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The Singles Collection
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
No Description Available — Track: 10: Stereotype,Track: 11: Ghost Town - (12" version),Track: 12: Why?,Track: 13: Friday Night, Saturday Morning,Track: 14: Racist Friend - (with The Special AKA),Track: 15: Free Nelson Mande... more »
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Track: 10: Stereotype,Track: 11: Ghost Town - (12" version),Track: 12: Why?,Track: 13: Friday Night, Saturday Morning,Track: 14: Racist Friend - (with The Special AKA),Track: 15: Free Nelson Mandela - (with The Special AKA),Track: 1: Gangsters - (with The Special AKA),Track: 2: Rudi, A Message To You,Track: 3: Nite Club,Track: 4: Too Much Too Young (live) - (with The Special AKA),Track: 5: Guns Of Navarone (live) - (with The Special AKA),Track: 6: Rat Race,Track: 7: Rude Boys Outta Jail,Track: 8: Maggie's Farm,Track: 9: Do Nothing
Media Type: CD
Street Release Date: 08/29/2006
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A little Specials goes a long way
Campbell Roark | from under the floorboards and through the woods.. | 04/22/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I like ska, but I don't LOVE Ska. This Cd does it for me. My only beef is that they could have packed a few more tracks onto it. Now then... Unless you're seriously into ska, punk or jamaican music in general- this is probably all The Specials you'll ever need. This album is more conclusive than either the Specials (best of) CD or the More Specials (best of 2) Cd. Stylistically, it covers all the bases including several hard to fing cuts (most notably Ghost town, a sweet creepy little tune with an arabian sound to it- well used in Guy Ritchie's 'Snatch'... or maybe it was 'Lock, Stock...').At any rate, this is all prime-rate, good stuff. If you are looking for a place to begin delving into ska, or simply trying to round out a decent CD collection- you could do far worse. No, actually, I'm pretty sure it was 'Snatch,' afterall."
Get this one !
J. Brady | PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC United States | 06/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The short-lived British Ska revival of the late 70's early 80's produced only one really great band. The Specials were indeed very special. We ALL need a little Specials in our lives. And if you buy only one Specials CD, this should be it. ( Their self titled debut album is great too, and should be your next Specials purchase, as it contians one song - "Little Bitch " - that SHOULD have been on this cd but isn't.) Serious, thought provoking and socially concious lyrics backed by some of the finest upbeat ska ever recorded. If you're looking for only one reason to get this cd, it's the 12" mix of Ghost Town, a spooky sounding dub reggae track with lyrics centering on the infighting amonst ska fans of different races that literally tore the movement apart. It was the last great Specials single, and the last to feature the original lineup, as they too would splinter shortly after its release. And all you English Beat fans out there who would argue against my point of the Specials being the only great ska band to come out of that period I offer my sincere apologies and can only say that in my opinion they were a pop band who used Ska and Reggae as only part of their musical palette ( listen to the second and third albums by the English Beat and you will see I am right .)"
Well worth it for hard to find tracks
jokamachi | california | 01/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Specials are the stuff of legend, that much can be agreed upon, but what is it about this collection that earns your hard-earned dollar? In a word, rarities. 'Rude Boys Out of Jail,' 'Guns of Navarone,' 'Maggie's Farm,' and 'Ghost Town' are classics worthy of inclusion on any ska collection, but due to the fact they weren't included on The Specials' LPs, they languish in obscurity. Hence this much needed collection. The only caveat to speak of is slightly less than stellar sound due to first generation mastering. Nonetheless, it remains the best Specials collection out there. A very fun, very danceable record."