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Friday, 18 March 2011

The Jam - Beat Surrender

'Beat Surrender' was The Jam's final single released on 26 November 1982.

It became the band's fourth number 1 UK single for two weeks in December 1982. The 7 inch was backed by the B-side 'Shopping'.

A double 7 inch and 12 inch single version was available with additional studio cover versions of The Chi-Lites' 'Stoned Out Of My Mind', Curtis Mayfield's classic 'Move On Up', and Edwin Starr's 'War'.

The song hinted at the more soul-based style to come with Paul Weller's next band, The Style Council.

It was not included on any of the band's six studio albums. In the U.S., it appeared on the five-track EP, Beat Surrender, which peaked at number 171 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

The decision for the Jam's final single was between 'Beat Surrender' and 'A Solid Bond In Your Heart', later a Style Council single in 1983. The Jam's version of 'A Solid Bond In Your Heart' was not released until 1992 on the Extras album, although Rick Buckler, the Jam's drummer, claimed that the Style Council had pinched his original drum track recording.

'Beat Surrender' was previewed live on the first ever episode on The Tube, a live music show broadcast on Channel 4, on 5 November 1982.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Shopping - B-Side

Move On Up - Limited Edition Extra Single Track
Stoned Out of My Mind - Limited Edition Extra Single Track
WAR - Limited Edition Extra Single Track


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