The Jam / Snap! 2LP with 7″ single

The Jam‘s classic compilation Snap! is being reissued as a double vinyl edition which comes complete with the bonus 7″ single given away with first editions back in 1983.

This was the group’s first greatest hits and was released just after Paul Weller‘s decision to break up the band at the height of their fame. It’s a 29-track collection, in chronological order and features hit singles such as ‘Down In The Tube Station At Midnight,’ ‘Strange Town,’ ‘When You’re Young,’ ‘Going Underground,’ ‘That’s Entertainment,’ ‘Start!,’ ‘Town Called Malice ,’ and ‘The Eton Rifles’ and many more. 

This comes in a gatefold sleeve and has been remastered at Abbey Road Studios. This release also replicates the very original with a ‘free’ seven-inch single given away with early editions of Snap! This four-track ‘Live! EP’ was recorded live at Wembley Arena on 2 and 3 December 1982. The 2LP+7″ set comes with a download card.

Snap! is released on 25 October 2019 and can be pre-ordered from the SDE shop using this link or the button below.

LP1 – Side A

  1. In The City
  2. Away From The Numbers
  3. All Around The World
  4. The Modern World
  5. News Of The World
  6. Billy Hunt
  7. English Rose
  8. Mr. Clean

LP1 – Side B

  1. David Watts
  2. ‘A’ Bomb In Wardour St
  3. Down In The Tube Station At Midnight
  4. Strange Town
  5. The Butterfly Collector
  6. When You’re Young
  7. Smithers-Jones
  8. Thick As Thieves

LP2 – Side A

  1. The Eton Rifles
  2. Going Underground
  3. Dreams Of Children
  4. That’s Entertainment
  5. Start!
  6. Man In The Corner Shop
  7. Funeral Pyre

LP2 – Side B

  1. Absolute Beginners
  2. Tales From The Riverbank
  3. Town Called Malice
  4. Precious
  5. The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow)
  6. Beat Surrender

7″ – Side A

  1. Move On Up (Live)
  2. Get Yourself Together (Live)

7″ – Side B

  1. The Great Depression (Live)
  2. But I’m Different Now (Live)

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Yellow & sky blue coloured vinyls might be a nice touch – although I would have much preferred re-issues for Extras, Live Jam & a 4x vinyl one for At the BBC!


Pity they don’t reissue Paul Weller mid period albums on vinyl that go for crazy money

Chris Squires

One of the beautiful things about SDE is that it acts as a subtle poke, even if you have no intention of buying another copy of Snap! I bet many have reached for their old copy this weekend. I have spent the morning with it and as I bored the Mrs. with memories of The Jam it made me really think of how great groups like that became. In the space of a few short years the progression was startling. Just like another of my favourite groups, Japan, just as they started to get it so right, so tight, so spot on… they go and bloody well split up. Maybe that ensured the legacy, if they had carried on another 5 years the memory might not have been so warm, we can all think of bands who went on for a few years too long.
Between this, About the Young Idea and Direction, Reaction, Creation nearly everything that can be said about The Jam is said.
Superb morning.


Well said Chris –
Couldn’t agree with you more (I don’t own Snap! but I am sitting here listening to my copies of the Singles Vol1 & vol2 that was included in the Jam Vinyl box set).
And as Japan and XTC are my two favourite groups I also agree with the sentiment regarding splitting up (although XTC carried on for longer than either Japan or the Jam).



I wonder what the source tapes will be? The last vinyl box set was a mix of digital and analogue, plus the super deluxe editions used mp3’s !!

Duncan Day

Source ?

Josh Weller

I know that sucks! I wish stuff was always done all analogue and from the original master tapes if they survive. Unfortunately, a lot of the deluxe editions are the only way to get the never before released stuff like alternate takes, demos, unheard tracks, etc. Excellent point Tony.

steve a

do you think this will be released on colour viny?


The four track 7” vinyl EP was released on CD, as part of the limited edition 3xCD, 2006 remaster of Snap! The 2006 standard version was just 2xCD. The original CD version was issued as only a 1xCD package!


Yes, and the original disc was called Compact Snap!


Thought “The Modern world” Was on this collection?


It is.

LP 1 Side 1 Track 4

Jim Vandegrift

A remastered Extras on CD and vinyl would be welcome. Have the original l.p. And the 2006 CD both with the e.p. TUNES!


