Taken from the forthcoming compilation Strummer001, Rose of Erin originates from the unreleased soundtrack to the 1993 Sara Driver film, When Pigs Fly (starring Marianne Faithfull).
The single is released ahead of Joe Strummer’s birthday on August 21 and 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.
The compilation is the first anthology to span Joe Strummer’s career outside of The Clash and will be released September 28th. Featuring 32 tracks, Strummer00 includes recordings with the 101ers, The Mescaleros, his solo albums, soundtrack work plus 12 previously unreleased songs and is available on the following formats:
• Ltd edition Deluxe Box set 4 x 12″ Vinyl + 7″ vinyl + cassette (IGN53BOX).
• Ltd edition Deluxe Double CD (IGNCD53X).
• Double CD (IGNCD53).
• Quadruple heavyweight Vinyl (IGNLP53X).
• Digital download.
Al formats include 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 archiving of this material and compiling of Joe Strummer 001 was overseen by Joe’s widow Lucinda Tait and compilation producer and art director Robert Gordon McHarg III. All tracks were restored and mastered by Grammy Award winner Peter J. Moore at the E. Room in Toronto Canada.
Joe Strummer 001 is available to pre-order here.