The Jam All Mod Cons - Deluxe Edition Review

Released 2006.  

BBC Review

The album was the sound of an English youth movement.

Ethan Kennedy 2002

This album is a must buy for any Paul Weller fan who salivated over his stonking performance at this years Brits, after he collected his Outstanding Contribution Award.

All Mod Cons, released to wide acclaim in 1978, firmly cemented the group's rise to extraordinary heights. Indeed, for many it was the first essential Jam album and listening to it now its impact has not diminished over time.

The album was the sound of an English youth movement and it marked a great leap forward in songwriting maturity and sense of purpose. It's an absolute belter from start to finish and contains some of their strongest material with classic songs such as "English Rose", "To Be Someone" and "David Watts".

This deluxe repackaged, remastered edition contains single b-sides, demos and rarities. It also features a new film, The Making Of All Mod Cons, with new interviews, promo clips, and previously unseen live footage.

Much like The Arctic Monkey's debut album, All Mod Cons is a quintessentiallyEnglish album which deserves to find a new fanbase. It goes without saying that fans of The Jam and Weller will just adore this!

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