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Deal alert / The Jam: Setting Sons box

The Jam‘s Setting Sons super deluxe box has been discounted before but never as cheap as it is right now on Amazon Germany.

At the time of writing (7.30 BST 19/4/16)  it can be bought for around £31 (€40) which is the lowest price-tag I’ve seen on this 3CD+DVD box set.

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Tip: Remember, if you struggle on non-English language sites, use the google chrome browser, it will do all the translating for you. Also, you don’t need to register with Amazon Germany either if you have an account with Amazon UK or US for example – it accepts the same log-in.

Disc 1

01 Girl On The Phone 2:57
02 Thick As Thieves 3:40
03 Private Hell 3:51
04 Little Boy Soldiers 3:33
05 Wasteland 2:52
06 Burning Sky 3:32
07 Smithers-Jones (Album Version) 3:00
08 Saturday’s Kids 2:53
09 The Eton Rifles (Album Version) 3:59
10 Heatwave 2:24
11 Strange Town 3:48
12 The Butterfly Collector 3:05
13 When You’re Young 3:12
14 Smithers-Jones (Single Version) 2:57
15 The Eton Rifles (Single Edit) 3:28
16 See-Saw 2:35
17 Going Underground 2:53
18 The Dreams Of Children 3:02

Disc 2

01 Strange Town (Alternative Take) 4:11
02 When You’re Young (Alternative Take) 3:16
play 03 The Eton Rifles (Demo Version) 3:26
04 See-Saw (Demo Version) 2:33
05 Girl On The Phone (Demo Version) 3:02
play 06 Thick As Thieves (Demo Version) 4:04
07 Private Hell (Demo Version) 3:48
08 Little Boy Soldiers (Demo Version) 2:51
09 Wasteland (Demo Version) 2:41
10 Burning Sky (Band Demo Version) 3:23
11 Simon (Demo Version) 3:28
12 Strange Town (Demo Version) 3:23
13 The Butterfly Collector (Demo Version) 3:06
14 Burning Sky (Demo Version) 3:39
15 When You’re Young (Demo Version) 2:49
16 Best Of Both Worlds (Remixed Demo Version) 2:03
17 Along The Grove (Demo Version) 2:15
18 The Eton Rifles (Band Demo Version) 3:29
19 Thick As Thieves (Peel Session, London / 1979) 3:50
20 Eton Rifles (Peel Session, London / 1979) 3:42
21 Saturday’s Kids (Peel Session, London / 1979) 2:50
22 When You’re Young (Peel Session, London / 1979) 3:15

Disc 3
01 Introduction / Girl On The Phone (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979) 3:21
02 To Be Someone (Didn’t We Have A Nice Time) (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979) 2:15
03 It’s Too Bad (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979) 3:16
04 Burning Sky (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979) 3:27
05 Away From The Numbers (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979) 4:03
06 Smithers-Jones (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979) 3:22
07 Little Boy Soldiers (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979) 3:24
08 Strange Town (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979) 4:14
09 Mr. Clean (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979) 3:46
10 The Butterfly Collector / Private Hell (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979) 7:12
11 Thick As Thieves (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979) 4:17
12 When You’re Young (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979) 3:37
13 Eton Rifles (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979) 4:13
14 Down In The Tube Station At Midnight (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979) 4:39
15 Saturday’s Kids (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979) 3:11
16 All Mod Cons (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979) 1:22
17 David Watts (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979) 4:30
18 The Modern World (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979) 2:17
19 Heat Wave (Live At The Brighton Centre, UK / 1979) 1:33
20 ‘A’ Bomb In Wardour Street (Live / Brighton Centre, UK / 1979) 3:37

Disc 4 (DVD)
01 Strange Town 4:20
02 Butterfly Collector 3:55
03 When You’re Young 3:30
04 Going Underground 3:20
05 The Dreams Of Children 3:02

06 Strange Town (BBC Top Of The Pops, London / March 1979) 3:40
07 Strange Town (BBC Top Of The Pops, London / April 1979) 3:51
08 When You’re Young (BBC Top Of The Pops, London / 1979) 2:20
09 The Eton Rifles (BBC Top Of The Pops, London / 1st November 1979) 2:40
10 The Eton Rifles (BBC Top Of The Pops, London / 15th November 1979) 2:36
11 Going Underground (BBC Top Of The Pops, London / March 1980) 2:54

12 The Eton Rifles (BBC Something Else / 1979) 3:44
13 When You’re Young (BBC Something Else / 1979)

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Paolo Meccano

Hmmm. I already have everything apart from the 14 unreleased tracks, so even this price isn’t enough of a bargain for me, unfortunately :-/

Joachim

got it at amazon.de for 39 Euros (including postage) from a marketplace vendor, great!

Dave H

A better track to compare from the recent Sound Affects deluxe issue is ‘That’s Entertainment’. All you can hear on the Sound Affects version is treble-ly percussion. It isn’t so prominent on the ‘About The Young Idea’ version.

Did anyone else think the same as me?

Dave H

The mastering on the Setting Sons box set is also much better than the other two recent re-releases of Sound Affects and The Gift Box Set.

Someone seemed to think adding treble (especially on the hi-hats) and losing bass is a good thing. If you have ‘The Gift’ box set and the more recent ‘About The Young Idea’ compare ‘Town Called Malice’ and you’ll hear what I mean. On ‘Sound Affects’ compare ‘Start’.

Not sure if this is an itunes thing but to me, The Jam were all about Bruce Foxton’s driving bass so to hear it sounding so thin, I don’t understand!

The ‘About The Young Idea’ compilation was remastered at Abbey Road and the bass sound is solid and extra treble hasn’t been added though some people may people the extra treble sound.

John

How’s £31 for 3 CDs and a DVD a bargain?
Not sure how much this set originally was but it must’ve been bloody expensive :/

Sladesounds

Like Adrian missed the german offer so got one from Amazon UK other suppliers for £30.00

Ern

It’s still cheap via the secondary sellers

Geoff

It’s still on .de for that price but you have to look at other sellers on the right hand side of the page and select ‘Amazon’. Still €39.99 as at 20;51.

Steve

58 euro now (8:43) – that was quick!

John

Back to €58. Have to move fast around here!

ADRIAN BARRETT

The same can be bought on Amazon UK for £30 from some of the secondary sellers – brand new.