NEWS: Dark Horse Records announce a career-spanning Joe Strummer comp featuring unreleased tracks

Joe Strummer. Picture courtesy Casbah Productions

DARK HORSE RECORDS, the label founded by George Harrison in 1974, has announced that it is to issue a solo years-spanning best-of looking at Joe Strummer’s career after The Clash.

It’s to be a 16-track compilation entitled Assembly, and will feature singles, favourites, and archive rarities, including a heretofore unheard acoustic take on “Junco Partner” and unreleased live versions of Clash classics “Rudie Can’t Fail” and “I Fought The Law” – and it’ll be with us come March 26th.

The compilation will also include “Coma Girl”, “Johnny Appleseed” and “Yalla Yalla” (with The Mescaleros; his iconic rendition of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song”, and soundtrack contributions such as “Love Kills”, from the 1986 film Sid and Nancy

The two live takes on Clash songs were recorded at Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros’ gig at Brixton Academy on November 24th, 2001. 

Joe Strummer’s Assembly will be released by Dark Horse Records on March 26th digitally, on CD, on trad black double LP and also as a limited red vinyl pressing; there’s also an array of merch bundles. You can browse these and pre-order yours here.

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