The Specials - The Best of The Specials
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Cash Generator Boston, 5-6 Church Lane, Boston, PE21 6ND
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Item Condition

Condition: Pre-Owned: Grade B

Item Description

Personnel: Neville Staples (vocals, percussion); Stan Campbell, Rhoda Dakar, Terry Hall (vocals); Lynval Golding (guitar, background vocals); Roddy Radiation, John Shipley (guitar); Kix Thompson, Paul Heskatt, Andy Aderinto (saxophone); Dick Cuthell (cornet, flugelhorn); Rico Rodriguez (trombone); Jerry Dammers (piano, organ); John Bradbury (drums); Claudia Fontaine, Naomi Thompson, Edigio Newton, Belinda , Jane , Charlotte , Caron Wheeler (background vocals). Recording information: TW Studios; Woodbine Studios. Released in the U.K. in 2008 but not appearing in the U.S. until 2014, the Best of the Specials is far and away the most generous Specials compilation ever assembled, weighing in at a hefty 20 tracks and, in its initial pressing at least, containing an accompanying 16-track DVD featuring music videos and live performance. The real meat of the collection is that CD of 20 hits and staples, the songs that made the Specials one of the most vital bands of the early '80s: all the early singles -- "Gangsters," "Ghost Town," "Message to You Rudy," "Nite Klub" -- but also "Rat Race," "Stereotypes," "What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend," "Racist Friend," and "Nelson Mandela." All these and more are here on a compilation that encompasses the entirety of their dynamic, sometimes chaotic, career and while their debut remains peerless, this is a good way to get a sense of the whole story. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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Item Location

This item is available for Collection or Delivery from:
Cash Generator Boston, 5-6 Church Lane, Boston, PE21 6ND
Email: boston@cashgenerator.co.uk
Telephone: 01205 353 335

Item Condition

Condition: Pre-Owned: Grade B

Item Description

Personnel: Neville Staples (vocals, percussion); Stan Campbell, Rhoda Dakar, Terry Hall (vocals); Lynval Golding (guitar, background vocals); Roddy Radiation, John Shipley (guitar); Kix Thompson, Paul Heskatt, Andy Aderinto (saxophone); Dick Cuthell (cornet, flugelhorn); Rico Rodriguez (trombone); Jerry Dammers (piano, organ); John Bradbury (drums); Claudia Fontaine, Naomi Thompson, Edigio Newton, Belinda , Jane , Charlotte , Caron Wheeler (background vocals). Recording information: TW Studios; Woodbine Studios. Released in the U.K. in 2008 but not appearing in the U.S. until 2014, the Best of the Specials is far and away the most generous Specials compilation ever assembled, weighing in at a hefty 20 tracks and, in its initial pressing at least, containing an accompanying 16-track DVD featuring music videos and live performance. The real meat of the collection is that CD of 20 hits and staples, the songs that made the Specials one of the most vital bands of the early '80s: all the early singles -- "Gangsters," "Ghost Town," "Message to You Rudy," "Nite Klub" -- but also "Rat Race," "Stereotypes," "What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend," "Racist Friend," and "Nelson Mandela." All these and more are here on a compilation that encompasses the entirety of their dynamic, sometimes chaotic, career and while their debut remains peerless, this is a good way to get a sense of the whole story. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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