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The Singles [Box Set]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Producing box sets of CD replicas of original 7" singles is a bit tricky: as 2006 sets by Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson prove, it's all too easy to sacrifice either completeness or historical accuracy for the sake of a set that's easy to package and sell. Elvis and Jacko both are cursed with extraordinarily large catalogs, however; even when they're limited by number one singles, as they are on Elvis' set, or by singles that were accompanied by videos, as they are on Jackson's Visionary, there are still notable omissions, and that's not even taking into account that Jackson's set was missing original B-sides. Why all this talk about Elvis Presley and Michael...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Producing box sets of CD replicas of original 7" singles is a bit tricky: as 2006 sets by Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson prove, it's all too easy to sacrifice either completeness or historical accuracy for the sake of a set that's easy to package and sell. Elvis and Jacko both are cursed with extraordinarily large catalogs, however; even when they're limited by number one singles, as they are on Elvis' set, or by singles that were accompanied by videos, as they are on Jackson's Visionary, there are still notable omissions, and that's not even taking into account that Jackson's set was missing original B-sides. Why all this talk about Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson in a Clash review? Because box sets containing nothing but CD replicas of original singles are such a curious, collector-driven breed that only mega superstar acts like Elvis and Jackson have them in their discographies, and there needs to be some kind of yardstick to measure the Clash's CD singles set by. Because this set -- appropriately and simply called The Singles -- succeeds where most other sets of this nature fail: it is historically accurate and complete, containing replicas of all the Clash's singles, including B-sides from both 7" and 12" singles, all added to the appropriate singles. It not only has all the commercially released singles, but also the legendary Capitol Radio EP, which was given away with the NME in 1977. It is lavishly and intelligently produced, from its re-creations of the original artwork including labels to its booklet, containing testimonials from famous Clash fans including Mike D, Shane MacGowan, John Squire, Nick Hornby, Carl Barat, Tim Burgess, Steve Jones, Damon Albarn, Ian Brown, Danny Boyle, Bobby Gillespie, Bernard Sumner, and Pete Townshend. This all makes for an enticing package, ideal for nostalgists who either lived through the Clash's reign as the only band that mattered or those who wish they did, but this also serves a purpose for collectors since it contains a handful of songs that never appeared on CD before, including the This Is Radio Clash and This Is England EPs and several mixes of "The Magnificent Seven." These rarities are, of course, primarily of interest to Clash collectors, but that's who this set is for and that's who this set will satisfy. Not every Clash fan will need this -- after all, as fun as it is to listen to all the original singles in a row, it's a bit of a chore to work through a 19-disc set of CDs that range from two tracks to seven tracks -- but those who want to take this nostalgia trip will find The Singles hard to resist.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/14/2006
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 828768762820
  • Catalog Number: 87628
  • Sales rank: 258,098

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 White Riot (0:19)
