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ClashOn the heels of the recent double-disc "Essential Clash" retrospective album, Epic this week follows up with "The Essential Clash DVD." The release compiles all of the Clash's videos in one package, bolstered by rare promotional footage and the short film "Hell W10."

Initial plans called for the videos to be simply tacked onto a new edition of the previously released Clash documentary DVD "Westway to the World," but all parties decided they didn't want to force fans who already owned the film to have to purchase it again.

"Essential Clash" includes videos for "White Riot," "Complete Control," "Tommy Gun," "Clampdown," "Train in Vain," "London Calling," "Bank Robber," "The Call Up," "Rock the Casbah," and live clips for "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" and "Career Opportunities." A trailer for the Don Letts film "Clash on Broadway" that incorporates clips of "London Calling" and "Radio Clash" is also included.

Other rare goodies on "Essential Clash" include promotional footage from 1976, featuring clips of "1977," "White Riot," and "London's Burning," a 1976 interview from "London Weekend Show," and the band's rendition of "I Fought the Law," later used in the group's 1980 film "Rude Boy."