Gang of Four box set due out in December via Matador

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Gang of Four box set

Matador Records has announced a Gang of Four box set comprising their influential post-punk recordings from 1977 through 1981. Gang of Four: 77-81 will be released on December 11, and features vinyl reissues of Entertainment! and Solid Gold, as well as singles and a live album, Live at American Indian Center 1980. Plus the box set also features badges, a cassette featuring previously unreleased outtakes, rarities and studio demos, plus a 100-page hardbound book.

Check out the full tracklist of the box set below, and read an essay about Gang of Four from OXBOW vocalist Eugene Robinson over at the Matablog.

ENTERTAINMENT!
A1. Ether
A2. Natural’s Not In It
A3. Not Great Men
A4. Damaged Goods
A5. Return The Gift
A6. Guns Before Butter
B1. I Found That Essence Rare  
B2. Glass
B3. Contract
B4. At Home He’s A Tourist
B5. 5.45
B6. Love Like Anthrax

SOLID GOLD
A1. Paralysed
A2. What We All Want
A3. If I Could Keep It For Myself
A4. Outside The Trains Don’t Run On Time
A5. Why Theory?
B1. Cheeseburger
B2. The Republic
B3. In The Ditch
B4. A Hole In The Wallet
B5. He’d Send In The Army

SINGLES
A1. To Hell With Poverty
A2. It’s Her Factory
A3. Armalite Rifle
B1. Capital (It Fails Us Now)  
B2. History’s Bunk!
B3. Cheeseburger (Live) *
B4. What We All Want (Live) * *Live at Hammersmith Palais

LIVE AT AMERICAN INDIAN CENTER 1980
A1. Not Great Men
A2. Contract
A3. Outside The Trains Don’t Run On Time
A4. Damaged Goods
B1. He’d Send In The Army
B2. Guns Before Butter
B3. 5.45
C1. Anthrax
C2. It’s Her Factory
C3. Ether
C4. Natural’s Not In It
D1. At Home He’s A Tourist
D2. Rosanne
D3. Return The Gift
D4. Glass

CASSETTE
SIDE A -THE EARLY DEMOS (VARIOUS)
I) REHEARSAL ROOM – LEEDS, 1977-78 The Things You Do
What You Ask For
Armalite Rifle
Love Like Anthrax
Silence Is Not Useful
Disco Sound
Damaged Goods
Elevator
II) CARGO DEMOS – CARGO STUDIO, ROCHDALE
Song One
Song Two
iii) THE TAPES – POLYDOR STUDIOS, JAN 1978
Essence Rare
Tourist
Return The Gift
5.45
Corked Up With The Ether

SIDE B – ABBEY ROAD DEMOS
FROM 5TH JANUARY 1981 – (single track from cassette)
Why Theory
Cargo
Trains
Army
Disco/Funk
Dog’s Breath
Asshole
Cymbal
Reverb
Cheeseburger
Ditch

Gang of Four’s Entertainment! is featured on our list of the Top 100 Post-Punk Albums.

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