  2. 2 1977 (1:40)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Listen (0:27)
  2. 2 Interview with the Clash on the Circle Line, Pt. 1 (8:51)
  3. 3 Interview with the Clash on the Circle Line, Pt. 2 (3:10)
  4. 4 Capital Radio One (2:07)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Remote Control (3:02)
  2. 2 London's Burning (2:12)
  3. 3 London's Burning (2:10)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Complete Control (0:53)
  2. 2 City of the Dead (2:22)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Clash City Rockers (0:47)
  2. 2 Jail Guitar Doors (3:03)
Disc 6
  1. 1 (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais (1:02)
  2. 2 The Prisoner (2:59)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Tommy Gun (0:19)
  2. 2 1-2 Crush on You (2:59)
Disc 8
  1. 1 English Civil War (Johnny Comes Marching Home) (2:38)
  2. 2 Pressure Drop (3:25)
Disc 9
  1. 1 I Fought the Law (2:42)
  2. 2 Groovy Times (3:31)
  3. 3 Gates of the West (3:27)
  4. 4 Capital Radio Two (3:19)
Disc 10
  1. 1 London Calling (3:21)
  2. 2 Armagideon Time (3:51)
  3. 3 Justice Tonight (4:08)
  4. 4 Kick It Over (4:47)
  5. 5 Clampdown (3:51)
  6. 6 The Card Cheat (3:51)
  7. 7 Lost in the Supermarket (3:46)
Disc 11
  1. 1 Bankrobber (4:36)
  2. 2 Rockers Galore...UK Tour (4:42)
  3. 3 Rudie Can't Fail (3:29)
  4. 4 Train in Vain (3:09)
Disc 12
  1. 1 The Call Up (2:54)
  2. 2 Stop the World (2:32)
Disc 13
  1. 1 Hitsville UK (4:23)
  2. 2 Radio One (6:20)
  3. 3 Police on My Back (3:19)
  4. 4 Somebody Got Murdered (3:33)
Disc 14
  1. 1 The Magnificent Seven (3:39)
  2. 2 The Magnificent Dance (3:37)
  3. 3 Lightning Strikes (Not Once But Twice) (4:52)
  4. 4 One More Time (3:31)
  5. 5 One More Dub (3:36)
  6. 6 The Cool Out (3:55)
  7. 7 The Magnificent Seven (4:29)
  8. 8 The Magnificent Dance (5:36)
Disc 15
  1. 1 This Is Radio Clash (4:12)
  2. 2 This Is Radio Clash (4:12)
  3. 3 Outside Broadcast (7:23)
  4. 4 Radio 5 (3:38)
Disc 16
  1. 1 Know Your Rights (0:43)
  2. 2 First Night Back in London (2:59)
Disc 17
  1. 1 Rock the Casbah (3:43)
  2. 2 Long Time Jerk (5:10)
  3. 3 Mustapha Dance (4:28)
  4. 4 Red Angel Dragnet (3:47)
  5. 5 Overpowered by Funk (4:53)
Disc 18
  1. 1 Should I Stay or Should I Go (3:09)
  2. 2 Straight to Hell (3:53)
  3. 3 Inoculated City (2:43)
  4. 4 Cool Confusion (3:14)
Disc 19
  1. 1 This Is England (3:37)
  2. 2 Do It Now (3:07)
  3. 3 Sex Mad Roar (2:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Clash Primary Artist
Joe Strummer Piano, Vocals
Dennis Ferrante High Tenor Vocal
Topper Headon Percussion, Drums
Mick Jones Guitar, Vocals
Bill Price Egg Shaker
Paul Simonon Bass
Nicky "Topper" Headon Drums
Bob Jones Harmonica
Technical Credits
The Clash Composer
Steve Jones Liner Notes
Joe Strummer Arranger, Composer
Pete Townshend Liner Notes
Sonny Curtis Composer
Sharleen Spiteri Liner Notes
Damon Albarn Author
Tim Burgess Liner Notes
Mike D Liner Notes
Bobby Gillespie Liner Notes
Jim Goodwin Liner Notes
Toots Hibbert Composer
Mick Jones Arranger, Composer, Producer, Remixing
Shane MacGowan Liner Notes
Sandy Pearlman Producer
Lee "Scratch" Perry Producer
Bill Price Producer, Engineer
Paul Simonon Composer, Photo Tinting
Guy Stevens Producer
Jose Unidos Producer
Bernard Sumner Liner Notes
Ian Brown Liner Notes
John Squire Liner Notes
Tony Parsons Liner Notes, Interviewer
Anthony Roman Liner Notes
Chris Shiflett Author
Pepe Undios Remixing
Danny Boyle Liner Notes
Traditional Composer
Tricia Ronane Executive Producer
Carl Barat Liner Notes
Richard Archer Liner Notes
Bernard Rhodes Liner Notes
Irvine Welsh Liner Notes
John Halas Director
Nick Hornby Liner Notes
Left Hand Luke Cover Art
Stuart Peace Liner Notes
Rocking Russian Cover Design
Keith Williams Composer
Jerry Green Engineer
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