Image Publique S.A. - Paris Au Printemps album
Paris au Printemps is a live album recorded by Public Image Ltd (given as 'Image Publique . on the cover) in 1980 on two consecutive dates in January in Paris, and released in November the same year. The title of the album is French for 'Paris in the Spring', with French names also given to the band itself and songs in the track listing.
Album title on label is "Paris In The Spring". All tracks recorded live at The Palace in Paris, France on 17th & 18th of January 1980. 1980 Virgin Records Ltd. Matrix notes: all matrix info is etched; "TOWNHOUSE" is stamped. Matrix, Runout (Side A Variant 1): V-2183-A2 TOWNHOUSE. Matrix, Runout (Side B Variant 1): V-2183-B2 TOWNHOUSE. Matrix, Runout (Side A Variant 2): V-2183-A2 TOWNHOUSE. Paris Au Printemps (LP, Album). 2473 809. Image Publique . Paris Au Printemps (Paris In The Spring) (LP, TP).
Paris au Printemps Supposedly let out of the pen to head a bootleg off at the specialty shops, this live album has a suitably cynical look, but mostly it just sharpens the drums and guitar of songs from 1978's flat and hasty First Issue, "Public Image" unfortunately not among them. It cuts deepest on the previously unrecorded (I think) "Psalmodie," which could almost make you think John Lydon liked rock and roll.
Released primarily to cut down on bootlegs of the same concerts from early 1980, Paris au Printemps catches Public Image Limited at the peak of the band's career. While the album was criticized at the time for being nothing more than a live album and thus not adhering to the group's avant-garde rhetoric, the music more than makes up for any breakdown in the band's ideology. Jah Wobble issues forth pseudo-reggae liquid basslines while John Lydon moans and whelps over heavy, almost free-form guitar from Keith Levene.
Album by Public Image Limited. Public Image (First Issue) by Public Image Limited. 9 by Public Image Limited.
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Performer: Image Publique . Title: Paris Au Printemps (Paris In The Spring). Style: New Wave, Dub. Other formats: AIFF AHX RA VQF MP1 DMF AC3. Genre: Rock. Artist name, album and track titles appear in English on both labels as well as artist name and album title on spine. Three rights societies - GEMA, STEMRA and BIEM - on both labels. Embossed bass clef symbol on the side TWO label. Extended catalog number 203 095-320 appears on back cover and spine, 203 095 on labels. im Ariola-Vertrieb Printed in Western Germany by Mohndruck Graphische Betriebe GmbH, Gütersloh. Matrix, Runout (runout side One stamped): 203095 A-1, 80S Made in Germany. Matrix, Runout (Runout side Two stamped): 203095 B-1, 80S Made in Germany.
Paris Au Printemps (Paris In The Spring) (LP, TP). Virgin, PolyGram. Public Image Ltd - Album. Force Publique - Today.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
- Published By – Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
- Manufactured By – www.takt.eu – 2100002348389
- Art Direction [Direction Artistique] – Image Publique S.A.*
- Composed By – Martin Atkins (tracks: 4), PIL*
- Engineer – PIL*
- Producer – PIL*
NotesAll tracks recorded live at The Palace in Paris, France on 17th & 18th of January 1980.
℗ 1980 Virgin Records Ltd
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 0 077778 747420
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI LK97
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 9R97
- Matrix / Runout: www.takt.eu 2100002348389 7874742
- Rights Society: bel BIEM
- Label Code: LC03098
- Other: 253 095-217
- Price Code: PM 500
|V 2183||Image Publique S.A.*||Paris Au Printemps (LP, Album)||Virgin||V 2183||UK||1980|
|CDV 2183||Public Image Limited||Paris Au Printemps (CD, Album)||Virgin||CDV 2183||UK||1990|
|OVED 50||Image Publique S.A.*||Paris Au Printemps (LP, Album, RE)||Virgin||OVED 50||Italy||Unknown|
|EE-403 095||Image Publique S.A.*||Paris In The Spring (Cass)||Virgin||EE-403 095||Spain||Unknown|
|LPBS-1068||Image Publique S.A.*||Paris Au Printemps (LP, Album)||Beta Record C.A.||LPBS-1068||Venezuela||1982|