The Singles (1991 The Clash album)

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The Singles
Compilation album by The Clash
Released 13 November 1991 (1991-11-13)
Recorded 1977-1982
Genre Punk rock
Length 64:46
Label Epic
468946 2 / 495353 2
The Clash compilations and lives chronology
Clash on Broadway
(1991)
The Singles
(1991)
Super Black Market Clash
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

The Singles is a compilation album by The Clash. It includes all their singles, in their single version, except for 1977's Capital Radio (which, whilst not eligible for chart entry is still considered a single) as well as 1985's "This Is England" due to the Cut the Crap album being disowned by the band at that time.

This collection contains the actual A-side recording of the "This Is Radio Clash" single. Some other compilations such as The Essential Clash and the remastered version of Super Black Market Clash contain the B-side "Radio Clash" under the title "This Is Radio Clash" instead.

A remastered version, (495353 2) with slightly altered artwork, was released in 1999 as part of Sony's Clash reissue campaign.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Joe Strummer and Mick Jones unless otherwise noted

  1. "White Riot" – 1:57
  2. "Remote Control" – 2:58
  3. "Complete Control" – 3:11
  4. "Clash City Rockers" – 3:46
  5. "(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais" – 3:58
  6. "Tommy Gun" – 3:13
  7. "English Civil War" (Trad. [arr. Strummer/Jones]) – 2:34
  8. "I Fought the Law" (Sonny Curtis) – 2:38
  9. "London Calling" – 3:17
  10. "Train in Vain" – 3:06
  11. "Bankrobber" – 4:32
  12. "The Call Up" (Strummer/Jones/Paul Simonon/Topper Headon) – 5:21
  13. "Hitsville U.K." (Strummer/Jones/Simonon/Headon) – 4:19
  14. "The Magnificent Seven" (Strummer/Jones/Simonon/Headon) – 4:26
  15. "This Is Radio Clash" (Strummer/Jones/Simonon/Headon) – 4:08
  16. "Know Your Rights" – 3:35
  17. "Rock the Casbah" (Strummer/Jones/Simonon/Headon) – 3:35
  18. "Should I Stay or Should I Go" (Strummer/Jones/Simonon/Headon) – 3:08

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Peak
position
1991 UK Albums (OCC)[2] 68
1992 New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[3] 2
2008 Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[4] 52
2009 Portuguese Albums (AFP)[5] 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steve Huey. The Singles - Review at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Chart Stats – The Clash – The Singles". UK Albums Chart. Chart Stats.
  3. ^ "The Clash – The Singles". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien.
  4. ^ "The Clash – The Singles". Spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien.
  5. ^ "The Clash – The Singles". Portuguesecharts.com. Hung Medien.