Public Image: First Issue is the debut studio album by English rock band Public Image Ltd, released in 1978 by record label Virgin. It is considered one of the pioneering records in the development of post-punk. Public Image", the debut single, was recorded first. Recording started on a Monday in mid-July 1978 (most probably 10 or 17 July) at Advision Studios with engineer John Leckie and assistant engineer Kenneth Vaughan Thomas.
Public Image Ltd. Альбом. UMG, The Orchard Music (от лица компании "Light In The Attic"); ARESA, PEDL, LatinAutor - PeerMusic, LatinAutor, Warner Chappell, BMI - Broadcast Music In. LatinAutor - Warner Chappell, CMRRA, UBEM, ASCAP, BMG Rights Management" и другие авторские общества (3). Композиция. Public Image Ltd.
Like it or not, Public Image Limited's First Issue (aka Public Image) was an album that helped set the pace for what eventually became known as post-punk. In England a vacuum had opened up in the wake of the breakup of the Sex Pistols in January 1978, and many punk fans and rival groups were impatient to see what ex-Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon aka "Johnny Rotten" was going to roll out next. Not all of the material on First Issue was necessarily forward-looking: "Attack" and "Low Life" could almost pass muster as latter-day Sex Pistols songs if it weren't for their substandard production values. These two numbers were recorded late in the project, and on the cheap, as the fledgling Public Image Limited had already been kicked out of practically every reputable studio in London.
Public Image: First Issue. Public Image: First Issue Tracklist. 2. Religion I Lyrics. 3. Religion II Lyrics. Producers Public Image Ltd. Writers Jah Wobble, Jim Walker, John Lydon & 1 more. More Public Image Ltd. albums
Sleeve – Dennis Morris, Terry Jones (7). Written-By, Producer – Public Image Limited. 모. Includes poster with photos and biog (in Japanese) on back, and insert with lyrics in Japanese and English.
Musically speaking, Public Image presented a logical bridge between Lydon’s old and new ventures, retaining the punk-rock drive and agitated vocals, but with a greater sonic expanse highlighting Jah Wobble’s subterranean basslines and Keith Levene’s metallic (in the materiality sense) guitar grind, and hinting at the dub reggae and Krautrock influences that would inform the early PiL's sound. Not all of First Issue casts such an imposing shadow- after completing the album’s first side at Townhouse and Manor Studios, the band had blown its budget, and finished off the album’s closing trifecta in a more affordable, lo-fi studio that specialized in reggae tracks.
The song Public Image acts as a mission statement for both the band and this album. This was the first song the group ever recorded and it’s amazing how crystal clear the group’s vision is even at this early stage. Musically, this is by far the most conventional thing on the record so far, it basically sounds like what a Sex Pistols song would sound like if the Sex Pistols could play worth a damn. Unsurprisingly, when it was first released, First Issue was eviscerated by critics. This was probably exactly the reaction that Lyndon and co were expecting, like true punks they didn’t give a about what critics thought. Over the years though, the album’s reputation has improved considerably with critics now seeing it as a crucial turning point in the development of post punk. Personally, I don’t think this is the best Public Image Ltd album.
Public Image Ltd (abbreviated as PiL) are an English post-punk band formed by singer John Lydon (. Johnny Rotten), guitarist Keith Levene, bassist Jah Wobble, and drummer Jim Walker. The group's personnel has changed frequently over the years; Lydon has been the sole constant member. In preparing their debut album, Public Image: First Issue, the band spent their recording budget well before the record was completed. As a result, the final album comprised eight tracks of varying sound quality, half of which were written and recorded in a rush after the money had run out. Wobble had also beaten up producer Bill Price's assistant engineer (Price, with John Leckie, had secured the tight sound of the "Public Image" single), inciting Price to ban the group from their preferred Wessex Studios.
- Record Company – Virgin España, S.A.
- Distributed By – Ariola Eurodisc S.A.
- Printed By – T.G. Hostench, S.A.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
- Copyright (c) – Public Image Ltd.
- Design [Sleeve Design] – Zebulon
- Sleeve [Sleeve Concept] – Terry Jones
- Sleeve [Sleeve Concept], Photography By – Dennis Morris
- Written-By, Producer – Public Image Limited
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (A Side Hand-Etched Runout): 200.301-I-A-1N¹
- Matrix / Runout (B Side Hand-Etched Runout): 200.301-I-B-1N¹
- Rights Society: BIEM
- Depósito Legal: B-5456-1979
- Other (Impuesto De Lujo A Metálico. Permiso Nº): 8037
- Other (Permiso Nº): 5.854
|V 2114, V2114||Public Image*||Public Image (First Issue) (LP, Album)||Virgin, Virgin||V 2114, V2114||UK||1978|
|200 301, 200 301-320||Public Image Ltd.*||Public Image (First Issue) (LP, Album)||Virgin, Virgin||200 301, 200 301-320||Germany||1978|
|0777 7 87475 2 9, CDV 2114||Public Image*||Public Image (First Issue) (CD, Album, RE)||Virgin, Virgin||0777 7 87475 2 9, CDV 2114||UK & Europe||Unknown|
|CDV 2114, 250 301-217||Public Image*||Public Image (First Issue) (CD, Album, RE)||Virgin, Virgin||CDV 2114, 250 301-217||Germany||1986|
|0777 7 87475 2 9, CDV 2114||Public Image*||Public Image (First Issue) (CD, Album, RE, RP)||Virgin, Virgin||0777 7 87475 2 9, CDV 2114||UK & Europe||Unknown|