The Specials’ announce details of Special Edition albums

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The Specials are to reissue their three studio albums as Special Editions.


The Specials, More Specials and In The Studio will be accompanied by rare bonus material, non-album singles, EPs and b-sides, sleevenotes and previously unseen photographs.

The reissues – which have been approved by founder member Jerry Dammers – will be released on March 30 through 2 Tone Records/Warners Catalogue.

The tracklistings are:


SPECIALS (2 CD Special Edition)

CD 1:

1. Gangsters

2. A Message To You, Rudy

3. Do The Dog

4. It’s Up To You

5. Nite Klub

6. Doesn’t Make It Alright

7. Concrete Jungle

8. Too Hot

9. Monkey Man

10. (Dawning Of A) New Era

11. Blank Expression

12. Stupid Marriage

13. Too Much Too Young

14. Little Bitch

15. You’re Wondering Now


Too Much Too Young EP (live) by The Special AKA:

1. Too Much Too Young

2. Guns Of Navarone

3. Skinhead Symphony

a) Long Shot Kick The Bucket

b) Liquidator

c) Skinhead Moon Stomp

BBC In Concert At the Paris Theatre (15/12/79) by The Specials:

1. (Dawning Of A) New Era

2. Do The Dog

3. Rat Race

4. Blank Expression

5. Rude Buoys Outa Jail

6. Concrete Jungle

7. Too Much Too Young

8. Guns Of Navarone

9. Nite Klub

10. Gangsters

11. Medley:

a) Long Shot Kick The Bucket

b) Skinhead Moonstomp

MORE SPECIALS (2 CD Special Edition)

CD 1:

1. Enjoy Yourself (It’s Later Than You Think)

2. Man At C&A

3. Hey, Little Rich Girl

4. Do Nothing

5. Pearl’s Café

6. Sock It To ‘Em J.B.

7. Stereotypes/Stereotypes – Pt. 2

8. Holiday Fortnight

9. I Can’t Stand It

10.International Jet Set

11.Enjoy Yourself (Reprise)


Singles, b-sides and rarities by The Specials:

1. Rat Race

2. Rude Buoys Outa Jail

3. Stereotypes Pts.1 & 2 (John Peel session)

4. International Jet Set (single version)

5. Rude Boys Outa Jail (version) (featuring Neville Staples aka Judge Roughneck)

6. – Do Nothing (single version) (featuring Rico with the Ice Rink String Sounds)

7. Maggie’s Farm

8. Raquel

9. Why? (extended version)

10. Friday Night, Saturday Morning

11. Ghost Town (full version)

12. Sea Cruise (John Peel session) (featuring Rico)

13. You’re Wondering Now (Kid Jensen session)

IN THE STUDIO (2 CD Special Edition)


1. Bright Lights

2. Lonely Crowd

3. What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend

4. House Bound

5. Night On The Tiles

6. Nelson Mandela

7. War Crimes

8. Racist Friend

9. Alcohol

10. Break Down The Door


Rarities by The Special AKA:

1. The Boiler ( Rhoda and The Special AKA )

2. You Just Can’t Get A Break

3. Jungle Music ( Rico and The Special AKA )

BBC Peel Session 12/09/83 by The Special AKA:

4. Lonely Crowd

5. Alcohol

6. Bright Lights

Instrumentals by The Special AKA:

7. Break Down The Door

8. Racist Friend

9. War Crimes

10. Theme From The Boiler

11. Bright Lights

12. Nelson Mandela


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