The Specials - "The Specials" LP

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The Specials - "The Specials" LP

The Specials is the debut album by British ska revival band the Specials. Released on 19 October 1979, 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 1973 album Catch a Fire—used to describe the grim, violent inner cities of 1970s Britain. The album features a mixture of original material and several covers of classic Jamaican ska tracks.

- 1979/1980 US Press


A1 A Message To You Rudy 2:53
A2 Do The Dog 2:09
A3 It's Up To You 3:25
A4 Nite Klub 3:22
A5 Doesn't Make It Alright 3:26
A6 Concrete Jungle 3:18
A7 Too Hot 3:09
B1 Monkey Man 2:45
B2 (Dawning Of A) New Era 2:24
B3 Blank Expression 2:43
B4 Stupid Marriage 3:49
B5 Too Much Too Young 2:16
B6 Gangsters 2:43
B7 Little Bitch 2:31
B8 You're Wondering Now 2:36