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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London Calling (2012 Mix)
1
3:19
 
Safe European Home
2
3:49
 
Know Your Rights
3
3:40
 
(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais
4
4:00
 
Janie Jones
5
2:05
 
The Guns of Brixton
6
3:09
 
Train In Vain (Stand by Me)
7
3:09
 
Bankrobber
8
4:34
 
Wrong 'Em Boyo
9
3:10
 
The Magnificent Seven
10
5:32
 
Police On My Back
11
3:15
 
Rock the Casbah (Bob Clearmountain Mix)
12
3:42
 
Career Opportunities
13
1:53
 
Police and Thieves
14
5:59
 
Somebody Got Murdered
15
3:34
 
Brand New Cadillac
16
2:08
 
Clampdown
17
3:48
 
Ghetto Defendant
18
4:42
 
Armagideon Time
19
3:51
 
Stay Free
20
3:38
 
I Fought the Law
21
2:43
 
Straight to Hell
22
5:29
 
Should I Stay or Should I Go
23
3:08
 
Garageland
24
3:14
 
White Riot
25
2:13
 
Complete Control
26
3:12
 
Clash City Rockers
27
3:56
 
Tommy Gun
28
3:14
 
English Civil War
29
2:35
 
The Call Up
30
5:25
 
Hitsville U.K.
31
4:20
 
This Is Radio Clash
32
4:10
 
Tommy Gun
33
3:13
 
London Calling
34
3:14
 
Bankrobber
35
4:18
 
Clampdown (Live At the Lewisham Odeon)
36
4:31
 
Train In Vain (Live At the Lewisham Odeon)
37
3:47
 
The Call Up
38
5:04
 
Rock the Casbah
39
3:39
 
Radio Clash
40
4:05
 
Should I Stay or Should I Go (Live At Shea Stadium)
41
3:38
 
Career Opportunities (Live At Shea Stadium)
42
2:00
 

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