Live at Shea Stadium

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Live at Shea Stadium
Live album by The Clash
Released 6 October 2008
Recorded 13 October 1982 at Shea Stadium in New York City
Genre Punk rock
Length 49:05
Label Epic
Producer The Clash
The Clash compilations and lives chronology
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(2007)
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(2013)

Live at Shea Stadium is a live album by the English punk rock band The Clash. It was recorded at Shea Stadium in New York City on 13 October 1982, the band's second night opening for The Who, the concert was produced by Kosmo Vinyl. The original recordings were unearthed by Clash frontman Joe Strummer while packing for a move.[1] The album was released in the United Kingdom on 6 October 2008[2] and in the United States the following day.[3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 81/100[4]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[5]
Alternative Press 8/10 stars[6]
Billboard 8/10 stars[7]
Blender 3.5/5 stars[8]
ChartAttack 5/5 stars[9]
musicOMH 4/5 stars[10]
Pitchfork Media 7.7/10 stars[11]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[12]
Q 8/10 stars[13]
Rocklouder 4/5 stars[14]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[15]
Spin 8/10 stars[16]
Uncut 5/5 stars[17]

Reception for Live at Shea Stadium was very positive. Review aggregator Metacritic, which collates reviews from various publications, indicates a score of 81 (indicating "Universal acclaim").[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Joe Strummer and Mick Jones, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Kosmo Vinyl Introduction" (Concert introduction) 1:10
2. "London Calling"   3:29
3. "Police on My Back" (written by Eddy Grant; originally performed by The Equals) 3:28
4. "The Guns of Brixton" (written by Paul Simonon) 4:06
5. "Tommy Gun"   3:19
6. "The Magnificent Seven" (written by The Clash) 2:33
7. "Armagideon Time" (written by Willi Williams and Jackie Mittoo; originally performed by Willi Williams) 2:55
8. "The Magnificent Seven (Return)" (written by The Clash) 2:23
9. "Rock the Casbah" (written by The Clash) 3:21
10. "Train in Vain"   3:45
11. "Career Opportunities"   2:05
12. "Spanish Bombs"   3:18
13. "Clampdown"   4:26
14. "English Civil War" (Traditional; arranged by Strummer and Jones) 2:39
15. "Should I Stay or Should I Go" (written by The Clash) 2:44
16. "I Fought the Law" (written by Sonny Curtis) 3:22
Total length:
49:05

Personnel[edit]

Production

  • Glyn Johns - original recording
  • David Bates; Mark Frith - restoration, mixing
  • Tim Young - master recording
  • Bob Gruen; Joe Stevens - photography

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[18] 75
French Albums (SNEP)[19] 57
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[20] 26
UK Albums (OCC)[21] 31
US Billboard 200[22] 93

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Clash London Calling - Vinyl Replica Edition | The Clash Site". Theclashonline.com. 2009-12-14. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  2. ^ "The Clash - Live At Shea Stadium MusicOMH 6 October, 2008". Musicomh.com. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  3. ^ "Hot Stuff Newsday 5 October, 2008". Newsday.com. 2009-06-26. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  4. ^ a b "Live At Shea Stadium [Live] Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Live at Shea Stadium at AllMusic
  6. ^ "The Clash: Live at Shea Stadium". Alternative Press: 170. November 2008. 
  7. ^ "The Clash: Live at Shea Stadium". Billboard. 2008. 
  8. ^ "The Clash: Live at Shea Stadium". Blender: 81. November 2008. 
  9. ^ ChartAttack review[dead link]
  10. ^ Dowden, Neil (6 October 2008). "The Clash: Live at Shea Stadium – Album Reviews". musicOMH. 
  11. ^ Berman, Stuart (17 October 2008). "The Clash: Live at Shea Stadium – Album Reviews". Pitchfork Media. 
  12. ^ Keefe, Michael (9 October 2008). "The Clash: Live at Shea Stadium". PopMatters. 
  13. ^ "Album Reviews: Live at Shea Stadium". Q: 126. October 2008. 
  14. ^ "Album Reviews: The Clash - Live At Shea Stadium". Rocklouder. 8 October 2008. 
  15. ^ Hoard, Christian (16 October 2008). "Album Reviews: Live at Shea Stadium". Rolling Stone. 
  16. ^ Eddy, Chuck (12 October 2008). "The Clash, 'Live at Shea Stadium' Review". Spin: 89. 
  17. ^ Moody, Paul (October 2008). "Album Review: The Clash - Live At Shea Stadium". Uncut (London): 34. 
  18. ^ "The Clash – Live At Shea Stadium" (in French). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien.
  19. ^ "The Clash – Live At Shea Stadium". Lescharts.com. Hung Medien.
  20. ^ "The Clash – Live At Shea Stadium". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien.
  21. ^ "2008-10-18 Top 40 UK Albums Archive". Official Charts Company.
  22. ^ "The Clash Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for The Clash.

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