Sunday, December 19, 2021

Jah Wobble – Redux Anthology 1978-2015 [2015] (6 x CD's)


Jah Wobble – Redux Anthology 1978-2015 [2015] (6 x CD's)

Ever since he emerged with PiL in 1978, Jah Wobble has carved a unique and very charismatic niche, drawing on musical styles such as dub, jazz and world music. With 92 tracks in total, Redux is the first ever box set of Wobble's music, a comprehensive celebration spanning nearly 40 years of recordings.  This box set is that it is themed, i.e. all the styles in which Wobble has dabbled have their own disc.  Helping along the way are collaborators like Sinead OConner and Baba Maal. Wobble’s wife, Chinese harp virtuoso Zi Lan Liao, deserves a notable mention as she is featured on several of the discs. This box set has it all Jazz, Rock, Reggae, Non-Music, Folk, World, & Country. Disc 1 is "Hits," Disc 2 is "80's," Disc 3 is "World," Disc 4 "Jazz," and 5 "Ambient and Spoken Word." The sixth disc consists of a new album of newly recorded cover versions. Since Wobble never met a boundary he wouldn't cross, there is a lot of stylistic cross-over. Contrary to most musicians Jah Wobble, like wine, gets better as he ages (pick up Chinese Dub, Psychic Life, 7 or Anomic if you doubt what I say). Since Miles Davis, Sun Ra and Augustus Pablo have ascended, it just good old Wobble left. And we can only thank Jah (pun intended) that Wobble is still alive. Jah Wobble is the last of the dinosaurs. He has a unique talent for music and this compilation showcases that talent very well. (Amazon)

If you’re new to Wobble this box set would be an ideal, albeit costly, way to get to know the man and his music. It’s a ‘redux’ of his entire musical career. If you’re a fan of any sorts, this box set is a must buy. It’s a treasure trove of good music, which will yield hundreds if not thousands of hours of listening pleasure.






Track lists


01 Jah Wobble Visions of You (New Version) (Feat. Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart) 3:51

02 Jah Wobble Merry Go Round (Feat. Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart) 3:46

03 Jah Wobble Tightrope 3:34

04 Jah Wobble Becoming More Like God (New Version) (Feat. Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart) 4:30

05 Jah Wobble Samsara 5:08

06 Jah Wobble Let's Go Psycho (Feat. Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart) 3:38

07 Jah Wobble One Day (Feat. the English Roots Band) 4:24

08 Jah Wobble Yin and Yang 3:44

09 Jah Wobble Desolation 3:58

10 Jah Wobble Feel (Remix) 4:36

11 Jah Wobble Buddah of Compassion 10:05


01 Jah Wobble Invaders of the Heart (Mix Two) (Feat. Jah Wobble's Invders of the Heart) 4:34

02 Jah Wobble A Long, Long Way (Feat. Animal) 3:58

03 Jah Wobble No Second Chances 4:22

04 Jah Wobble Blow Out (Remix) 3:56

05 Jah Wobble Fading 3:06

06 Jah Wobble A13 (Feat. Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart) 3:44

07 Jah Wobble Voodoo 5:53

08 Jah Wobble Enough 4:01

09 Jah Wobble Island Paradise (Club Mix) 3:23


01 Jah Wobble L1 (Feat. Jah Wobble and the Chinese Dub Orchestra) 3:39

02 Jah Wobble Cherry Blossom of My Youth (Feat. Jah Wobble and the Nippon Dun Ensemble) 4:15

03 Jah Wobble Appalachian Mountain Dub 2:38

04 Jah Wobble Reggae Parts the Sea 2:48

05 Jah Wobble Mumbai Blues Dub 3:17

06 Jah Wobble Kang Ding Love Song (Feat. Jah Wobble and the Chinese Dub Orchestra) 3:38

07 Jah Wobble K Dub 05 (Feat. Jah Wobble and the Nippon Dun Ensemble) 3:17

08 Jah Wobble Happy Tibetan Girl (Feat. Jah Wobble and the Chinese Dub Orchestra) 6:07

09 Jah Wobble New Mexico Dub 3:12


01 Jah Wobble Slavetown Part 1 3:08

02 Jah Wobble Slavetown Part 2 2:50

03 Jah Wobble Car Ad Music 3 4:17

04 Jah Wobble Country Cousin (Feat. Jah Wobble and the Modern Jazz Ensemble) 3:47

05 Jah Wobble Paternal Kindness 3:32

06 Jah Wobble One in 7 6:09

07 Jah Wobble Rhonda 2:41

08 Jah Wobble Car Ad Music 6 5:09

09 Jah Wobble Market Rasen (Feat. Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart) 8:17

10 Jah Wobble Limehouse Cut (Feat. Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart) 3:44

11 Jah Wobble West End (Feat. Jah Wobble and the Modern Jazz Ensemble) 8:13


01 Jah Wobble Fly 8 2:32

02 Jah Wobble Bagpipe Music (Feat. Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart) 3:53

03 Jah Wobble Highgate 4:10

04 Jah Wobble Ruinlust 4:23

05 Jah Wobble Post Modern 3:01

06 Jah Wobble It All Fades Away 2:54

07 Jah Wobble Ocean of Hilla 4:37

08 Jah Wobble Gardens of Suburbia 3:45

09 Jah Wobble Reqiem Ii 5:38

10 Jah Wobble Software 6:30

11 Jah Wobble Car Ad Music 2 4:35

12 Jah Wobble Sacred 4:19

13 Jah Wobble Gone in the Wind (Feat. Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart) 6:22

14 Jah Wobble Late 19th 3:23


01 Jah Wobble Java 4:14

02 Jah Wobble Theme to Midnight Cowboy 2:49

03 Jah Wobble Theme From the Sweeney 3:20

04 Jah Wobble Liquidator 7:51

05 Jah Wobble Theme to Get Carter 6:18

06 Jah Wobble Comin' Home Baby 3:29

07 Jah Wobble Theme to the Persuaders 2:53

08 Jah Wobble Take Five 3:59

09 Jah Wobble Theme to the Good, the Bad & the Ugly 3:09




  1. Hes just released - Metal Box - Rebuilt In Dub (2021)

    A total reworking of some of PiL's music from Metal Box + some others.
    Dub all the way!!


    1. Hi Stephen,
      Thanks for the heads-up I be looking for it soon.


    2. John Lydon is taking a Pil Show out next year......a 65 year old punk, still going!
      Sadly I doubt he will venture to Australia and Brisbane in particular.
      Havent seen who he has in the band, maybe Jah Wobble will show up!!!!
      Not sure who will be caring for Nora whilst hes out and about!?

      Recent court case with ex Pistols cost him a few $'s


  2. While I have most of this on the albums; it is nice to have this as it is like hitting "random play" on your MP3 player. Thank you again for ALL the time and hard work. Definitely not taken for granted here. I can just run this on my MP3 player and I don't have to spend 3 hours setting it up. Some of us know and appreciate what you do.

    1. Thanks Buzzcut9,
      This is a really interesting compilation. Enjoy!


  3. Hello Butterboy! Would you please reup this one when you get a chance. Thank you!! Mike

    1. Hi Mike,
      New Links established, tested and working.

    2. Thanks so much! Sorry to become a nuisance for requests but I keep coming across such great stuff!