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The Specials is the debut album by British ska revival band The Specials. Released on 19 October 1979 on Jerry Dammers' 2 Tone label, 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 1972 album Catch a Fire but equally apposite used here to describe the grim, violent inner cities of 1970s Britain.

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A version of the Valentines’ 1967 single Blam Blam Fever – already covered by the ersatz Specials on the largely forgotten 2000 album Skinhead Girl – is the kind of dive into the ska archives that formed the basis of the band’s early repertoire. You can understand the logic behind adding The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum (the debut single by Hall and Golding’s post-Specials band the Fun Boy Three) to their repertoire, but it feels strangely restrained and polite recast as a kind of dub tango.

When the Specials’ Jerry Dammers’ launched the 2 Tone label in Britain in 1979, his group was more than just a ska revival band with good taste in covers - they were a multi-racial spearhead of a post-punk movement combatting skinhead racism (fueled by far-right groups like the National Front) and the craven business-first classism of the Thatcher government. Now, with racist nationalism on the rise amidst the Brexit debacle, the Special’s third album - 38 years since the last one, More Specials - is well timed. As frontman Terry Hall puts it, the band remain horribly relevant.

The Specials’ first album of new material in 37 years, Encore is their first ever UK Number 1 album, clocking up 89% physical sales and, coincidentally, it’s 39 years ago this week since their single Too Much Too Young topped the Official Singles Chart. Check out their full Official Charts history here. Receiving the award, The Specials told OfficialCharts. com, Recording the album has been one of the most amazing trips of our lives. What can we say? It couldn’t have been better timing.

Album · 1979 · 29 Songs. The Specials (Deluxe Version) The Specials.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 A Message To You Rudy
Written-By – R. Thompson*
A2 Do The Dog
Arranged By – J. Dammers*Written-By – R. Thomas*
A3 It's Up To You
Written-By – J. Dammers*, Specials*
A4 Nite Klub
Backing Vocals – Chrissie HyndeWritten-By – J. Dammers*, Specials*
A5 Doesn't Make It Alright
Written-By – B. Goldberg*, J. Dammers*, M. Harrison*
A6 Concrete Jungle
Written-By – R. Radiation*
A7 Too Hot
Written-By – C. Campbell*
B1 Monkey Man
Written-By – Hibbert*
B2 (Dawning Of A) New Era
Written-By – J. Dammers*
B3 Blank Expression
Written-By – J. Dammers*, Specials*
B4 Stupid Marriage
Written-By – J. Dammers*, M. Harrison*, N. Staple*
B5 Too Much Too Young
Written-By – J. Dammers*Written-By [Acknowledgment To] – L. Charmers*
B6 Little Bitch
Written-By – J. Dammers*
B7 You're Wondering Now
Written-By – Clement Seymour*

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – R. & B. Music
  • Published By – WEA
  • Published By – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Published By – M.P.A.
  • Published By – Copyright Control
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Chrysalis Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Chrysalis Records Ltd.
  • Marketed By – Gallo
  • Licensed From – Two-Tone Records
  • Engineered At – T.W. Studios
  • Distributed By – Gallo


  • Bass – Horace*
  • Design [Sleeve] – Carol Starr, Chalkie Davies
  • Drums – Brad*
  • Engineer – Dave Jordan
  • Guitar – Lynval*, Roddy*
  • Horns – Dick Cuthell, Rico Rodriguez
  • Lacquer Cut By – TY*
  • Layout [Consolidation] – Trigger
  • Organ – Jerry*
  • Producer – Elvis Costello
  • Vocals – Neville*, Terry*


"marketed and distributed by Gallo" logo in bottom left corner.

(R) 1980 Chrysalis Records Ltd.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CDL TT 5001, CDL TT5001 Specials* Specials ‎(LP, Album) Two-Tone Records, Two-Tone Records CDL TT 5001, CDL TT5001 UK 1979
CCD 5001, CDP 321265-2 The Specials Specials ‎(CD, Album, RE) Chrysalis, Chrysalis CCD 5001, CDP 321265-2 UK Unknown
none The Specials Specials ‎(CDr, Album, Promo, RE) EMI Music France none France 2002
202 685 The Specials Specials ‎(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis 202 685 Europe Unknown
WWS-81288, CDL TT 5001 The Specials Specials ‎(LP, Album) Chrysalis, Chrysalis WWS-81288, CDL TT 5001 Japan 1980

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The only one copy I've seen of this great album.