Metal Box is the second album by Public Image Ltd, released by Virgin Records on 23 November 1979. Records and Island Records in the United States.
Public Image Ltd (PiL). Album: Metal Box (super-deluxe box set). Tracklisting: Metal Box 4 CD. CD 1: Metal Box CD 2: B-sides, mixes & radio sessions CD 3: Unreleased Mixes CD 4: Live at Manchester, Russell’s Club (The Factory) 18/6/79. Disc 1: Remastered album 1. Albatross 2. Memories 3. Swan Lake (Death Disco) 4. Poptones 5. Careering 6. No Birds Do Sing 7. Graveyard 8. The Suit 9. Bad Baby 10. Socialist 11. Chant 12.
released as 4 disc super-deluxe box set in 2016). PiL: Flowers of Romance. Four Enclosed Walls, Track 8, Phenagen, Flowers Of Romance, Under The House, Hymies Him, Banging The Door, Go Back, Francis Massacre. CD re-issued and remastered 2012). This Is What You Get. VIRGIN V 2309. There are currently no official PiL DVD promo video compilations, however, this UK released John Lydon compilation features several PiL promo videos. And also includes previously unreleased extended audio mixes from 'Metal Box'. John Lydon: Best Of British £1 Notes.
Metal Box’ was the band’s second album, originally released on 23rd November 1979 and ‘Album’ was their 5th studio album and was originally released on 3rd February 1986, marking 2016 as its 30th anniversary. The album’s will both be issued as 4 CD and 4 vinyl LP super-deluxe box sets, as well as digitally. Metal Box’ came out less than a year after PiL’s debut ‘Public Image: First Issue’ yet it was nothing like its predecessor. Things had changed, and so had PiL. While outside pressures mounted PiL channeled their energies (negative and positive) into a record that would set them apart back in 1979, and indeed today in 2016.
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Metal Box came out less than a year after PiL's debut Public Image: First Issue yet it was nothing like it's predecessor. The album was originally released as three 45rpm 12" singles housed in a metal film canister as made by The Metal Box Company in London's East End; hence the name.
Pil-Metal Box Can 3Lp Limited. PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED PiL Box Vol. 1 JAPAN CD COCY-. Yes and no. Any CD that is made in Japan, will of course be sold and intended for the Japanese market Public Image Ltd. - Plastic Box UK - Import.
PiL managed to avoid boundaries for the first four years of their existence, and Metal Box is undoubtedly the apex. It's a hallmark of uncompromising, challenging post-punk, hardly sounding like anything of the past, present, or future. Sure, there were touchstones that got their imaginations running - the bizarreness of Captain Beefheart, the open and rhythmic spaces of Can, and the dense pulses of Lee Perry's productions fueled their creative fires - but what they achieved with their second record is a completely unique hour of avant-garde noise.