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The Special AKA - In The Studio download album

The Special AKA - In The Studio download album
Performer:
The Special AKA
Album:
In The Studio
Style:
Ska, Rocksteady, African, Reggae
Released:
1984
Country:
UK
FLAC vers. size:
1420 mb
MP3 vers. size:
1512 mb
WMA vers. size:
1335 mb
Other formats
XM MOD AHX MP1 WMA VQF MPC
Rating:
4.6 ★
Votes:
671

In the Studio is the third studio album by British ska revival band the Specials. It was released under the name the Special AKA in June 1984. The album took over two years to produce before finally seeing release, by which time the original Specials had long since disbanded

1979 studio album by The Specials. Released on 19 October 1979 on Jerry Dammers' 2 Tone label, the album is seen by some as the defining moment in the UK ska scene. Produced by Elvis Costello, the album captures the disaffection and anger felt by the youth of the UK's "concrete jungle"-a phrase borrowed from Bob Marley's 1972 album Catch a Fire but equally apposite used here to describe the grim, violent inner cities of 1970s Britain.

Complete your The Special AKA collection.

Redirected from Special . The Specials, also known as The Special AKA, are an English 2 Tone and ska revival band formed in 1977 in Coventry. After some early changes, the first stable lineup of the group consisted of Terry Hall and Neville Staple on vocals, Lynval Golding and Roddy Radiation on guitars, Horace Panter on bass, Jerry Dammers on keyboards, John Bradbury on drums, and Dick Cuthell and Rico Rodriguez on horns

While In the Studio may not touch the greatness of The Specials’ debut album or even their sophomore effort, but it has its highlights, including What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend, Racist Friend, War Crimes, and Nite on the Tiles. More importantly, it made a significant impact with its most successful single, Free Nelson Mandela, which went on to be a top-10 hit in the UK, Ireland, and the Netherlands while actually topping the charts in New Zealand.

A1 Bright Lights A2 The Lonely Crowd A3 What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend A4 Housebound A5 Night On The Tiles B1 Nelson Mandela B2 War Crimes (The Crime Is Still The Same) B3 Racist Friend B4 Alcohol B5 Break Down The Door. Backing Vocals – Caron Wheeler (tracks: A3), Claudia Fontaine (tracks: A3), Egidio Newton (tracks: A1, B2, B4, B5), Naomi Thompson (tracks: A3), Rhoda Dakar (tracks: A1, A3, B1, B2, B4) Bass – Gary McManus Cornet, Flugelhorn – Dick Cuthell (tracks: A1, A3, A4, B1, B2, B5) Drums – John.

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Tracklist

1 Bright Lights 4:10
2 The Lonely Crowd 3:52
3 Housebound 4:10
4 Girlfriend 4:49
5 Night On The Tiles 3:03
6 Nelson Mandela 4:07
7 War Crimes 6:14
8 Racist Friend 3:47
9 Alcohol 5:00
10 Break Down The Door 3:34

Credits

  • Backing Vocals – Caron Wheeler, Claudia Fontaine, Egidio Newton, Naomi Thompson
  • Bass – Gary McManus
  • Cornet, Flugelhorn – Dick Cuthell
  • Drums – John Bradbury
  • Guitar – John Shipley
  • Piano, Organ – Jerry Dammers
  • Saxophone – Andy Aderinto
  • Trombone – Rico Rodriguez
  • Vocals – Rhoda Dakar, Stan Campbell
  • Written-By – Dick Cuthell (tracks: 1, 8), Jerry Dammers (tracks: 1 to 10), John Bradbury (tracks: 1, 8, 10), John Shipley (tracks: 5), Rhoda Dakar (tracks: 6), Stan Campbell (tracks: 1, 2, 10)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: LC 1626
  • Barcode: 094632500823

Other versions

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