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.

Tracklist

The Magnificent Seven 5:25
Hitsville U.K. 4:17
Junco Partner 4:49
Ivan Meets G.I. Joe 3:12
The Leader 1:32
Something About England 3:40
Rebel Waltz 3:22
Look Here 2:42
The Crooked Beat 5:29
Somebody Got Murdered 3:27
One More Time 3:30
One More Dub 3:32
Lightning Strikes (Not Once But Twice) 4:48
Up In Heaven (Not Only Here) 4:25
Corner Soul 2:40
Lets Go Crazy 4:20
If Music Could Talk 4:33
The Sound Of Sinners 3:57
Police On My Back 3:14
Midnight Log 2:07
The Equaliser 5:45
The Call Up 5:15
Washington Bullets 3:48
Broadway 4:53
Blowing In The Guns Of Brixton 0:49
Lose This Skin 5:03
Charlie Don't Surf 4:52
Mensforth Hill 3:40
Junkie Slip 2:47
Kingston Advice 2:34
The Street Parade 3:24
Version City 4:01
Living In Fame 4:55
Silicone On Sapphire 4:27
Version Pardner 5:18
Career Opportunities 2:28
Shepherds Delight 3:22

Versions (109)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FSLN 1 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) CBS FSLN 1 UK 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
40-66363 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCass, Album) CBS 40-66363 Europe 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 Portugal 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
2ELPS 0031 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) Epic 2ELPS 0031 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
FSLN 1 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) CBS FSLN 1 UK 1980 Sell This Version
CBS 66363 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) CBS CBS 66363 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
S 66363 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) CBS S 66363 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
FSLN 1 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) CBS FSLN 1 UK 1980 Sell This Version
FSLN 1 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) CBS FSLN 1 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
CBS 66363, 66363 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) CBS, CBS CBS 66363, 66363 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
S 66363 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) CBS S 66363 Spain 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
FSLN 1 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) CBS FSLN 1 UK 1980 Sell This Version
66363 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) CBS 66363 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
FSLN 1 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) CBS FSLN 1 UK 1980 Sell This Version
E3X 37037, FSLN 1 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) Epic, Epic E3X 37037, FSLN 1 US 1980 Sell This Version
144451/2/3 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) Epic 144451/2/3 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
FSLN 1 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) CBS FSLN 1 Ireland 1980 Sell This Version
STCX 2614/5/6 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) Epic STCX 2614/5/6 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
LP3S-114 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album, Box) CBS LP3S-114 Mexico 1980 Sell This Version
FSLN 1, E3X 37037 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album, Pit) Epic, Epic FSLN 1, E3X 37037 US 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
40-66363 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCass, Album) CBS, CBS 40-66363 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0031 The Clash Sandinista!(2xLP, Album) CBS 2ELPS 0031 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
E3X 37037 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) Epic E3X 37037 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
3ELPS 0031, FSLN 1 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) Epic, CBS 3ELPS 0031, FSLN 1 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
CBS 66363 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) CBS 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 4633644/1, 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
463364 1, 66363 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album, RE) CBS, CBS 463364 1, 66363 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
CBS 463364 1 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album, RE) CBS CBS 463364 1 Spain 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, Ltd, 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, Dlx, Ltd, RE, RM) Epic 88725462122 US 2013 Sell This Version
88725462122 The Clash Sandinista!(3xCD, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, RM) Columbia 88725462122 UK & 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
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) Epic 88725462121 UK 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 US 2013 Sell This Version
88985435071 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Columbia, Sony Music, Legacy 88985435071 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
BR-342, BR-402 The Clash Sandinista !(3xLP, Album, Unofficial) High Stereo Light, High Stereo Light BR-342, BR-402 South Korea Unknown Sell This Version
RC 3602 The Clash Sandinista !(Cass, Album, Unofficial) RC RC 3602 Unknown Sell This Version
none The Clash Sandinista! Part 2(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) Crazy Rat none Russia 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
E2K 37037 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album) Epic E2K 37037 US Unknown Sell This Version
CBS 463364 2, 463364 2 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album) CBS, CBS CBS 463364 2, 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
463364 2 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album, RE) Columbia 463364 2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
ESCA 5268~9 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album, RE) Epic ESCA 5268~9 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
CBS 463364 2 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album, RE) CBS CBS 463364 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
E2K 37037 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album, RE) Epic E2K 37037 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
E2K 37037 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album, RE) Epic E2K 37037 US 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
CBS 463364 2, 463364 2 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album, RE) CBS, Columbia CBS 463364 2, 463364 2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
495348 2 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Arv) Columbia 495348 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
COL 463364 2, 463364 2 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album, RE, RP) Columbia, Columbia COL 463364 2, 463364 2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
E2K 37037 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCD, Album, RE, RP) Epic E2K 37037 US 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 The Clash Sandinista!(2xCass, Album, RE) Epic ETX-37037 Canada 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
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) Epic, Epic E3X 37037, FSLN 1 US 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
E3X 37037, FSLN 1 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album, RE) Epic, 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
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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strummerville64

strummerville64

April 26, 2021
referencing Sandinista!, 3xLP, Album, FSLN 1
Surprised at the love for this album. I find it a hard listen overall although it would have made an excellent single album. Can't beat the debut - GOAT!
plaffey

plaffey

April 24, 2021
referencing Sandinista!, 3xLP, Album, FSLN 1
A sprawling masterpiece , that the critics refuse to acknowledge ( because they can't box it in to a certain musical style ) . Up there with the White album , another sprawling masterpiece !
The_Hatter

