Two-Tone Records

Two-Tone Records

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Two-Tone Records (or 2 Tone Records ) was created in Coventry, UK in 1978 by Jerry Dammers who apart from being the songwriter and music director for bands ‘The Specials’ and ‘The Special A.K.A’ was also the Chief Executive of the label and responsible for signing artists such as Madness, The Selecter, The Beat and The Bodysnatchers.

Dammers grew up in The Midlands area of The UK during the late 1960s/early 70s and became influenced with the sounds of Jamaican Ska Music that was now being heard in the UK mainly as a direct result of the Government policy at that time which saw big cultural changes in the area as a whole due to the influx of immigration in cities such as Birmingham and Coventry. Virtually all the 2 Tone artists were from the area; the one exception being ‘Madness’ who are from North London.

The label started things off with the classic ‘Gangsters’ shortly followed by Madness’ ‘The Prince’ (a tribute to Prince Buster and the Jamaican Ska scene in general) and The Selecters’ ‘On My Radio’ Other classics which followed included ‘Too Much Too Young’ and The most famous 2 Tone release of them all; ‘Ghost Town’. Despite popular belief the single Ghost Town was not criticism of Racial tension on a national scale; mainly a broadside at the thuggery that existed within Coventry. Infact many of the Specials songs were about life in Coventry. 'Concrete Jungle', 'Dawning Of A New Era', 'Stereotypes' etc.

The early label signings such as Madness and The Beat released just one record on 2 Tone before signing for Stiff Records and Go Feet respectively, however The Specials released a successful self-titled LP in 1979 and became the figureheads for 2 Tone Records and the UK Ska scene. The follow up ‘More Specials' was, at the time, considered disappointing but in truth had a hard task following up the first album and was possibly released too late - after the success of 2 Tone was beginning to recede.

Cultural changes within the music industry and British society not least helped by in house squabbling from artists signed to 2 Tone led to the collapse of the label in 1982. A revised version of The Special A.K.A enjoyed a brief comeback in 1984 with the single ‘Free Nelson Mandela’ plus one or two other recordings.

Although it has been revived several times since then for "best of" releases and a singles box-set, The label is now defunct.
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1C 538-3 25001 2 The Specials - Specials The Specials Specials (Album) 1C 538-3 25001 2 Europe Unknown Vender esta versión
1C 538-3 25003 2 The Specials - More Specials The Specials More Specials(CD, Album, RE) Chrysalis, Two-Tone Records 1C 538-3 25003 2 Germany Unknown Vender esta versión
1C 538-3 25008 2 The Special AKA - In The Studio The Special AKA In The Studio(CD, Album, RE) Chrysalis, Two-Tone Records 1C 538-3 25008 2 Germany Unknown Vender esta versión
5C 206290 The Special AKA - In The Studio The Special AKA In The Studio(LP, Album, RE) Two-Tone Records 5C 206290 Spain Unknown Vender esta versión
0153 The Specials - A Message To You Rudy The Specials A Message To You Rudy(7", Single, Jukebox, Promo) Ariola 0153 Spain 1980 Vender esta versión
102 332 The Specials - Stereotype / International Jet Set The Specials Stereotype / International Jet Set (Single) 102 332 Netherlands 1980 Vender esta versión
