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Joe Strummer’s Solo Career Celebrated on New Collection ‘Assembly’

Unreleased solo live versions of Clash’s Rudie Can’t Fail, I Fought the Law and an acoustic take on Junco Partner are highlights of Dark Horse Records release

A new Joe Strummer greatest hits album is set to be released next month, featuring three previously unreleased versions of classic The Clash tracks.

Made up of singles, fan favourites and rarities, ‘Assembly’ will be released on March 26 via George Harrison’s Dark Horse Records, which is now run by the late Beatle‘s son Dhani Harrison.

The 15-track ‘best of’ will contain live performances of Rudie Can’t Fail and I Fought The Law, which were recorded by Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros at London’s Brixton Academy on November 24, 2001.

In addition to tracks such as Coma Girl, Johnny Appleseed, Yalla Yalla (with The Mescaleros) and a cover of Bob Marley’s Redemption Song, Assembly will also feature three unreleased versions of classic tracks by The Clash, including the never-before-heard Junco Partner (Acoustic).

The album’s liner notes have been written by lifelong Strummer fan Jakob Dylan.

Assembly, is released March 26th via Dark Horse Records 

‘Assembly’ tracklisting:

01 ‘Coma Girl’, ‘Johnny Appleseed’, ‘I Fought The Law’ (Live at Brixton Academy, London, 24 November 2001)
02 ‘Tony Adams’
03 ‘Sleepwalk’
04 ‘Love Kills’
05 ‘Get Down Moses’
06 ‘X-Ray Style’
07 ‘Mondo Bongo’
08 ‘Rudie Can’t Fail’ (Live at Brixton Academy, London, 24 November 2001)
09 ‘At The Border, Guy’
10 ‘Long Shadow’
11 ‘Forbidden City’
12 ‘Yalla Yalla’
13 ‘Redemption Song’
14 ‘Junco Partner’ (Acoustic)

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