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|The Clash||Primary Artist|
|Joe Strummer||Rhythm Guitar, Vocals|
|Topper Headon||Percussion, Drums|
|Mick Jones||Guitar, Piano, Vocals|
|Paul Simonon||Bass, Vocals|
|Barry "Baker Glare" Auguste||Human Whistle|
|Joe Strummer||Composer, Liner Notes, Concept|
|Jerry Green||Producer, Engineer|
|Mick Jones||Composer, Producer, Liner Notes|
|Pennie Smith||Still Pictures|
|Ray Lowry||Illustrations, Original Sleeve Design|
|Tricia Ronane||Executive Producer|
|Pat Gilbert||Liner Notes|
Posted October 1, 2010
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I know Rolling Stone magazine said this album is the eighth greatest of all time, but I disagree. This is the greatest album of all time. The combination of Joe Strummer's powerful political lyrics and the spectacular song writing of Mick Jones makes this album a masterpiece. This album, although considered a punk rock album, combines a wide range of genres. Each member of the band brought their own favorites into their music whether it be Paul Simonon's love for reggae, Mick's fascination with the emerging rap scene in the states, Joe's love for blues, or soul which was a favorite of Topper Headon's. My favorites on this album are "London Calling", "Guns of Brixton", and "Train in Vain".
The second disk in this set contains music from The Vanilla Tapes. These rehearsal versions of songs are very fun to listen to. There are also five previously unreleased songs on this disk. This disk alone could easily be sold for the same amount as this entire three disk set.
The third disk in this set is just as good as the regular album. This is a DVD that contains an awesome thirty minute documentary on the making of the album. The documentary has interviews with Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, and Topper Headon as well as The Clash's engineer Bill Price and their PR rep Cosmo Vinyl. This DVD also has about 15 minutes of footage of the Clash in their studio as well as live performances of "Train In Vain", "Clampdown", and the "London Calling" music video.
Posted October 1, 2010
The Great London Calling CD (sounding better than ever) along with a Great sessions CD that is extremely enjoyable by itself and then you get a powerful DVD with videos and a half hour documentary about the album. All this for less money than the original double LP's cost. What are you waiting for? Pick this up before it disappears!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 29, 2012
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