Last year Dhani Harrison announced that he was reviving Dark Horse Records, the record label founded by his late father, George Harrison. At the time he said that the new Dark Horse would be strictly a reissue label, and the focus would primarily be on music that George created or produced for other artists, but that he would also be releasing archive catalog recordings by other artists.
And he named former Clash frontman Joe Strummer as the first signee to Dark Horse. Strummer on Dark Horse is actually a good fit, even if it seemed a bit random initially. Fans have been looking forward to seeing how Dark Horse handles Strummer’s solo legacy.
Now we have the details, and the first Joe Strummer release on Dark Horse will be out next month.
ASSEMBLY is the brand new remastered 16-track collection of Joe Strummer’s greatest solo work.
The album includes a never-before-heard acoustic home recording of ‘Junco Partner’ and live versions of The Clash classics ‘I Fought The Law’ and ‘Rudie Can’t Fail’ with his band, the Mescaleros. It’s been over eighteen years since Strummer died of a previously-unknown heart condition, and it’s great to see his music kept alive and in good hands.
All tracks have been remastered by Grammy Award Winner Paul Hicks (The Beatles / George Harrison / The Rolling Stones / John Lennon) and includes liner notes from musician Jakob Dylan.
I Fought The Law (Live at Brixton Academy, London, 24 November 2001) *
Get Down Moses
Rudie Can’t Fail (Live at Brixton Academy, London, 24 November 2001) *
At The Border, Guy
Junco Partner (Acoustic) *
* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
Assembly arrives Friday 26th March 2021 on gatefold 2xLP black or red vinyl, CD and digitally for streaming and download. You can pre-order it in a variety of formats HERE.