102 867 The Specials - Do Nothing The Specials Do Nothing (Single) 102 867 Germany 1980 Vender esta versión
103 338 The Specials - Ghost Town / Why? The Specials Ghost Town / Why?(7", Single) Two-Tone Records, Two-Tone Records, Chrysalis 103 338 Germany 1981 Vender esta versión
104 205 Rico* And The Special AKA - Jungle Music Rico* And The Special AKA Rico* And The Special AKA - Jungle Music(7", Single) Two-Tone Records, Chrysalis 104 205 Europe 1982 Vender esta versión
104 579 The Apollinaires - The Feeling's Gone The Apollinaires The Feeling's Gone(7", Single) Two-Tone Records, Chrysalis 104 579 Germany 1982 Vender esta versión
104 935 The Apollinaires - Envy The Love The Apollinaires Envy The Love(7", Single) Two-Tone Records, Chrysalis 104 935 Germany 1982 Vender esta versión
202 848 The Specials - More Specials The Specials More Specials (Album) 202 848 Germany 1980 Vender esta versión
203375 Various - Dance Craze (The Best Of British Ska ... Live!) Various Dance Craze (Comp) 203375 Benelux 1981 Vender esta versión
203 478 Rico* - That Man Is Forward Rico* That Man Is Forward (Album) 203 478 Germany 1981 Vender esta versión
204 792 Rico* - Jama Rico Rico* Jama Rico(LP) Two-Tone Records, Two-Tone Records 204 792 Europe 1982 Vender esta versión
206 290 The Special AKA - In The Studio The Special AKA In The Studio (Album) 206 290 Europe 1984 Vender esta versión
252 848 The Specials - More Specials The Specials More Specials(CD, Album) Chrysalis, Two-Tone Records, Chrysalis, Two-Tone Records 252 848 Germany Unknown Vender esta versión
303 657 Various - The 2 Tone Story Various The 2 Tone Story(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Chrysalis, Two-Tone Records 303 657 Europe 1989 Vender esta versión
3 25001 2 The Specials - Specials The Specials Specials (Album) 3 25001 2 Europe Unknown Vender esta versión
5 37697 0 Specials* - Specials Specials* Specials (Album) 5 37697 0 Europe Unknown Vender esta versión
600 395 The Specials - Ghost Town (Extended Version) The Specials Ghost Town (Extended Version)(12") Two-Tone Records, Chrysalis 600 395 Germany 1981 Vender esta versión
822418-1 The Special AKA In The Studio (Album) 822418-1 Greece 1984 Vender esta versión
3213032 The Specials - More Specials The Specials More Specials(CD, Album, RE) Chrysalis, Two-Tone Records 3213032 Europe 1989 Vender esta versión
3218231 The Specials - Singles The Specials Singles(LP, Comp) Two-Tone Records, Two-Tone Records 3218231 UK 1991 Vender esta versión
3219312 The Specials - Live At The Moonlight Club The Specials Live At The Moonlight Club 3219312 UK 1992 Vender esta versión
3219314 The Specials - Live At The Moonlight Club The Specials Live At The Moonlight Club(Cass) Two-Tone Records, Two-Tone Records 3219314 UK 1992 Vender esta versión
499 4701 The Specials - Specials The Specials Specials(LP, Album, RE) Two-Tone Records, Two-Tone Records 499 4701 UK 1999 Vender esta versión
537 6950 The Special AKA - In The Studio The Special AKA In The Studio (Album) 537 6950 Europe 2002 Vender esta versión
537 6970 Specials* - Specials Specials* Specials (Album) 537 6970 Europe 2002 Vender esta versión
537 6990 The Specials - More Specials The Specials More Specials (Album) 537 6990 UK & Europe 2002 Vender esta versión
543 1810 The Specials Specials / More Specials(2xCD, Comp, RE) EMI Records Ltd., Two-Tone Records 543 1810 UK 2002 Vender esta versión
