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The Specials
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The Specials is the debut album by British ska revival band The Specials. Released on 19 October 1979 on Jerry Dammers' 2 Tone label, the album is seen by some as the defining moment in the UK ska scene. Produced by Elvis Costello, the album captures the disaffection and anger felt by the youth of the UK's "concrete jungle"-a phrase borrowed from Bob Marley's 1972 album Catch a Fire but equally apposite used here to describe the grim, violent inner cities of 1970s Britain.

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The Specials (Official). Recommended by 76 people h their typical statements of the country, world today. A few variations of old favourites some great mix of live recordings. They are at their best once again. Best ska band ever, impacted on me in my schooldays and still do to this day. Fantastic new album.

A perfect moment in time captured on vinyl forever, such is the Specials' eponymous debut album; it arrived in shops in the middle of October 1979 and soared into the . It was an utter revelation - except for anyone who had seen the band on-stage, for the album was at its core a studio recording of their live set, and at times even masquerades as a gig. There were some notable omissions: "Gangsters," for one, but that had already spun on 45, as well as the quartet of covers that would appear on their live Too Much Too Young EP in the new year.

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The Specials es una banda británica de ska (más precisamente del estilo que se conoce como 2 Tone) formada en 1977 en Coventry. Junto a Madness es una de las bandas más importantes que haya dado el género. Empezaron tocando ska, punk y pop, y más tarde fusionaron todos estos estilos, creando un nuevo sonido que fue conocido como 2 Tone. Sus temas más conocidos incluyen A Message To You Rudy, Ghost Town (su máximo hit), Too Much Too Young y su debut, Gangsters. The Specials ha influido a multitud de bandas alrededor del mundo.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 A Message To You Rudy
Lyrics By, Music By – R. Thompson*
A2 Do The Dog
Arranged By – Jerry DammersLyrics By, Music By – R. Thomas*
A3 It's Up To You
Lyrics By, Music By – Jerry Dammers
A4 Nite Klub
Backing Vocals – Chrissie HyndeLyrics By, Music By – Jerry Dammers
A5 Doesn't Make It Alright
Lyrics By, Music By – B. Goldberg*, Jerry DammersWritten-By – M. Harrison*
A6 Concrete Jungle
Lyrics By, Music By – Roddy Radiation
A7 Too Hot
Lyrics By, Music By – C. Campbell*
B1 Monkey Man
Lyrics By, Music By – Hibbert*
B2 (Dawning Of A) New Era
Lyrics By, Music By – J. Dammers*
B3 Blank Expression
Lyrics By, Music By – Jerry Dammers
B4 Stupid Marriage
Lyrics By, Music By – Jerry Dammers, M. Harrison*, Neville Staple
B5 Too Much Too Young
Lyrics By, Music By – Jerry Dammers, L. Charmers*
B6 Gangsters
Lyrics By, Music By – Jerry Dammers
B7 Little Bitch
Lyrics By, Music By – Jerry Dammers
B8 You're Wondering Now
Lyrics By, Music By – Clement Seymour*

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – T.W. Studios
  • Marketed By – Chrysalis Records Ltd.
  • Manufactured By – Capitol Records-EMI Of Canada Limited
  • Distributed By – Capitol Records-EMI Of Canada Limited
  • Copyright (c) – Chrysalis Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Chrysalis Records
  • Published By – Plangent Visions Music Inc.
  • Published By – R. & B. Music
  • Published By – Warner Bros. Music
  • Published By – Melodisc Music Ltd.
  • Published By – Copyright Control
  • Record Company – Two-Tone Records


  • Bass – Horace*
  • Design [Sleeve] – Carol Starr, Chalkie Davies
  • Drums – Brad*
  • Engineer – Dave Jordan
  • Guitar – Lynval*, Roddy*
  • Horns – Dick Cuthell, Rico Rodriguez
  • Layout [Consolidation] – Trigger
  • Organ – Jerry*
  • Producer – Elvis Costello (tracks: A1 to B5, B7, B8), The Specials (tracks: B6)
  • Vocals – Neville*, Terry*


All tracks published by Plangent Visions Music Inc. except A1 by R And B Music Ltd., A2 by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP). A7 by Melodisc Music Ltd. and B8 by Copyright Control.

"A TWO TONE RECORD" is printed in the labels.

'Manufactured And Distributed By Capitol Records-EMI Of Canada Limited' is written on both labels

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other (A Side Label): CHR-1265-AS
  • Other (B Side Label): CHR-1265-BS
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Runout Groove. * stands for a circle in a circle in a circle with a line from the outer to the middle one. also on B-side.): CHR 1265-A * TLC-A
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Runout Groove.): CHR 1265-B * TLC-A
  • Matrix / Runout ((B Side Runout Groove Variation 1). The 1 after 'B' is in a circle.): CHR 1265-B1 * TLC-A

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CDL TT 5001, CDL TT5001 Specials* Specials ‎(LP, Album) Two-Tone Records, Two-Tone Records CDL TT 5001, CDL TT5001 UK 1979
499 4701 Specials* Specials ‎(LP, Album) Two-Tone Records 499 4701 UK 1999
CCD 5001, CDP 321265-2 The Specials Specials ‎(CD, Album, RE) Chrysalis, Chrysalis CCD 5001, CDP 321265-2 UK Unknown
none The Specials Specials ‎(CDr, Album, Promo, RE) EMI Music France none France 2002
202 685 The Specials Specials ‎(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis 202 685 Europe Unknown