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London Calling [CD]

The Clash Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
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The Sex Pistols may have been the first British punk rock band, but the Clash were the definitive British punk rockers. Where the Pistols were nihilistic, the Clash were fiery and idealistic, charged with righteousness and a leftist political ideology. From the outset, the band was more musically adventurous, expanding its hard rock & roll with reggae dub and rockabilly among other roots ... Read more in Amazon's The Clash Store

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  • Audio CD (4 Oct 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B00002MVQO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,615 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. London Calling
2. Brand New Cadillac
3. Jimmy Jazz
4. Hateful
5. Rudie Can't Fail
6. Spanish Bombs
7. The Right Profile
8. Lost In The Supermarket
9. Clampdown
10. The Guns Of Brixton
11. Wrong 'Em Boyo
12. Death Or Glory
13. Koka Kola
14. The Card Cheat
15. Lover's Rock
16. Four Horsemen
17. I'm Not Down
18. Revolution Rock
19. Train In Vain

Product Description

1 x CD Album, Remastered, Reissue
Europe 1999

1London Calling3:20
2Brand New Cadillac2:08
3Jimmy Jazz3:54
4Hateful2:44
5Rudie Can't Fail3:29
6Spanish Bombs3:18
7The Right Profile3:54
8Lost In The Supermarket3:47
9Clampdown3:49
10The Guns Of Brixton3:09
11Wrong 'Em Boyo (Including 'Stagger Lee')3:10
12Death Or Glory3:55
13Koka Kola1:47
14The Card Cheat3:49
15Lover's Rock4:03
16Four Horsemen2:55
17I'm Not Down3:06
18Revolution Rock5:33
19Train In Vain3:09

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars London calling revisted 20 Sep 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
London Calling was one of my first purchases as a young teenager many years ago...which was a long time ago:-).. It sounded great then, just as it does today, brilliant production, every song is just as good as the one before as you go through the playlist and in my eyes, the best Clash album of all time.
The demo cd is just that, so dont expect anything too fancy. It is what it is, a pre album demo with some interesting takes of the songs at the early stage of composition. Some takes don't have vocals, some do, but above all, still amazing to listen to after all these years and the unreleased songs are more intersting than you could forsee.
The DVD is a bit hit and miss. The interviews were from the same session as "Westway to the world", but leaning towards the london calling era, that I am sure wasn't on the afore mentioned Westway DVD.
The black and white studio footage is priceless, with Guy Stevens shown getting up to his jinks such as throwing chairs and swinging ladders about in the live room, but it doesn't really feature the band actually doing much other than jamming for 13 minutes and joe doing a vocal take.
Live Features; "Clampdown" (complete song), Train in vain and the London Calling promo video.
5 stars for the original album, it would be four stars for the extra material to be honest, but definitly worth the money overall.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Never mind the bollocks this album is superb 18 April 2009
Format:Audio CD
Don't listen to all the rubbish about sold out, not stuck to their roots etc etc etc. This album is just superb, it is as fresh now as it was when originally recorded. Personally I fail to find a poor track on it, admittedly some are stronger than others, but definately no fillers here. Buy it, enjoy it, and you'll still be enjoying it for many many years to come.
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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Buy the 25th Anniversary Edition instead 2 Dec 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This review is for: London Calling 30th Anniversary Edition, Vinyl Replica Packaging, CD/DVD (Audio CD)

I can't really see the point of another release for this iconic album, especially when it's a far inferior version. This edition is basically the excellent 25th anniversary release minus the Vanilla Tapes (demos) CD which, whilst not everyone's cup of tea, included five unreleased songs and enough of interest to whet more than just the Clash completist's appetite. What you get here is the original album (naturally) and the same DVD as the 25th ann. edition, which includes:

1. The Last Testament: The Making of London Calling (Documentary)
2. London Calling (Video)
3. Train In Vain (Video)
4. Clampdown (Video)
5. London Calling in Wessex Studios (Home Video Footage)

There's therefore nothing new here. Five stars for the original album (read the many plaudits to it elsewhere!) but two stars for this release because we've been here before.

