Wednesday, November 10, 2021

The Jam - Setting Sons (1979)


The Jam - Setting Sons (1979)


Tracklist front / back album covers


Side one

"Girl on the Phone" – 2:55

"Thick as Thieves" – 3:38

"Private Hell" – 3:49

"Little Boy Soldiers" – 3:32

"Wasteland" – 2:50


Side two

"Burning Sky" – 3:30

"Smithers-Jones" (Bruce Foxton) – 2:59

"Saturday's Kids" – 2:51

"The Eton Rifles" – 3:57

"Heat Wave" (Holland-Dozier-Holland) – 2:24



The Jam Band Members / Musicians

Paul Weller – vocals, guitar

Bruce Foxton – bass, vocals

Rick Buckler – drums

"Merton" Mick – piano

Rudi – saxophone

The Jam Philharmonic Orchestra – cello, timpani, recorder

Pete Solley – score for strings


Vic Coppersmith-Heaven – production

Alan Douglas – engineering

George Chambers – assistant engineering

Bill Smith – art direction, design

Andrew Douglas – front cover photography




Setting Sons is the 4th studio album by the English rock band the Jam, released on 16 November 1979 by Polydor Records. It reached No. 4 in the UK Albums Chart upon the first week of release, continuing the commercial (and critical) favour that had begun with their previous album All Mod Cons.

The sole single from Setting Sons, "The Eton Rifles", became the group's first top 10 UK hit, peaking at No. 3.

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