The_Hatter

March 27, 2021
referencing Sandinista!, 3xLP, Album, FSLN 1

In 1980, The Clash named this 36-song album after Nicaraguan insurgents, experimented with disparate genres and sonic abstractions, and refused to edit themselves. Yet their punk spirit is alive throughout—from the organ-drenched gospel of “The Sound of Sinners” to the Dadaist noise collage “Silicone on Sapphire” to ambient dub blast “The Crooked Beat.” “Police on My Back” is straight-up punk-in-the-streets, and “Hitsville U.K.” is Euro-pop pretty. There’s even a jazz cover (Mose Allison’s “Look Here”). The album reveals a great band brave enough to fail, although they come out heroes.
alonelikeastone

alonelikeastone

March 17, 2021
referencing Sandinista!, 3xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 88725462121
ANOTHER HORRIBLE PRESSING BY UNIVERSAL. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PRESSING... THIS "AUDIOFILE PRESSING"
rikiheck

rikiheck

March 11, 2021
referencing Sandinista!, 3xLP, Album, FSLN 1
The copy I have of this has a sticker pasted over the catalog number on the spine, with "E3X 37037", which was the US catalog number. But it has "FSLN 1" on the back It also includes the "Armageddon Times" insert. The records themselves have "Made in England" at the bottom, as with this release.
strummerville64

strummerville64

February 23, 2021
referencing Sandinista!, 2xLP, Album, 2ELPS 0031
Anyone know why this is only a double and not the 36 track? Much better this way
bmeagan

bmeagan

December 29, 2020
referencing Sandinista!, 3xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 88985435071
Great pressing. Clean vinyl. Dynamic sound. A definite buy. Got mine for 16 euro. It is worth a lot more. Have 3 of these "we are vinyl" Clash pressings. They did a great job re-pressing them.
TimBucknall

TimBucknall

October 20, 2020
referencing Sandinista!, 3xLP, Album, FSLN 1
Summary of Information in Kris Needs' Sandinista! article in Vive Le Rock Issue 076

Shepherds Delight recorded Pluto Studios, Manchester, February 1980

Junco Partner recorded Channel One Studios, Jamaica March 1980

Police On My Back, recorded Power Station, NY March 1980 (bass overdubbed by Paul later at Wessex)

Lose This Skin recorded Electric Ladyland , NY April 1980
The Call Up recorded Electric Ladyland , NY April 1980
Charlie Don't Surf recorded Electric Ladyland , NY April 1980
Magnificent 7 recorded Electric Ladyland , NY April 1980
Lightning Strikes recorded Electric Ladyland , NY April 1980
If Music Could Talk recorded Electric Ladyland , NY April 1980
Broadway recorded Electric Ladyland , NY April 1980
Corner Soul recorded Electric Ladyland , NY April 1980
One More Time recorded Electric Ladyland , NY April 1980

The Equaliser recorded Wessex Studios, London, UK August 1980
Rebel Waltz recorded Wessex Studios, London, UK August 1980
Something About England recorded Wessex Studios, London, UK August 1980
Someone Got Murdered recorded Wessex Studios, London, UK August 1980
Up In Heaven recorded Wessex Studios, London, UK August 1980
Lets Go Crazy recorded Wessex Studios, London, UK August 1980
Street Parade recorded Wessex Studios, London, UK August 1980
Hitsville UK recorded Wessex Studios, London, UK August 1980
Look Here recorded Wessex Studios, London, UK August 1980
The Leader recorded Wessex Studios, London, UK August 1980
Midnight Log recorded Wessex Studios, London, UK August 1980
The Crooked Beat recorded Wessex Studios, London, UK August 1980
The Sound Of Sinners recorded Wessex Studios, London, UK August 1980
Career Opportunies recorded Wessex Studios, London, UK August 1980

Guest Musicians
Ivan Julian, Guitar on The Call Up
Ansell Collins, Spoken Word on Lets Go Crazy
BarryBev

BarryBev

October 3, 2020
referencing Sandinista!, 3xLP, Album, FSLN 1

I've got unknown / copyright control credits with the following matrix runouts:

FSLN 1 A5 /\
FSLN-1 B2 timtom-cbs /\
FSLN-1 C2 D
FSLN-1-D4 /\
FSLN-1-E-3
FSLN-1 F2
TimBucknall

TimBucknall

September 10, 2020
referencing Sandinista!, 2xCD, Album, 42・8P-5061~2

remove link to artist https://www.discogs.com/artist/1338394-Battersea
the Battersea on Sandinista! is Topper's Dog!