• THE SPECIAL AKA - NELSON MANDELLA 12" - Nr MINT A1/B1 UK  SKA 2 TONE

    The Special AKA - Nelson Mandella
    (2 Tone Records  1984  CHSTT1226)
    Matrix No's: A1/B1 - UK Pressing

    Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
    (there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don't affect the sound quality)

    Sleeve in Excellent+ condition
    - crease in top left corner and some discolouration marks

     

    The Specials (sometimes called The Special AKA ) are an English 2 Tone ska revival band formed in 1977 in Coventry, England. Their music combines a "danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude", and had a "more focused and informed political and social stance" than other ska groups. The band wore mod-style "1960s period rude boy outfits (pork pie hats, tonic and mohair suits, and loafers)." In 1980, the song "Too Much Too Young", the lead track on their The Special AKA Live! EP, reached number one in the UK. In 1981, the unemployment-themed single "Ghost Town" also hit number one in the UK Singles Chart. After seven consecutive UK Top 10 singles between 1979 and 1981, the band broke up. Their 1983 song "Free Nelson Mandela" was a No. 9 UK hit. It contributed to making Mandela a cause célèbre in the United Kingdom, and became popular with anti-Apartheid activists.

    Afterwards, founder and songwriter Jerry Dammers dissolved the band and pursued political activism.

    Tracklist

    A   Nelson Mandela (Extended Version)
    Producer – Elvis Costello
    4:34  
    B   Break Down The Door (Extended Version)
    Producer – Jerry Dammers
    5:01  

     

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    THE SPECIAL AKA - NELSON MANDELLA 12" - Nr MINT A1/B1 UK SKA 2 TONE

    • Product Code: CHSTT1226
    • Availability: In Stock
    • £3.49

    • Ex Tax: £3.49