The Jam, Setting Sons

£60.00

Reflecting Paul Weller’s increasing confidence as The Jam’s chief songwriter, the group’s fourth long-player was initially conceived as a concept album that would tell the story of three childhood friends that reconvene after going their separate ways – only to discover how different they’ve become. The ambitious plotline was ultimately scrapped, but traces of Weller’s original idea survived, not least in the album’s cover, a photograph of The St John’s Ambulance Bearers, a 1919 bronze sculpture by British artist Benjamin Clemens. The statue depicts two ambulance workers carrying a wounded soldier, and is currently owned by London’s Imperial War Museum.

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Reflecting Paul Weller’s increasing confidence as The Jam’s chief songwriter, the group’s fourth long-player was initially conceived as a concept album that would tell the story of three childhood friends that reconvene after going their separate ways – only to discover how different they’ve become. The ambitious plotline was ultimately scrapped, but traces of Weller’s original idea survived, not least in the album’s cover, a photograph of The St John’s Ambulance Bearers, a 1919 bronze sculpture by British artist Benjamin Clemens. The statue depicts two ambulance workers carrying a wounded soldier, and is currently owned by London’s Imperial War Museum.