Specials* ‎– Specials

Label:
Two-Tone Records ‎– CDL TT 5001, Two-Tone Records ‎– CDL TT5001
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:
Released:
Genre:
Style:
Ska

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 A Message To You Rudy
Written-By – R. Thompson*
A2 Do The Dog
Arranged By – J. Dammers*Written-By – R. Thomas*
A3 It's Up To You
Written-By – J. Dammers*, Specials*
A4 Nite Klub
Backing Vocals – Chrissie HyndeWritten-By – J. Dammers*, Specials*
A5 Doesn't Make It Alright
Written-By – B. Goldberg*, J. Dammers*, M. Harrison*
A6 Concrete Jungle
Written-By – R. Radiation*
A7 Too Hot
Written-By – C. Campbell*
B1 Monkey Man
Written-By – Hibbert*
B2 (Dawning Of A) New Era
Written-By – J. Dammers*
B3 Blank Expression
Written-By – J. Dammers*, Specials*
B4 Stupid Marriage
Written-By – J. Dammers*, M. Harrison*, N. Staple*
B5 Too Much Too Young
Written-By – J. Dammers*Written-By [Acknowledgment To] – L. Charmers*
B6 Little Bitch
Written-By – J. Dammers*
B7 You're Wondering Now
Written-By – Clement Seymour*

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Notes

Issued in a front-laminated sleeve with "2 Tone Records" logo in bottom right corner.

℗ & © 1979 Chrysalis Records Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 Side 1 stamped / etched): CDL5001 A // 1 ▽ E C 1 1 TY-CBS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 Side 2 stamped / etched): CDL5001 B // 5 ▽ E C 1 2 2 TY-CBS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 Side 1 stamped / etched): CDL5001 A // 2 ▽ E C 1 1 TY-CBS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 Side 2 stamped / etched): CDL5001 B // 6 ▽ E C 1 L TY-CBS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 Side 1 stamped / etched): CDL5001 A // 1 ▽ E C 1 2 4 TY-CBS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 Side 2 stamped / etched): CDL5001 B // 6 ▽ E C 1 L 1 TY-CBS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 Side 1 stamped / etched): CDL5001 A // 1 ▽ E C 1 2 1 TY-CBS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 Side 2 stamped / etched): CDL5001 B // 5 ▽ E C 1 2 TY-CBS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5 Side 1 stamped / etched): CDL5001 A // 1 ▽ E C 1 2 1 2 TY-CBS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5 Side 2 stamped / etched): CDL5001 B // 6 ▽ E C 1 5 2 6 TY-CBS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6 Side 1 stamped / etched): CDL5001 A // 2 ▽ E C 1 1 1 1 TY-CBS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6 Side 2 stamped / etched): CDL5001 B // 6 ▽ E C 1 1 1 5 TY-CBS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7 Side 1 stamped / etched): CDL5001 A // 2 ▽ E C 1 2 6 TY-CBS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7 Side 2 stamped / etched): CDL5001 B // 5 ▽ E C 1 5 1 0 TY-CBS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 8 Side 1 stamped / etched): CDL5001 A // 1 ▽ E C 12 5 TY-CBS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 8 Side 2 stamped / etched): CDL5001 B // 6 ▽ E C 1 41 1 0 TY-CBS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 9 Side 1 stamped / etched): CDL5004 A // 2 ▽ E C 11 15 TY-CBS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 9 Side 2 stamped / etched): CDL5001 B // 6 ▽ E C 13 26 TY-CBS

Other Versions (5 of 117) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
499 4701 Specials* Specials(LP, Album) Two-Tone Records 499 4701 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CCD 5001, CDP 321265-2 The Specials Specials(CD, Album, RE) Chrysalis, Chrysalis CCD 5001, CDP 321265-2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
none The Specials Specials(CDr, Album, Promo, RE) EMI Music France none France 2002 Sell This Version
202 685 The Specials Specials(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis 202 685 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
WWS-81288 The Specials Specials(LP, Album) Chrysalis WWS-81288 Japan 1979 Sell This Version

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boulala1406

boulala1406

October 17, 2017
There is gonna be a reissue of this record

Release date: 27 October 2017
Funboy1

Funboy1

August 2, 2014
This LP is Unofficial, released 2009 (check the listings above)
iamtheresurrection

iamtheresurrection

August 14, 2012
Please help me!
I've this release, marked CDL TT 5001 but it is pressed on white vinyl.
I searched the net but couldn't find any info about this particular coloured vinyl.
Is it a fake? Is it a limited release?
Any info would be gladly welcomed.
WALTHAMSTOW007

WALTHAMSTOW007

May 7, 2009

I can't believe that I am the first person to review this quintesential,must have, ground-breaking LP!

Firstly, this Lp out-punked punk with its basic rawness and energy. For those of us who were a tad to young to get into the punk movement, up popped the Specials with thier debut ska influenced punk LP which basically blew every other band who were trying to get "there" completely out of the water. This LP really put people in thier places by saying, "If you want to make it, you've got to at least be able to play your instruments with some degree of decorum, and be able to hold a tune, but most importantly you've got to write decent lyrics to decent music, ala "The Clash". The Specials had mega-talent in abundance, they had Jerry Dammers Writing, and the manchester utd. supporting Coventry-lad Terry Hall singing(Nuff Said), plus the multi talents of Roddy Radiation, Neville Staples, Lynval Golding, Horace Panter and John Bradbury, which they used collectively to produce probably the best debut LP EVER to enter the world of music.
I've just been to see "The Specials" at the Brixton Acadamy (07/05/09) 30 years on from the release of thier debut LP entitled "The Specials", and I can honestly say that they are one of the best live bands that i've ever seen, they were as tight as a tourniquet, Terry Hall's still as dry as a funeral drum, they were VERY SPECIAL indeed. Listen to this LP and savour every moment, it don't get much better than this people, EVERY song a master-piece. Keep up the good work lads.