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Artist: The Clash

First Release: "Joe Strummer - The Future Is Unwritten" soundtrack (Sony Music, 11/5/2007)

Length: 5:06

Vocals: Joe Strummer


Additional Information:

  • recorded with a cassette recorder during rehearsals at Lucky 7 in November 1983 (appeared on iTunes in 2007)
  • music radically re-arranged for live performances in early 1984
  • Lucinda Mellor provided a live version (Seattle, Paramount Theater, 30/5/1984) of the song for the soundtrack CD to "Joe Strummer - The Future Is Unwritten"

  • eventually re-recorded solo by Joe Strummer for the soundtrack to "When Pigs Fly" (premiered at Toronto Film Festival 12/9/1993) [1]
  • re-recorded at Rockfield Studios near Monmouth, Wales (27-30/4/1993) with Danny Thompson (bass) and Terry Williams (drums) [2]


  1. [1] Internet Movie Database entry
  2. Chris Salewicz: "Redemption Song - The Ballad Of Joe Strummer"

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