The Clash - Sound System

The Clash - Clash Sound System

Original Release Date

2013

Release Information

UK 11xCD/1xDVD Box Set (Columbia - 88725460002)

Disc 1: Sound System - 1 The Clash
1 Janie Jones 2:07
2 Remote Control 3:03
3 I'm So Bored With The U.S.A. 2:24
4 White Riot 1:56
5 Hate & War 2:06
6 What's My Name 1:41
7 Deny 3:06
8 London's Burning 2:11
9 Career Opportunities 1:54
10 Cheat 2:06
11 Protex Blue 1:47
12 Police And Thieves 6:03
13 48 Hours 1:36
14 Garageland 3:11

Disc 2: Sound System - 2 - Give 'Em Enough Rope
1 Safe European Home 3:49
2 English Civil War 2:35
3 Tommy Gun 3:17
4 Julie's Been Working For The Drug Squad 3:02
5 Last Gang In Town 5:13
6 Guns On The Roof 3:15
7 Drug-Stabbing Time 3:43
8 Stay Free 3:40
9 Cheapskates 3:24
10 All The Young Punks (New Boots And Contracts) 4:56

Disc 3: Sound System - 3 - London Calling
1 London Calling 3:19
2 Brand New Cadillac 2:08
3 Jimmy Jazz 3:54
4 Hateful 2:43
5 Rudie Can't Fail 3:28
6 Spanish Bombs 3:18
7 The Right Profile 3:54
8 Lost In The Supermarket 3:46
9 Clampdown 3:49
10 The Guns Of Brixton 3:10

Disc 4: Sound System - 3 - London Calling
1 Wrong 'Em Boyo 3:10
2 Death Or Glory 3:55
3 Koka Kola 1:47
4 The Card Cheat 3:49
5 Lover's Rock 4:03
6 Four Horsemen 2:55
7 I'm Not Down 3:05
8 Revolution Rock 5:33
9 Train In Vain 3:12

Disc 5: Sound System - 4 - Sandinista!
1 The Magnificent Seven 5:32
2 Hitsville U.K. 4:22
3 Junco Partner 4:52
4 Ivan Meets G.I. Joe 3:06
5 The Leader 1:42
6 Something About England 3:43
7 Rebel Waltz 3:27
8 Look Here 2:45
9 The Crooked Beat 5:28
10 Somebody Got Murdered 3:34
11 One More Time 3:32
12 One More Dub 3:36

Disc 6: Sound System - 4 - Sandinista!
1 Lightning Strikes (Not Once But Twice) 4:50
2 Up In Heaven (Not Only Here) 4:33
3 Corner Soul 2:43
4 Lets Go Crazy 4:24
5 If Music Could Talk 4:36
6 The Sound Of Sinners 4:01
7 Police On My Back 3:16
8 Midnight Log 2:10
9 The Equaliser 5:47
10 The Call Up 5:28
11 Washington Bullets 3:51
12 Broadway 5:49

Disc 7: Sound System - 4 - Sandinista!
1 Lose This Skin 5:08
2 Charlie Don't Surf 4:54
3 Mensforth Hill 3:43
4 Junkie Slip 2:48
5 Kingston Advice 2:38
6 The Street Parade 3:27
7 Version City 4:23
8 Living In Fame 4:53
9 Silicone On Sapphire 4:14
10 Version Pardner 5:23
11 Career Opportunities 2:30
12 Shepherds Delight 3:28

Disc 8: Sound System - 5 - Combat Rock
1 Know Your Rights 3:40
2 Car Jamming 4:00
3 Should I Stay Or Should I Go 3:09
4 Rock The Casbah 3:43
5 Red Angel Dragnet 3:45
6 Straight To Hell 5:30
7 Overpowered By Funk 4:52
8 Atom Tan 2:30
9 Sean Flynn 4:31
10 Ghetto Defendant 4:44
11 Inoculated City 2:42
12 Death Is A Star 3:11

Disc 9: Sound System - 6 - Sound System Extras
1 White Riot 1:52
2 1977 1:39
3 Listen / Interviews 11:08
4 Capital Radio 2:07
5 London's Burning 2:10
6 Complete Control 3:12
7 City Of The Dead 2:21
8 Clash City Rockers 3:58
9 Jail Guitar Doors 3:03
10 White Man In Hammersmith Palais 3:59
11 The Prisoner 3:02
12 1-2 Crush On You 2:59
13 Time Is Tight 4:04
14 Pressure Drop 3:25
15 I Fought The Law 2:43
16 Groovy Times 3:30
17 Gates Of The West 3:25
18 Capital Radio 3:18
19 Armagideon Time 3:52
20 Bankrobber 4:34
21 Rockers Galore...UK Tour 4:39

