In the days before reissue specialist labels and so-called Catalog Development departments at major record companies, 'best of' albums were just another duty for the record company staff. More often than not, greatest hits albums were lackluster slap-dash affairs that came and went. A rare few rose above and took a life of their own: Bob Marley Legend. Steve Miller Band Greatest Hits. Squeeze Singles - 45s and Under. Long overlooked for that list is The Jam's Snap! An expertly assembled double-album collection of all of the band's single A-sides with select B-sides, album tracks and rarities, Snap! was a fitting summation of Britain's biggest band at the time. As a bonus, the album's first British pressing came with a free 4-song EP from The Jam's farewell concert at London's Wembley Arena in December 1982. As the world rushed to adopt the new CD format in the mid-1980s, Snap! was gutted to a strict singles collection. A shadow of its former self, Snap! withered, replaced by subsequent retrospectives. 21 years on, Hip-O Select proudly reissues the original Snap!: The full 29 song track list, including the four UK #1s -- Going Underground, Start!,Town Called Malice and Beat Surrender -- fan favorite b-sides and album tracks, including The Butterfly Collector, English Rose, Thick As Thieves and Tales From The Riverbank; plus the exclusive remix of Funeral Pyre and the That's Entertainment demo. Also included -- for the first time on CD -- is the rare Live! EP: Move On Up, Get Yourself Together, The Great Depression and But I'm Different Now. The original packaging -- from the custom inner sleeves to Paolo Hewitt's liner notes -- has been restored, augmented by lyrics to each song. The renewed Snap! is a brilliant reminder of why The Jam are among Britain's most revered and beloved bands.