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London Calling - 25th Anniversary Edition (2CDs + DVD)

The Clash Audio CD
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Disc: 1
1. London Calling
2. Brand New Cadillac
3. Jimmy Jazz
4. Hateful
5. Rudie Can't Fail
6. Spanish Music
See all 19 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Hateful
2. Rudi Can't Fail
3. Paul's Tune
4. I'm Not Down
5. 4 Horsemen
6. Koka, Kola, Advertising & Cocaine
See all 21 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
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)

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Bursting at the seams with creative energy, the Clash's stunning 1979 double album more than made up for the artistic and commercial disappointment of its predecessor, 1978's tried-too-hard Give 'Em Enough Rope. With ex-Mott the Hoople producer Guy Stevens harnessing their sound as never before, the band yielded what proved to be the best work of their career. Bouncing from hard rock (the apocalyptic vision of the title track) to rockabilly ("Brand New Cadillac") to reggae ("Rudy Can't Fail") to pop (the Top 40 hit "Train in Vain"), the Clash knocked down all musical walls and, in the process, ended the argument over punk's viability in the U.S. --Billy Altman

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THE CLASH London Calling (2004 UK 25th Anniversary Edition 3-disc set comprising of original 19-track CD album & BONUS Vanilla Tapes disc featuring 21 previously unheard demos found in Mick Jones lock up plus DVD with 45 minute documentary featuring discovered recording studio and previously unused live performance footage interviews with Mick Paul Topper & Joe + Kosmo Vinyl telling his side of the story presented in a deluxe digipack with hype-stickered slipcasewith rice paper tracklisting insert complete with colour booklet including previously unseen photos by legndary photogapher Pennie Smith!)

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5.0 out of 5 stars I Live By The Clash! April 27 2013
By eeyoore
Format:Audio CD
Only the best Clash album ever, and a contender for iconic listen of the angst-ridden, down-trodden, banner-waving segment of society.

The feet must be stirred! The march must be joined! The barricades must fall!

London is calling! Strum on!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great! April 1 2012
By LMAC
Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
awesome album. everything you'd expect, works fine. Definetley a modern pressing, its just a sleeve that the two records come in, i was hoping for a folding case that you usually see with double albums but oh well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favourite Album Of All-time Oct. 2 2008
Format:Audio CD
If I could have gave it more stars i would have.

I've read quite a few of these reviews and I don't think people should call this a "punk" LP. I have been the proud & not-so-proud purchaser of over 12,000 LP's ... I have some pretty raw Punk records "the Clash" 1st LP was Punk....not London Calling.

London Calling was in my opinion the best LP of all time....everysingle song is excellant...Spanish bombs is my favourite. Train In Vain was supposed to be a flexible Single included in a Playboy type magazine but that deal fell through so it was late being included in the package.

If there is someone out there thinking about buying this....then do it.
Listen to this 10 times and you will see why this LP has consistently recieved 5 Stars.

