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Great band (hence my avatar), DVD and CD, sounds like a bargain to me

* DVD
* Gangsters
* A Message To You Rudy
* Too Much Too Young (Live)
* Rat Race
* Do Nothing
* Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think) (Live)
* Ghost Town
* Bright Lights
* The Lonely Crowd
* Housebound
* Alcohol
* Racist Friend
* War Crimes (The Crime Remains The Same)
* Nelson Mandela
* Break Down The Door
* What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend


Even when they were established, the band frequently changed their name, but to most they will always be The Specials. Forming in Coventry in the late '70s, the band were at the forefront of the burgeoning British ska movement, with songwriter Jerry Dammers founding 2 Tone records, the quintessential British ska and reggae label. Always socially relevant, their songs covered topics from teenage pregnancy in Too Much Too Young to unemployment in Ghost Town. The theme of social responsibility extended beyond their music, however, as the band were heavily involved in the fight against racism both at home and abroad, even becoming involved in the campaign for Nelson Mandela's release.

The band are reforming and going on tour in 2009, so this timely retrospective is both the perfect introduction for those who have only a passing knowledge of the band, as well as being an ideal compendium for long-term fans. The Specials have always been a great singles band, having racked up 7 consecutive top ten singles in the 3 years the band was initially together, so this 'best of' is full of memorable songs. As for the bonus DVD content, The Specials live shows have always been high-energy affairs, so to have some of the early appearances caught on film like this is a thrill for any fan of the band. The video collections are also great - Ghost Town in particular is iconic, but the other videos are no slouches either.

Still relevant and still singing, The Specials have been so much a part of British pop music for the last 30 years that this retrospective is full of genuinely essential music.



1. Gangsters
2. Message To You Rudy (2002 Digital Remaster)
3. Nite Klub (2002 Digital Remaster)
4. Concrete Jungle (2002 Digital Remaster)
5. Too Much Too Young (Live)
6. Blank Expression (2002 Digital Remaster)
7. Doesn't Make It Alright (2002 Digital Remaster)
8. Rude Buoys Outta Jail
9. Rat Race
10. Man At C & A (2002 Digital Remaster)
11. Do Nothing
12. Stereotype/Stereotypes (Part 2) (Medley) (2002 Digital Remaster)
13. International Jet Set (2002 Digital Remaster)
14. Friday Night Saturday Morning
15. Why (Edit)
16. Ghost Town (Extended Version)
17. What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend (2002 Digital Remaster)
18. Racist Friend
19. War Crimes (The Crime Remains The Same) (Edit)
20. Nelson Mandela (2002 Digital Remaster)
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#1
Great price, superb tunes, thanks.
#2
Great deal, heat added.
#3
moorjock
Great price, superb tunes, thanks.


cicobuff
Great deal, heat added.


Hope you like it:thumbsup:
[mod]#4
:thumbsup:
#5
i met one of them a few months back and he was in love with himself - good price though! heat added
#6
andywedge
:thumbsup:


Was waiting for you to see this:whistling:
#7
asayer
i met one of them a few months back and he was in love with himself - good price though! heat added


which one?
Was it
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#8
Superb band and talent.
yes I even saw you lot live!
H+R, these guys were on the crest of the wave that swept away the old punk/skinhead racism that blighted the late 70s.
#9
Same price at Amazon and HMV.

Could also be available instore at HMV in their 2 CDs for £10 section....
#10
Great deal - thanks.
Good to see a thumbs up from AndyWedge. A HUKD kite mark for me.
#11
skusey
which one?
Was it
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In your Avatar, you look just like Terry hall....
#12
Overated..... :x

Voting COLD...
#13
AVENUE NUT
Overated..... :x

Voting COLD...


Funny When i seen them last october in plymouth, it was like seeing them back in the day, great band,,,glad you could vote cold just coz your a moron!!!:thumbsup:


Heat added
#14
Looking for presents for my Br for his 50th and this will sit nicely in the collection, cheers
#15
Audidaz68
Funny When i seen them last october in plymouth, it was like seeing them back in the day, great band,,,glad you could vote cold just coz your a moron!!!:thumbsup:


Heat added


If you had only seen "The Beat" now there was a proper Ska revival band, Not the trying to be working class "Terry Hall" and his cronie's
So learn the genre propelry.

Now then who's the Moron. :whistling:
#16
Saw The Specials at Cardiff International Arena last November, Quality gig,Quality band. Good Deal,however already have it.
#17
AVENUE NUT
If you had only seen "The Beat" now there was a proper Ska revival band, Not the trying to be working class "Terry Hall" and his cronie's
So learn the genre propelry.

Now then who's the Moron. :whistling:


Apologies as you obviously misunderstood, I called you a Moron! for voting cold purely based on you inferior taste in music, this is a hotdeals forum not who is the best band forum muppet!
#18
skusey
which one?
Was it
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Not a clue, he was black though?! haha name the names and i will probably remember, i was working in HMV at the time and he came for a signing.... kicked the door open to come in, he was off the hook!
#19
asayer;8388788
Not a clue, he was black though?! haha name the names and i will probably remember, i was working in HMV at the time and he came for a signing.... kicked the door open to come in, he was off the hook!


[FONT=Times New Roman]That was probably Neville Staple he can be pretty arrogant.

As for which was a proper ska revival band, what does it matter? They both wrote and covered great ska tunes with their own take on the genre.
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#20
nice, heat added

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