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The Clash On Broadway [Box set]

The Clash Audio CD
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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 (6 Dec 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Columbia
  • ASIN: B000620N36
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 305,222 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Janie Jones (Demo)
2. Career Opportunities (Demo)
3. White Riot
4. 1977
5. I'm So Bored With The U.S.A.
6. Hate & War
See all 25 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Safe European Home
2. Tommy Gun
3. Julie's Been Working For The Drug Squad
4. Stay Free
5. One Emotion
6. Groovy Times
See all 20 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Police On My Back
2. The Magnificent Seven
3. The Leader
4. The Call Up
5. Somebody Got Murdered
6. Washington Bullets
See all 19 tracks on this disc

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 star CD, 5 star packaging 21 Jun 2004
Format:Audio CD
Don't be fooled by the title, this isn't the Clash going Andrew Lloyd Webber.
This is simply a starting compilation to the world of one of the best bands of all time.
The Clash were an honest band, they made some of the most energetic music ever, were possibly the greatest live band ever, were pioneers of music to move away from Punk rock and with each album made they just furthered their creative wings and strangely for a band had three front men.
The compilers just about got it right, leaving some great songs for the listener to look forward to when they buy the albums. The clash never made a bad album, they are all great, but if you can't beg, steal or get hold of a single album, part with the 15 quid and get this, no need to disect the tracks, this is music at its very best.
Hats off to the compliers and packaging team, this is how all compilations should be done, the booklet is excellent, very informative notes and great pics plus another booklet with the lyrics.
What more do you want? you need to buy this...
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If music could talk 27 April 2003
Format:Audio CD
The Clash back again for another compilation. Stop, this one is easily the best. Before hand I had story of the clash great in its own right but Broadway contains all of those and very many more. Basically the three cds are chronologically arranged. It's not worth deciding on a favourite cd because all have a healthy mix of classics and less well-known tracks.
Cd 1 charts the period of pure punk from '76 to mid '78 arguably their sharpest, loudest and greatest, give the Pistols a miss, cos this has much more energy. Complete control, What's my Name and White Riot easily hold their own against 'anarchy', 'god save the queen' and 'pretty vacant'. But White Man in Hammersmith Palais shines as the best song on any of the three cds, the songs raw sound coupled with lyrical maturity make it the turning point in the clash's development. Essentially Cd 1 is the first clash album but with remote control swapped for 1977. The only slight problem is the demo versions of Janie Jones and career opportunities, which initially are fun but inferior to the album versions. White riot is the single version personally I prefer the manic album version the single is more fun.
Cd 2 contains the period between 'Rope' and Bankrobber. This is the most "Clash" Cd as it features the fantastic London calling material, Rudi can't fail and guns of Brixton still ring true. Give 'em enough rope may have been a let down but the best tracks are featured here Safe European home and stay free. Also featured is most of the Cost of living EP, an excellent live version of I fought the law is on Cd 1. However, Armagideon time and Bankrobber steal the show, the reggae rock styleings played superbly under the clash top marks for Cd 2 as it tightly contains all the clash's ideas and showcases them at the height of their powers.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning Clash 29 Oct 2005
Format:Audio CD
This is an essential Clash collection. The Clash were quite eclectic in their influence and not all of their experiments worked. For instance, the Sandanista album has some great stand out tracks, but a lot of experimentation that is best zapped through on the CD player. This 3-CD box set filters out the classics from the Clash canon and lists them all in one place. It is a stunning collection because for 3 long CDs packed full of music it is track after track of enjoyment - they really produced a string of classic songs. RIP Joe.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of THE most important bands.....period 16 April 2008
Format:Audio CD
So what if they were a mass of contradictions (gutter-snipe son of a diplomat, manipulative manager, rebels on the corporate giant label) and found to have feet of clay? That probably only added to their greatness, it was the flaws that emphasised the brilliance. For my money they produced soem of the most exciting, energetic and cool music ever....and most of it is on this collection. OK in truth you should have the original LP's The Clash, London Calling etc etc. But if you want the very best of the LP tracks and all the 45 a's and b's that mattered start here. Good song biog and lyric booklets too. Do yourself a favour and get the Westway to the World DVD and Pat Gilbert's book on the Clash and you'll pretty much get what it was all about if you didn't know already.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very special piece of music history 2 Oct 2003
Format:Audio CD
I HATE 'BEST OF...' ALBUMS! I've always thought they were a sell out by the record companies and artists, but this is an absolute must have album. Superbly chosen by Don DeVito and Richard Bauer under the direction of Kosmo Vinyl (who was as close to the Clash as anyone). I am a lifelong Clash fan in my late thirties - this has brought me back to my youth at every different stage. The best purchase I have made in a very long time.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Clash compilation available 8 Feb 2002
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Format:Audio CD
Worth buying just for CD 1. All the Clash classics are on the first CD. It includes the classic b-sides (1977, The Prisoner, Jail Guitar Doors and City Of The Dead), a few alternative demo versions of tracks from the brilliant first album, all the early singles and album tracks from the first album. It also includes two brilliant live versions from a little later in their career.
BUT ... there is more. Two further CDs give the majority of tracks from the other four albums ("Give Em Enough Rope" through to "Combat Rock"). Some of the later tracks are a bit naff, especially on CD 3, and some good tracks are excluded (such as "Car Jamming" from "Combat Rock"). However - there is no better collection of Clash classics and this is an essential for anyone who likes the Clash.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
I love the Clash, so having all their greatest hits on CD - brilliant! Brings back all my school memories!
Published 5 months ago by veronica horgan
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing more to say!
This is simply excellent. A band that i am only NOW realising how good they were. I simply didnt appreciate it before, and this is the reason why!!

Stephen
Published on 19 Feb 2010 by Mr. S. G. Mccusker
5.0 out of 5 stars Drrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiive...................................
Really superb three-cd box-set career retrospective of The Clash, even if it does not draw in much of the way in "oddity" material. Can't think of a bad thing to say about it. Read more
Published on 19 Feb 2008 by P. B. Koeb
5.0 out of 5 stars ultimate clash
all the greatest hits from the clash plus other not so well known songs make this a fantastic 3 cd set well worth buying if your a clash fan
Published on 1 Aug 2005 by Robert Quinn
3.0 out of 5 stars RobberDub
This album DOES NOT contain the full version of Bankrobber - which is v. disapponting.
Published on 22 Sep 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Collection
I wont waste your time with a long review but i'll say this. This is one of the best purchases i have ever made. Read more
Published on 9 Sep 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars the Clash on Broadway ROCKS
This is an excellent compilation of music from The Only Band that Matters. I read that the Clash themselves selected the tunes to be on this CD and were very involved in the... Read more
Published on 23 Feb 2003 by "jean66"
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