Public Image Ltd to reissue entire back catalogue

John Lydon's band will also release a brand new album in 2012

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Public Image Ltd have announced plans to reissue their entire back catalogue next year.

The albums – which will including two live records – will also be remastered, but will not include ‘Metal Box’, which was previously reissued in 2009, reports The Quietus.

2012 will also see the release of a new Public Image Ltd album. John Lydon has revealed that their ninth studio album will be called ‘This Is PiL’. The band, who announced their reformation in 2009, have been working on their first album since 1992’s ‘That What Is Not’ for the past two years.

Speaking about the album to BBC 6Music, Lydon said of the planned title: “It is probably going to be called ‘This is PiL’ basically because it is, it is all the work, effort and energy we put into this record.”

The albums which will be reissued by EMI include: ‘First Issue’ (aka Public Image Ltd), ‘Paris In The Spring’ (Live), ‘Flowers Of Romance’, ‘Live In Tokyo’, ‘This Is What You Want… This Is What You Get’, ‘Album (aka Compact Disc)’, ‘Happy’, ‘9’, ‘The Greatest Hits So Far’, ‘That What Is Not’ and Lydon’s solo album ‘Psycho’s Path’.

Public Image Ltd‘s new album is set to be released at some point in 2012.


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