Tracklist

CD 1: Going Underground
# Title Rating Length
1 Going Underground
5 2:55
2 Dreams of Children
3:06
3 Away from the Numbers
3:44
4 The Modern World
2:32
5 Down in the Tube Station at Midnight
4:22
CD 2: Start!
# Title Rating Length
1 Start!
2:18
2 Liza Radley
2:35
CD 3: That’s Entertainment
# Title Rating Length
1 That’s Entertainment
3:34
2 Down in the Tube Station at Midnight
4:30
CD 4: Funeral Pyre
# Title Rating Length
1 Funeral Pyre
3:29
2 Disguises
3:18
CD 5: Absolute Beginners
# Title Rating Length
1 Absolute Beginners
5 2:51
2 Tales from the Riverbank
3:35
CD 6: Town Called Malice
# Title Rating Length
1 Town Called Malice
5 2:55
2 Precious
3:34
CD 7: Just Who Is the 5 O’Clock Hero?
# Title Rating Length
1 Just Who Is the 5 O’Clock Hero?
5 2:15
2 The Great Depression
2:51
CD 8: The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had to Swallow)
# Title Rating Length
1 The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had to Swallow)
4 3:36
2 Pity Poor Alfie / Fever
4:41
CD 9: Beat Surrender
# Title Rating Length
1 Beat Surrender
3:25
2 Shopping
3:21
3 Move on Up
5 3:53
4 Stoned Out of My Mind / War
6:04

Credits

CD 1: Going Underground

drums (drum set):
Rick Buckler (track 1)
guitar:
Paul Weller (track 1)
bass:
Bruce Foxton (track 1)
composer:
Paul Weller (tracks 1–5)
lyricist:
Paul Weller (tracks 1–5)
producer:
Vic Coppersmith‐Heaven (tracks 1–2, 4)
remixer:
Peter Wilson (UK Producer) (track 4)
vocals:
Bruce Foxton (track 1)
Paul Weller (track 1)
phonographic copyright by:
Polydor Ltd. (UK) (not for release label use! aka Polydor Ltd. or Polydor Ltd. (London), fka Polydor Records Ltd.) (tracks 1–2, 4)
publisher:
BMG Music Publishing Ltd. (tracks 1, 3–5)
Stylist Music Ltd. (tracks 1, 3–5)
And Son Music Ltd. (1980 –) (track 2)
recorded at:
Rainbow Theatre in London, England, United Kingdom (1979-12-03) (track 4)
mash-ups:
live recording of:
The Modern World (1979-12-03) (track 4)
recording of:
Dreams of Children (track 2)
Going Underground (1980-01-16) (track 1)

CD 2: Start!

acoustic guitar:
Paul Weller (1980-04-23) (track 2)
bass guitar:
Bruce Foxton (1980-04-23) (track 2)
composer:
Paul Weller (tracks 1–2)
lead vocals:
Paul Weller (1980-04-23) (track 2)
lyricist:
Paul Weller (tracks 1–2)
producer:
The Jam (late 70s/early 80s UK punk/mod revival band) (track 2)
vocals:
Bruce Foxton (1980-04-23) (track 2)
phonographic copyright by:
Polydor Ltd. (UK) (not for release label use! aka Polydor Ltd. or Polydor Ltd. (London), fka Polydor Records Ltd.) (track 2)
publisher:
BMG Music Publishing Ltd. (tracks 1–2)
Stylist Music Ltd. (tracks 1–2)
And Son Music Ltd. (1980 –) (tracks 1–2)
recorded at:
part of:
Anti-Hit List: August 6, 1996 (number: 9) (track 2)
recording of:
Start! (track 1)
Liza Radley (1980-04-23) (track 2)

CD 3: That’s Entertainment

composer:
Paul Weller (tracks 1–2)
lyricist:
Paul Weller (tracks 1–2)
publisher:
BMG Music Publishing Ltd. (tracks 1–2)
Stylist Music Ltd. (tracks 1–2)
And Son Music Ltd. (1980 –) (track 1)
later parody versions:
live recording of:
recording of:

CD 4: Funeral Pyre

composer:
Rick Buckler (track 1)
Bruce Foxton (track 1)
Paul Weller (track 1)
Pete Townshend (of The Who) (track 2)
lyricist:
Paul Weller (track 1)
Pete Townshend (of The Who) (track 2)
producer:
The Jam (late 70s/early 80s UK punk/mod revival band) (track 2)
Peter Wilson (UK Producer) (track 2)
phonographic copyright by:
Polydor Ltd. (UK) (not for release label use! aka Polydor Ltd. or Polydor Ltd. (London), fka Polydor Records Ltd.) (track 2)
publisher:
Fabulous Music, Ltd. (this is a publisher, not an imprint!) (track 2)
Stylist Music Ltd. (track 1)
recorded at:
Phonogram Studios in London, England, United Kingdom (1981-04) (track 2)
cover recording of:
Disguises (1981-04) (track 2)
recording of:
Funeral Pyre (track 1)

CD 5: Absolute Beginners

trumpet:
Martin Drover (track 1)
Michael Laird (track 1)
Luke Tunney (track 1)
composer:
Paul Weller (tracks 1–2)
lyricist:
Paul Weller (tracks 1–2)
producer:
The Jam (late 70s/early 80s UK punk/mod revival band) (tracks 1–2)
Peter Wilson (UK Producer) (tracks 1–2)
phonographic copyright by:
Polydor Ltd. (UK) (not for release label use! aka Polydor Ltd. or Polydor Ltd. (London), fka Polydor Records Ltd.) (tracks 1–2)
publisher:
Stylist Music Ltd. (tracks 1–2)
recorded at:
AIR Studios (located at Oxford Street 1970–1991, Lyndhurst Hall 1991–present) in Hampstead, Camden, London, England, United Kingdom (1981-08-19) (tracks 1–2)
recording of:
Absolute Beginners (1981-08-19) (track 1)
Tales from the Riverbank (1981-08-19) (track 2)

CD 6: Town Called Malice

composer:
Paul Weller (tracks 1–2)
lyricist:
Paul Weller (tracks 1–2)
producer:
The Jam (late 70s/early 80s UK punk/mod revival band) (track 1)
Peter Wilson (UK Producer) (track 1)
phonographic copyright by:
Polydor Ltd. (UK) (not for release label use! aka Polydor Ltd. or Polydor Ltd. (London), fka Polydor Records Ltd.) (track 1)
publisher:
Stylist Music Ltd. (tracks 1–2)
recorded at:
AIR Studios (located at Oxford Street 1970–1991, Lyndhurst Hall 1991–present) in Hampstead, Camden, London, England, United Kingdom (1981-12) (track 1)
part of:
Indie 88: Top 500 Indie Rock Songs (number: 151) (track 1)
recording of:
Precious (track 2)
Town Called Malice (track 1)

CD 7: Just Who Is the 5 O’Clock Hero?

trumpet:
Steve Nichol (tracks 1–2)
saxophone:
Keith Thomas (English saxophonist) (tracks 1–2)
composer:
Paul Weller (tracks 1–2)
lyricist:
Paul Weller (tracks 1–2)
producer:
The Jam (late 70s/early 80s UK punk/mod revival band) (track 2)
Tony Taverner (track 2)
Peter Wilson (UK Producer) (track 1)
phonographic copyright by:
Polydor Ltd. (UK) (not for release label use! aka Polydor Ltd. or Polydor Ltd. (London), fka Polydor Records Ltd.) (tracks 1–2)
publisher:
Stylist Music Ltd. (tracks 1–2)
recorded at:
AIR Studios (located at Oxford Street 1970–1991, Lyndhurst Hall 1991–present) in Hampstead, Camden, London, England, United Kingdom (1982-01-06) (track 1)
Maison Rouge in London, England, United Kingdom (1982-02-25) (track 2)
recording of:
Just Who Is the 5 O’Clock Hero? (1982-01-06) (track 1)
The Great Depression (1982-12-03) (track 2)

