The Clash - London Calling

The Clash - London Calling

Original Release Date

1979

Release Information

UK 2xLP 1979 (CBS - S CLASH 3)
US 2xLP 1980 (Epic- E2 36328)

A1 London Calling 3:17
A2 Brand New Cadillac 2:05
A3 Jimmy Jazz 3:51
A4 Hateful 2:42
A5 Rudie Can't Fail 3:25
B1 Spanish Bombs 3:17
B2 The Right Profile 3:50
B3 Lost In The Supermarket 3:43
B4 Clampdown 3:45
B5 The Guns Of Brixton 3:08
C1 Wrong 'Em Boyo 3:08
C2 Death Or Glory 3:52
C3 Koka Kola 1:44
C4 The Card Cheat 3:44
D1 Lover's Rock 3:59
D2 Four Horsemen 2:55
D3 I'm Not Down 3:03
D4 Revolution Rock 5:29
D5 Train In Vain 3:02

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Europe 2xCD+DVD + 2004 (Columbia - 517928 3). 25th Anniversary Edition

Disc 1 - Original LP
1 London Calling 3:20
2 Brand New Cadillac 2:09
3 Jimmy Jazz 3:55
4 Hateful 2:45
5 Rudie Can't Fail 3:29
6 Spanish Bombs 3:21
7 The Right Profile 3:56
8 Lost In The Supermarket 3:48
9 Clampdown 3:50
10 The Guns Of Brixton 3:12
11 Wrong 'Em Boyo 3:12
12 Death Or Glory 3:57
13 Koka Kola 1:49
14 The Card Cheat 3:51
15 Lover's Rock 4:04
16 Four Horsemen 2:57
17 I'm Not Down 3:08
18 Revolution Rock 5:36
19 Train In Vain 3:11
Disc 2 - The Vanilla Tapes
2-1 Hateful 3:23
2-2 Rudie Can't Fail 3:08
2-3 Paul's Tune 2:32
2-4 I'm Not Down 3:34
2-5 4 Horsemen 2:45
2-6 Koka Kola, Advertising & Cocaine 1:57
2-7 Death Or Glory 3:47
2-8 Lover's Rock 3:45
2-9 Lonesome Me 2:09
2-10 The Police Walked In 4 Jazz 2:19
2-11 Lost In The Supermarket 3:52
2-12 Up-Toon (Inst.) 1:57
2-13 Walking The Slidewalk 2:34
2-14 Where You Gonna Go (Soweto) 4:05
2-15 The Man In Me 3:57
2-16 Remote Control 2:39
2-17 Working And Waiting 4:11
2-18 Heart & Mind 4:27
2-19 Brand New Cadillac 2:08
2-20 London Calling 4:26
2-21 Revolution Rock 3:51
DVD - The Last Testament
3-1 The Making Of London Calling 32:27
3-2 Home video footage of The Clash recording London Calling in Wessex Studios 13:54
3-3 London Calling (Video) 3:16
3-4 Train In Vain (Video) 3:50
3-5 Clampdown (Video) 4:30

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 9, 20 wks


US Billboard Chart: 27
UK Chart Hit (25th Anniversary Edition): 26, 1 wk

Credits

Mick Jones: guitars, vocals
Joe Strummer: vocals, rhythm guitar
Paul Simonon: bass, vocals (on B5)
Topper Headon: drums, percussion

Produced by Guy Stevens
Chief engineer: Bill Price
Second engineer: Jerry Green
Recorded at Wessex Studios
Photographs: Pennie Smith
Design: Ray Lowry

Creditz -
Micky Gallagher - organ
The Irish Horns - brass
Baker Glare - pre-production and whistling
Johnny Green - roadholding
Warren Steadman - let there be light
Kosmo (have you heard the news?) - the quest
James Stevens - hello!
Alex and Kris - clobber
Howard McNee is living in Finland
Not forgetting Britains No.1 Deejay - Birry Myers
This music is for Henry Bowles and Peter Evans
Recorded Winter 79
M. Jones - piano
K. Strummer - pianner

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: A double set touching on a wide range of styles - rockabilly, reggae, punk, R n B, ska, soul etc - it somehow manages to be an entirely coherent affair. 'London Calling' itself is a powerful piece of protest with a throbbing bass-line and apocalyptic visions of London being flooded, 'The Right Profile' examines the demise of Montgomery Clift, and the damning reggae rumble of 'The Guns Of Brixton' shows Simonon to be as gifted a writer as either Strummer or Jones (but a much worse singer!). A classic, of course.

SHANE BALDWIN, RECORD COLLECTOR, 2004: The Clash's third album, London Calling was a sprawling, eclectic double set, somewhat at odds with punk's more traditional ethos, but once the shock had worn off it was clear that the band was still burning with their own fury and passion - just a little more inventive. [read full review here]

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