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The ClashLondon Calling

Label:CBS – CBS CLASH 3, CBS – S CBS CLASH 3
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Punk, New Wave

Tracklist

A1London Calling3:17
A2Brand New Cadillac
Written-ByV. Taylor*
2:05
A3Jimmy Jazz3:51
A4Hateful2:42
A5Rudie Can't Fail3:25
B1Spanish Bombs3:17
B2The Right Profile3:50
B3Lost In The Supermarket3:43
B4Clampdown3:45
B5The Guns Of Brixton
Written-ByPaul Simonon
3:08
C1Wrong 'Em Boyo
Written-ByC. Alphanso*
3:08
C2Death Or Glory3:52
C3Koka Kola1:44
C4The Card Cheat3:44
D1Lover's Rock3:59
D2Four Horsemen2:55
D3I'm Not Down3:03
D4Revolution Rock
Written ByJ. Edwards/D. Ray
Written-ByD. Ray*, J. Edwards*
5:29
D5Train In Vain3:02
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Credits

Notes

Recorded at Wessex Studios, Winter 79.

Some retail copies were sent out as promos and have a gold promo stamp at sleeve rear.

"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).

Photos:
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 were timed by watch.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: LC 0149
  • Price Code: CB 232
  • Other (In a circle, top right on back cover): 61
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): S CBS CL 1/2 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): S CBS CL 1/2 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side C): S CBS CL 3/4 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side D): S CBS CL 3/4 B
  • 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"
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, except C, D stamped, var 5): CL 1-2-A1 CBS-S-CLASH-3A C timtom D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched, except D stamped, var 5): CL-1-2-B1 CBS-S-CLASH-3B D timtom
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, etched, except C, D stamped, var 5): CL-3-4-A2 CBS-S-CLASH-3-C-2 C timtom D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side d, etched, except D stamped, var 5): CL-3-4-B2 CBS-S-CLASH-3-D2 D TRACK 5 IS "TRAIN IN VAIN"
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 6): CL 1-2-A1 CBS-S-CLASH-3A timtom F
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 6): CL-1-2-B2 CBS-S-CLASH-3-B2 ty-cbs A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, variant 6): CL-3-4-A3 CBS-S-CLASH-C3 P TimTom-CBS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, variant 6): CL-3-4-B3 CBS-S-CLASH-D3 V TRACK 5 IS "TRAIN IN VAIN" ty-cbs E
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 7): CL 1-2-A1 CBS-S-CLASH-3A P 0 timtom
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 7): CL 1-2-B1 CBS-S-CLASH-3B timtom D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, variant 7): CL-3-4-A3 CBS-S-CLASH-C3 TimTom CBS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, variant 7): CL-3-4-B2 CBS-S-CLASH-D2 TRACK 5 IS "TRAIN IN VAIN"
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 8): CL-1-2-A1 CBS-S-CLASH-3A TimTom
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 8): CL-1-2-B-3 CBS-S-CLASH-3-B-3 ty-cbs
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, variant 8): CL-3-4-A-2 CBS-S-CLASH-3-C-2 TimTom
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, variant 8): CL-3-4-B-2 CBS-S-CLASH-3-D-2 ty TRACK 5 IS "TRAIN IN VAIN"
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 9): CL-1-2-A1 CBS-S-CLASH-3A 1 TimTom C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 9): CL-1-2-B1 CBS-S-CLASH-3B-3 C TimTom
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, variant 9): CL-3-4-A-2 CBS-S-CLASH 3-C-2 TimTom C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, variant 9): CL-3-4-B-2 CBS-S-CLASH-3-D-2 1 3 ty C TRACK 5 IS "TRAIN IN VAIN"

Other Versions (5 of 284)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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London Calling (2×LP, Album, Stereo)CBS, CBS, CBS, CBS88478, CLASH 3, CBS 88478, S CBS Clash 3Europe1979
New Submission
London Calling (Cassette, Album)CBS, CBSCBS CLASH 40-3, CLASH 40-3UK & Europe1979
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London Calling (2×LP, Album, Stereo)CBS, CBSCLASH 3, CBS 88478Greece1979
Recently Edited
London Calling (2×LP, Album, Gatefold)Epic35・3P-175~6Japan1979
Recently Edited
London Calling (Cassette, Album)CBS, CBS40-88478, Clash 3Europe1979

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Reviews

  • TerryBarke's avatar
    TerryBarke
    Great album, but I have a little skip at the beginning of " Spanish Bombs ",
    I have listened to a few copies of this album, and cannot seem to find a copy without the small skip
    Has anyone else had this problem.
    • peachtreebumblebee's avatar
      Has anyone else compared the first UK pressing to a U.S. promo? I know this is supposed to be the one, but I prefer the U.S. copy.
      • FelipeChapulaS's avatar
        Unpopular take: I REALLY REALLY REALLY don’t like London Calling (the song). The rest of the album, I mean, cmon… It’s gold.
        • Riverman13's avatar
          Riverman13
          Unbelievable quality of songwriting, recording and pressing. A perfect storm to produce the perfect album.
          • VU_Meters's avatar
            VU_Meters
            Timtom strikes again, hands down the best pressing of this classic album
            • blandexpanse's avatar
              blandexpanse
              Edited one year ago
              In my eyes, London Calling is a perfect album, which is why I was willing to shell out for a UK 1st press. I received my copy yesterday (mine has the gold promo stamp) and immediately took it for a spin. I must say - this pressing is absolutely incredible! I also have an OG Canadian pressing, which also sounds good, but this blows it away - I'm hearing details in these tracks that are literally brand new to my ears. I've had a copy of this record in constant regular rotation (in one form or another, starting with a dubbed cassette) over the last 30 years and I'm hearing it the way it was meant to sound for the very first time tonight. I'm very happy. This is why I collect vinyl.
              • dazyardley's avatar
                dazyardley
                This is easily one of the best sounding records I own. Perfect.
                • AppleBlossome88's avatar
                  Ha ! This is just ridiculously good.
                  Stunning pressing ! Never thought Clash can sound so gorgeous.
                  Wrong 'Em Boyo made me put my volume on 75% maximum for the first time after LZ Kashmir last year.
                  • AndyPotter's avatar
                    AndyPotter
                    I have a copy with the following runouts but cant match up to any of the variants after many hours trawling through.
                    Side A runout CL 1 2 A3 CBS S CLASH 3 A3 ty cbs
                    Side B runout CL 1 2 B3 CBS S CLASH 3 B3 ty cbs
                    Side C runout CL 3 4 A3 CBS S CLASH C3 timtom cbs
                    Side D runout CL 3 4 B2 CBS S CLASH 3 D2 track 5 is "Train in vain"
                    Any help in identifying this variant would be greatly appreciated, thank you
                    • jinglesjangles's avatar
                      I have a copy EPIC E2 36328 version, US 1980 I think. For some reason the horns on Revolution Rock sound really flat and quiet. Anyone else have a similar issue?

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