The Clash Releasing Remastered Albums In Boombox-Shaped Box Set

Written by Mike Hohnen on 27th May, 2013

The Clash Releasing Remastered Albums In Boombox-Shaped Box Set

In a project overseen by guitarist Mick Jones, 5 original albums from punk masters The Clash will be given the full remastered service. The new albums will be released in a boombox-shaped box set aptly titled the Sound System.

The albums which have been selected for the set will be The Clash (1977), Give ‘Em Enough Rope (1978), London Calling (1979), Sandinista! (1980) and Combat Rock (1982), all remastered from the original tapes by Mick Jones himself.

It wouldn’t be a box set with out an array of other features, would it? The Sound System will includes rarities, demos and singles as well as a DVD featuring otherwise unreleased footage of the band. Those who purchase will also receive a fresh copy of the band’s iconic Armagideon Time zine.

What’s more, the set will also be released at the same time as a 33-track 2xCD compilation entitled The Clash Hits Back. Both releases have a local release date of Friday, 6th September and an international release date of Monday, 9th September.

Sound System Contents

1. ‘The Clash’
2. ‘Give Em Enough Rope’
3. ‘London Calling’ (double album)
4. ‘Sandinista’ (triple album)
5. ‘Combat Rock’

• All newly re-mastered by The Clash with award-winning engineer Tim Young

• Three CDs featuring rare tracks, demos, non-album singles and B-sides (track listing follows)
• DVD including unseen Julian Temple footage, early Super 8 film shot by Don Letts, all the band’s promo videos and previously unseen live footage (details below)
• Owner’s Manual booklet
• Folder containing reprints of ‘Armagideon Times 1 & 2 and Armagideon Times 3 (new edition of fanzine compiled and designed by Paul Simonon)
• Merchandise; dog tags, badges, stickers and a Future Is Unwritten note book designed by Harland Miller
• An exclusive photo poster

Sound System extra CDs tracklist

Disc One
1. White Riot (Single version)
2. 1977 (B-side)
3. Listen (Capital Radio EP) / Interviews (Capital Radio EP)
4. Capital Radio (Capital Radio EP)
5. London’s Burning (Live B-side Remote Control)
6. Complete Control (Single version)
7. City Of The Dead (B-side)
8. Clash City Rockers (Original single version)
9. Jail Guitar Doors (B-side)
10. White Man In Hammersmith Palais (A-side)
11. The Prisoner (B-side)
12. 1-2 Crush On You (B-side Tommy Gun)
13. Time Is Tight (Black Market Clash)
14. Pressure Drop (B-side English Civil War)
15. I Fought The Law (Cost Of Living EP)
16. Groovy Times (Cost Of Living EP)
17. Gates Of The West (Cost Of Living EP)
18. Capital Radio (Cost Of Living EP)
19. Armagideon Time
20. Bank Robber (A-side)
21. Rockers Galore On A UK Tour (B-side)

Disc Two
1. Magnificent Dance (12?) 5:36 (available on Singles box set)
2. Midnight To Stevens (Outtake)
3. Radio One (B-side Hitsville UK)
4. Stop The World (B-side The Call Up)
5. The Cool Out (US 12? B-side of The Call Up)
6. This Is Radio Clash (A-side)
7. This Is Radio Clash (B-side 7? – different lyrics)
8. First Night Back In London (B-side Know Your Rights)
9. Rock The Casbah (Bob Clearmountain 12? mix) – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
10. Long Time Jerk (B-side Rock The Casbah)
11. The Beautiful People Are Ugly Too (Outtake) – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
12. Idle In Kangaroo Court (Outtake listed as Kill Time) – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
13. Ghetto Defendant (Extended version – unedited) – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
14. Cool Confusion (B-side Should I Stay Or Should I Go 7?)
15. Sean Flynn (Extended ‘Marcus Music’ version) – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
16. Straight To Hell (Extended unedited version from Clash On Broadway) – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

Disc Three
Extracts from The Clash’s first ever recording session at Beaconsfield Film School 1976. Recorded by Julien Temple
1. I’m So Bored With The USA
2. London’s Burning – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
3. White Riot
4. 1977 – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
Polydor Demos – The Clash’s second recording session November 1976
Produced by Guy Stevens
5. Janie Jones 6. Career Opportunities
7. London’s Burning – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
8. 1977 – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED 9. White Riot – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
Live at The Lyceum, London 28th December 1978
10. City Of The Dead
11. Jail Guitar Doors – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
12. English Civil War
13. Stay Free – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
14. Cheapstakes – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
15. I Fought The Law

Bonus DVD
Julien Temple Archive – 6:20
White Riot Interview – 7:10
Promo and interviews with Tony Parsons
- 1977 1:87
- White Riot 1:48
- London’s Burning 2:05

Sussex University 1977
- I’m So Bored With The USA 2:14 – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
- Hate & War 1:94 – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
- Career Opportunities 1:42 – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
- Remote Control 2:73 – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

Don Letts Super 8 Medley 11:40
- White Riot 1:52
- Janie Jones 1:73
- City of the Dead 2:04
- Clash City Rockers 2:15
- White Man in Hammersmith Palais 2:53
- 1977 1:41

Clash On Broadway – 19:50
- London Calling
- This Is Radio Clash
- The Magnificent Seven
- Guns Of Brixton
- Safe European Home

Promo Videos
- Tommy Gun 3:00
- London Calling 3:20
- Bankrobber 4:00
- Clampdown (Live) 5:00
- Train In Vain (Live) 2:10
- The Call Up 3:10
- Rock The Casbah 3:20
- Should I Stay Or Should I Go (Live at Shea Stadium) 2:50
- Career Opportunities (Live at Shea Stadium) 3:00

The Clash Hits Back tracklist

Disc 1
1. London Calling
2. Safe European Home
3. Know Your Rights
4. (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais
5. Janie Jones
6. The Guns of Brixton
7. Train in Vain
8. Bankrobber
9. Wrong ‘Em Boyo
10. The Magnificent Seven
11. Police on my Back
12. Rock the Casbah
13. Career Opportunities
14. Police & Thieves
15. Somebody Got Murdered
16. Brand New Cadillac
17. Working for the Clampdown

Disc 2
1. Ghetto Defendant
2. Armagideon Time
3. Stay Free
4. I Fought the Law
5. Straight To Hell
6. Should I Stay or Should I Go?
7. Garageland
8. White Riot
9. Complete Control
10. Clash City Rockers
11. Tommy Gun
12. English Civil War
13. The Call Up
14. Hitsville UK
15. This Is Radio Clash


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