6172 687 Madness - The Prince Madness The Prince(7", Single) Chrysalis 6172 687 France 1979 Vender esta versión
6172 688 The Beat (2) - Tears Of A Clown / Ranking Full Stop The Beat (2) Tears Of A Clown / Ranking Full Stop(7", Single) Chrysalis 6172 688 France 1980 Vender esta versión
6172 689 The Selecter - On My Radio / Too Much Pressure The Selecter On My Radio / Too Much Pressure (Single) 6172 689 France 1979 Vender esta versión
6198 332 The Bodysnatchers - Let's Do Rock Steady The Bodysnatchers Let's Do Rock Steady(7", Single) Chrysalis, Two-Tone Records 6198 332 Germany 1980 Vender esta versión
6198 357 The Specials - Rat Race The Specials Rat Race(7", Single) Chrysalis 6198 357 France 1980 Vender esta versión
6198 481 The Specials - Ghost Town The Specials Ghost Town(7", Single) Two-Tone Records, Chrysalis 6198 481 Greece 1981 Vender esta versión
6299 050 The Special A.K.A.* Featuring Rico* - Too Much Too Young The Special A.K.A.* Featuring Rico* The Special A.K.A.* Featuring Rico* - Too Much Too Young(7", EP) Two-Tone Records, Chrysalis 6299 050 Italy 1980 Vender esta versión
6307 687 The Specials - The Specials The Specials The Specials(LP, Album) Chrysalis 6307 687 Greece 1980 Vender esta versión
6307 693 The Selecter - Too Much Pressure The Selecter Too Much Pressure (Album) 6307 693 Greece 1980 Vender esta versión
6399 104 The Specials - More Specials The Specials More Specials (Album, Single) 6399 104 Greece 1980 Vender esta versión
6483 287 Various - Dance Craze Various Dance Craze(LP, Comp) Two-Tone Records, Chrysalis 6483 287 Greece 1981 Vender esta versión
696 3012 The Specials - Live At The Moonlight Club The Specials Live At The Moonlight Club(CD, RE) Two-Tone Records, Two-Tone Records 696 3012 Europe 2009 Vender esta versión
102 332 - 100 The Specials - Stereotype / International Jet Set The Specials Stereotype (Single) 102 332 - 100 Netherlands 1980 Vender esta versión
102 867-100 The Specials - Do Nothing The Specials Do Nothing (Single) 102 867-100 Netherlands 1980 Vender esta versión
103 338 - 100 The Specials - Ghost Town The Specials Ghost Town (Single) 103 338 - 100 Netherlands 1981 Vender esta versión
106 323-100 The Special AKA - Nelson Mandela The Special AKA Nelson Mandela(7", Single) Two-Tone Records, Chrysalis 106 323-100 Europe 1984 Vender esta versión
202 848-270 The Specials - More Specials The Specials More Specials (Album) 202 848-270 Germany 1984 Vender esta versión
202 848-320 The Specials - More Specials The Specials More Specials (Album) 202 848-320 Germany 1980 Vender esta versión
203 478-320 Rico* - That Man Is Forward Rico* That Man Is Forward (Album) 203 478-320 Germany 1981 Vender esta versión
204 792-320 Rico* - Jama Rico Rico* Jama Rico(LP) Two-Tone Records, Two-Tone Records 204 792-320 Europe 1982 Vender esta versión
206 290-320 The Special AKA - In The Studio The Special AKA In The Studio(LP, Album) Chrysalis, Chrysalis, Two-Tone Records, Two-Tone Records 206 290-320 Europe 1984 Vender esta versión
252 848-217 The Specials - More Specials The Specials More Specials(CD, Album) Chrysalis, Two-Tone Records, Chrysalis, Two-Tone Records 252 848-217 Germany Unknown Vender esta versión
600 395-213 The Specials - Ghost Town (Extended Version) The Specials Ghost Town (Extended Version)(12") Chrysalis, Two-Tone Records 600 395-213 Netherlands 1981 Vender esta versión
2564629297 Various - The Best Of 2 Tone Various The Best Of 2 Tone(CD, Comp) Two-Tone Records 2564629297 Australia 2014 Vender esta versión
