The Clash ‎– London Calling

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 London Calling 3:17
A2 Brand New Cadillac
Written-By – V. Taylor*
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
Written-By – Paul Simonon
C1 Wrong 'Em Boyo
Written-By – C. Alphanso*
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
Written By – J. Edwards/D. RayWritten-By – D. Ray*, J. Edwards*
D5 Train In Vain 3:02

Companies, etc.



℗ 1979 CBS Records
© 1979 CBS Records
Original sound recording made by CBS Records
Shorepak by Shorewood Packaging Co. Ltd, England.
Recorded at Wessex Studios, Winter 79.
Track D5 only listed in etching on Side 4, it is not listed on the label/sleeve.

First release / pressing came with printed inner sleeves.

Front Cover: New York Palladium 21.9.79.
Back Cover Left: Clash at Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, Texas
Back Cover Right: Clash in Atlanta, Georgia

All songs published by Riva Music Limited/Nineden Limited, except:
A2: Carlin Music Corp.
C1: Copyright Control.
D4: Island Music Limited.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: LC 0149
  • Other (Distribution Code): CB 232
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 1: Side A): CL-1-2-A-3 CBS-S-CLASH-3-A-3 ty-cbs
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 1: Side B): CL-1-2-B2 CBS-S-CLASH-3-B-2 ty-cbs
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 1: Side C): CL-3-4-A3 CBS-S-CLASH-3-C3 TimTom-CBS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 1: Side D): CL-3-4-B3 CBS-S-CLASH-3-D3 ty-cbs TRACK 5 IS "TRAIN IN VAIN"
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 2: Side A): CLASH-3-A4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 2: Side B): CL-1-2-B2 CBS-S-CLASH-3-B2 ty-cbs
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 2: Side C): CL-3-A-2 CBS-S-CLASH 3-C-2 timtom
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 2: Side D): CL-3-4-B3 CBS-S-CLASH-D3 TY-cbs TRACK 5 IS "TRAIN IN VAIN"
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 3: Side A): CL 1-2-A1 CBS-S-CLASH-3A timtom
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 3: Side B): CL-1-2-B1 CBS-S-CLASH-3B timtom
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 3: Side C): CL 3-4-A2 CBS-S-CLASH 3-C2 timtom
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 3: Side D): CL-3-4-B2 CBS-S-CLASH 3-D2 ty TRACK 5 IS "TRAIN IN VAIN"
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 4: Side A): CL-1-2-A-3 CBS-S-CLASH-3-A-3 TY-CBS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 4: Side B): CL-1-2-B-1 CBS-S-CLASH-3B timtom
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 4: Side C): CL-3-4-A2 CBS-S-CLASH-3-C-2 timtom
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 4: Side D): CL-3-4-B3 CBS-S-CLASH-3-D3 TY-CBS TRACK 5 IS "TRAIN IN VAIN"

Other Versions (5 of 176) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1054 The Clash London Calling(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Piggymot Records 1054 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
CBS 88478, CLASH 3 The Clash London Calling(2xLP, Album) CBS, CBS CBS 88478, CLASH 3 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
Clash 3 The Clash London Calling(2xLP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Cle) CBS (2) Clash 3 UK Unknown Sell This Version
GSM-09799-1, 495347 2 The Clash London Calling(CD, Album, RM) GSM Music, Columbia GSM-09799-1, 495347 2 China 1999 Sell This Version
Life 160 The Clash London Calling(2xLP, Album, Unofficial) Life Studio 54 Life 160 South Korea 1980 Sell This Version


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September 23, 2018
Should be in everyone’s top10 as there is not a bad track on it and sums up the evolution of the Clash from snotty punks to rock elite


August 13, 2018
I have this Uk version, but it doesn't include Train In Vain. Only four tracks on side D. I know few people in Finland who have also similar version. Bought from music shop in 1979/1980. So must I add new version here?


March 31, 2018
Mine is similar to other pressings, but the matrix runouts are unique. Can somebody help me find which pressing this is? I'm thinking it's the 1980 Pitman Pressing release, but there is no information anywhere about where it was pressed.

All stamped with "STERLING"
Side A: AL-36329 - 1G TEAR...
Side B: BL-36329 - 1B DOWN...
Side C AL-36330 - 1A THE...
Side D: BL-36330 - 1B WALLS!


March 19, 2018
My 2xLP Album has a white and a yellow disc. It's from 1979. Does anyone knows something about it?


March 6, 2018
edited 9 months ago
I'm having a hard time finding my release. Maybe I should create a new one?

0-7464-36328-1 (barcode on back)

1S AL-36329-1F Tear... STERLING (1S or IS)
1S BL-36329-1G A1 (main number reads upside down compared to the 3 other runouts)(does not have 'sterling' or "DOWN")
T1 AL-36330-1C THE... STERLING F8 (the F looks like backwards ˥ with a dot in the middle)
ϛ5 BL-36330-1F WALLS! STERLING + A (ϛ5 appears like a handwritten backwards S or 5, followed by an S or 5)

labels have "℗ 1979 CBS Records" (unlike "℗ 1979 CBS Inc." on some others)


October 6, 2017
Fairly certain that 1st pressings came in generic white inners and single sheet printed inserts and that there was no price sticker-this was added slightly later to improve sales by pointing out that as a 2LP it was just as cheap as a single LP!


August 15, 2016
We understood that 1st UK pressings came with 2 x lyric inserts which were replaced by the printed inner sleeves, though occasionally you can find 1 x insert & 1 x inner !?!


May 4, 2016
I have just purchased a copy which is brown /yellow vinyl with matrix CLC 001-A on side one cant seem to find it any help.


January 4, 2016
I normally prefer to find the older pressings of classic records, but recently grabbed the remastered version on 180g, and holy crap does this record sound amazing. I've always had a mid-90s "Nice Price" CD and the quality is night and day. Worth the price, no doubt.


December 29, 2015
the Pennie Smith London Callng cover photo is listed with an incorrect date (September 21, 1979) in the credits.

The photo was, in fact, taken at The Palladium NYC on September 20th 1979. Here's my research to prove it: