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THE SPECIALS – DEBUT LP – Nr MINT A2/B5 UK 2-TONE SKA PUNK

SKU:TT5001

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£62.99

The Specials
(2 Tone Records  1979  TT5001)
Matrix No’s: A2/B5 – UK Pressing

Laminated Sleeve in Nr MINT condition

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

The Specials, also known as The Special AKA, are an English 2 Tone and ska revival band formed in 1977 in Coventry. After some early changes, the first stable lineup of the group consisted of Terry Hall and Neville Staple on vocals, Lynval Golding and Roddy Radiation on guitars, Horace Panter on bass, Jerry Dammers on keyboards, John Bradbury on drums, and Dick Cuthell and Rico Rodriguez on horns.

The Specials is the debut album by British ska revival band The Specials.

Track listing

Side one
  1. “A Message to You, Rudy” (Dandy Livingstone) – 2:53
  2. “Do the Dog” (Rufus Thomas, arr. by Jerry Dammers) – 2:09
  3. “It’s Up to You” (Dammers, The Specials) – 3:25
  4. “Nite Klub” (Dammers, The Specials) – 3:22
  5. “Doesn’t Make It Alright” (Dammers, Dave Goldberg) – 3:26
  6. “Concrete Jungle” (Byers) – 3:18
  7. “Too Hot” (Cecil Campbell) – 3:09
Side two
  1. “Monkey Man” (Toots Hibbert) – 2:45
  2. “(Dawning of A) New Era” (Dammers) – 2:24
  3. “Blank Expression” (Dammers, The Specials) – 2:43
  4. “Stupid Marriage” (Dammers, Mark Harrison, Neville Staple) – 3:49
  5. “Too Much Too Young” (Dammers, acknowledgment to Lloyd Charmers) – 6:06*
  6. “Little Bitch” (Dammers)† – 2:31
  7. “You’re Wondering Now” (Seymour) – 2:36

Personnel

  • Terry Hall – vocals
  • Neville Staple – vocals
  • Lynval Golding – rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Roddy Radiation – lead guitar, vocals on track six
  • Jerry Dammers – keyboards
  • Sir Horace Gentleman – bass guitar
  • John Bradbury – drums
Guest musicians
  • Chrissie Hynde – vocals
  • Rico Rodriguez – trombone
  • Dick Cuthell – horns
Weight 1.00000000 kg

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