Various ‎– The 2 Tone Collection A Checkered Past

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Chrysalis ‎– D 201653
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1-1 The Special A.K.A.* Gangsters
Producer – The Special A.K.A.*Written-By – Jerry Dammers
2:47
1-2 The Selecter The Selecter
Producer – R. Lomas*Written-By – Bradbury*, N. Davies*
2:59
1-3 Madness The Prince
Written-By – Lee Thompson*
2:31
1-4 The Selecter On My Radio
Producer – Roger LomasWritten-By – N. Davies*
3:07
1-5 The Specials Featuring Rico* A Message To You Rudy
Producer – Elvis CostelloWritten-By – R. Thompson*
2:55
1-6 The Specials Featuring Rico* Nite Klub
Producer – Elvis CostelloWritten-By – Panter*, Dammers*, Bradbury*, Golding*, Staples*, Byers*, Hall*
3:08
1-7 The Beat (2) Tears Of A Clown
Producer – Bob SargeantWritten-By – H. Cosby*, W. Robinson*, S. Wonder*
2:42
1-8 The Beat (2) Ranking Full Stop
Producer – Bob SargeantWritten-By – A. Cox*, D. Wakeling*, D. Steele*, E. Morton*, R. Charlery*
2:49
1-9 The Special A.K.A.* Too Much Too Young
Producer – Dave Jordan, Jerry DammersWritten-By – Jerry Dammers, L. Chalmers*
2:05
1-10 The Special A.K.A.* Guns Of Navarone
Producer – Dave Jordan, Jerry DammersWritten-By – Thompkin*, Webster*
2:19
1-11 The Selecter Three Minute Hero
Producer – Errol Ross, The SelecterWritten-By – N. Davies*
3:02
1-12 The Bodysnatchers Let's Do Rock Steady
Arranged By – The BodysnatchersProducer – Roger LomasWritten-By – R. Thompson*
2:55
1-13 The Bodysnatchers Ruder Than You
Producer – Roger LomasWritten-By – Gaz*, The Bodysnatchers
2:49
1-14 The Selecter Missing Words
Producer – Errol RossRemix – Roger LomasWritten-By – N. Davies*
3:20
1-15 The Specials Rat Race
Producer – Dave JordanWritten-By – Roddy Radiation
3:10
1-16 The Specials Rude Boys Outa Jail
Producer – Dave JordanWritten-By – Golding*, Staples*, Gentleman*
2:40
1-17 The Bodysnatchers Easy Life
Producer – Jerry DammersWritten-By – The Bodysnatchers
3:12
1-18 The Bodysnatchers Too Experienced
Producer – Jerry DammersWritten-By – W. Black*
2:31
1-19 The Specials Stereotype
Producer – Dave Jordan, Jerry DammersWritten-By – Jerry Dammers
3:42
1-20 The Specials International Jet Set
Producer – Dave Jordan, Jerry DammersWritten-By – Jerry Dammers
4:10
1-21 The Swinging Cats Away
Producer – Jerry Dammers, The Swinging CatsWritten-By – J. Bailey*, J. Shipley*, T. Lyons*
3:12
1-22 The Swinging Cats Mantovani
Producer – Jerry Dammers, The Swinging CatsWritten-By – J. Shipley*Written-By [Hear My Song Violetta] – Close*, Lukesch*Written-By [Speak To Me Of Love] – Lenoir*
3:17
1-23 Rico* Sea Cruise
Producer – Dick Cuthell, Rico*Written-By – Huey Smith*, J. Vincent*
3:00
1-24 The Specials Featuring Rico* With The Ice Rink String Sounds Do Nothing
Producer – Dave JordanWritten-By – Golding*
3:36
1-25 The Specials Maggie's Farm
Producer – Dave Jordan, Jerry DammersWritten-By – Bob Dylan
3:29
2-1 The Specials Ghost Town
Producer – John CollinsWritten-By – Jerry Dammers
3:40
2-2 Rhoda* With The Special A.K.A.* The Boiler
Producer – Jerry DammersWritten-By – J. Summers*, Joyce*, N. Summers*, Leyton*, Dakar*, Owens*, Barker*
5:43
2-3 Rico* And The Special A.K.A.* Jungle Music
Producer – Jerry DammersWritten-By – Rico Rodriguez
3:57
2-4 The Apollinaires The Feeling's Gone
Producer – Jerry DammersWritten-By – F. Brown*, J. Hunt*, Kraig Thornber, P. Tickle*, S. Kirk*, T. Brown*
3:48
2-5 The Higsons Tear The Whole Thing Down
Producer – Jerry DammersWritten-By – The Higsons
3:30
2-6 The Higsons Ylang Ylang
Producer – Jerry DammersWritten-By – The Higsons
4:53
2-7 The Apollinaires Envy The Love
Producer – Warne LiveseyWritten-By – F. Brown*, J. Hunt*, K. Thornber*, P. Tickle*, S. Kirk*, T. Brown*
4:01
2-8 The Special A.K.A.* War Crimes (The Crime Remains The Same)
Producer – Jerry DammersWritten-By – Jerry Dammers
4:01
2-9 The Higsons Run Me Down
Producer – The Higsons, Warne LiveseyWritten-By – The Higsons
3:48
2-10 The Special A.K.A.* Racist Friend
Arranged By – Jerry DammersEngineer [Executive] – Dick CuthellProducer – Jerry DammersWritten-By – Cuthell*, Jerry Dammers, Bradbury*
3:38
2-11 The Special A.K.A.* Bright Lights
Arranged By – Jerry DammersEngineer [Executive] – Dick CuthellProducer – Jerry DammersWritten-By – Cuthell*, Jerry Dammers, Bradbury*, Campbell*
4:06
2-12 The Special A.K.A.* Nelson Mandela
Producer – Elvis CostelloWritten-By – Jerry Dammers
4:13
2-13 The Special A.K.A.* Break Down The Door
Producer – Jerry DammersWritten-By – Jerry Dammers, Bradbury*, Campbell*
3:44
2-14 The Special A.K.A.* What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend
Mixed By – Jeremy GreenProducer – Dick CuthellWritten-By – Jerry Dammers
3:59
2-15 The Friday Club Window Shopping
Producer – Jerry DammersWritten-By – Brooks*, Hodges*
3:51
2-16 J.B.'s Allstars* The Alphabet Army
Producer – Dee Sharp, Brad J.B. Bradbury*Written-By – John Bradbury
3:09
2-17 The Specials Raquel 1:58
2-18 Roddy Radiation And The Specials Braggin' And Tryin' Not To Lie 3:24
2-19 Neville Staples* A.K.A. Judge Roughneck Rude Boys Outa Jail 4:07

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Compiles every 2 Tone single A-side except Elvis Costello & The Attractions - I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down (planned but never officially released on 2 Tone, although some were accidentally released), and every 2 Tone double A-side except the flip side of Ghost Town (a three-track single also featuring "Why?" and "Friday Night, Saturday Morning," neither included in this set due to space limitations); plus 3 additional rarities.

Digitally mastered at Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, California, September 1993

Tracks 1-1 & 1-2 originally released July 28, 1979 on The Special A.K.A.* / The Selecter - Gangsters / The Selecter TT 1/TT 2. Chart: UK #6.
Track 1-3 originally released September 1, 1979 on Madness - The Prince CHS TT 3. Chart: UK #16.
Track 1-4 originally released October 13, 1979 on The Selecter - On My Radio CHS TT 4. B-side from the album Too Much Pressure. Chart: UK #8.
Tracks 1-5 & 1-6 originally released October 27, 1979 on The Specials Featuring Rico* - A Message To You Rudy CHS TT 5, both sides from the album Specials. Chart: UK #10.
Tracks 1-7 & 1-8 originally released December 8, 1979 on The Beat (2) - Tears Of A Clown CHS TT 6. Chart: UK #6.
Tracks 1-9 & 1-10 originally released January 26, 1980 on The Special A.K.A.* Featuring Rico* - Too Much Too Young CHS TT 7. Chart: UK #1.
Track 1-11 originally released February 20, 1980 on The Selecter - Three Minute Hero / James Bond CHS TT 8, both sides from the album Too Much Pressure. Chart: UK #16.
Tracks 1-12 & 1-13 originally released March 15, 1980 on The Bodysnatchers - Let's Do Rock Steady CHS TT 9. Chart: UK #22.
Track 1-14 originally released March 29, 1980 on The Selecter - Missing Words CHS TT 10; A-side from the album The Selecter - Too Much Pressure. Chart: UK #23.
Tracks 1-15 & 1-16 originally released May 24, 1980 on The Specials - Rat Race CHS TT 11. Chart: UK #5.
Tracks 1-17 & 1-18 originally released July 19, 1980 on The Bodysnatchers - Easy Life CHS TT 12. Chart: UK #50.
Tracks 1-19 & 1-20 originally released September 20, 1980 on The Specials - Stereotype CHS TT 13, both sides from the album More Specials Chart: UK #6.
Tracks 1-21 & 1-22 originally released August 4, 1980 on The Swinging Cats - Mantovani / Away CHS TT 14. "Mantovani" includes excerpts from "Hear My Song Violetta" and "Speak To Me Of Love."
Track 1-23 originally released September 22, 1980 on Rico* - Sea Cruise CHS TT 15.
Tracks 1-24 & 1-25 originally released December 13, 1980 on The Specials - Do Nothing CHS TT 16; A-side from the album More Specials. Chart: UK #4.

Track 2-1 originally released June 20, 1981 on The Specials - Ghost Town CHS TT 17. Chart: UK #1.
Track 2-2 originally released January 23, 1982 on Rhoda* With The Special A.K.A.* - The Boiler CHS TT 18</a>. Chart: UK #35.
Track 2-3 originally released February 4, 1981 on Rico* And The Special AKA - Jungle Music CHS TT 19
Track 2-4 originally released June 10, 1982 on The Apollinaires - The Feeling's Gone CHS TT 20
Tracks 2-5 & 2-6 originally released October 11, 1982 on The Higsons - Tear The Whole Thing Down CHS TT 21
Track 2-7 originally released November 8, 1982 on The Apollinaires - Envy The Love CHS TT 22
Track 2-8 originally released November 22, 1982 on Special AKA* - War Crimes CHS TT 23; A-side from the album In The Studio
Track 2-9 originally released February 7, 1983 on The Higsons - Run Me Down CHS TT 24
Tracks 2-10 & 2-11 originally released September 3, 1983 on The Special AKA - Racist Friend / Bright Lights CHS TT 25, both sides from the album In The Studio. Chart: UK #60.
Tracks 2-12 & 2-13 originally released March 17, 1984 on The Special AKA - Nelson Mandela / Break Down The Door! CHS TT 26</a>, both sides from the album In The Studio. Chart: UK #9.
Track 2-14 originally released September 8, 1984 on The Special AKA - What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend! CHS TT 27; A-side from the album In The Studio. Chart: UK #51.
Track 2-15 originally released November 8, 1985 on The Friday Club - Window Shopping CHS TT 28
Track 2-16 originally released January 2, 1986 on J.B's Allstars* - The Alphabet Army CHS TT 29
Track 2-17 only appeared as the B-side to the single Concrete Jungle which was released in The Netherlands. It was recorded during the sessions for More Specials
Tracks 2-18 & 2-19 were issued as a free 7" single with the first 100,000 copies of the album More Specials. This single was issued as Roddy Radiation & The Specials Featuring Paul Heskett / Neville Staples* AKA Judge Roughneck - Braggin' & Tryin' Not To Lie / Rude Boys Outa Jail TT 99</a> and was recorded during the sessions for More Specials

This compilation ℗ 1993 Chrysalis Records Ltd.,
© 1993 Chrysalis Records, Inc., a division of ERG, 1290 Avenue Of The Americas, NewYork, New York 10104. Printed in the USA.

Mfd. for BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. under license

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7243 8 27677 2 5, F2 27677 Various The 2 Tone Collection: A Checkered Past(2xCD, Comp, RM) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 7243 8 27677 2 5, F2 27677 US 1993 Sell This Version
7243 8 27677 2 5, F2 27677 Various The 2 Tone Collection: A Checkered Past(2xCD, Comp, Club, RM) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 7243 8 27677 2 5, F2 27677 US 1993 Sell This Version
CDP 527677/C1 527677, CDP 527677/C2 527677 Various The 2 Tone Collection: A Checkered Past(2xCD, Comp, Club, RM) Chrysalis, Chrysalis, Columbia House, Columbia House CDP 527677/C1 527677, CDP 527677/C2 527677 US 1993 Sell This Version
7243 8 27677 2 5 Various The 2 Tone Collection: A Checkered Past(2xCD, Comp, Club, RM) Chrysalis, ERG 7243 8 27677 2 5 US 1993 Sell This Version

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