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

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Recorded at Wessex Studios, Winter 79.

"Train In Vain" is only listed in etching on side 4, it is not listed on the label/sleeve.
First release/pressing came with two inserts (28cm x 28cm).

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

© 1979 CBS Inc. ℗ 1979 CBS Inc.
Shorepak by Shorewood Packaging Co. Ltd, England

℗ 1979 CBS Records
All songs published by Riva Music Limited/Nineden Limited, except:
A2: Carlin Music Corp.
C1: Copyright Control.
D4: Island Music Limited.
Original sound recording made by CBS Records

Durations are not mentioned on release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

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

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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
0190759786710 The Clash London Calling(2xLP, Ltd, RE) Sony Music 0190759786710 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
063885-2 The Clash London Calling(CD, Album, RM) Epic 063885-2 Argentina 1999 Sell This Version
074646388525 The Clash London Calling(CD, Album, RM) Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd. 074646388525 UK 1999 Sell This Version
1054 The Clash London Calling(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Piggymot Records 1054 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
113.066/3 517928 The Clash London Calling: 25th Anniversary Edition(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD + DVD-V, NTSC) Columbia, Sony Music 113.066/3 517928 Brazil 2004 Sell This Version


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November 5, 2019
According to Wikipedia and the Classic Album wiki, this album was released in the US in 1980 in January.


September 1, 2019
I have a US E2 36328 with a hype sticker on the shrink ("The Only Band That Matters") that I believe to be the 1st US press but I can't find any info on which release(s) this was present on. Does anyone know?


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 about 1 year 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.