CLASH HIT BACK!
Recorded WORKS BOXSET
Out 9th SEPTEMBER
COLLECTED FOR THE FIRST TIME,
ALL of THE CLASH’S SEMINAL STUDIO ALBUMS REMASTERED,
3 CD DEMOS, NON-ALBUM SINGLES, RARITIES & B-SIDES,
DVD OF ALL VIDEOS WITH UNSEEN FOOTAGE by JULIEN TEMPLE & DON LETTS,
ORIGINAL & NEWLY COMMISSIONED CLASH FANZINES
EXCLUSIVE POSTER, DOG TAGS, STICKERS, BADGES AND MORE
THE CLASH HITS BACK
A 2-DISC selection OF THE very BEST (Available on CD/LP/Digital)
THE CLASH 5 STUDIO-ALBUM SET (available on CD/LP/DIGITAL)
‘The clash’, ‘Give ‘em enough rope’, ‘London calling’, ‘Sandinista!’ & ‘combat rock’ – re-mastered with original packaging restored
WATCH THE BAND ANNOUNCE HERE IN ‘THE CUT OUT SHOW’ (CREATED BY THE CLASH):
WATCH THE TRAILER HERE:
Sony Music releases The Clash Sound System – the band’s re-mastered recorded works collected together for the first time – on 9th September. Contained within classic boombox packaging designed by Paul Simonon, the boxset contains the band’s 5 seminal studio albums in their original 8-disc format, newly remastered by The Clash, a further 3 discs featuring demos, non-album singles, rarities and B-sides, a DVD with previously unseen footage by both Don Letts and Julien Temple, original promo videos and live footage, an owner’s manual booklet, reprints of the band’s original ‘Armagideon Times’ fanzine as well as a brand new edition curated and designed by Paul Simonon and merchandise including dog tags, badges, stickers and an exclusive Clash poster.
Conceived and compiled by The Clash, ‘Sound System’ is a significant and unique collection of the complete recorded works by the 20th century’s most influential British band. Greatly enhanced by the careful remastering rendering the original recordings more vital and crisp, all contained in Paul Simonon’s iconic design, with a selection of bonus material, ‘Sound System’ is the most important and unique boxset to be released.
Prompted by demand for a complete collection, ‘Sound System’ is a powerful reminder of The Clash’s enduring legacy. It’s hard to think of a band before or since that have exerted such universal influence. The 70’s punk movement gave birth to some important bands, but none were more important than The Clash. Here were a band who pushed and broke musical boundaries, a band who fused musical experimentation with a socio-political conscience. From their eponymously-titled debut album in 1977, the band incorporated elements of reggae, rap, jazz, dance, rockabilly and ska in their music. Their passionate, political agenda continues to inspire new fans and musicians alike. Indeed, the issues The Clash tackled are as relevant today as they were in the late 70s/early 80s. Dubbed “the only band that matters” in their heyday, the same could be said almost 40 years later.
· All newly re-mastered by The Clash with award-winning engineer Tim Young
• Three CDs featuring rare tracks, demos, non-album singles and B-sides (track listing follows)
• DVD including unseen Julian Temple footage, early Super 8 film shot by Don Letts, all the band’s promo videos and previously unseen live footage (details below)
• Owner’s Manual booklet
• Folder containing reprints of ‘Armagideon Times 1 & 2 and Armagideon Times 3 (new edition of fanzine compiled and designed by Paul Simonon)
• Merchandise; dog tags, badges, stickers and a Future Is Unwritten note book designed by Harland Miller
• An exclusive photo poster
Polydor Demos – The Clash’s second recording session November 1976
6. Career Opportunities
9. White Riot – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
Julien Temple Archive – 6:20
White Riot Interview – 7:10
Promo and interviews with Tony Parsons
Sussex University 1977
Don Letts Super 8 Medley 11:40
Clash On Broadway – 19:50
The Clash – Hits Back
(2CD Best Of)
Released simultaneously, ‘The Clash Hits Back’ features 33 of the band’s iconic tracks, across a 2-CD set. The tracklisting is sequenced from the band’s legendary Brixton Fairdeal show in 1982.
Hits Back contains the best studio recordings of the full set, plus 8 additional iconic tracks, and will be available digitally and on CD. It comes with the original setlist, handwritten by Joe Strummer which he usually taped to the back of his Telecaster before each gig.
“Every show was different. Joe would spend a lot of time composing the running order, considering dynamics, emotional impact and the key the songs were in. This record is based on Joe’s set list from The Casbah Club UK Tour, Brixton Fairdeal, 10th July 1982”. Mick, Paul & Topper.