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The Sandinista! Project
-A Tribute to The Clash-various artists-
CD Review - By Bob Silvestri

Depending on the person Sandinista! by The Clash is one of the most celebrated or loathed records of all time. The original sprawling three record set (six sides of vinyl at the time) features some good material among the mess but taxed even the most dedicated fan to make it all the way through the record. Even The Clash's own the late Joe Strummer was once quoted as saying according to the liner notes "Sandinista! would have been better as a double album…or a single album…or an EP.". Make of it what you will but a bevy of artist think enough of it to have recorded this tribute three disc CD encompassing the whole works. Most of the artists stick close to the originals others take liberties with their interpretations. Some of the artists lending their time to the project include Buffalo Music Hall of Fame member Willie Nile with his driving version of "Police on My Back", Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers doing "The Magnificent Seven", Katrina Leskanich of Katrina and The Waves fame on "Hitsville U.K." and The Smithereens with their take of "Up In Heaven (Not Only Here)". The Coal Porters, Wreckless Eric, Steve Wynn, Camper van Beethoven, Amy Rigby and current Broadway star Stew among many others also add tracks. Check out www.sandinista-guterman.com or www.2minutes59.com for more info. 

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