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The Specials - The Specials LP

The Specials - The Specials LP

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The Specials began the British ska revival craze, combining the highly danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude.

The Specials' landmark, 14-track-strong debut album "The Specials" (UK No.4, 1979), produced by Elvis Costello, declared their intentions loud and clear with a rare blend of furious energy and no-nonsense, hard-hitting lyrics.

In essence a studio recording of their live set, the album comprises mostly originals with a few covers of ska classics thrown in for good measure, including their fabulous take on Dandy Livingstone's A Message to You Rudy, an equally stellar version of the Maytals' Monkey Man, and a sizzling take on Prince Buster's Too Hot.

Tracklist:

1. A Message to Rudy [Dandy Livingstone cover]
2. Do the Dog
3. It's Up to You
4. Nite Klub
5. Doesn't Make It Alright
6. Concrete Jungle
7. Too Hot [Prince Buster cover]
8. Monkey Man [The Maytals cover]
9. (Dawning of a) New Era
10. Blank Expression
11. Stupid Marriage
12. Too Much Too Young
13. Little Bitch
14. You're Wondering Now

About this product: this reissue is pressed on 180g black vinyl.