The album will be released on 28 September 2018 on Ignition Records. It comes as a 2 CD set, a deluxe 2 CD package with a 64-page book, a 4 LP vinyl set, digital download, and a super deluxe box set with CDs LPs, the book, a bonus 7-inch vinyl single, a cassette and more.
Much of the album has been informed by the Joe Strummer archives, with the album cover itself being the musician’s driving license photo.
Talking about how Moore helped turn some of the unreleased material found in the archive into individual tracks, Joestrummer.com notes:
“All tracks were restored and mastered by Grammy Award winner Peter J. Moore at the E. Room in Toronto Canada. On-going through cassettes and recording tapes it was discovered that Joe was rather frugal and keen on hiding tracks. On cassettes he would leave 20 minutes between songs. On the 1” 8 track recordings it was discovered there were hidden tracks superimposed onto each other. For example, tracks 1-4 were taken by one song and tracks 5-8 by two other songs which were thought when played back to be caused by tape denigration until the tapes went to Peter J Moore who was able to separate one song from another.”