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✨✧ Special AKAIn The Studio ... LP
2 Tone/Chrysalis, 1984. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A big big crossover album from the UK ska scene of the early 80s – built upon the ashes of the older Specials group, but still with plenty of the dark edges we'd come to expect in Jerry Dammers work! There's a bit more electric instrumentation at the bottom of the tracks, but the sound is still relatively in the ska-styled groove of the original Specials work – although sometimes maybe inflected with a more straightforward dancefloor bounce, too – which is what really helped some of these tracks get traction at a larger level beyond the ska scene. Over the years, the record's become as classic as the earlier Specials sets – and really lives up to its classic-styled cover image too! Includes the big tracks "Nelson Mandela" and "Racist Friend" – plus "Break Down The Door", "Alcohol", "War Crimes", "Bright Lights", and "Night On The Tiles". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Includes inner sleeve. Cover has a sticker in the top right.)

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✨✧ SelecterCelebrate The Bullet ... LP
Chrysalis, 1981. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not quite as solid as their two tone classic Too Much Pressure, but more than satisfying first wave ska revival that still holds up after all these years! Includes "Bombscare", "Celebrate The Bullet", "Selling Out Your Future", "Red Reflections", "(Who Likes) Facing Situations", "Tell Me What's Wrong", "Washed Up And Left For Dead", "Cool Blue Lady" and "Bristol & Miami". (Rock, Reggae) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ SelecterToo Much Pressure ... LP
2 Tone/Chrysalis, 1980. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Alongside The Specials, the stars of the Two Tone ska revival scene. How can you go wrong with classics like "On My Rradio", "Time Hard", "Missing Words", "My Collie (Not A Dog)", "Three Minute Hero", "Too Much Pressure", "Murder", "Out On The Streets" and "James Bond"? (Rock, Reggae) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ SpecialsSpecials (US pressing) ... LP
2 Tone/Chrysalis, 1980. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most important albums on the mighty 2 Tone label – and part of a huge ska revival on the British scene that would send ripples through modern music for years to come! And sure, the words "ska" and "revival" in the same sentence can often make most folks wince – but The Specials here work at a time long before the mode was reduced to cliche – and during a punk rock period when their contributions were especially vital – presented beautifully here on an album that's also produced by a young Elvis Costello! There's no overdone jams, no schlocky frat boy modes, just hard-edged London ska with a strong nod back to Kingston roots – on titles that include "A Message To You Rudy","Do The Dog", "It's Up To You", "Doesn't Make It Alright", "Concrete Jungle", "Monkey Man", "(Dawning Of A) New Era", "Too Much Too Young", and "Gangsters". (Rock, Reggae) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing.)

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