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London 1978 [no label, 1CD]
Live at The Lyceum, London, UK; December 28, 1978. Very good to excellent soundboard.
Thanks to j-blokhed for this recording; and to theface07 who shared this at Dime in 2006.
I’d like to begin by thanking j-blokhed for this recording. Here is an amazing Clash show from late ‘78. This was a great period for the band who are in fine form and are complemented here by an excellent soundboard source. I decided to remaster this recording since I liked the performance so much and wanted to hear it in as high quality as possible. For the remastering, I applied virtually the same edits to all tracks. A couple of tracks were slightly different in frequency response and were adjusted accordingly.
There were also a couple of drop-outs which I corrected (as good as possible). No noise reduction of any kind has been used here. A low amount of hiss is present after equalizing but not enough to be a distraction or even heard at most levels. The equalization used is light in general as the recording only needed a cut in a few resonating frequencies and a slight boost in some higher frequencies. I hope you like what I’ve done and consider this an improvement over the original source.
Original torrent info:
Here’s another SBD - and one of my favorites. The Clash played three shows around New Year’s 1979 that were recorded for possible use in the film Rude Boy. The dates were Dec 28-89, 1978, and Jan 3, 1979.
The first of these shows to fall into collector’s hands was a very good audience recording released first on LP, and then on CD, as “Sort It Out”. This is NOT that show. The exact dates of these recordings has been in question, but I believe that “Sort It Out” (also released as “USA 1979″ [sic] as well as other, later, titles) is in fact Jan 3, 1979. I think that this recording is Dec 28, 1978.
This tape fell into my hands indirectly from an inside source (KV), and was probably 2nd-3rd gen when recorded to CD-R. It has since spread throughout collector’s circles, and the artwork included here is strictly homemade “fan club”.
This is one of the very best.
Pro SBD > ? analog > CD-R > xAct (flac) > WAV > Cool Edit Pro v1.2 > FLAC 6
Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.
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Track 01. Safe European Home (6.0MB)
02. I Fought the Law - Omitted*
Track 03. Jail Guitar Door (5.3MB)
Track 04. Drug Stabbing Time (6.2MB)
05. City Of the Dead - Omitted*
Track 06. Clash City Rockers (5.7MB)
Track 07. Tommy Gun (5.5MB)
Track 08. White Man In Hammersmith Palais (skip around 2:08) (7.8MB)
Track 09. English Civil War (4.7MB)
Track 10. Stay Free (5.8MB)
Track 11. Cheapskates (5.2MB)
Track 12. Julie’s In the Drug Squad (6.3MB)
Track 13. Police and Thieves (7.6MB)
Track 14. Capital Radio (6.1MB)
Track 15. Janie Jones (3.2MB)
Track 16. Garageland (8.6MB)
Track 17. Complete Control (5.0MB)
Track 18. London’s Burning (2.8MB)
Track 19. White Riot (4.8MB)
* Available on the live Clash compilation, From Here To Eternity.
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