While the album was criticized at the time for being nothing more than a live album and thus not adhering to the group s avant garde rhetoric the music more than makes up for any breakdown in the band s ideology. The title of the album is french for paris in the spring with french names also given to the band itself and songs in the track listing.
Public image ltd pil album.
Pil paris au printemps. Paris au printemps an album by image publique s a. No one went to any trouble to conceal the fact that paris au printemps was a hasty slapdash affair. All cover artwork is translated to french.
All tracks recorded live at paris the palace france on 17th 18th of january 1980. Hence the pil sticker. Low life bad baby theme.
Theme chant careering bad baby low life attack poptones. Careering chant poptones attack 18th. Released primarily to cut down on bootlegs of the same concerts from early 1980 paris au printemps catches public image limited at the peak of the band s career.
Released 2 september 2015 on pil catalog no. Paris au printemps is a live album recorded by public image ltd given as image publique s a on the cover in 1980 on two consecutive dates in january in paris and released in november the same year. Cheaply recorded on a reel to reel machine it was intended to counter bootleg sales and to cover the costs of pil s second studio album metal box 1979.
All tracks written by public image ltd. John lydon has described this 1980 live disc as not very good and he s right. View credits reviews tracks and shop for the 1980 label variation vinyl release of paris au printemps on discogs.
Recorded live at paris the palace france on 17th and 18th january 1980. 1980 also saw the release of pil s first live album paris au printemps also the group s last album featuring jah wobble. On this release s album sleeve the band s name and all of the track titles were translated into french.