: Specials, the
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: Two-Tone Records

CDL TTH 5001

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Double 45rpm 180g
Half-Speed Master Edition
40th Anniversary Edition

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Originally formed in 1977 as The Coventry Automatics, The Specials combined Jamaican ska and Rocksteady mixed with the energy of punk and launched a whole Ska Revival which helped fellow like-minded bands Madness, The Beat and The Selecter to release their first singles. The Specials first single, ‘Gangsters’, was released in May 1979 with independent distribution by Rough Trade and the initial pressing of just 5,000 records sold out. The band and label soon signed with Chrysalis Records who picked up on the release of ‘Gangsters.’ The next single, ‘A Message To You Rudy’, followed in September with their first album released soon after in October. 
This 40th Anniversary Edition of their debut album ‘Specials’ has been mastered and cut at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios using the original production tapes. This edition has been split across 2x 12” vinyl at 45rpm for optimum audio quality. The Specials recently celebrated a UK Number One with their new album ‘Encore’ and are currently on a 40th Anniversary World Tour.


A1 A Message To You Rudy 
A2 Do The Dog 
A3 It's Up To You 
A4 Nite Klub 

B1 Doesn't Make It Alright 
B2 Concrete Jungle 
B3 Too Hot 

C1 Monkey Man 
C2 (Dawning Of A) New Era 
C3 Blank Expression 
C4 Stupid Marriage 

D1 Too Much Too Young 
D2 Little Bitch 
D3 You're Wondering Now


Bass – Horace
Drums – Brad
Guitar – Lynval, Roddy
Horns – Dick Cuthell, Rico Rodriguez
Organ – Jerry
Producer – Elvis Costello
Vocals – Neville, Terry


Comes with information obi and poly lined, plain black inner sleeves.
40th Anniversary edition
Mastered at Abbey Road Studios
Double 45rpm 180g
Half-Speed Master Edition
2 Tone Records