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The Jam - About The Young Idea - The Very Best of The Jam

  • Performer: The Jam
  • Title: About The Young Idea - The Very Best of The Jam
  • Genre: Rock
  • Anymore Formats: MIDI AUD DTS ADX MPC RA AA
  • Released: 2016
  • Style: Mod, Punk, New Wave
  • MP3 album: 1884 mb
  • FLAC album: 1249 mb
  • WMA album: 1450 mb
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 874
The Jam - About The Young Idea - The Very Best of The Jam


A1 In The City (Radio Ad) 0:34
A2 In The City 2:19
A3 Art School 2:02
A4 Away From The Numbers 4:04
A5 Takin’ My Love (Demo – Previously Unreleased) 2:34
A6 All Around The World 2:23
A7 The Modern World 2:31
A8 In The Street Today 1:33
A9 News Of The World 3:28
B1 David Watts 2:57
B2 Down In The Tube Station At Midnight 4:43
B3 Billy Hunt 3:02
B4 To Be Someone (Didn’t We Have A Nice Time) 2:30
B5 English Rose 2:51
B6 In The Crowd 5:41
B7 ‘A’ Bomb In Wardour St. 2:39
C1 Strange Town 3:49
C2 The Butterfly Collector 3:10
C3 When You’re Young 3:13
C4 Smithers-Jones 3:02
C5 The Eton Rifles 3:29
C6 Thick As Thieves 3:40
C7 Private Hell 3:51
D1 Saturday’s Kids 2:53
D2 Burning Sky (Demo) 3:32
D3 Going Underground 2:55
D4 Dreams Of Children 3:08
D5 Start! 2:32
D6 Liza Radley 2:33
D7 Pretty Green 2:37
E1 Monday 3:01
E2 That’s Entertainment 3:33
E3 Man In The Cornershop 3:14
E4 Boy About Town 2:00
E5 Funeral Pyre 3:29
E6 Absolute Beginners 2:50
E7 Tales From The Riverbank 3:35
F1 Town Called Malice 2:53
F2 Precious 3:34
F3 Ghosts 2:12
F4 Just Who Is The Five O’Clock Hero? 2:16
F5 The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow) 3:34
F6 Beat Surrender 3:25
F7 Move On Up 3:38

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Polydor Ltd. (UK)
  • Copyright (c) – Polydor Ltd. (UK)
  • Remastered At – Abbey Road Studios


Heavy weight vinyl. Gatefold sleeve. Printed card inner sleeves.
Made in the E.U.

Sticker on the front reads:
44-track, Three LP
Remastered anthology On Heavy-Weight Vinyl
Includes 13 top-20 hits
(four number ones), key album tracks, b-sides & rarities!
Also includes unreleased demos TAKIN' MY LOVE & the rare radio ad for IN THE CITY

Period photos and memorabilia

Features new essay by esteemed Guardian and music writer John Harris.

Endorsed and approved by Paul Weller

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 602557058574
  • Rights Society: BIEM / SDRM
  • Label Code: LC000309
  • Other (Category inner sleeve): 0602557058543
  • Other (Category inner sleeve ): 0602557058550
  • Other (Category inner sleeve ): 0602557058567
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched A Side Runout ): 5705558 BG41520-01 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched B Side Runout ): 570558 BG41520-01 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched C Side Runout ): 5705558 BG41520-02 C2
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched D Side Runout ): 5705558 BG41520-02 D1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched E Side Runout ): 5705558 BG41520-03 E1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched F Side Runout ): 5705558 BG41520-03 F2

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
0602547350596, 4735059 The Jam The Very Best Of The Jam - About The Young Idea ‎(2xCD, Comp, RM) Polydor, Universal Music Catalogue 0602547350596, 4735059 UK 2015
0602557055580, 5705558 The Jam The Jam - About The Young Idea: The Very Best Of' ‎(LP, Red + LP, Whi + LP, Blu + Comp, Ltd, RM) Polydor, Universal Music Catalogue, Nicetime Productions 0602557055580, 5705558 UK 2016
none The Jam About The Young Idea ‎(47xFile, AAC, Comp) Polydor none 2015
UICY-15483/4 The Jam About The Young Idea ‎(2xCD, Comp, SHM) Polydor UICY-15483/4 Japan 2016

Reviews about The Jam - About The Young Idea - The Very Best of The Jam (1):
Very impressed by the consistency and sound quality of remastering on the vinyl edition. Excellent presentation the only downside is that the inner sleeves aren't poly lined.

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