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5.0 out of 5 stars The Crap Has Been Cut., 10 Sept. 2013
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The Clash were a great band and there legacy will live on.
This box set is testament to a diverse and talented group. They were not afraid to dip their toes in various musical styles. This introduced a whole generation to punk,reggae,rockabilly,dub and many others.
The set itself is very lavish and the remasters sound crystal clear.
My only gripe that it should have included "The Vanilla Tapes" and "Cut The Crap". I know "Cut The Crap" is quite a poor album but as a reference point of how a label try to trade on a name once all the major players but one have gone it is vital.I guess Sony wanted only the best stuff here and The Clash's cool image not to be tainted.
Don't get me wrong The Clash are great and the five stunning albums in this set should be in every collection. The booklets and posters are of fine quality but the big selling point should be the three cd's of extras and the dvd.
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Initial post: 10 Sep 2013 13:34:44 BDT
LPpsb says:
I have the Vanilla Tapes with the London Calling 3 cd re-issue and they are pretty much unlistenable. But I take your point. It wouldn't have harmed to put them in.

Also, as a bizarre thing to put in, how about "The Clashification Of Dub". Check it out. It's great.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Sep 2013 20:10:51 BDT
Will do, thanks for the tip.

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 05:21:24 BDT
Last edited by the author on 13 Sep 2013 05:22:03 BDT
Sony had nothing to do with the removal of certain items. Mick Jones and Paul Simonon decided to remove "Cut the Crap" because Mick wasn't involved with it, Paul hates it, and even Strummer disowned all of it except "This is England." The Vanilla tapes were more of a special feature rather than a complete necessity. I think it's interesting, but not a must have, and the band probably dislike it too.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Sep 2013 08:37:50 BDT
Fair point.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Oct 2013 10:23:31 BDT
I think the fact that Mick Jones had been sacked at this stage is the main reason it has not been included. I would actually like to hear a good re-mix of Cut the Crap. When Give em enough rope was re-mixed for the CD release that was a big improvement. I like Joe's vocals on some of the tracks are really good.
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