The Clash ‎– Sandinista!

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Sandinista! is the fourth studio album by the English band the Clash. It was released on 12 December 1980 as a triple album containing 36 tracks, with 6 songs on each side. Anticipating the "world music" trend of the 1980s, it features funk, reggae, jazz, gospel, rockabilly, folk, dub, rhythm and blues, calypso, disco, and rap. For the first time, the band's traditional songwriting credits of Strummer and Jones were replaced by a generic credit to the Clash, and the band agreed to a decrease in album royalties in order to release the 3-LP at a low price.

The title refers to the Sandinistas in Nicaragua, and its catalogue number, 'FSLN1', refers to the abbreviation of the party's Spanish name, Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional.

Sandinista! was voted best album of the year in the Pazz & Jop critics poll in The Village Voice, and was ranked number 404 on the Rolling Stone list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" in 2003. Slant Magazine listed the album at number 85 on its "Best Albums of the 1980s" list in 2012.

Versions (92)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FSLN 1 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) CBS FSLN 1 UK 1980 Sell This Version
BR-342, BR-402 The Clash Sandinista !(3xLP, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Clash), Not On Label (The Clash) BR-342, BR-402 South Korea 1980 Sell This Version
S 66363 The Clash Sandinista! (3xLP, Album, Whi) CBS S 66363 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
FSLN 40-1 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCass, Album) CBS FSLN 40-1 UK 1980 Sell This Version
ETX 37037 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCass, Album) Epic ETX 37037 US 1980 Sell This Version
40-66363 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCass, Album) CBS 40-66363 US 1980 Sell This Version
ET- 37038 ET-37039 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCass, Album, Dou) Epic ET- 37038 ET-37039 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0031 The Clash Sandinista!(2xLP, Album, Promo) Epic 2ELPS 0031 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
FSLN 1 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) CBS FSLN 1 UK 1980 Sell This Version
STCX 2614/5/6 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) Epic STCX 2614/5/6 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0031 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) Epic 2ELPS 0031 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
E3X 37037 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) Epic E3X 37037 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
CBS 66363 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) CBS CBS 66363 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
66363 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) CBS 66363 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
CBS 66363 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) CBS CBS 66363 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
144451/2/3 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) Epic 144451/2/3 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
S 66363 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) CBS S 66363 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
LP3S-114 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) CBS LP3S-114 Mexico 1980 Sell This Version
E3X 37037, FSLN 1 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) Epic, Epic E3X 37037, FSLN 1 US 1980 Sell This Version
FSLN 1 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) CBS FSLN 1 Ireland 1980 Sell This Version
49•3P-253~255, 49•3P-253~5 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) Epic, Epic 49•3P-253~255, 49•3P-253~5 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
3ELPS 0031, FSLN 1 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) Epic, CBS 3ELPS 0031, FSLN 1 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0031 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album, Promo) Epic 2ELPS 0031 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
49•3P-253~255, 49•3P-253~5 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album, Promo) Epic, Epic 49•3P-253~255, 49•3P-253~5 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
FSLN 1, E3X 37037 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album, Ter) Epic, Epic FSLN 1, E3X 37037 US 1980 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0031 The Clash Sandinista!(2xLP, Album) CBS 2ELPS 0031 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
CBS 66363 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album, RE) CBS, CBS Dischi S.p.A. CBS 66363 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
42・8P-5061~2 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album) Epic 42・8P-5061~2 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
CBS 4633644/1, 463364 /1 The Clash Sandinista! 1(Cass, Album) Suzy, CBS CBS 4633644/1, 463364 /1 Yugoslavia 1989 Sell This Version
CBS 4633644/2, 463364 /2 The Clash Sandinista! 2(Cass, Album) Suzy, CBS CBS 4633644/2, 463364 /2 Yugoslavia 1989 Sell This Version
CBS 4633644/2, 4633644/2 The Clash Sandinista! 2(Cass, Album) Suzy, CBS CBS 4633644/2, 4633644/2 Yugoslavia 1989 Sell This Version
CBS 4633644 /3, 463364 /3 The Clash Sandinista! 3(Cass, Album) Suzy, CBS CBS 4633644 /3, 463364 /3 Yugoslavia 1989 Sell This Version
E2K 37037, EK 40663 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album) Columbia, Columbia E2K 37037, EK 40663 USA & Canada 1989 Sell This Version
463364 2, COL 463364 2 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia 463364 2, COL 463364 2 UK 1989 Sell This Version
463364-4, CBS-463364-4 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCass, Album, RE) CBS, CBS 463364-4, CBS-463364-4 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
CBS 4633644 /1/2/3, 463364 /1/2/3 The Clash Sandinista!(3xCass, Album) Suzy, CBS CBS 4633644 /1/2/3, 463364 /1/2/3 Yugoslavia 1989 Sell This Version
CBS 463364, 463364 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) Suzy, CBS CBS 463364, 463364 Yugoslavia 1989 Sell This Version
CBS 463364 1 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album, RE) CBS CBS 463364 1 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
CBS 463364 1 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album, RE) CBS CBS 463364 1 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
463364 1, 66363 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album, RE) CBS, CBS 463364 1, 66363 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
MG 1283 The Clash Sandinista! - Part 1(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 1283 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
MG 1284 The Clash Sandinista! - Part 2(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 1284 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
