More...Or Less. The Specials Live

More...Or Less. The Specials Live

by The Specials
     
 

Recorded on a European tour in 2011, More... Or Less. The Specials Live finds most of the original lineup of the highly influential British ska godfathers (ska-dfathers?) running through spirited live versions of their classic first two albums and more notable singles, mostly in chronological order. Their 1979 debut was basically a polished recording of aSee more details below

Overview

Recorded on a European tour in 2011, More... Or Less. The Specials Live finds most of the original lineup of the highly influential British ska godfathers (ska-dfathers?) running through spirited live versions of their classic first two albums and more notable singles, mostly in chronological order. Their 1979 debut was basically a polished recording of a powerful band running through their live set in the studio, and the lack of production and pretension helped make it the basic blueprint for countless ska upstarts the same way the Ramones' no-nonsense debut did for punk a few years prior. Thirty-some years later, the band has retained some of the same energy of those early days, and some of the youthful spirit and bile comes through on this by-the-numbers live album. The band sounds sharp, with a refreshing lack of the updates or cheesy re-envisionments that often get tacked on to songs after playing them countless times over a series of decades.

Read More

Product Details

Release Date:
08/14/2012
Label:
Emi Import
UPC:
5099962100823
catalogNumber:
6210082

Related Subjects

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. A Message to You Rudy  -  Specials
  2. Do the Dog  -  Specials
  3. It's Up to You  -  Specials
  4. Nite Klub  -  Specials
  5. Doesn't Make It Alright  -  Specials
  6. Concrete Jungle  -  Specials
  7. Too Hot  -  Specials
  8. Monkey Man  -  Specials
  9. (Dawning of A) New Era  -  Specials
  10. Blank Expression  -  Specials
  11. Stupid Marriage  -  Specials
  12. Too Much Too Young  -  Specials
  13. Little Bitch  -  Specials
  14. You're Wondering Now  -  Specials

Disc 2

  1. Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think)  -  Specials
  2. Rat Race  -  Specials
  3. Man at C&A  -  Specials
  4. Hey Little Rich Girl  -  Specials
  5. Do Nothing  -  Specials
  6. Pearl's Cafe  -  Specials
  7. Stereotype  -  Specials
  8. Ghost Town  -  Specials
  9. Friday Night, Saturday Morning  -  Specials
  10. Internationl Jet Set  -  Specials
  11. Gangsters  -  Specials
  12. Guns of Navarone  -  Specials

Read More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Specials   Primary Artist
John Bradbury   Drums,Group Member
Lynval Golding   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Terry Hall   Vocals,Group Member
Horace Panter   Bass Guitar,Group Member
Roddy Radiation   Guitar,Group Member
Neville Staple   Vocals,Group Member
Jon Read   Brass
Tim Smart   Brass
Nikolaj Thorp Larsen   Keyboards
Drew Stanstall   Brass

Technical Credits

Specials   Composer
Herbert Magidson   Composer
Radiation   Composer
Robin Denselow   Liner Notes
Goldberg   Composer
Golding   Composer
Bradbury   Composer
Francis Webster   Composer

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >