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Specials - Specials [40th Anniversary Half-speed Master] (New Vinyl LP)


Vinyl LP pressing. True innovators of the punk era, The Specials began the British ska revival craze, combining the highly danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude, and taking on a more focused and informed political and social stance than their predecessors and peers. Produced by Elvis Costello and presented as a studio recording of the band's live set, The Special's landmark eponymous debut hit the shelves in 1979 and is anchored by their hit version of Dandy Livingstone's "A Message to You, Rudy," and killer originals like "Nite Klub," "Blank Expression" and "Concrete Jungle." The Specials was ranked among the Top 10 "Albums of the Year" by NME; Q Magazine placed it at No. 38 in it's list of the 100 greatest British albums ever; and Pitchfork featured it at No. 42 in their list of the "Top 100 Albums of the 1970s." This 40th Anniversary reissue of their debut album has been mastered and cut at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios using the original production tapes.


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