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The Specials: Reissues

Album Review

Special expanded editions of the 2-Tone legends’ first three long-players...

Produced by Elvis Costello, The Specials’ debut album was released on the band’s organist and main songwriter Jerry Dammers’ 2-Tone label, a kind of English Stax where black and white kids (The Selecter and, briefly, Madness and The Beat) would control the direction and output, and the major label backers, Chrysalis, would keep a respectable distance.


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