Best Books of the Month Shop Men's Shoes Learn more nav_sap_plcc_6M_fly_beacon Joe Bonamassa All-New Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote Beauty Videos Amazon Gift Card Offer jrscwrld jrscwrld jrscwrld  Amazon Echo Starting at $49.99 Kindle Voyage AutoRip in CDs & Vinyl Fall Arrivals in Amazon Outdoor Clothing STEM Toys & Games
Listen with
Join Amazon Prime now
You get unlimited access to over a million songs, curated playlists, and ad-free stations with Amazon Prime. Play album in Library Get the free Amazon Music app for iOS or Android to listen on the go.
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to (US).
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by
Gift-wrap available.
Sandinista! has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Missing shrink-wrap, activation codes for bonus online content may be missing or expired. Small mark on item case. Small crack on item case.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Lowest price: Used - Very Good
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: Round3
Seller Rating: (221858)
Add to Cart
Buy New
+ $3.99 shipping
Buy New
+ $3.99 shipping
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Sandinista! Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered

218 customer reviews

See all 18 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Now with Prime Music Join Prime Prime Members
"Please retry"
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, January 25, 2000
"Please retry"
$11.00 $5.28
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Provided by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.
$15.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details In Stock. Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Sandinista!
  • +
  • London Calling
  • +
  • Combat Rock
Total price: $29.27
Buy the selected items together

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Editorial Reviews

What the hell is this? Though the two-record sprawl of London Calling--with its exploratory mutations of reggae, rockabilly, and even disco--proved that the Clash weren't content to lie fallow in a punk-rock ghetto, nothing prepares you for Sandinista's messy melange. For 36 tracks (the Clash originally released this as a three-record set for not much more than the price of one), the band tackles everything in sight, including waltz, gospel, disco, children's ditties, funk, reggae, dub, delicate instrumentals, psychedelic explorations--hell, they even play a Clash rocker or two. Though many have said there is a single great album hidden among the three here, it's the pure chutzpah of Sandinista that makes it such a particular pleasure and a brain drain at the same time. It's the document of a band that can do anything and tries to do everything. It's the glorious sound of failure. And if that ain't the Clash, what is? --Tod Nelson

Disc: 1
1. The Magnificent Seven
2. Hitsville U.K.
3. Junco Partner
4. Ivan Meets G.I. Joe
5. The Leader
6. Something About England
7. Rebel Waltz
8. Look Here
9. The Crooked Beat
10. Somebody Got Murdered
See all 18 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Police On My Back
2. Midnight Log
3. The Equaliser
4. The Call Up
5. Washington Bullets
6. Broadway
7. Lose This Skin
8. Charlie Don't Surf
9. Mensforth Hill
10. Junkie Slip
See all 18 tracks on this disc

Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 25, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: 1981
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B00004BZ16
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (218 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,909 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

165 of 174 people found the following review helpful By race_of_doom on August 21, 2004
Format: Audio CD
A few of the reviewers here said that the best way to enjoy "Sandinista" was to download the album and pick out your favorite songs, and then put it onto one CD. That'd make "Sandinista" more consise, more penetrable, and generally more better.

Having a subscription to an mp3 service, I downloaded the entire album anxiously. About a month before, I bought "London Calling" and became addicted -- and I wanted to see how the Clash could mess up so badly in only a year's time ("Sandinista" was released a year after "London Calling").

When all of the tracks were finally downloaded, I began listening to them, one by one.

First track -- Magnificent Seven. Initial reaction? " This is... amazing! But then again, everyone said it was one of the GOOD tracks, so I guess it's not that much of a surprise."

Second track -- Hitsville UK. "..I've never really heard anything like this before. A woman singing in a Clash song? Who is she? I like her voice. ...this is pretty catchy. Like really catchy. Um, yep, I like this song too."

Next up -- Junco Partner. Knowing in advance that not much was said about this track, I expected it to be one of the "bad" songs/experiments. Initial reaction? "...hey! This is the Clash doing reggae again, like on 'London Calling'! I like the little violin touches. And what is that? A keyboard? Or a toy piano? Whatever it is, it sounds cool."

And so on and so on. I think you get the idea.

