Specials (40th Anniversary Half-speed Master)

Specials (40th Anniversary Half-speed Master)

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40th Anniversary 180g 45RPM 2LP Reissue Half-Speed Mastered by Miles Showell from the Original Production Tapes at Abbey Road Studios

True innovators of the punk era, The Specials began the British ska revival craze, combining the highly danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude, and taking on a more focused and informed political and social stance than their predecessors and peers. Produced by Elvis Costello and presented as a studio recording of the band's live set, The Special's landmark eponymous debut hit the shelves in 1979 and is anchored by their hit version of Dandy Livingstone's "A Message to You, Rudy," and killer originals like "Nite Klub," "Blank Expression" and "Concrete Jungle." The Specials was ranked among the Top 10 "Albums of the Year" by NME; Q Magazine placed it at No. 38 in its list of the 100 greatest British albums ever; and Pitchfork featured it at No. 42 in their list of the "Top 100 Albums of the 1970s." This 40th Anniversary reissue of their debut album has been mastered and cut at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios using the original production tapes. This edition has been split across 2 x 12" 180g vinyl at 45rpm for optimum audio quality.


  1. A Message To You Rudy (2019 Half Speed Remaster )
  2. Do The Dog (2019 Half Speed Remaster )
  3. It's Up To You (2019 Half Speed Remaster )
  4. Nite Klub (2019 Half Speed Remaster )
  5. Doesn't Make It Alright (2019 Half Speed Remaster )
  6. Concrete Jungle (2019 Half Speed Remaster )
  7. Too Hot (2019 Half Speed Remaster )


  1. Monkey Man (2019 Half Speed Remaster )
  2. (Dawning Of A) New Era [2019 Half Speed Remaster ]
  3. Blank Expression (2019 Half Speed Remaster )
  4. Stupid Marriage (2019 Half Speed Remaster )
  5. Too Much Too Young (2019 Half Speed Remaster )
  6. Little Bitch (2019 Half Speed Remaster )
  7. You're Wondering Now (2019 Half Speed Remaster )

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