The Special AKA ‎– In The Studio

Label:
Two-Tone Records ‎– CHRTTR 5008, Two-Tone Records ‎– 0825646151431
Format:
2 × CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Special Edition
Country:
Released:
Genre:
Style:
Ska

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Original Album
1-1 The Special AKA Bright Lights
Written-By – Dick Cuthell, Jerry Dammers, John Bradbury, Stan Campbell
4:11
1-2 The Special AKA Lonely Crowd
Written-By – Dick Cuthell, Jerry Dammers, John Shipley, Stan Campbell
3:52
1-3 The Special AKA What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend
Written-By – Dick Cuthell, Jerry Dammers
4:51
1-4 The Special AKA House Bound
Written-By – Dick Cuthell, Jerry Dammers
4:12
1-5 The Special AKA Night On The Tiles
Written-By – Dick Cuthell, Jerry Dammers, John Shipley
3:03
1-6 The Special AKA Nelson Mandela
Written-By – Dick Cuthell, Jerry Dammers
4:07
1-7 The Special AKA War Crimes
Written-By – Dick Cuthell, Jerry Dammers
6:14
1-8 The Special AKA Racist Friend
Written-By – Dick Cuthell, Jerry Dammers, John Bradbury
3:49
1-9 The Special AKA Alcohol
Written-By – Jerry Dammers
5:02
1-10 The Special AKA Break Down The Door
Written-By – Jerry Dammers, John Bradbury, Stan Campbell
3:34
Extra Special AKA
2-1 Rhoda* With The Special AKA The Boiler
Bass – Nicky SummersCornet – Dick CuthellDrums – John BradburyGuitar – John ShipleyProducer, Arranged By, Keyboards – Jerry DammersVocals – Rhoda DakarWritten-By – J. Summers*, Joyce*, N. Summers*, Leyton*, Dakar*, Owens*, Barker*
5:47
2-2 The Special AKA Can't Get A Break
Backing Vocals – Karen Wheeler*, Claudia FontaineBass – Gary McManusDrums – John BradburyEngineer [Mixing] – Jeremy GreenGuitar – John ShipleyHorn [Thenor], Cornet, Flugelhorn, Cowbell – Dick CuthellLead Vocals – Rhoda DakarLyrics By – R. Dakar*Producer, Keyboards – Jerry DammersSaxophone – Andy AderintoWritten-By – The Special AKA
6:31
2-3 Rico* And The Special AKA Jungle Music
Bass – Sir Horace GentlemanCornet – Dick CuthellDrums – John BradburyGuitar – Anthony Wymshurst, John ShipleyPercussion – Groco*, Satch DixonProducer, Keyboards – Jerry DammersVocals, Trombone – Rico*Written-By – R. Rodriguez*
4:01
2-4 The Special AKA Lonely Crowd (Peel Session 12/9/83)
Producer – Martin Colley, Tony WilsonWritten-By – J. Dammers*
3:20
2-5 The Special AKA Alcohol (Peel Session 12/9/83)
Producer – Martin Colley, Tony WilsonWritten-By – J. Dammers*
3:45
2-6 The Special AKA Bright Lights (Peel Session 12/9/83)
Producer – Martin Colley, Tony WilsonWritten-By – D. Cuthell*, J. Dammers*, J. Bradbury*, S. Campbell*
4:09
2-7 The Special AKA Break Down The Door (Instrumental)
Written-By – J. Dammers*, J. Bradbury*, S. Campbell*
5:00
2-8 The Special AKA Racist Friend (Instrumental)
Written-By – D. Cuthell*, J. Dammers*, J. Bradbury*
4:07
2-9 The Special AKA War Crimes (Instrumental)
Written-By – J. Dammers*
6:21
2-10 The Special AKA Theme From The Boiler (Instrumental)
Written-By – J. Summers*, Joyce*, N. Summers*, Leyton*, Dakar*, Owens*, Barker*
5:55
2-11 The Special AKA Bright Lights (Instrumental)
Written-By – D. Cuthell*, J. Dammers*, J. Bradbury*, S. Campbell*
4:19
2-12 The Special AKA Nelson Mandela (Instrumental)
Written-By – J. Dammers*
4:29

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Sticker: "The Original Special AKA 2CD Special Edition Includes rarities, instrumentals & BBC session tracks"

Originally released as Two Tone Records LP CHR TT 5008

Tracks 1-1 to 2-3, 2-7 to 2-12 Digital remasters ℗ 2015 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Chrysalis Records Ltd.
Tracks 2-4 to 2-6 Recorded 22/08/83. Maida Vale Studio. ℗ 1983 BBC The copyright in this sound recording is owned by BBC. Licensed courtesy of BBC Worldwide

Track 2-1 Based on an original idea by The Bodysnatchers. Originally released as Two Tone Records 7" CHS TT18
Track 2-2 Originally released as the b-side of Two Tone Records 7" CHS TT27
Track 2-3 Originally released as Two Tone Records 7" CHS TT 19

Publishers
Tracks 2-1, 2-10 Chrysalis Music Ltd./Plangent Visions Music Ltd.
Tracks 2-2, 2-4 to 2-9, 2-11 Plangent Visions Music Ltd.
Track 2-3 Anglo-Rock, Inc./Heathwave Music Ltd./Rock Music Ltd.

Made in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 0825646151431
  • Barcode: 0 825646 151431
  • Rights Society: GEMA/MCPS
  • Label Code: LC 0299
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1 & 2): IFPI L016
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI 05R3
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2): IFPI 05L2
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): [Warner logo] 256461514-3/1 V01 MBG
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): [Warner logo] 256461514-3/2 V01 MEP

Other Versions (5 of 37) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CHR TT 5008 The Special AKA In The Studio(LP, Album) Two-Tone Records CHR TT 5008 UK 1984 Sell This Version
none The Specials* In The Studio(CDr, Album, Promo, RE, RM) EMI Music France none France 2002 Sell This Version
5C 206290 The Special AKA In The Studio With The Special AKA(LP, Album, RE) Two-Tone Records 5C 206290 Spain Unknown Sell This Version
WWS-81663 The Special AKA In The Studio With The Special AKA(LP, Album) Chrysalis WWS-81663 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
CCD 5008 3214472 The Special AKA In The Studio(CD, Album) Chrysalis Records Ltd. CCD 5008 3214472 UK 1984 Sell This Version

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June 1, 2015
2-2 'Can't Get A Break' is the extended version from the 'What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend' 12".