry   Producer
Paul Weller   Composer
John Reed   Liner Notes,Essay
Vic Smith   Producer
Peter Wilson   Producer,String Arrangements,Remixing
Vic Coppersmith-Heaven   Producer
Tony Taverner   Producer
John Davenport   Composer
Paolo Hewitt   Liner Notes,Foreword
Simon Halfon   Art Direction
Dennis Munday   Producer,Remixing
Steve Musters   Remixing
Pat Gilbert   Liner Notes,Essay
Neil Allen   Liner Notes,Essay
Eddie J. Cooley   Composer

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