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Conceived and compiled by The Clash, 'Sound System' is a significant and unique collection of the complete recorded works by the 20th century's most influential British band. Greatly enhanced by the careful re-mastering rendering the original recordings more vital and crisp, all contained in Paul Simonon s iconic design, with a selection of bonus material, 'Sound System' is the most important and unique boxset to be released.
The core catalogue of The Clash in one box set for the first time ever!
Originated, designed and produced by The Clash
5 studio albums re-mastered by The Clash,3 bonus CDs featuring rarities, non-album singles and B Sides
Bonus DVD featuring contributions from Julien Temple and Don Letts plus rare live footage and complete promo videos
Armagideon Times fanzines x2 (full prize reprint) PLUS new exclusive 36 page Special Edition curated and designed by The Clash
Merchandise including poster, dog tags, stickers and badges
A piece created with astounding attention to detail and personal care by the band members and designer!
Outer box radio format casebound box with hinged Lid.
Each of the 5 studio albums presented in casebound pozzoli books with poster booklets
black polycarbonate vinyl replica discs.
Bonus CD 12 page casebound pozzoli book
Bonus DVD 8 page casebound pozzoli book
"Owners Manual" 24 page casebound book
Badge holder box - to hold badges & dogtags
A4 folder (to hold 3 booklets + adhesive sheets)
Armageddon Times 1 & 2 (2 x 24 page booklets) / Armageddon Times 3 (36page booklet)
1x Poster 381X381mm
1x Poster Tube
3x stickers size 140mm x 85mm
1x A4 sticker
2x stickers size 297mm x 105mm
5x badges: 1 x 25mm badge, 3 x 32mm badge, 1 x 45mm badge
2x dogtags; 1 x 60mm chain and 1 x 10mm chain, stainless steel chains, each dogtag embossed 'The Clash'
2.Give 'Em Enough Rope
6.Sound System Extras 1
7.Sound System Extras 2
8.Sound System Extras 3
Top Customer Reviews
The look of the box is wonderful. It was extremely detailed, and surprisingly sturdy. It almost looks like a real boombox at times (I actually tried to pull up the antennae on the top).
Inside is also really nice. The digipacks are neatly arranged for easy accessibility, and feature brilliantly high quality artwork on them. I thought they would have gone for replica vinyl digipacks like the Singles box set and the new album only release, but these are much higher quality, and contain the same artwork. The albums are also snapped into place for some stability (Sandinista! and the 3 bonus disk each have one in a slip though). The inside is ok (I would have put a bunch of photos in, à la the Bealtes 2009 releases, but that's just me), but thankfully the extras and dvd cases each have a mini booklet that gives some information on the band. I really love the little posters with the lyrics on them. The one for Sandinista! has some fun artwork on it, Combat Rock's has a photo on the band on the backside, and London Calling has several photos on it.
The magazines are also really nice, and super high quality. It's made of very thick paper, and feels really heavy actually. The photos in them make up for the lack of ones in the albums too. It's fun reading them since they are basically historical documents. The special edition one contains testimonials from the band (except Terry) and several friends that really give a bit of insight into the history of the band and the opinions of the set.
The stickers are really neat, and I'm probably going to scan them so I can save the ones from the set.Read more ›
A beautiful and thoughtfully put together Box Set shaped like a Ghetto Blaster Radio (270 x 420 x 100mm) - and once you open the flip-top lid - it reveals each item has been carefully placed inside in a numerical order - their exact placing within laid out in detail in the 'Service Manual'. Here are the contents - numbered 1 to 22 (1 to 8 housed in hard card book sleeves):
1. The Clash CD (Newly Remastered by Tim Young and The Clash)
2. Give 'Em Enough Rope CD (Newly Remastered)
3. London Calling 2CD (Newly Remastered)
4. Sandinista! 3CD (Newly Remastered) [1 to 4 on the left side]
5. Combat Rock CD (Newly Remastered)
6. The Clash Extras 3CD (Newly Remastered)
7. The Clash DVD (Newly Remastered)
8. Service Manual (Hardback Book Sleeve Like The CDs) [5 to 8 on the right side]
9. Flightcase: 5 Badges and Dog Tags [centred between-and-dividing 1 to 8 CDs]
10. Flightcase: 3 DIY Stickers: 85 x 140mm [behind 1 to 4 CDs]
11. Flightcase: The Clash Paperback Book ("The Future Is Unwritten" - blank inside) [behind CDs 5 to 8]
12. The Clash Folder (contains 13 to 18 below)
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REAL punk rock would be to steal it from a record shop, or in this day and age, pirate download it. Never forget, punk rock was about putting it to "The System"...."The Man"...."The Government"....
That said.....I'm an aging punk rocker, and there is no romance to middle age for going to jail about doing some dumbdookie stuff, especially if you CAN afford to pay for it.
Paul Simonen and Mick Jones both had a hand in this package....Mick in the re-mastering, and Paul in the package design....they give back to us with unbelievable amounts of time, shouldn't be too much to ask to give back some money.
YOU HAVE to handle the CD's carefully. Yes, they look like LP's and that is SPECTACULAR!!
But they are fragile and flimsy and if you are ham-handed and break them, you have no one to blame but yourself.
The sound of the new discs is really off the charts....I spent the time to compare the LP versions of London Calling, Sandanista! and Combat Rock to these discs and I do think that they sound much better on the Sound System release.
That is my opinion....this is played through Sennheiser HD 580 headphones on i-tunes....I ripped the CD's, rather than listening directly from them...and even with that nasty compression...they STILL sound better....fuller and more revealing.
The packaging is pretty cool. I'll keep it all intact, as the space I have to dedicate to displaying it, and remaining empty of other artifacts is simply tapped out. The buttons(badges) have your pretty straightforward safety pin backing which totally reminds me of the beginnings of punk visuals and execution. Feel free to do as you please.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Do you wanna die and go to CLASH heaven, without actually dying... and uh, there might not be a heaven, um that's based on a divine love of The Clash per say... Hmm...right. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Lone Wolf
Great Box Set, But Still Missing 15 Tracks, excluding anything from the "Cut The Crap" era:
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Not much more to say, than this is an AWESOME set!
Love all the details - definitely for us genuine fans!
Sadly, I didn't open this product until after the return window had passed. The CDs are made of junk plastic in an effort to appear like LPs... but not made of vinyl. Read morePublished on April 19, 2014 by C. Schultz
My husband is the Ultimate Clash fan. Anything and everything Clash, he has to have. He has enjoyed everything that was included in this Sound System.Published on April 17, 2014 by Sandra Richardson