PUBLIC IMAGE LTD
THIS IS PIL (DELUXE EDITION CD+DVD) (PIL OFFICIAL)
The format for the Public Image Ltd DVD on the deluxe edition is NTSC Region 0 PiL played 2 very special shows at London's Heaven showcasing tracks from the new album as well as playing classics liek "This Is Not A Love Song" and "Flowers Of Romance" with The Times commenting "This was and evening uncompromising art music, worthy of the total concentration of the audience." The 16 songs on the DVD were recorded live on then 2nd April 2012 in London @Heaven.
This deluxe CD + DVD edition form PUBLIC IMAGE LTD is limited. PUBLIC IMAGE LTD release their first new album in 20 years.
"This Is PiL" is released on the bands own label "PiL Official" via Cargo Records Distribution.
The self-funded album was recorded in the UK last year at Steve Winwood's studio in the Cotswolds.
Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time PiL's music and vision earned them 5 UK Top 20 Singles and 5 UK Top 20 Albums.
With a shifting line-up and unique sound John Lydon guided the band from their debut album "First Issue" in 1978 through to 1992's "That What Is Not", before a 17 year hiatus.
John then resurrected PiL in 2009 playing live worldwide. Now after 20 years yet another new and unique chapter is set to unfold in the shape of new PiL material.
John Lydon talks about "This Is PiL': "Well, 12 songs, where do I begin? Everything and anything that attracts my attention.
"One Drop" is about my early youth in Finsbury Park. Fantastic! Hello, we're all teenagers don't you forget it! At any age, stay young.
"Lollipop Opera" is basically a beautiful bunch of background noise and music to sum up Britain and all its wonderful ambidextrousness! "The Room I Am In" well that's about drugs and council flats.
And there's a tragedy that still continues. "I Must Be Dreaming", well, you know, I must be to put up with these governments." The new line up of PUBLIC IMAGE LTD: John Lydon - After fronting the SEX PISTOLS, John Lydon formed PUBLIC IMAGE LTD in 1978.
Outside of PiL John has released several solo records and collaborations. He also brings quality TV to the masses.
Lu Edmonds - Multi-instrumentalist and former guitarist in THE DAMNED. Lu joined PiL in 1986 recording and playing on the album "Happy?" and co-writing the album "9" adding yet another dimension to the PiL sound.
Bruce Smith - Former drummer in THE POP GROUP and THE SLITS became percussionist for PiL also in 1986 playing and recording on the albums "Happy?" and "9".
Seen as a drumming virtuoso, Bruce Smith brought his unique style into the fold. Scott Firth - A bass player/multi-instrumentalist that has collaborated and played with a variety of top musicians and bands including Steve Winwood, John Martyn, and Elvis Costello.