I’ll add to the requests for a ‘Sound Affects’ box, but ‘Snap’ was an extraordinary compilation on vinyl back in the day. Short of just buying everything it was the single best available introduction to The Jam. Hip-O-Select did a great re-issue on CD some years back, in an oversize hardback book format case with great notes. There was also a fantastic Japanese ‘mini lp’ version shortly after that, that was authentic (to the Japanese vinyl release) down to the live bonus Ep, obi, inner sleeves, etc.


I have a 4CD set of hits included with a hardcover book of the Jam. Can’t remember the name (not at home at the minute) but has a ton of hits on it..


Direction, Reaction, Creation?


5 cds


I don’t see the point as there is nothing extra and the original can be bought for under twenty quid off ebay. Can’t we have a box set of All Mod Cons please???


Same for me. I’ll pass because I already have that album in multiple formats and editions including the so called Compact Snap (shortened to 21 tracks) and the 2006 limited 3 CD remastered edition.

For fans of Paul Weller and the Jam, it’s a must have. Best Jam compilation by far. Later compilations like Greatest Hits and Collection are pretty weak in comparison.


Still got my original too :)

On a side note, anyone know if there is going to be some kind of box set for All Mod Cons or Sound Affects at any point?


I doubt it. All Mod Cons and Sound Affects were the first Jam albums to be reissue and
remastered as Deluxe Editions in 2006 and 2010 respectively. It was last decade when Universal started the Deluxe Edition series (either a double CD or a CD + DVD).

The Gift, Setting Sons and 1977 (In The City and This Is The Modern World) have all been released as Super Deluxe Editions this decade because that format became highly popular (the addition of a DVD, a blu-ray and/or a vinyl LP made the Deluxe format a Super Deluxe one). I think Nirvana’s Nevermind was probably the first SDE in 2011. The Jam’s first SDE was the Gift in 2012 for the 30th anniversary of the album.

As demos and alternate versions have already been released in the Deluxe Editions of All Mod Cons and Sound Affects, I guess they could add a live show, BBC sessions and a book in order to make a Super Deluxe Edition but all Jam available demos, live tracks and rarities have already been released in the Deluxe Editions or in the compilations Extras, Direction, Reaction, Creation, Jam at the BBC, About The Young Idea and the 6 CD live box set Fire And Skill. I doubt there’s anything left to release…

Dave H

The ‘About The Young Idea’ release was also mastered at Abbey Road and sounds really good. Most of the tracks are also on Snap so I imagine the same masters are being used.

I found the recent CD releases of The Gift (box set) and Sound Affects (deluxe) a bit thin sounding especially Bruce Foxton’s driving basslines which lacked bass. At least the Abbey Road mastered ‘About The Young Idea’ put the bass back into the mix.

andrew R

Once upon a time if you had the original pressing
it was worth collecting ,it seems however that with the current vinyl resurgence ,
sooner or later everything gets repressed/remastered . All this vinyl ,does it get played?
Idle thoughts while i’m idling

David Regan

It the original with 7″ single..my original still has the Band merchandise sheet with all the T.shirts e.t.c that was available to buy at the time..I’m looking for a copy of the 3CD version that came out back a good few years ago..out of all the Jam Compilations that have came out this is the one to have..the first one

Robert Laversuch

Hi David there are copies on discogs starting from 13 pounds.

David Regan

Thank for the information

Cosmo Castanza

Still got my original copy .
When my missus moved she had a copy in her small collection .

Don’t think we need a third copy……mind I haven’t got the free ep.

Mike the Fish

Are they going to get the correct mixes and edits?

Mike Defresne

Hope the will reissue Extras as vinyl too


Have the original with 7″ so will pass on this, but if there’s a remastered CD version with good packaging and bonus 7″ then I’m in.

Duncan Day

That came out years ago complete with e.p.


I appreciate that Duncan but I’d prefer something better than the jewel casing the 2006 version came in.

Dave H

The American version released by Hip-o-select came out as a 7″ booklet with 3CD’s.

Billy Hunt

I have a very rare white label one sided 7″ single containing a hits medley of some of the singles on Snap! that was given out by Polydor Records for shops to play instore to promote the album.


If this is the one you have, you have a treasure here…

Robert Laversuch

Awesome news. Have the original album on Metronome but it didn‘t have the single – got it a few years back in the form of the limited triple CD set. Wonderful release as it had all the Single Asides plus some rare stuff as well.


Willi this also be available at major retailers such as Amazon?