In celebration of Joe Strummer’s birthday on August 21st, Ignition Records shares “Rose of Erin”. The song is taken from the highly anticipated compilation Joe Strummer 001, the first anthology to span Joe Strummer’s career outside of his recordings with The Clash and will be released September 28th on Ignition Records. “Rose of Erin” originates from the unreleased soundtrack to the 1993 Sara Driver film, When Pigs Fly (starring Marianne Faithfull). “Rose of Erin” is available now along with “It’s A Rockin’ World” and “London Is Burning”, when you preorder the album digitally and from the online store. Joe Strummer 001 features 32 tracks and includes favorites from his recordings with the 101ers, The Mescaleros, his solo albums, soundtrack work plus 12 previously unreleased songs.
Songs on the album are tracks that have never appeared anywhere before as well as new remasters. Exclusive to all formats is an album of unreleased material including an early demo of “This Is England” entitled “Czechoslovak Song/Where Is England”, a solo demo of “Letsagetabitarockin” recorded in Elgin Avenue in 1975, two outtakes from Sid & Nancy, the over ten minute long Mick and Joe song “U.S. North” from 1986, the biographical and mythical recording “The Cool Impossible” and “London Is Burning”–one of the last songs Joe recorded. The compilation will be available on CD, Vinyl, and cassette.