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The Specials – BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert (1992) CD Album

Album: BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert

Release Date:

Music Genre: Rock Reggae Pop Ska

Label: Windsong International

Release Country: United Kingdom

Record Type: 19 Tracks CD Album

The Specials (originally known as The Coventry Automatics, then later named The Special AKA) were the first band of the 2-Tone era in the late '70s and early '80s in Britain. Led musically by keyboardist Jerry Dammers, the band also comprised Terry Hall (lead vox), Neville Staple (vox/percussion), Lynval Golding (rhythm gtr/vox), Roddy "Radiation" Byers (lead gtr), Sir Horace Gentleman (aka Horace Panter; bass), and John Bradbury (drums). From 1979 to 1981, they released seven singles, two of which ("Too Much Too Young" & "Ghost Town") got to #1. By the time "Ghost Town" reached UK#1 on July 11, 1981 amidst massive street violence in the UK's major cities, The Specials had split. Jerry Dammers and John Bradbury continued under the name The Special AKA until 1985, as did Horace Panter to a certain extent. Roddy Byers left but made a guest appearance on one single, and Terry Hall, Neville Staple, and Lynval Golding formed Fun Boy Three.


19 Tracks
1 Murder3:05
2 Out On The Streets Again4:46
3 The James Bond Theme2:12
4 Carry Go Bring Come3:18
5 Street Feeling3:25
6 Everyday Things Are Getting Worse3:07
7 They Make Me Mad2:28
8 Too Much Pressure3:26
9 Dawning Of A New Era2:26
10 Do The Dog1:52
11 Rat Race3:09
12 Blank Expression1:55
13 Rude Boys Out Of Jail2:45
14 Concrete Jungle3:08
15 Too Much Too Young2:14
16 Nite Klub3:04
17 Gangsters4:38
18.1 Longshot Kicked De Bucket5:22
18.2 Skinhead Moonstomp

Originally recorded for BBC in Concert series at the Paris Theatre, London 5th December 1979

Track 18 also features an unlisted cover of Syramip's 'Skinhead Moonstomp', which plays directly after 'Longshot Kicked De Bucket' finishes

Track 1 published by Copyright Control, tracks 2, 5, 7, 8 Selecter Copyright/RAK Publishing Ltd, track 3 United Artists Music Ltd, track 4 Blue Mountain Music, track 6 Southern Music Publishing Co Ltd.
Specials: All tracks published by Plangent Visions Music Ltd except track 10 Warner Bros Music Ltd, track 18 by Asgard/Crooks/Robinson/Blue Mountain Music.

This recording is by arrangement with BBC Enterprises Ltd.
An original sound recording made by BBC Radio 1 "Live in concert".

(c) 1992 Windsong International
(p) 1979 BBC

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