"Adds Jimmy Guterman, a music writer who became involved in producing reissues and now has made the new The Sandinista! Project: “Because albums may be dead in this iTunes era, there may be nostalgia for the very idea of an album.”
"His Sandinista! is a multi-artist two-CD set re-creating the Clash’s controversial early-1980s follow-up to its classic London Calling. It features, among others, Jon Langford and Sally Timms, Willie Nile, Camper Van Beethoven, and a mesmerizing version of “Broadway” by Stew.
"Guterman believes the Clash’s Sandinista! has been unfairly overshadowed by London Calling. “This is a work of advocacy for the original album,” he says. “It’s thought of as a big, sprawling, three-album mess, but I’ve developed enormous affection for it,” he says. “Their earliest records show you how much you can take out of a recording and still have rock ’n’ roll. This shows you how much you can put back in and still have punk.”