32 Songs, 1 Hour 56 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In celebration of the exhaustive Sound System box set, The Clash saw fit to also release this concise career overview. The compilation is sequenced from Joe Strummer's 24-song setlist for the Brixton Fairdeal show in 1982, plus eight additional essential Clash tracks. The deluxe edition adds videos and live concert footage of 10 songs—including "Clampdown" and "Train in Vain (Stand by Me)" live at the Lewisham Odeon and "Should I Stay or Should I Go" and "Career Opportunities" from the band's Shea Stadium concert. As an overview, it includes the hits ("Train in Vain," "This Is Radio Clash," "Rock the Casbah" in its Bob Clearmountain mix, and "Should I Stay Or Should I Go"), plus core essentials ("Safe European Home," "Know Your Rights," "Janie Jones," "Stay Free"). Though each of The Clash's albums deserves to be heard in context, it's impossible to argue with a collection that summarizes the U.K. punk uprising of 1977 and the stylistic chances that the group took until Joe Strummer and Mick Jones went their separate ways.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

In celebration of the exhaustive Sound System box set, The Clash saw fit to also release this concise career overview. The compilation is sequenced from Joe Strummer's 24-song setlist for the Brixton Fairdeal show in 1982, plus eight additional essential Clash tracks. The deluxe edition adds videos and live concert footage of 10 songs—including "Clampdown" and "Train in Vain (Stand by Me)" live at the Lewisham Odeon and "Should I Stay or Should I Go" and "Career Opportunities" from the band's Shea Stadium concert. As an overview, it includes the hits ("Train in Vain," "This Is Radio Clash," "Rock the Casbah" in its Bob Clearmountain mix, and "Should I Stay Or Should I Go"), plus core essentials ("Safe European Home," "Know Your Rights," "Janie Jones," "Stay Free"). Though each of The Clash's albums deserves to be heard in context, it's impossible to argue with a collection that summarizes the U.K. punk uprising of 1977 and the stylistic chances that the group took until Joe Strummer and Mick Jones went their separate ways.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Stonerbeachbum65 ,

A Decent Collection From The Clash But Not The Best.

This latest collection of Clash material is pretty decent but they left off "Capital Radio" which is on 2-cd set "The Story Of The Clash". A great song and it should have been on here. The remaining songs here can be found on "The Essential Clash".

TheMartinator ,

I'm a big fan of The Clash!

If you're a big of The Clash like I am, you won't get enough of this album if you listen to it! Rock the Casbah, Train in Vain, Should I Stay or Should I Go, Bankrobber, and other great songs are all on this album, and I dig those songs, too! I'm a big fan of The Clash, and their music never gets old!

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