12" USA Version:
1. Out of the Woods
2. USLS1 - Live from NYC 2010
3. Warrior - Live from NYC 2010
Limited to 1000 copies Etched 7".
Public Image Ltd (PiL) released their 10 studio album What The World Needs Now - ¦'on Friday 4 September to critical acclaim. The 11-track album, which charted at No.29 in the Official UK Charts, follows the huge critical success of 2012's This is PiL', the band's first album in 17 years.
New single The One'has been described as having a T Rex strut'(Mail on Sunday) and as surprisingly direct pop with a tender heart (Metro).
a record of disarming directness'- 4/5 Mojo
a unique voice still raging'- 4/5 Q Magazine
an impressive comeback - ¦ Lydon remains a devout pop modernist.' - Uncut
'A still-vital John Lydon rages towards retirement on a saucy, scuzzy new album' - NME
Lydon remains at his most cogent and compelling when making music'- 4/5 Mail on Sunday
the barrelling tumult of Double Trouble', the Bowie-esque grandeur of Bettie Page'and the Roxy Music-ish thrust of Spice of Choice'flaunt energised reserves of elevating, Davros-barking distinction.'- Independent on Sunday
What The World Needs Now - ¦', released September 4th 2015, is the 10th studio album from legends Public Image Ltd (PiL).
Released on CD, double vinyl and digital download, the 11-track album follows the huge critical success of 2012's 'This is PiL', the band's first album in 17 years. In winter 2014 PiL returned to Steve Winwood's Wincraft studio in the Cotswolds' to record the new album 'What The World Needs Now - ¦'.
Commenting on the album, John Lydon says, "Buy now while stocks last."
What The World Needs Now - ¦', is self-funded by PiL and released on their own label 'PiL Official' via Cargo UK Distribution.
The artwork for the album, partly inspired by Native American Hopi characters, was designed and painted by John Lydon.
1. Double Trouble
2. Know Now
3. Bettie Page
4. C'est La Vie
5. Spice of Choice
6. The One
7. Big Blue Sky
8. Whole Life Time
9. I'm Not Satisfied
Taken from 'This Is PiL' their first album in 20 years the single will also contain various live tracks taken from the band's monumental performance at New York City's Terminal 5 in 2010.
The Reggie in Reggie Song is a real person and a good friend of John Lydon's from the multicultural melting pot of Finsbury Park in North London where they both grew up. Reggie Song is self-funded by PiL and will be released on PiL's own label 'PiL Official' via Cargo UK Distribution.
All the new material was recorded in the UK last year at Steve Winwood's studio in the Cotswolds. In what has already been very busy 2012 for PiL the band recently returned to London to play a very special show at the Forum on August 11th resulting in a 5 out of 5 Live Review from The Independent
This Is PiL- The release of the album This Is PiL earlier this year resulted in the below response from various media:
MOJO Magazine- 4 out of 5 "It's simply a joy to hear Lydon in fine voice, getting stuck into thorny matters with his own unique, raw nerve gusto, backed by a cookin' band"
The Times- 4 out of 5 "Never mind the Pistols- this PiL is worth taking"
The Guardian- 4 out of 5 stars ...."You're more often struck by Lydon's determination to keep pushing forward into uncharted territory, to head as he puts it on the track of the same name, for deeper water"
The Quietus "This is a 63 minute chunk of music that wavers marvellously from the irresistible, the effortlessly accessible to the downright weird"
Loud & Quiet Magazine- 8 out of 10 "This Is PiL is an evolution; a step forward with eyes locked straight ahead, no heads looking back at past glories"
Q Magazine- 4 out of 5 "Representing the experimental instincts of Lydon the teenage Can fan, it sees him putting his ire to use over spectrally funky tracks warped and shaped by Lu Edmonds's byzantine guitars"
Drowned In Sound- 8 out of 10 ...."It comfortably manages to be what a comeback strives to be but seldom is; adventurous, celebratory and - above all - adding to an already admirable legacy"
Music OMH.com - 5 out of 5 "This is Public Image Ltd at its best. This record is good. Outrageously good" "He sounds vital on these songs, so goddamn vital, a man and a band with more ideas than they know what to do with" Buy this record. This is PiL. Isn't that enough for you?"
1. Reggie Song
2. Out of the Woods
3. Psychopath - Live From NYC 2010
4. USLS1 - Live from NYC 2010
5. Warrior - Live from NYC 2010
6. Four Enclosed Walls - Live from NYC 2010
7. Disappointed - Live from NYC 2010