On November 17, 1979.


On November 17, 1979, “Polydor” label released “Setting Sons”, the fourth Jam studio album.  It was recorded August – 10 October 1979, at “The Townhouse Studios” in London, and was produced by Vic Coppersmith-Heaven.


  • Paul Weller – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Bruce Foxton – vocals, bass, rhythm guitar
  • Bruce Buckler – drums, percussion
  • “Merton” Mick- piano
  • Rudi – saxophone
  • The Jam Philharmonic Orchestra – cello, timpani, recorder
  • Pete Solley- score for strings

Track listing

All tracks by Paul Weller except where noted.

  1. Strange Town
  2. Saturday’s Kids
  3. Little Boy Soldiers
  4. The Eton Rifles
  5. Girl on the Phone
  6. Heat Wave – Holland-Dozier-Holland
  7. Smithers-Jones – Bruce Foxton
  8. Private Hell
  9. The Butterfly Collector
  10. Burning Sky
  11. Thick as Thieves
  12. Wasteland



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