Hear Unreleased Joe Strummer Track 'Czechoslovak Song/Where Is England', New Album Out This Friday 9/28
Four days before the release of Joe Strummer 001, Ignition Records share the unreleased 1983 demo of "This Is England", entitled "Czechoslovak Song/Where Is England."
"Czechoslovak Song/Where Is England" features Joe Strummer on vocals & guitar, Paul Simonon on bass, and Pete Howard on drums. The demo is taken from the first compilation to span Joe's career outside of The Clash, Joe Strummer 001, out digitally this Friday September 28th with physical copies available October 5th.
"Czechoslovak Song/Where Is England" is available now along with "Rose of Erin," "It's A Rockin' World" and "London Is Burning" when you preorder the album digitally and from the online store. Joe Strummer 001 is available at https://JoeStrummer.lnk.to/001
Joe Strummer 001 features 32 tracks and includes favorites from his recordings with the 101ers, The Mescaleros, his solo albums, soundtrack work plus 12 previously unreleased songs and is available on: Ltd Edition Super Deluxe Box Set with 3 x LP, 7" and 12" Vinyl, Deluxe Double CD and Cassette (IGN53BOX), Deluxe Double CD with A4 Book (IGNCD53X), Double CD (IGNCD53), Heavyweight Vinyl Box Set (IGNLP53X) and Digital download.
The album includes rare tracks as well as new re-masters - with an album of unreleased material including a solo demo of "Letsagetabitarockin" recorded in Elgin Avenue in 1975, "Rose Of Erin" from the 1993 Sara Driver film When Pigs Fly, two outtakes from Sid & Nancy, the over ten minute long Mick and Joe song "U.S. North" from 1986, the biographical and mythical recording "The Cool Impossible," and "London Is Burning," one of the last songs Joe recorded.
The archiving of this material and compiling of Joe Strummer 001 was overseen by Joe's widow Lucinda Tait and compilation producer and art director Robert GordonMcHarg III. All tracks were restored and mastered by Grammy Award winner Peter J. Moore at the E. Room in Toronto Canada.
A short film featuring songs from the compilation and rare footage is available to watch here!