The Clash, 'Sandinista'

Details are scarce, but Sony Japan next month apparently is releasing a special expanded 30th anniversary edition of The Clash’s sprawling 1980 dub-infused triple LP Sandinista!, packaged with a brand-new bonus DVD “featuring interviews, live performances and more.”

Although a formal announcement hasn’t been made by the band or the label, a number of online retailers, including Amazon.com, list the 2CD/1DVD set as a Nov. 2 release. No tracklist has yet been revealed, but CDBanq.com labels the release a “Japanese-only limited edition” that is “digitally remastered with superior sound quality.” It’s not known whether the new edition of the 2CD album is the same mastering as the last reissue in 2000.

Last year, the Clash released a 30th anniversary edition of London Calling, although in that case, the release was just a slimmed-down version of the expansive 2CD/1DVD reissue put out five years earlier to mark the 25th anniversary of the band’s classic album.

 

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