- An excellent UK import copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on all FOUR sides – exceptionally quiet vinyl too
- Sides one and two were very close in sound to our Shootout Winner – you will be shocked at how big and powerful the sound is
- Guaranteed to be a huge improvement over anything you’ve heard, this Brit is big, punchy, and full-bodied with excellent presence
- A shockingly well-recorded album that comes to life with the combo of a great copy and a hi-res, full-range system
- 5 stars: “A stunning statement of purpose and one of the greatest rock & roll albums ever recorded.”
Audiophile sound for this punk rock classic?! You better believe it, baby! The sound here is superb for all four sides.
What really sets this album apart sonically is The Clash’s use of reggae and dub influences. You can really hear it when you tune in to the bottom end; your average late 70s punk record won’t have this kind of rich and meaty bass, that’s for sure. Drop the needle on “The Guns Of Brixton” (last track on side two) to hear exactly what I’m talking about. On a Hot Stamper copy played at the correct levels (read: quite loud!) the effect is positively HYPNOTIC.
Bill Price engineered and as we like to say, he knocked this one out of the park. The best sounding record from 1979? I have the feeling it just might be.
Nobody would have accused The Clash of being an audiophile-friendly band, but a copy like this might make you think twice about that! We had a blast doing this shootout and we hope whoever takes this home has just as much fun with it.