The Clash’s London Calling 40th Anniversary release announced

When The Clash’s third studio album London Calling was released in the winter of 1979, it was clear that the band had made an instant classic, an era-defining masterpiece that stands as one of rock’s all-time greatest albums. The album is a hugely compelling melting pot of musical styles, driven by a passion for action and a fierce desire for social justice, with lyrics which remain completely relevant.

There will be a vinyl & CD reissue.

The heavy weight vinyl edition has a special clear slip case printed with Ray Lowry’s artwork, which can be removed to reveal the Pennie Smith photo below.

Just like the vinyl version, this edition has a special clear slip case printed with Ray Lowry’s artwork, which can be removed to reveal the Pennie Smith photo below.

To help celebrate the anniversary, The Museum Of London will mark the occasion with an exhibition about the band.

The museum says that its Clash exhibition, due to open on 15 Nov, will feature draft lyrics, stage clothes, photos and films, with the aim of providing a “new insight into their recording process and the making of ‘London Calling’”.

Sony Music will also release a special edition of the album to coincide with the exhibition, which will come with a 120 page book full of hand-written lyrics, notes, photos and previously unseen material from the period when the legendary record was made.

For more details about the exhibition, please see The Museum Of London’s website.

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    on January 27, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    THE CLASH White Riot - Punk Art sleeve (2018 UK limited edition vinyl 7" from London artist Mal-One featuring his 'Never Mind The Punk 45' track in an exclusive Clash decollage picture sleeve using original artwork images and ephemera of the band. The Giclee printed cover on 315gsm Heritage paper is one of a collection of original punk debut 45 releases reworked into an exclusive limited edition of just 20 hand-numbered copies per release (the lowest number in stock at the time of order will be sent), each signed by the artist MAL-ONE. Released in conjunction with RSD 18 and MAL-ONE's own art exhibition and using the artists personal punk collection, this vinyl 7" and sleeve creates something new and collectable from something old and special) *Also available as a limited edition 22.5" X 22.5" Giclee print on 315gsm Heritage paper*

  • The Clash - London Calling - UK - 3-disc CD/DVD Set - £24.99, $30.49, €27.74 (New Item) (arrived 09-Jan-2020 12:08)
    on January 27, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    THE CLASH London Calling (2004 UK 25th Anniversary Edition Triple Disc [2-CD/1-DVD] set comprising the original 19-track album & Bonus 'Vanilla Tapes' disc featuring twenty-one previously unheard demos found in Mick Jones' lock-up, along with a Bonus DVD with 45-minute documentary featuring 'discovered' recording studio and previously unused live performance footage, interviews with Mick, Paul, Topper & Joe along with Kosmo Vinyl telling his side of the story. Housedin a deluxe fold-out digipak picture sleeve with fold-out lyric insert and 36-page colour booklet including previously unseen photographs taken by legendary photogapher Pennie Smith, plus hype-stickered PVC outer slipcase with complete tracklisting printed on reverse)

  • The Clash - London Calling - Green sleeve - EX - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $18.30, €16.65 (New Item) (arrived 04-Jan-2020 14:34)
    on January 27, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    THE CLASH London Calling (1979 UK 7" vinyl single, also including the band's celebrated version of the Willie Williams reggae classic Armagideon Time, green picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some light edge scuffing and ringwear, whilst the vinyl has just the odd minor scuff to indicate play CBS8087)

  • The Clash - The Cost Of Living EP - EX - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $18.30, €16.65 (New Item) (arrived 04-Jan-2020 14:30)
    on January 27, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    THE CLASH The Cost Of Living EP (1979 UK 4-track 7" vinyl EP, including I Fought The Law, Groovy Times, Capitol Radio & Gates Of The West, housed in a gatefold picture sleeve with internal pocket & picture inner. There is a little cellotape residue at the top edge of the sleeve and some light edgewear, but the vinyl looks barely played)

  • The Clash - Vive Le Rock - UK - magazine - £9.99, $12.19, €11.09 (New Item) (arrived 30-Dec-2019 11:09)
    on January 27, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    THE CLASH Vive Le Rock (2019 UK Issue No. 66 16-page magazine featuring a 12-page article on the last days of The Clash. Kris Needs charts the implosion of The Clash and reveals the untold story of what they did next. Includes details of The Mescaleros, B.A.D., Havana 3 A.M. and Topper solo. With great photographs throughout and Clash front cover shot. Also includes articles on Gang Of Four, The Exploited, Redd Kross, Toy Dolls, Punk in the movies, Rebellion Festival Review and much more)

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