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The Clash – 1980 UK ‘Sandinista!’ Record Store Pre-Release Flyer

A rare UK promotional flyer advertising the impending release of The Clash’s 1980 triple album Sandinista!, which as this notes was to be ‘liberated soon!’

We obtained this from a fan who picked it up from the counter of an English record store prior to the album’s release; we’d never seen it before.  From Wikipedia: “Sandinista!…was released on 12 December 1980 as a triple album containing 36 tracks, with 6 songs on each side.  Anticipating the world music trend of the 1980s, it features funk, reggae, jazz, gospel, rockabilly, folk, dub, rhythm and blues, calypso, disco and rap. For the first time, the band’s traditional songwriting credits of Strummer and Jones were replaced by a generic credit to the Clash, and the band agreed to a decrease in album royalties in order to release the 3-LP at a low price.  The title refers to the Sandinistas in Nicaragua, and its catalogue number, ‘FSLN1’, refers to the abbreviation of the party’s Spanish name, Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional.”

Sandinista! was voted best album of the year in the Village Voice’s 1980 critics poll, and the album is number 323 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

In mint condition.  8 1/4″ x 5 3/4″.

$175.00

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