More Specials

Label
EMI UK
Release date
3 Mar 2003
Running length
11 tracks
Running time
42:24

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think) (2002 Digital Remaster) 3:38 184
2 Man At C&A (2002 Digital Remaster) 3:38 723
3 Hey Little Rich Girl (2002 Digital Remaster) 3:39 152
4 Do Nothing (2002 Digital Remaster) 3:44 167
5 Pearl's Cafe (2002 Digital Remaster) 3:09 124
6 Sock It To 'Em JB (2002 Digital Remaster) 2:58 131
7 Stereotype/Stereotypes (Part 2) (Medley) (2002 Digital Remaster) 7:24 1,456
8 Holiday Fortnight (2002 Digital Remaster) 2:46 298
9 I Can't Stand It (2002 Digital Remaster) 4:02 119
10 International Jet Set (2002 Remaster) 5:40 224
11 Enjoy Yourself (Reprise) (2002 Digital Remaster) 1:46 91

About this album

More Specials is an October 1980 album from the ska band The Specials. The album was the band’s second, after Specials, and expanded the group’s 2 tone sound to include lounge music and other influences.

It includes collaborations with The Go-Go’s, Rhoda Dakar from The Bodysnatchers and Lee Jay Thompson from Madness.

The lyrics, like the previous album, were often intensely political and expressed outrage over the perceived hypocrisies of the UK government.

Although More Specials was a hit in the two-tone movement, a late-1970s revival of Jamaican ska from the 1960s, it is broadly considered as one of the first ‘lounge music’ albums with far less emphasis on ska beats that its preceding album.

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  • medwayrock

    i loved the muzak and the mixing of different styles , mr dammers always took it forwards

    7 Mar 2009 Reply
  • nuttyrudeboy

    This album is a fantastic step into the unknown and stands up with the test of time, different from but still with a connection to the roots of their first

    10 Feb 2009 Reply
  • IanCurtis13

    Very underrated....

    10 Dec 2008 Reply
  • jediknightlinc

    Well said, monbozia!

    12 Oct 2008 Reply
  • monbozia

    This album might be as good as the first. It is EXTREMELY different, granted. It's not as 'fun' as the debut; it's darker, and a lot more experimental and eclectic (I can hear lounge, calypso, jazz, funk, and muzak (heh) mixed into that ska/reggae base), but they pull it off brilliantly. Just makes me respect The Specials even more.

    31 Jul 2008 Reply
  • tizudyzae

    agreed, i can't stop listening to international jet set !

    2 Mar 2008 Reply
  • Jimmert

    disagree. this album is highly underrated and has some of the best specials tracks to ever be released on it.

    22 Dec 2007 Reply
  • fandor11n

    a TERRIBLE disappointment after their storming debut album, Jerry Dammers interest in muzak leads to an collection of lift music!!! I binned my copy, but still love their earlier work.

    15 Apr 2007 Reply

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