Dark Horse Records has announced the upcoming release of a new best-of album from The Clash legend, Joe Strummer. Assembly arrives Friday 26th March 2021 on gatefold 2xLP black vinyl, CD and digitally for streaming and download.
Assembly collects a number of songs from Strummer’s solo catalogue, including Coma Girl, Johnny Appleseed and Yalla Yalla (with The Mescaleros), Bob Marley’s Redemption Song and soundtrack contributions like Love Kills (from the 1986 film, Sid and Nancy). The 16-track compilation features three previously unreleased versions of classic Clash tracks, including the never-before-heard Junco Partner (Acoustic) and live performances of Rudie Can’t Fail and I Fought The Law, the latter two of which were recorded by Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros at London’s Brixton Academy on November 24, 2001.
This release follows on from 2018’s Joe Strummer 001 which we reviewed here. For good or ill, when a great musician dies the back catalogue is raided and unreleased tracks dug up from dusty studio cupboards.
Pre-orders are available now HERE.
I Fought The Law (Live at Brixton Academy, London, 24 November 2001)
Get Down Moses
Rudie Can’t Fail (Live at Brixton Academy, London, 24 November 2001)
At The Border, Guy
Junco Partner (Acoustic)