The band's 18 singles are to be repackaged as two box-sets, one covering the peiod from 1977 to 1979, the other dealing with 1980 to 1982...

THE JAM's singles are to be released as a two-part box-set in April, through UNIVERSAL/POLYDOR.

The CDs will be enhanced with videos for several of their biggest hits, including 'Going Underground', 'That's Entertainment', 'The Bitterest Pill', 'Town Called Malice' and 'Funeral Pyre'.

Each box-set features nine CD singles, charting their five-year career from their 1977 debut single 'In The City', which reached Number 40, to 1982's 'Beat Surrender', which entered the charts at Number One.

Sleeve notes are written by author and journalist Paolo Hewitt and included in a 16-page booklet. The package also includes a limited-edition print of The Jam.

The first box-set, spanning 1977 to 1979, is released on April 2, with the second, covering the period from 1980 to 1982, following on April 30.

The singles are:

Box Set 1: 1977 - 1979

'In The City' (& video), 'Takin' My Love'
'All Around The World', 'Carnaby Street'
'Modern World', Sweet Soul Music' (Live), 'Back In My Arms Again' (Live), 'Bricks & Mortar' (Live)
'News Of The World' (& video), 'Aunties And Uncles'/'Innocent Man'
'David Watts', '"A" Bomb In Wardour Street'
'Down In The Tube Station At Midnight', 'So Sad About Us'/'The Night'
'Strange Town' (& video), 'The Butterfly Collector'
'When You're Young' (& video), 'Smithers-Jones'
'Eton Rifles', 'See Saw'

Box Set 2: 1980 - 1982

'Going Underground' (& video), 'The Dreams Of Children', (Live tracks) 'Away From The Numbers', 'The Modern World', 'Down In The Tube Station At Midnight'
'Start!', 'Liza Radley'
'That's Entertainment' (& video), 'Down In The Tube Station At Midnight')
'Funeral Pyre' (& video), 'Disguises'
'Absolute Beginners' (& video), 'Tales From The Riverbank'
'A Town Called Malice' (& video), 'Precious'
'Just Who Is The 5 O'Clock Hero' (& video), 'War', 'The Great Depression'
'The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow)' (& video), 'Pity Poor Alfie', 'Fever'
'Beat Surrender', 'Shopping', 'Move On Up', 'Stoned Out Of My Mind', 'War'

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