John Lydon's Public Image Ltd to reissue 'Metal Box' and rarities collection

Band to re-release classic album to coincide with tour

John Lydon's Public Image Ltd to reissue 'Metal Box' and rarities collection
Public Image Ltd. are to reissue their seminal 1979 album 'Metal Box' to coincide with their December reunion tour.

As well as releasing a new 'metal' version of the album as a three-CD set for the first time, a 64-track, four-CD rarities version of 'Metal Box' – dubbed 'Plastic Box' – will also be released. The 'Plastic Box' edition of the album features rarities including the band's John Peel sessions and remixes.

Both releases come out on December 14, with the original album appearing in remastered form.

The news comes as John Lydon and co gear up to begin their first UK tour in 17 years, which kicks off on December 15 at Birmingham's O2 Academy. Lydon has also confirmed that if the band make enough money from the forthcoming tour, they will enter the studio together to record new material.

The tracklisting for the new release of 'Metal Box' is:

'Swan Lake'
'No Birds'
'The Suit'
'Bad Boy'
'Radio 4'

The tracklisting for 'Plastic Box' is:

'Public Image'
'The Cowboy Song'
'Religion I'
'Religion II'
'Low Life'
'Poptones (BBC Peel Session)'
'Careering (BBC Peel Session)'
'Chant (BBC Peel Session)'
'Death Disco' (12-inch Remix)
'1/2 Mix Megamix'
'No Birds Do Sing'

'The Suit'
'Bad Baby'
'Radio 4'
'Pied Piper'
'Flowers of Romance'
'Four Enclosed Walls'
'Track 8'
'Hymie's Him'
'Under The House'
'Banging The Door'
'Go Back'
'Francis Massacre'
'Home Is Where The Heart Is'

'This Is Not a Love Song' (12-inch Remix)
'Blue Water'
'Bad Life' (Single version)
'Question Mark'
'Tie Me To The Length Of That'
'Where Are You?'
'The Pardon'
'The Order of Death'

'The Body' (US 12-inch Mix)
'Selfish Rubbish '
'Warrior' (12-inch Extended Version)
'USLS 1'
'Don’t Ask Me'
'Luck's Up'
'Cruel' (BBC Mark Goodier Session)
'Acid Drops' (BBC Mark Goodier Session)
'Love Hope' (BBC Mark Goodier Session)
'Think Tank' (BBC Mark Goodier Session)

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