Out Now: ‘Assembly,’ a Collection of Joe Strummer’s Best Work Outside the Clash (Listen)


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Assembly is the title of a new compilation highlighting the best material from Joe Strummer (outside of his body of work with the Clash), and the record is out today via Dark Horse Records.

The set features 16 songs, among them singles, fan favorites, rarities from the archives and beyond.

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Premiered for launch day is a new video of “I Fought the Law,” capturing a 2001 performance of the track with Strummer and his band the Mescaleros:

More on Assembly, via a news release:

This 16-track compilation features three previously unreleased versions of classic Clash tracks, including the never-before-heard “Junco Partner (Acoustic)” and electrifying 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. In addition, ASSEMBLY includes exclusive liner notes written especially for this collection by lifelong Strummer fan, Jakob Dylan.

And here’s the full album track listing, with designations for the unreleased material:

Coma Girl
Johnny Appleseed
I Fought The Law (Live at Brixton Academy, London, 24 November 2001) *
Tony Adams
Sleepwalk
Love Kills
Get Down Moses
X-Ray Style
Mondo Bongo
Rudie Can’t Fail (Live at Brixton Academy, London, 24 November 2001) *
At The Border, Guy
Long Shadow
Forbidden City
Yalla Yalla
Redemption Song
Junco Partner (Acoustic) *

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

Stream the full set below.


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