Enjoy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is punk rock at its finest. June 21 2004
By Doyle
Format:Audio CD
This cd is 19 songs of crap-free punk rock, it never gets old. Buy this cd now, and also check out some of the early albums by the Misfits - another awesome classic punk band.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is where it Started June 18 2004
Format:Audio CD
London calling is the best Clash, its an awsome album that should be bought. Every song on here is one of a kind. The clash are classic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars must have for any music collection June 7 2004
Format:Audio CD
The cover is a copy of Elvis Presley's first studio album -showing that the Clash meant to change things.The Sex pistols divided the history of rock and roll in half and this album meant to set the record straight the the next era of rock and roll was personal. I think no other album set such lofty sights since sargents peppers and no other recording has taken itself higher. Sorry Beatles this is the greatest album of all time bar none. Joe strummers voice is amazing.As it mixes with the more polished Mick Jones, it set a new standard for dueling rock singers. London Calling sets the record off " London Calling to the far away lands/ now war is discovered and battles coming down" the hopelessness of 30% unemployment in london and the threat of nuclear war on the youth of the world with out a say in their own future. "london is drowning/ and I live by the river"
I remember putting on album one and was still in my room (at 16) 7 hours later listening to this gem of a recording.
By favorite tracks are Hateful about a drug addict and his dealer.Clampdown about apartied in South Africa(years before MTV and Paul Simmon thought it was cool to deal with).All lost in the supermarket about feeling lost and out of place in your own world.Revolution Rock great raggae song. Spanish Bombs and Lovers rock about taking responsiblity for your sex life.
All pretty heady subjects for a rock group, but the clash took their fans seriously and with respect. Listening to this album was a revolution battle cry for the 80's of Reagan and the arms race at any cost.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a good album. May 29 2004
By Jayrod
Format:Audio CD
I just purchased this album a few months ago, and have been listening to it nearly every day since. I love how The Clash manages to blend so many styles into their songs. Sandinista! may have more diversity, but London Calling just has stronger and faster paced tracks. Standouts are Hateful, Rudie Can't Fail, The Right Profile, Clampdown, Guns of Brixton, Wrong em' Boyo and Revolution Rock. The only weak tracks are Brand New Cadillac and Lost in the Supermarket, but they are still tolerable and only become filler due to the greatness that surrounds them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite album of all time May 25 2004
Format:Audio CD
I don't usually pick favorites, whether books, movies, TV shows, theater, artworks, etc. But I think I can say this album is my favorite album. Not perfect, but I have never seen (heard) perfection. This is pretty close. Every song is a keeper. And the fact it is a double album seals the deal. The Clash were moving away from the straitjacket of 70s punk and were now dabbling in rockabilly, punk, ska, etc. This album blends it all in. They could play a furious song and still craft an insanely catchy melody. This album will bring you out of any funk you are in. The slogan for the Clash was "The only band that matters". And for the two year period surrounding this album - it was true.
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3.0 out of 5 stars too short.
i`m old.i saw this clash tour with london calling.the songs on this cd(same think on show)are too short!!!!!jones didnt what mean improvised.strummer too.
Published 12 months ago by michelle laliberte
4.0 out of 5 stars hated it in 1979...love it decades later
When this came out other than "London Calling" and "Clampdown" I wondered if the Clash had lost the plot. Read more
Published on Dec 18 2010 by Brian Maitland
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic in Every Sense of the Word
There's a lot that can be said about this album (which has been said already, probably a lot more articulately than I am capable of), and so I'll keep this review relatively brief. Read more
Published on Dec 15 2010 by Lance G.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic - Good Value to Boot
I'm going to make this short. It's a classic, I love this one and the first 2 (the clash and give'em enough rope)...
London Calling catches the band at their hottest prime. Read more
Published on Oct. 7 2010 by Habrawk
2.0 out of 5 stars Over-rated!
One of the most over-rated albums of all time. Saying this album is the greatest punk rock album of all time isn't saying
much. Read more
Published on Sept. 19 2009 by J. Finnigan
5.0 out of 5 stars a cult classic - end of story!
cult classic - end of story

the cover art launched a thousand copycats - one of the coolest sleeve pics of all time! Read more
Published on July 22 2006 by paula b
5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Punk Rock Album Of All-Time
If you "like" punk rock, but you don't like The Clash, you're a tool. The people these days listening to "punk" bands like New Found Glory and Good Charolette... Read more
Published on Dec 18 2004 by "stickboy87"
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best punk albums EVER!
London Calling from the Clash is the basis for any punk music. They even had some reggae styles in songs like Guns of Brixton, Rudie Can't Fail, and Revolution Rock. Read more
Published on July 14 2004 by Justin Allen
5.0 out of 5 stars 'That's so punk rock.'
Jack Black spouts this in the recent film, 'School of Rock', as he sees school kids taking over a bus, and it's funny to many people, but some may scratch their heads. Why? Read more
Published on July 12 2004 by Michael Roffman
5.0 out of 5 stars another worthless blurb about a masterpiece
the best album i've bought since the strokes, and when it comes down to it, so much better than the strokes it ain't even funny. this band sired the strokes. Read more
Published on July 11 2004 by Davy
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