The Clash announce "Sound System"!


Tuesday 21st May 2013

With news that will undoubtedly excite fans and have them smashing up their their piggy banks faster than Paul Simonon can smash up a Fender bass, The Clash have announced the September release of "Sound System", an extensive boxset of their recorded output - and more!

Watch the teaser trailer here:

Featuring all of their albums and a multitude of extra material, including films shot by non other than Don Letts, the boxset is to be released 9th September.

More news can be found at but for those who want to know the finer detail here and now - the mammoth listing of content follows:

"Sound System" Contents:

1. ‘The Clash’
2. ‘Give Em Enough Rope’
3. ‘London Calling’ (double album)
4. ‘Sandinista’ (triple album)
5. ‘Combat Rock’
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 and an exclusive photo poster.

"Sound System" CDs Track Listing:

Disc One:
1. White Riot (Single version)
2. 1977 (B-side)
3. Listen (Capital Radio EP) / Interviews (Capital Radio EP)
4. Capital Radio (Capital Radio EP)
5. London’s Burning (Live B-side Remote Control)
6. Complete Control (Single version)
7. City Of The Dead (B-side)
8. Clash City Rockers (Original single version)
9. Jail Guitar Doors (B-side) 
10. White Man In Hammersmith Palais (A-side)
11. The Prisoner (B-side)
12. 1-2 Crush On You (B-side Tommy Gun)
13. Time Is Tight (Black Market Clash)
14. Pressure Drop (B-side English Civil War) 
15. I Fought The Law (Cost Of Living EP)
16. Groovy Times (Cost Of Living EP)
17. Gates Of The West (Cost Of Living EP)                  
18. Capital Radio (Cost Of Living EP)
19. Armagideon Time
20. Bank Robber (A-side)    
21.  Rockers Galore On A UK Tour (B-side)

Disc Two:
1. Magnificent Dance (12”) 5:36 (available on Singles box set)
2. Midnight To Stevens (Outtake)
3. Radio One (B-side Hitsville UK)
4. Stop The World (B-side The Call Up)
5. The Cool Out (US 12” B-side of The Call Up)
6. This Is Radio Clash (A-side)
7. This Is Radio Clash (B-side 7” – different lyrics)
8. First Night Back In London (B-side Know Your Rights)
9. Rock The Casbah (Bob Clearmountain 12” mix) – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
10. Long Time Jerk (B-side Rock The Casbah)
11. The Beautiful People Are Ugly Too (Outtake) – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
12. Idle In Kangaroo Court (Outtake listed as Kill Time) – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
13. Ghetto Defendant (Extended version - unedited) – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
14. Cool Confusion (B-side Should I Stay Or Should I Go 7”)
15. Sean Flynn (Extended ‘Marcus Music’ version) – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
16. Straight To Hell (Extended unedited version from Clash On Broadway) – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
Disc Three:

Extracts from The Clash’s first ever recording session at Beaconsfield Film School 1976. Recorded by Julien Temple
1. I’m So Bored With The USA 
3. White Riot 

Polydor Demos - The Clash’s second recording session November 1976
Produced by Guy Stevens
5.  Janie Jones
6. Career Opportunities
8. 1977 – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED                           
9. White Riot – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED               

Live at The Lyceum, London 28th December 1978
10. City Of The Dead        
12. English Civil War       
13. Stay Free  – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED              
14. Cheapstakes – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED        
15. I Fought The Law       

Bonus DVD:

Julien Temple Archive

White Riot Interview

Promo and interviews with Tony Parsons
White Riot
London’s Burning

Sussex University 1977
Career Opportunities 1:42 – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
Remote Control 2:73  – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

Don Letts Super 8 Medley
White Riot
Janie Jones
City of the Dead
Clash City Rockers
White Man in Hammersmith Palais

Clash On Broadway
London Calling
This Is Radio Clash
The Magnificent Seven
Guns Of Brixton
Safe European Home

Promo Videos
Tommy Gun
London Calling
Clampdown (Live)
Train In Vain (Live)
The Call Up
Rock The Casbah
Should I Stay Or Should I Go (Live at Shea Stadium)
Career Opportunities (Live at Shea Stadium)

Photo: © Adrian Boot


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