Vinyl LP pressing. True innovators of the punk era, The Specials began the British ska revival craze, combining the highly danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude, and taking on a more focused and informed political and social stance than their predecessors and peers. Produced by Elvis Costello and presented as a studio recording of the band's live set, The Special's landmark eponymous debut hit the shelves in 1979 and is anchored by their hit version of Dandy Livingstone's "A Message to You, Rudy," and killer originals like "Nite Klub," "Blank Expression" and "Concrete Jungle." The Specials was ranked among the Top 10 "Albums of the Year" by NME; Q Magazine placed it at No. 38 in it's list of the 100 greatest British albums ever; and Pitchfork featured it at No. 42 in their list of the "Top 100 Albums of the 1970s." This 40th Anniversary reissue of their debut album has been mastered and cut at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios using the original production tapes.
Vinyl LP pressing. True innovators of the punk era, The Specials began the British ska revival craze, combining the highly danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude, and taking on a more focused and informed political and social stance than their predecessors and peers. Produced by Elvis Costello and presented as a studio recording of the band's live set, The Special's landmark eponymous debut hit the shelves in 1979 and is anchored by their hit version of Dandy Livingstone's "A Message to You, Rudy," and killer originals like "Nite Klub," "Blank Expression" and "Concrete Jungle." The Specials was ranked among the Top 10 "Albums of the Year" by NME; Q Magazine placed it at No. 38 in it's list of the 100 greatest British albums ever; and Pitchfork featured it at No. 42 in their list of the "Top 100 Albums of the 1970s." This 40th Anniversary reissue of their debut album has been mastered and cut at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios using the original production tapes.
5060516094011
Specials (40th Anniversary Half-Speed Master)

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Format: Vinyl
Label: CHRYSALIS
Rel. Date: 11/01/2019
UPC: 5060516094011

Specials (40th Anniversary Half-Speed Master)
Artist: The Specials
Format: Vinyl
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1. Gangsters (2015 Remaster)
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2. A Message To You Rudy (2015 Remaster)
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4. It's Up To You (2015 Remaster)
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5. Nite Klub (2015 Remaster)
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6. Doesn't Make It Alright (2015 Remaster)
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8. Too Hot (2015 Remaster)
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9. Monkey Man (2015 Remaster)
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10. (Dawning Of A) New Era (2015 Remaster)
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12. Stupid Marriage (2015 Remaster)
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4. (Dawning Of A) New Era (Bbc In Concert: Live At Paris Theatre, 15 December 1979)
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5. Do The Dog (Bbc In Concert: Live At Paris Theatre, 15 December 1979)
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6. Rat Race (Bbc In Concert: Live At Paris Theatre, 15 December 1979)
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7. Blank Expression (Bbc In Concert: Live At Paris Theatre, 15 December 1979)
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8. Rude Boys Outa Jail (Bbc In Concert: Live At Paris Theatre, 15 December 1979)
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9. Concrete Jungle (Bbc In Concert: Live At Paris Theatre, 15 December 1979)
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10. Too Much Too Young (Bbc In Concert: Live At Paris Theatre, 15 December 1979)
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11. Guns Of Navarone (Bbc In Concert: Live At Paris Theatre, 15 December 1979)
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12. Nite Klub (Bbc In Concert: Live At Paris Theatre, 15 December 1979)
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13. Gangsters (Bbc In Concert: Live At Paris Theatre, 15 December 1979)
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14. Long Shot Kick De Bucket (Bbc In Concert: Live At Paris Theatre, 15 December 1979)
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16. Too Much Too Young (Live)
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17. Guns Of Navarone (Live)
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18. Skinhead Symphony: Long Shot Kick De Bucket / Liquidator / Skinhead Moon Stomp (Live)
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19. (Dawning Of A) New Era (Bbc In Concert: Live At Paris Theatre, 15 December 1979)
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20. Do The Dog (Bbc In Concert: Live At Paris Theatre, 15 December 1979)
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21. Rat Race (Bbc In Concert: Live At Paris Theatre, 15 December 1979)
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22. Blank Expression (Bbc In Concert: Live At Paris Theatre, 15 December 1979)
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23. Rude Boys Outa Jail (Bbc In Concert: Live At Paris Theatre, 15 December 1979)
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24. Concrete Jungle (Bbc In Concert: Live At Paris Theatre, 15 December 1979)
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25. Too Much Too Young (Bbc In Concert: Live At Paris Theatre, 15 December 1979)
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26. Guns Of Navarone (Bbc In Concert: Live At Paris Theatre, 15 December 1979)
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27. Nite Klub (Bbc In Concert: Live At Paris Theatre, 15 December 1979)
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28. Gangsters (Bbc In Concert: Live At Paris Theatre, 15 December 1979)
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29. Long Shot Kick De Bucket (Bbc In Concert: Live At Paris Theatre, 15 December 1979)
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Vinyl LP pressing. True innovators of the punk era, The Specials began the British ska revival craze, combining the highly danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude, and taking on a more focused and informed political and social stance than their predecessors and peers. Produced by Elvis Costello and presented as a studio recording of the band's live set, The Special's landmark eponymous debut hit the shelves in 1979 and is anchored by their hit version of Dandy Livingstone's "A Message to You, Rudy," and killer originals like "Nite Klub," "Blank Expression" and "Concrete Jungle." The Specials was ranked among the Top 10 "Albums of the Year" by NME; Q Magazine placed it at No. 38 in it's list of the 100 greatest British albums ever; and Pitchfork featured it at No. 42 in their list of the "Top 100 Albums of the 1970s." This 40th Anniversary reissue of their debut album has been mastered and cut at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios using the original production tapes.

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