Product Details for The Clash - London Calling 30th Ann. Ed - Audiophile Double Vinyl
Format : LP, 180 gram Sleeve : 5mm
Tracklisting: A1. London Calling (3:13) A2. Brand New Cadillac (2:09) A3. Jimmy Jazz (3:55) A4. Hateful (2:47) A5. Rudie Can't Fail (3:27)
B1. Spanish Bombs (3:18) B2. The Right Profile (3:53) B3. Lost In The Supermarket (3:47) B4. Clampdown (3:50) B5. The Guns Of Brixton (3:12)
C1. Wrong 'Em Boyo (3:10) C2. Death Or Glory (3:55) C3. Koka Kola (1:49) C4. The Card Cheat (3:50)
D1. Lover's Rock (4:03) D2. Four Horsemen (3:00) D3. I'm Not Down (3:00) D4. Revolution Rock (5:36) D5. Train In Vain (3:11)
"London Calling" is the 3rd album by English punkrockers The Clash and was released on December 14th 1979. The album represented a change in The Clash's musical style and featured more diverse elements; Ska, pop, soul, rockabilly and reggae influences were more audible than on their previous albums. The cover is clearly a tribute to Elvis Presley's selftitled album sleeve, whereas the album's subject matters vary from unemployment, racial conflict, drug use and the responsibilities of adulthood. Recordings took only a couple of weeks time and most songs were cut in 2 or 3 takes.
The album received unanimously positive reviews and was ranked high in quite some All Time Greatest Albums listings (number 8 on Rolling Stone's list, number 4 on Q Magazine's list). "London Calling" was a top 10 album in the UK, and its title track was a top 20 single. In 2007, it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, for being a collection of recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance.
This vinyl product is shipped from the UK in heavyweight protective card packaging