2564633598 The Specials - Live At The Moonlight Club The Specials Live At The Moonlight Club(LP, RE) Two-Tone Records, Two-Tone Records, Two-Tone Records, Two-Tone Records 2564633598 Europe 2014 Vender esta versión
7243 4 99470 1 6 The Specials - Specials The Specials Specials(LP, Album, RE) Two-Tone Records, Two-Tone Records 7243 4 99470 1 6 UK 1999 Vender esta versión
7243 5 37695 0 5 The Special AKA - In The Studio The Special AKA In The Studio (Album) 7243 5 37695 0 5 Europe 2002 Vender esta versión
7243 5 37697 0 3 Specials* - Specials Specials* Specials (Album) 7243 5 37697 0 3 Japan 2002 Vender esta versión
7243 5 37699 0 1 The Specials - More Specials The Specials More Specials (Album) 7243 5 37699 0 1 UK & Europe 2002 Vender esta versión
7243 5 92149 0 0 The Specials - Specials / More Specials The Specials Specials / More Specials(2xCD, Album, Enh, RE, RM) EMI, Two-Tone Records, EMI 7243 5 92149 0 0 Europe 2003 Vender esta versión
7243 8 27670 1 5 Various - The Best Of 2 Tone Various The Best Of 2 Tone(LP, Comp) Two-Tone Records, Chrysalis, Two-Tone Records, Chrysalis, Two-Tone Records, Chrysalis 7243 8 27670 1 5 UK 1993 Vender esta versión
7243 8 27670 2 2 Various - The Best Of 2 Tone Various The Best Of 2 Tone (Comp) 7243 8 27670 2 2 UK 1993 Vender esta versión
7243 8 27670 4 6 Various - The Best Of 2 Tone Various The Best Of 2 Tone(Cass, Comp) Two-Tone Records, Two-Tone Records, Chrysalis, Chrysalis 7243 8 27670 4 6 UK 1993 Vender esta versión
7243 879162 2 7 The Specials - A Message To You Rudy The Specials A Message To You Rudy(CD, Single) Two-Tone Records, EMI 7243 879162 2 7 France 2001 Vender esta versión
7243 8 80926 2 3 Various - 2 Tone EP Various 2 Tone EP(CD, EP) Two-Tone Records, Two-Tone Records 7243 8 80926 2 3 UK 1993 Vender esta versión
7243 8 80926 4 7 Various - 2 Tone EP Various 2 Tone EP(Cass, EP) Two-Tone Records, Two-Tone Records 7243 8 80926 4 7 UK 1993 Vender esta versión
50999 520398 2 9 The Specials - The Best Of The Specials The Specials The Best Of The Specials(CD, Comp + DVD) Two-Tone Records, Chrysalis 50999 520398 2 9 Unknown Vender esta versión
50999 696301 2 5 The Specials - Live At The Moonlight Club The Specials Live At The Moonlight Club(CD, RE) Two-Tone Records, Two-Tone Records 50999 696301 2 5 Europe 2009 Vender esta versión
0825646151431 The Special AKA - In The Studio The Special AKA In The Studio (Album) 0825646151431 Europe 2015 Vender esta versión
0825646258772 The Specials - The Best Of The Specials The Specials The Best Of The Specials(CD, Comp, RE) Two-Tone Records 0825646258772 Europe 2014 Vender esta versión
0825646292950 Various - The Best Of 2Tone Various The Best Of 2Tone (Comp) 0825646292950 Europe 2014 Vender esta versión
0825646292974 Various - The Best Of 2Tone Various The Best Of 2Tone(CD, Comp) Two-Tone Records, Two-Tone Records 0825646292974 Europe 2014 Vender esta versión
825646297047 The Special AKA - In The Studio The Special AKA In The Studio (Album) 825646297047 Europe 2014 Vender esta versión
0825646333516 The Specials - Sock It To 'Em J.B. (Dub) / Rat Race (Dub) The Specials Sock It To 'Em J.B. (Dub) / Rat Race (Dub)(7", Single) Two-Tone Records, Two-Tone Records 0825646333516 Europe 2014 Vender esta versión
0825646336036 The Specials - More Specials The Specials More Specials (Album) 0825646336036 Europe 2015 Vender esta versión
825646336050 Specials* - Specials Specials* Specials (Album) 825646336050 UK 2014 Vender esta versión