I ended up liking every song, actually. I'm not exaggerating because I'm trying to be some demented Clash fanboy or something -- every single track on "Sandinista" is at the very least interesting. It never, ever bores me.
Read more ›
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
47 of 49 people found the following review helpful By sgt. pepper on December 23, 2005
Format: Audio CD
While not as "Rocking" or accessable as London Calling (new Clash fans should definatly check out that album first), Sandanista! is a 2 hour and 30 minute long sprawling masterpeice.

Some argue that this album is 2/5th great material and the rest is filler. Those people don't know good music if it bites them.

On this album the Clash explore all forms of music, including hip-hop, disco/dance, jazz, calipso, gospel, waltz, and of course, the usual dose of punk, rock, ska and raggae. This album is a journey. Longer, more varied and, at times, more fun than the Beatles "White Album" (and this album ranks up there with some of the Beatle's best). Will you like the album at first? Hmm, probably not. It takes repeated listens to appreciate the way The Clash cram hundreds of hooks and melodies into a single track.

The Magnifigant 7 - A hip-hop dance number with GREAT lyrics. One of the best bass lines I've ever heard by Paul Simonon, and try not laughing when Strummer screams, "CHEESEBOIGER!"

Hitsville U.K. - Starts like a gospel song, but quickly transforms into a singalong with some catchy-as-hell melodies. Note: the woman singing this song is Clash guitarist Mick Jone's exgirlfriend, Ellen Foley, who also song the epic Meatloaf song "Paradie By The Dashboard Light"

Junco Partner - Great reggea flavored track, with some of the oddest sound effects dancing all over the place. Makes for a very odd and entertaining song.

Ivan Meets G.I. Joe - This song is literally a disco song being played over a futuristic war land. Laser sounds fill the air as drummer Topper Headen sings of a galactic showdown between "ivan" and "g.i.
Read more ›
10 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 4, 2000
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
When "Sandinista" was released as a 3-vinyl-LP set at the close of 1980, I was a high-schooler beset with idealistic notions about the power of punk. Listening to its array of styles, innovations and insights, I thought this album would surely erase the shadow of the '60s and herald an era of uncompromising cultural progress.
Today, high-schoolers who see Ringo Starr on ads for investment firms have no idea who Joe Strummer is, and people long ago stopped allowing LPs/CDs to make a significant impression on their sensibilities. If "Sandinista" influenced anything, it was probably the already-emerging popularity of rap and world music.
That said, "The Leader", "Corner Soul", "Somebody Got Murdered", "If Music Could Talk," and "Charlie Don't Surf" are among the most literate songs composed in the last 20 years and represent only a small fraction of the astounding collection of songs and sounds in "Sandinista". If nothing else, the Clash are able to present a snapshot of disorder and potential in widescreen deep-focus. Each character, from the homeless vet in "Something About England" to the ravaged spiritual seeker in "Sound of the Sinners", seems fully drawn. Each beat, riff and dub seems carefully considered and flawlessly executed. Each cut still seems to hold some ground.
Maybe that's why this album was not received with widespread acclaim 20 years ago-- it was just too overwhelming. When the Clash returned a year and a half later, they won their audience with "Rock the Casbah" and "Should I Stay...", but didn't have it in them to paint another picture of such stunning depth.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Topic From this Discussion
Yes, God bless Joe Strummer for Sandinista. I've only heard it in its entirety a few times over the years, yet every song seems a winner. Sure, I love the hits such as Police on My Back and One More Time, but I really love deep cuts such as Charlie Don't Surf and Version City.
Aug 12, 2013 by Brendan Chenowith |  See all 3 posts
the Sandinista appreciation society
I replied to your love of Sandinista in the "Pet Sounds" forum, but like you, this album never fails to amaze me. I like how they were possibly in competition with Springsteen and made Sandinista a triple album to respond to the double album "The River."
Jul 27, 2010 by D. Hawkins |  See all 3 posts
If you want chaos and destruction then listen to the sex pistols and...
Oh shut up already.
Dec 5, 2011 by Jeffrey M. |  See all 4 posts
Listen to the sex pistols and punk rock bands like them if you want real...
You know that the sex pistols was a phony band created by a studio for a media sensation. Just thought you would like to know
Jul 2, 2007 by Marian Evans |  See all 8 posts
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
This item: Sandinista!
Price: $15.99
Ships from and sold by

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: vinyl pop