If there are going to be more anniversary issues, then why not the eponymous first album, Give 'Em Enough Rope and Sandinista? This is what we really want.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
By Red on Black TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Remember the scene in the film "Hi Fidelity" where Jack Black berates a customer of the record shop he works in for not having Dylan's "Blonde on Blonde". Some albums really should be available on the national cirriculum. Thus in the same vein if you do not own the Clash's "London Calling" hang your head in shame, don't speak to anyone until you get a copy and greatly worry about the sanity of the person on Amazon who describes this album as "over rated". Green Day and Fall out Boy are better than this? Oh dear your poor deluded soul, get help quick and hope that no ever finds out who you are for you will be forever mocked and subject to the cruel chiding of street urchins.

London Calling has it all, the great Elvis derived cover, the driving title track where you should seek out the Clash's video of this anthem played in sheets of black rain on the banks of the river Thames for the sheer attack that the band pounds into the song. Then there is the barnstorming cover of Vince Taylor's "Brand New Cadillac", the hidden gem that is "Train in Vain" the wonderful "Spanish bombs" and "Lost in a supermarket". Oh look stop me now since I about to go off on one and the dog needs walking. All in all probably the best British rock, punk, psychobilly, r and b and whatever you choose album of the 1970s and therefore one of the greatest albums ever. It has enough energy to power the national grid and increase global warming. Joe Strummer is one of the most missed individuals to depart the planet in recent years and sadly that long desired Clash reunion was always on a hiding to nothing. I still have great memories of a fantastic gig he did with the Pogues (he was producing "Hells Ditch" at that time) and what can only be described a a roaring "Irish" version of London Calling.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars V. Good 2 Sep 2006
Format:Audio CD
This is a truely great and inspiring album. To be truthful there isn't much "punk" as such to be found on this album, this is very much the sound of '79 rather than '77. Obviously the attitude is completely punk, but the album is more of a showcase for Strummer's and Jones' songwriting and skill to adapt to any type of music. There are great reggie, ska and pop songs to be found on this album, showing a variety that many other bands of the era would not be able to acheive. This is a double album of great class, there are no filler tracks, each of the nineteen songs could have been released as singles. The production is of high quality and much easier on the ears compaired to their first album. The obvious standout song is the title track. The relentless guitar and pounding bass create a great basis for Strummer's snarl. This is all in all a good album, and confirms The Clash as one of the great bands.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
memories aren't they great.
Published 12 days ago by taz
5.0 out of 5 stars well one can't fault the Clash
great memories of my student days, actually miss playing this on vinyl but that cover sums up the end of punk days
Published 2 months ago by Miss B. E. Roe
5.0 out of 5 stars In All Its Splendour
It's the lyrics for me - the gravity of old and modern Spain in Spanish Bombs, the acuity of politics in Clampdown, and the downsides of executive stress in Coca Cola - it's a... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Dan Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Album review
One of the greatest albums ever made by one of the greatest bands. From one of music's most important eras.
Published 2 months ago by Russell Annison
5.0 out of 5 stars fab
one of the greatest albums of all time...remastered and sounding better than ever at a giveaway price. every home should have one.
Published 3 months ago by paul ads
5.0 out of 5 stars london calling clash
Great cd been after for age's got at a very good price delivery was very quick cd is very good the tracks are all very good would recommend to other people who like the clash.
Published 5 months ago by R. A. Lambert
5.0 out of 5 stars THUMBS UP!!!!
My FAVOURITE album. The Clash are brilliant! Why have i not listened to this kind of music before?? Read more
Published 6 months ago by saika khatoon
5.0 out of 5 stars Still fresh after all these years!
Couldn't believe my luck to find this album for 1.99!! Been meaning to download it for ages so at that price I finally took the plunge. A classic album then, now & always. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Kirkypat
5.0 out of 5 stars London Calling The Clash
London Calling
The Clash, what a classic again if you like the clash will love this and won't be disappointed.
Published 7 months ago by diane
1.0 out of 5 stars time to speak the truth
i remember when the debut album from this crummiest of outfits came out and i laughed at how tinny and feeble it was - then i saw them live soon after and was struck by what a... Read more
Published 8 months ago by the lone voice of reason
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