0825646336081 The Specials - Specials The Specials Specials (Album) 0825646336081 Europe 2015 Vender esta versión
5060516092260 The Specials - The Best Of The Specials The Specials The Best Of The Specials (Comp) 5060516092260 Europe 2019 Vender esta versión
5060516094011 Specials* - Specials Specials* Specials(2x12", Album, RE, 40t) Two-Tone Records, Two-Tone Records 5060516094011 Europe 2019 Vender esta versión
5060516096770 The Specials - Ghost Town / Why? / Friday Night, Saturday Morning The Specials Ghost Town / Why? / Friday Night, Saturday Morning(7", Single, RE, Hal) Two-Tone Records, Two-Tone Records 5060516096770 UK 2021 Vender esta versión
A-100723 The Specials - A Message To You Rudy The Specials A Message To You Rudy(7", Single) Chrysalis, Two-Tone Records, Chrysalis A-100723 Spain 1980 Vender esta versión
A-101460 The Special A.K.A.* Featuring Rico* - Too Much Too Young The Special A.K.A.* Featuring Rico* The Special A.K.A.* Featuring Rico* - Too Much Too Young(7", EP) Chrysalis, Chrysalis A-101460 Spain 1980 Vender esta versión
AVLP8 The Specials - Specials The Specials Specials(LP + CD + Album, RE) Two-Tone Records, Chrysalis AVLP8 UK 2011 Vender esta versión
BELP 017 Various - The Old Grey Whistle Test: Test Pressing Various The Old Grey Whistle Test: Test Pressing(LP, Comp) Super Beeb Records, BBC Records And Tapes BELP 017 UK 1980 Vender esta versión
CCD-5001 The Specials - Specials The Specials Specials (Album) CCD-5001 Japan 1989 Vender esta versión
CCD 5003 The Specials - More Specials The Specials More Specials(CD, Album, RE) Chrysalis, Two-Tone Records CCD 5003 UK & Europe 1989 Vender esta versión
CCD 5004 Various - Dance Craze Various Dance Craze(CD, Comp, RE) Two-Tone Records, Chrysalis CCD 5004 UK 1989 Vender esta versión
CCD 5007 Various - This Are Two Tone Various This Are Two Tone (Album, Comp) CCD 5007 UK 1989 Vender esta versión
CCD 5009 Various - The 2 Tone Story Various The 2 Tone Story (Album, Comp) CCD 5009 UK 1989 Vender esta versión
CCD 5010 The Specials - Singles The Specials Singles (Album, Comp) CCD 5010 Europe 1991 Vender esta versión
CCD 5011 The Specials - Live At The Moonlight Club The Specials Live At The Moonlight Club CCD 5011 UK 1992 Vender esta versión
CCD 5010 094632182326 The Specials - Singles The Specials Singles(CD, Comp) Two-Tone Records CCD 5010 094632182326 Australia Unknown Vender esta versión
CD5011 The Specials - Live At The Moonlight Club The Specials Live At The Moonlight Club(CD, Album, Promo) Two-Tone Records, Chrysalis, Two-Tone Records CD5011 Japan 1992 Vender esta versión
CDCHRTT 5012 Various - The Best Of 2 Tone Various The Best Of 2 Tone (Comp) CDCHRTT 5012 UK 1993 Vender esta versión
CDCHRTT 5012 Various - The Best Of 2 Tone Various The Best Of 2 Tone(CD, Comp) Two-Tone Records, Chrysalis CDCHRTT 5012 UK 1993 Vender esta versión
CDCHRTT 5013 Various - The Compact 2 Tone Story Various The Compact 2 Tone Story(4xCD, Comp) Chrysalis, Two-Tone Records CDCHRTT 5013 UK 1993 Vender esta versión
CDCHRTT 5014 Various - The Best Of 2Tone Various The Best Of 2Tone(CD, Comp) Two-Tone Records, Two-Tone Records CDCHRTT 5014 Europe 2014 Vender esta versión
CDCHS TT31 Various - 2 Tone EP Various 2 Tone EP(CD, EP) Two-Tone Records, Two-Tone Records CDCHS TT31 UK 1993 Vender esta versión
CDL 1265 The Specials - The Specials The Specials The Specials (Album) CDL 1265 Ireland 1979 Vender esta versión