The Singles Collection

The Singles Collection

by The Specials


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The Singles Collection

All of the essential singles from the Specials' three albums are present on this 15-track collection. Not only the perfect starting point for the curious, the inclusion of B-sides and rarities, like an inspired cover of Dylan's "Maggie's Farm," makes this essential for fans.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/01/1991
Label: Emd Int'l
UPC: 0094632182326
catalogNumber: 321823

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Specials   Primary Artist
John "Brad" Bradbury   Drums
Jerry Dammers   Keyboards
Horace Gentleman   Bass
Lynval Golding   Guitar
Terry Hall   Vocals
Roddy Radiation   Guitar
Neville Staple   Vocals
Rico Rodriguez   Trombone
Special A.K.A.   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Elvis Costello   Producer
John "Brad" Bradbury   Composer
Dick Cuthell   Producer
Jerry Dammers   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Lynval Golding   Composer
Terry Hall   Composer
Dave Jordan   Producer
Horace Panter   Composer
Neville Staple   Composer
Odea Murphy   Remixing
Joe Pheifer   Liner Notes
Roddy Byers   Composer
Robert Livingstone Thompson   Composer

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The Singles Collection 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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The Singles Collection is a quite good look at the short lived but highly influential Specials. I found the album highly enjoyable, illustrating the bands exploration of political and social commentaries coupled with placid or hyperactive 2 tone ska rythym that has had enormous influence to the ska/reggae genre over the last 25 years. ''Rudi: A Message to You'' is a definite standout: its infectious mellow sound will have you singing and imitating the smooth trumpet work for the next week. Other favourites are the New Yearsy party sound of ''Guns of Navarrone'', ''Free Nelson Mandela'', the foot tapping ''Rude Boys Outta Jail'' and the amusing ''Too Much Too Young'' are just a few of the intensely enjoyable tracks. A must for any ska enthusiast and enjoyable for almost anybody.