The Clash London Calling "Legacy Edition" (Epic / Legacy)

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of The Clash’s landmark third album London Calling, Epic / Legacy reissues this masterpiece with a deluxe 2-disc / DVD edition. Disc one includes the remastered classic 1979 album with the timeless anthems “The Guns Of Brixton,” “Train In Vain,” "Revolution Rock" and the infamous title track. Disc two includes The Vanilla Tapes: the previously long-lost London Calling sessions. Recently discovered in Mick Jones’ storage closet, the 21-track set features demos, outtakes, rehearsals and 5 unreleased Clash originals including “Heart And Mind,” "Lonesome Me" and the world-reggae battle-cry “Where You Gonna Go (Soweto).” The DVD contains a 40-minute documentary on the making of the album filmed by longtime biographer / collaborator Don Letts with interviews, unseen live performances, music videos and newly discovered footage of the group’s recording sessions with producer Guy Stevens. The collection is an engaging historical footnote capturing one of the most influential acts to emerge out of Britain’s post-punk movement at the pinnacle of their career. The Clash’s Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon were leaders of a new world order whose thunderous politically-charged soundscapes reverberated with a vibrant fusion of punk, rockabilly, funk, blues and reggae / ska. The timeless album remains one of the most groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed recordings in rock ‘n’ roll / pop music history. It is a benchmark of their career: a resounding ode to youthful rebellion and a blistering commentary on the tumultuous state of British society at the end of the 1970s.


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