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Specials is the debut album by British ska revival band The Specials.

Released in 1979 on Jerry Dammers' 2Tone 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… read more



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  • Hey guys, if you loved this, check out the new track from NEVILLE STAPLE of THE SPECIALS. It's awesome! #Ska #rudeboy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM4bXy2sj8I
  • 10 tracks out of 14 loved, it means sth
  • bought it on vinyl in 79,sold it bought it again circa 90s,now have it on CD,excellent album,keeping it for now.
  • I love this album to death. I still play it during the summer season.
  • I find it impossible to not love this entire album. And this coming from someone who pretty much hates the genre that is now known as 'ska'.
  • So how come the back is always listed as the front?
  • best 2 tone album
  • great album!
  • produced by Elvis Costello. awesome.
  • One of the best debut albums ever =)

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