Due for release 20th May 2022 via Sony Music
Originally released in May 1982 ‘Combat Rock’ is the final album from the 'classic' Clash line up of Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon. Now re released on a 180gm 3LP special edition set (with an additional 12 tracks compiled by The Clash), single green vinyl retail exclusive LP (limited/allocated) and a double CD set. Having returned to London following their pivotal 17 show residency at New York’s Bond’s Casino in 1981, the band rehearsed and recorded at The People’s Hall in the 'squatted Republic Of Frestonia' near Latimer Road in West London, and from there they embarked on a tour of the East/South East Asia, during which the album sleeve image was captured by Pennie Smith in Thailand. The tracks on ‘The People’s Hall’ chart the period from what was their last single Radio Clash right up to the release of Combat Rock, including unheard, rare and early versions of tracks. Also includes rare Pennie Smith images + history of Frestonia essay by Tom Vague and original release replica poster. Specialist promo/marketing activity across all media outlets. Poster campaign.