On November 23, 1979.

PIL Metalbox HIGH RESOLUTION COVER ART

On November 23, 1979, “Virgin” label released “Metal Box”, the second Public Image Ltd. album. It was recorded March – October 1979, at “The Manor Studio”, ”Shipton-on-Cherwell”, “Townhouse Studios”, “Advision Studios”, “Gooseberry Sound Studios & Rollerball Rehearsal Studios” in London, and was produced by John Lydon,  Keith Levene, Jah Wobble and David Humphrey. In 2003, magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “Metal Box” at number 469 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • John Lydon– vocals, piano
  • Keith Levene– guitar, synthesizers, drums, bass guitar
  • Jah Wobble– bass guitar, drums, piano
  • David Humphrey – drums
  • Richard Dudanski– drums
  • Martin Atkins– drums
  • PiL, Dennis Morris- sleeve design
  • The Metal Box Company – packaging

Track listing:

All tracks by John Lydon,  Keith Levene, Jah Wobble and David Humphrey.

  1. Albatross
  2. Memories
  3. Swan Lake
  4. Poptones
  5. Careering
  6. No Birds
  7. Graveyard
  8. The Suit
  9. Bad baby
  10. Socialist
  11. Chant
  12. Radio 4

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