MG 1285 The Clash Sandinista! - Part 3(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 1285 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
463364 2 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album, RM) Epic 463364 2 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
A-CL80 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album, RM, Unofficial) Agat Company Ltd. A-CL80 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
ESCA 7812~13 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album, RE) Epic ESCA 7812~13 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
E2K 63888, EK 63889, EK 63890, 63888 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album, RE) Epic, Epic, Epic, Epic E2K 63888, EK 63889, EK 63890, 63888 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
495348 2 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia 495348 2 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
496248 2 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album, RM) Epic 496248 2 Australia 1999 Sell This Version
495348 8 The Clash Sandinista!(2xMD, RE, RM) Columbia 495348 8 UK 1999 Sell This Version
495348 1 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Simply Vinyl 495348 1 UK 1999 Sell This Version
495348 1 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album, RM) Columbia 495348 1 UK 1999 Sell This Version
E2K 63888, D233087 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Epic, BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. E2K 63888, D233087 US 2000 Sell This Version
E2K 63888 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Epic E2K 63888 US 2000 Sell This Version
MHCP 526~8 The Clash Sandinista!(3xCD, Album, RE, Pap) Epic MHCP 526~8 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
MHCP-890-1 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album, RE) CBS, Epic MHCP-890-1 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
none The Clash Sandinista!(36xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, 24b) Sony Music UK none 2013
88725462122 The Clash Sandinista!(3xCD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Columbia 88725462122 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
EICP 30020-2 The Clash Sandinista!(3xCD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Blu) Sony Records Int'l EICP 30020-2 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
88725462122 The Clash Sandinista!(3xCD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Del) Epic 88725462122 UK 2013 Sell This Version
88725462121 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album, MP, RM, 180) Epic 88725462121 US 2013 Sell This Version
MOVLP864 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Columbia, Music On Vinyl MOVLP864 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
88725462121 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Columbia 88725462121 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
88725462121 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Epic 88725462121 UK 2013 Sell This Version
88725462121 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album, RM, 180) Epic 88725462121 US 2013 Sell This Version
88985435071 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Columbia, Sony Music, Legacy 88985435071 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
RC 3602 The Clash Sandinista !(Cass, Album, Unofficial) RC RC 3602 Unknown Sell This Version
490 The Clash Sandinista! Vol. 1(Cass, Unofficial) Poker Sound 490 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
491 The Clash Sandinista! Vol. 2(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Poker Sound 491 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
1252 The Clash Sandinista! Vol.1(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Piggymot Records 1252 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
1253 The Clash Sandinista! Vol.2(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Piggymot Records 1253 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
EAX 37037, ET 37038/37039 The Clash Sandinista!(2x8-Trk, Album, Club, RE) Epic, Epic, Columbia House EAX 37037, ET 37038/37039 US Unknown Sell This Version
CBS 463364 2 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album) CBS CBS 463364 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
E2K 37037 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album, Club, RE) Epic E2K 37037 US Unknown Sell This Version
E2K 37037 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album, RE) Epic E2K 37037 US Unknown Sell This Version
E2K 37037 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album, RE) Epic E2K 37037 US Unknown Sell This Version
CBS 463364 2, 463364 2 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album, RE) CBS, Columbia CBS 463364 2, 463364 2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
463364 2, CBS 463364 2 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album, RE) CBS/Sony, CBS/Sony 463364 2, CBS 463364 2 Spain Unknown Sell This Version
ESCA 5268~9 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album, RE) Epic ESCA 5268~9 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
463364 2 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album, RE) Columbia 463364 2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
COL 463364 2, 463364 2 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album, RE, RP) Columbia, Columbia COL 463364 2, 463364 2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
463364 2, 01-463364-10 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album, RM) Epic, Epic 463364 2, 01-463364-10 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
463364 4 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCass, Album) CBS 463364 4 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ETX 37037, ET 37039 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCass, Album, RE) Epic, Epic ETX 37037, ET 37039 US Unknown Sell This Version
ETX-37037 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCass, Album, RE) Epic ETX-37037 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
463364 4 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCass, M/Print, RE) CBS 463364 4 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
E3X 37037 FSLN 1 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album, RE) Epic E3X 37037 FSLN 1 US Unknown Sell This Version
CBS 66363 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album, RE) CBS CBS 66363 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
144451/3, 144451/2/3 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album, RE) Epic, Epic 144451/3, 144451/2/3 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
FSLN 1 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album, Unofficial, Red) CBS (2) FSLN 1 Unknown Sell This Version
P-340 The Clash Sandinista!(Cass, Album, Unofficial, abr) Contessa P-340 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
CBS S 66363 The Clash Sandinista!(LP, Album, W/Lbl) CBS CBS S 66363 Unknown Sell This Version

