Genre: Punk
Label: Chrysalis
Size: 12"
Format: 45RPM,


The Specials Specials (40th Anniversary Edition) Half-Speed Mastered 45rpm 180g 2LP

The Specials

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40th Anniversary Edition on 45rpm 180g Double LP!
Half-Speed Mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road from the Original Production Tapes!
Produced by Elvis Costello!

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.


  • 40th Anniversary Edition
  • 180g Vinyl
  • Double LP
  • 45rpm
  • Half-Speed Mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios Using the Original Production Tapes
  • OBI Strip
  • Explicit Content
  • 2019 Release


Side One:

  1. A Message to You Rudy
  2. Do the Dog
  3. It's Up to You
  4. Nite Klub

Side Two:

  1. Doesn't Make It Alright
  2. Concrete Jungle
  3. Too Hot

Side Three:

  1. Monkey Man
  2. (Dawning of A) New Era
  3. Blank Expression
  4. Stupid Marriage

Side Four:

  1. Too Much Too Young
  2. Little Bitch
  3. You're Wondering Now

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