Disc 10: Sound System - 6 - Sound System Extras
1 Magnificent Dance 5:36
2 Midnight To Stevens 4:37
3 Radio One 6:18
4 Stop The World 2:33
5 The Cool Out 3:54
6 This Is Radio Clash 4:11
7 This Is Radio Clash 4:12
8 First Night Back In London 3:00
9 Rock The Casbah 3:43
10 Long Time Jerk 5:08
11 The Beautiful People Are Ugly Too 3:47
12 Idle In Kangaroo Court 5:04
13 Ghetto Defendant 6:14
14 Cool Confusion 3:12
15 Sean Flynn 7:24
16 Straight To Hell 6:50

Disc 11: Sound System - 6 - Sound System Extras
1 I'm So Bored With The U.S.A. 2:22
2 London's Burning 1:57
3 White Riot 1:53
4 1977 1:47
5 Janie Jones 2:05
6 Career Opportunities 1:53
7 London's Burning 1:58
8 1977 1:40
9 White Riot 1:55
10 City Of The Dead 2:55
11 Jail Guitar Doors 3:04
12 English Civil War 2:30
13 Stay Free 3:26
14 Cheapskates
15 I Fought The Law 2:22

Disc 12 (DVD): Sound System - 7 - Video
1 Julien Temple Archive 6:20
2 White Riot Promo Film 7:10
3 Sussex University '77 8:25
4 Don Letts Super 8 Medley 11:40
5 Clash On Broadway 19:50
6 Promo Videos 37:37

Chart Placings

None

Credits

CD 1: The Clash (1977)
CD 2: Give 'Em Enough Rope (1978)
CD 3-4: London Calling (1979)
CD 5-7: Sandinista! (1980)
CD 8: Combat Rock (1982)
CD 9-11: Sound System Extras (1977-1982)
DVD: The Clash (1977-1979)

Additional Credits

None yet

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: Luxurious box set containing new masters of the first five studio LPs (spread across eight discs), a load of single sides (some irritatingly absent) and a handful of demos, outtakes and live recordings; and finally a DVD with some video footage. Also: a "service manual" (basically an instruction manual type thing in several languages), some flimsy dog tags, 5 uninspiring cheap badges 3 "DYS" stickers, a paperback book (a blank notebook believe it or not), The Clash Folder (a pink thing), three booklets - Armagideon Times Special Edition (36 pp), Armagideon Times 1 (Reprint) (24 pp), Armagideon Times 2 (Reprint) (24 pp) - 2 bumper stickers, The Clash Vintage Sticker Set, and a really crap 15″ x 15″ poster hidden inside an oversized plastic cigarette. The remastering is excellent (the best so far), as is the box and some of the items (stickers, booklets), but there's loads of missing material that makes this a missed - if amusing - opportunity.

Additional Notes

Here is what you DON'T get, and where you can get it. (I have ignored bootlegs, demos, 'The Vanilla Tapes', 'Rat Patrol', The 1985 material, remixed singles released since the band split, etc).

Missing track Where you can get it
Listen (Full Length Version) (1977) Super Black Market Clash (CD, 1993)
One Emotion (recordedc1978) Clash On Broadway (CD Box Set, 1991)
Radio advert from the end of 'Capital Radio The Cost of Living E.P. (7", 1979)
Armagideon Time (Live) Concerts For The People Of Kampuchea (2xLP, comp, 1981)
'Justice Tonight/Kick It Over' (8:51) London Calling (12", 1979), The Singles (CD Box Set, 2006)
'Justice Tonight/Kick It Over' (7:00) Black Market Clash (10", 1980)
Bankrobber / Robber Dub (6:16) Black Market Clash (10", 1980)
Bankrobber / Robber Dub (4:43) Super Black Market Clash (CD, 1993)
Every Little Bit Hurts (1980) Clash On Broadway (CD Box Set, 1991)
The Magnificent Seven (7" Version) The Magnificent Seven (7", 1981), The Singles (CD Box Set, 2006), The Singles (CD, 2007)
The Magnificent Seven (12" Version) The Magnificent Seven (12", 1981), The Singles (CD Box Set, 2006)
The Magnificent Dance (7" Version) The Magnificent Seven (7", 1981), The Singles (CD Box Set, 2006)
Bankrobber / Robber Dub Black Market Clash (10", 1980), Super Black Market Clash (CD, 1993)
Outside Broadcast This Is Radio Clash (12", 1981), The Singles (CD Box Set, 2006)
Radio 5 This Is Radio Clash (12", 1981), The Singles (CD Box Set, 2006)
Straight To Hell (7" Edit) Should I Stay Or Should I Go (7", 1982), The Singles (CD Box Set, 2006)
Long Time Jerk (2:57 Edit) Rock The Casbah (12", 1982), The Singles (CD Box Set, 2006)
Mustapha Dance Rock The Casbah (12", 1982), The Singles (CD Box Set, 2006)
Red Angel Dragnet (Edited Version) Clash On Broadway (CD Box Set, 1991)
Ghetto Defendant (Edited Version) Clash On Broadway (CD Box Set, 1991)
Inoculated City (censored version without Flush 2000 advert sample) Combat Rock (LP, 1982), early CD reissues of the same

 

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