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Subversivesubculture

Subversivesubculture

November 4, 2018
referencing Sandinista!, 3xLP, Album, FSLN 1
If anybody has an old copy (IN ANY CONDITION) -FOR CHEAP- with the insert poster in GOOD condition, let me know. I'll buy it. Don't care what condition vinyl or sleeve is in, I need the insert to go with an original US pressing i have that is a gorgeous copy. I'm just missing the insert. Thanks!
zedmano

zedmano

August 22, 2018
referencing Sandinista!, 3xLP, Album, FSLN 1
This album stands the test of time listening to it almost 40 years later and having bought it at the time of release and not loving it today it's one of my favourite albums of all time up there with the White album and a segway to Big Audio D....
zbarbera

zbarbera

June 30, 2018
referencing Sandinista!, 3xLP, Album, FSLN 1

I think people overrate this album because of reputation. I think there was a lot thrown on here without much thought. There is some amazing music but too much chafe, they could have tightened this up and made a much better single or double album. Still obviously worth having if you come across it.
apa77

apa77

April 4, 2018
edited 8 months ago
referencing Sandinista!, 3xLP, Album, RE, 463364 1, 66363
This ‘nice price’ re edition has the same matrix as the Europe 1980 entry.
whitefang

whitefang

January 25, 2018
referencing Sandinista!, 3xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 88985435071
Does anybody know how this new copy sounds? :-) Thank you!
pescenaufrago

pescenaufrago

November 16, 2016
referencing Sandinista!, 3xLP, Album, FSLN 1

My printed in england copy as CB203 as distribution code and the Clash Sandinista sticker
voikarl

voikarl

February 25, 2016
referencing Sandinista!, 3xLP, Album, FSLN 1
Also existing 2 versions edited by Epic for North American radios as promo in 1980 : Sandinista Now! for USA & Sandinista Sampler for Canada. Both are 1xLP only out on Vinyls of course.
Texasbear

Texasbear

August 26, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Sandinista!, 3xLP, Album, Unofficial, Red, FSLN 1

I noticed this finally showed up here on Discogs. Does anyone who owns this have any idea how many of this version are in existence ? Bought from a popular auction site. Thought something was up with the cover as what should be a sticker is printed into the photo. Sealed when purchased, but came with generic inners. Also I have listened to this and it sounds fine to me and I am pretty picky about sound. Are any of the other owners having sound quality issues? I plan to get the authentic version anyway. Just bought this due to its uniqueness. The red vinyl.

Just curious, how do you counterfeit a vinyl pressing? Did someone do this at a recording company on spare time, or are there pressing companies that deliberately make these? I would think that a lot of time would go into making several counterfeit copies of a vinyl pressing. CDs and Movies are quite easy to counterfeit, but it would take a lot of equipment and money to print these I would assume.
CAPTAINCOBBLER

CAPTAINCOBBLER

June 30, 2012
referencing Sandinista!, 3xLP, Album, FSLN 1
UK cover should also have a small The Clash Sandinista Sticker