Black Market Clash (Discontinued)

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Black Market Clash (Discontinued) - Vinyl Record

by The Clash

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Drastic Plastic
10" Vinyl LP
Remastered from the Original Master Tapes Specifically for this Vinyl Release

Limited Edition of 5,000 Copies!

Black Market Clash was originally released as a 10" EP in 1980 between London Calling and Sandinista! This stunning collection of songs quickly became a cult favorite among Clash fans. The mini album collects a few B-sides, rarities, and obscure tracks unavailable in the U.S. at the time of the records release.

Most songs and/or versions have been long out-of-print in any format. Though the CD Super Black Market Clash (SBMC) collects some of these tracks, it doesnt contain Capital Radio One, Cheat, Bankrobber/Robber Dub, or Armagideon Time. The version of Pressure Drop is different from both the one on the CD and the original release (SBMC uses the original B-side mix), as is Justice Tonight/Kick It Over.

Drastic Plastic Records is proud to bring this fan favorite back into print on 10" vinyl for a limited time.

1. Capital Radio One
2. The Prisoner
3. Pressure Drop
4. Cheat
5. City of the Dead
6. Time Is Tight
7. Bankrobber/Robber Dub
8. Armagideon Time
9. Justice Tonight/Kick It Over

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180/200 GRAM Vinyl LP

These vinyl records are produced with 180 or 200 grams of high definition premium grade virgin vinyl. This is a higher quality audiophile pressing than the typical vinyl record of 100-120 grams. These limited edition LP's are manufactured with the hi-fi enthusiast in mind. A 180 or 200 gram LP is sometimes also referred to as an audiophile pressing, there is a higher bass response and an even warmer High Fidelity sound. 180 or 200 grams LP's are typically manufactured in limited amounts and are considered collectables, commanding a higher price.


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