Various Artists

Two Tone 7" Treasures

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Chrysalis Records

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TWO TONE RECORDS was created in 1979 by The Specials founder Jerry Dammers. The label spawned a youth movement and a number of well-known artists and singles through the its tenure including the aforementioned Specials with key singles ‘Gangsters’, the UK Number 1 singles ‘Too Much Too Young’ and ‘Ghost Town’.

They also helped launch the careers of Madness with ‘The Prince’, The Beat with ‘Tears of A Clown’, The Selecter with ‘On My Radio’ and The Bodysnatchers with ‘Let’s Do Rock Steady’. The label ended its chart run of singles with ‘Nelson Mandela’ by The Special AKA.

This 40th Anniversary 7” collection has been curated by Jerry Dammers, selecting his favourite 12 singles released on the label between 1979 and 1984.


THE SPECIAL A.K.A Vs. THE SELECTER: A. Gangsters / AA. The Selecter
MADNESS: A. The Prince / B. Madness
THE SELECTER: A. On My Radio / B. Too Much Pressure
THE SPECIALS: A. A Message To You Rudy / AA. Nite Klub
THE BEAT: A. Tears Of A Clown / AA. Ranking Full Stop
THE SPECIAL A.K.A.: A. Too Much Too Young [Live] / B. Guns Of Navarone [Live] / B. Skinhead Symphony (Long Shot Kick The Bucket/Liquidator/Skinhead Moonstomp
THE SELECTER: A. Three Minute Hero / B. James Bond
THE BODYSNATCHERS: A. Let’s Do Rocksteady / AA. Ruder Than You
THE SPECIALS: A. Stereotype / B. International Jet Set
RICO: A. Sea Cruise / B. Carolina
THE SPECIALS: A. Ghost Town / AA. Why?/AA. Friday Night, Saturday Morning
THE SPECIAL AKA: A. Nelson Mandela / AA. Break Down The Door

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