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The Clash Celebrate Sandinista Anniversary With Video for the Magnificent Seven

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The Clash celebrated the anniversary of, arguably, their most complex and divisive album, Sandinista. To mark the 40th year since the record’s release the group has licensed an official music video for the song The Magnificent Seven.

The video, appropriately, was created by Don Letts, a frequent collaborator of the Clash. Letts is responsible for several of the most famous music videos created for the punk rock band. He is also a co-founder of the group Big Audio Dynamite with guitarist Mick Jones.

For the video to The Magnificent Seven, Letts went back to the archive. The chosen footage corresponds to the Clash’s release of the Sandinista records and of their visits to the USA. The album was released in 1980. Sadly, by 1982 the group’s most famous line-up would be no more.

Sandinista! is one of the most important albums in the Clash’s esteemed discography. It’s value is a hotly debated topic among fans of the band. That’s not least of all because of the sheer length of the album, 144 minutes.

It also proved a departure in terms of style from their equally eclectic London Calling record. While sales for Sandinista! were generally solid, they would pale in comparison to those registered for their next record, the more straightforward Combat rock.

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