CD 8: The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had to Swallow)

trumpet:
Steve Dawson (trumpet / flugel) (track 2)
Steve Nichol (track 2)
saxophone:
Keith Thomas (English saxophonist) (track 2)
arranger:
Peter Herbolzheimer (tracks 2, 2, 2)
composer:
Paul Weller (tracks 1–2, 2)
lyricist:
Paul Weller (tracks 1–2, 2)
producer:
Peter Wilson (UK Producer) (tracks 1–2)
writer:
Eddie Cooley (tracks 2, 2, 2)
John Davenport (songwriter Otis Blackwell) (tracks 2, 2, 2)
phonographic copyright by:
Polydor Ltd. (UK) (not for release label use! aka Polydor Ltd. or Polydor Ltd. (London), fka Polydor Records Ltd.) (tracks 1–2)
publisher:
Fort Knox Music Inc. (tracks 2, 2, 2)
Lark Music Ltd. (tracks 2, 2, 2)
Notting Hill Music (UK) Ltd. (tracks 1–2, 2)
Stylist Music Ltd. (tracks 1–2, 2)
Trio Music Co., Inc. (tracks 2, 2, 2)
recorded at:
AIR Studios (located at Oxford Street 1970–1991, Lyndhurst Hall 1991–present) in Hampstead, Camden, London, England, United Kingdom (1982-07) (track 2)
AIR Studios (located at Oxford Street 1970–1991, Lyndhurst Hall 1991–present) in Hampstead, Camden, London, England, United Kingdom (1982-07-16) (track 1)
cover recording of:
Fever (1982-07) (track 2)
later translated parody versions:
Fieber (tracks 2, 2, 2)
later translated versions:
Fieber (tracks 2, 2, 2)
Fieber (tracks 2, 2, 2)
Trent'-neuf de fièvre (tracks 2, 2, 2)
フィーバー (tracks 2, 2, 2)
later versions:
Visor (tracks 2, 2, 2)
medley including a cover recording of:
Fever (track 2)
medley including a recording of:
Pity Poor Alfie (track 2)
recording of:
Fever (track 2)
Pity Poor Alfie (1982-07) (track 2)

CD 9: Beat Surrender

trumpet:
Martin Drover (track 1)
Luke Tunney (track 1)
saxophone:
Keith Thomas (English saxophonist) (track 3)
background vocals:
Afrodiziac (track 1)
Claudia Fontaine (vocals, background vocals) (track 1)
Tracie (Tracie Young) (track 1)
Caron Wheeler (track 1)
composer:
Curtis Mayfield (tracks 3, 3)
Paul Weller (tracks 1–2)
lyricist:
Curtis Mayfield (tracks 3, 3)
Paul Weller (tracks 1–2)
producer:
Peter Wilson (UK Producer) (tracks 1, 3)
writer:
Barbara Acklin (track 4)
Eugene Record (track 4)
Barrett Strong (track 4)
Norman Whitfield (track 4)
phonographic copyright by:
Polydor Ltd. (UK) (not for release label use! aka Polydor Ltd. or Polydor Ltd. (London), fka Polydor Records Ltd.) (tracks 1, 3)
publisher:
Camad Music Company ( – ????) (tracks 3, 3)
Curtom Publishing Co Inc ( – ????) (tracks 3, 3)
EMI Tunes Ltd (tracks 3, 3)
Stylist Music Ltd. (tracks 1–2)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (tracks 3, 3)
recorded at:
Phonogram Studios in London, England, United Kingdom (1982-10) (track 1)
cover recording of:
War (track 4)
Move On Up (1982-10) (track 3)
Move On Up (1982-12-03) (track 3)
later translated versions:
¡Vamos ya! (tracks 3, 3)
recording of:
Shopping (track 2)
Beat Surrender (1982-10) (track 1)