sceptre1725

The Special A.K.A.* Vs. The Selecter - Gangsters / The Selecter sceptre1725

May 31, 2018
i have a paper label copy with push out centre, TT1 side has in the run out written 2 Gangsters 5 TT2 side has TT2-1 cant find it listed can anyone help please thanks
Buster_Gut

The Special A.K.A.* Vs. The Selecter - Gangsters / The Selecter Buster_Gut

December 1, 2017
I've just picked up a paper label version of this. A side Matrix is etched: CHS TT1/ [scratched out etching] A-1 NOEL. PRT. DAMONT B side Matrix is etched: CHS [scratched out etching] /TT2 B-2 DAMONT. Any ideas which version this is as I can't find it?
nhare

The Special A.K.A.* Vs. The Selecter - Gangsters / The Selecter nhare

August 13, 2016
I have a TT1/TT2 The Special AKA copy that I bought on release. It looks black but is in fact is a deep red colour vinyl when you hold it up to the light. Anyone else got this?
Trojan2Tone

The Special A.K.A.* Vs. The Selecter - Gangsters / The Selecter Trojan2Tone

June 6, 2018
edited 2 months ago
The 'red vinyl' copy is nothing to do with any sort of special edition, and everything to do with the quality of the vinyl used in a certain pressing. There are countless 7" singles pressed at the time that have the same 'red' effect when held up to a strong light source.
GaryEvans

The Special A.K.A.* Vs. The Selecter - Gangsters / The Selecter GaryEvans

August 29, 2016
I've got 2 versions of this, a paper label solid centre and a paper label 4 prong centre one, the solid centre one is a lot darker red than the other one, there are a few knocking about on e-bay ranging from £15 to £40.
djcolind

The Special A.K.A.* Vs. The Selecter - Gangsters / The Selecter as reviewed by djcolind

June 15, 2016
the original does not fade out whereas the chrysalis re-press does.
teleinvasione

The Special A.K.A.* Vs. The Selecter - Gangsters / The Selecter teleinvasione

February 19, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
I have this copy, and on the vinyl (TT1, TT2 - 4) and it's written "A porky prime cut!" on it. Funny!
Anyone knows a little bit more?
teleinvasione

The Special A.K.A.* Vs. The Selecter - Gangsters / The Selecter teleinvasione

April 19, 2016
Thank you for the answer, very interesting! Cheers from Switzerland!
ih5000

The Special A.K.A.* Vs. The Selecter - Gangsters / The Selecter ih5000

April 19, 2016
It's the calling card of legendary mastering engineer George "Porky" Peckham www.discogs.com/artist/473994-Porky-5
kimth500

The Special A.K.A.* Vs. The Selecter - Gangsters / The Selecter kimth500

January 9, 2016
Original version was recorded at Horizon Studios, Coventry and was produced by the Specials. Engineer: Kim Templeman-Holmes
mikederudie

The Special A.K.A.* Vs. The Selecter - Gangsters / The Selecter as reviewed by mikederudie

June 5, 2015

I visited the Two Tone Museum in Coventry recently, and they have Neol Davies' copy and he hand stamped his as The Selecter vs. The Special AKA Gangsters, a unique one off copy! Anyhow, the Museum's well worth a visit for all Two Tone fans and all old Rude Boys and Rude Girls. As for Gangsters, well what a fitting tune to launch a record label and the whole Two Tone movement, brilliant.
samAndo

The Special A.K.A.* Vs. The Selecter - Gangsters / The Selecter samAndo

July 16, 2012
Is there any way to distinguish this from the repress apart from the handstamped sleeve?