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101Walterton wrote:
16 Feb 2019, 9:33pm
Marky Dread wrote:
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16 Feb 2019, 6:51pm
10 Commandments (of Saffiyah Khan).
Brilliant track in so many ways matched only by the inspiring backstory.
Whether this is the real Specials or not that track alone proves Encore is a Specials album and the Specials ideals (from Jerry) are all over this album.
I'm glad you like that track. It does feel like a distant cousin to the Boiler.
Yes ties together Prince Busters original, The Boiler and Khan’s own story of today over a fantastic track.
I was always going to like this album but far exceeds my expectation. Gil mentioned the 2 ‘spoken’ tracks but both are delivered perfectly so don’t come across as narrated to me especially Black Lives Matter which is (as I hoped it would be) is Why part 2.
I said way back in the thread they were both very strong tracks on a serious subject. I think they work best as naratation.
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deny wrote:
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One for you Walterton
Great stuff George not short of confidence!!

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The contents of the 2Tone box is my 2Tone 7" collection. The 2 in bold are the two I need although TTP1 is a promo not a 2Tone release.
Thanks to Marky D for his contribution.

TT1 / TT2 The Special AKA Vs The Selecter Gangsters Original Hand stamped sleeve
TT1 / TT2 The Special AKA Vs The Selecter) Gangsters Paper label / Silver label / Picture Sleeve
TT3 Madness The Prince Paper label / Silver label
TT4 The Selecter On My Radio Paper label / Silver label
TT5 The Specials (Featuring Rico) A Message To You Rudy Paper label / Silver label
TT6 The Beat Tears Of A Clown Paper label / Silver label
TT7 Elvis Costello I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down Unreleased - Free Giveaway
TT7 The Special AKA Too Much Too Young EP Paper label / Silver label
TT8 The Selecter Three Minute Hero Paper label / Silver label Picture Sleeve
TT9 The Bodysnatchers Let's Do Rock Steady Silver label
TT10 The Selecter Missing Words Paper label / Silver label (Misprint)
TT11 The Specials Rat Race Paper label / Silver label
TT12 The Bodysnatchers Easy Life Silver label
TT13 The Specials Stereotype Paper label / Silver label
TT14 The Swinging Cats Mantovani Paper label
TT15 Rico Sea Cruise Paper label
TT16 The Specials Do Nothing Paper label / Silver label Picture Sleeve
TT17 The Specials Ghost Town Paper label / Silver label Picture Sleeve
TT18 Rhoda & The Special AKA The Boiler Paper label / Silver label Picture Sleeve
TT19 Rico & The Special AKA Jungle Music Plastic label Picture Sleeve
TT20 The Apollinaires The Feeling's Gone Picture Sleeve
TT21 The Higsons Tear The Whole Thing Down Picture Sleeve
TT22 The Apollinaires Envy The Love Picture Sleeve
TT23 The Special AKA War Crimes Picture Sleeve
TT24 The Higsons Run Me Down Picture Sleeve
TT25 The Special AKA Racist Friend Picture Sleeve
TT26 The Special AKA Nelson Mandela Gold / Silver label Picture Sleeve
TT27 The Special AKA What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend Picture Sleeve
TT272 The Special AKA What I Like Most / War Crimes Picture Sleeve
TT28 Friday Club Window Shopping Picture Sleeve
TT29 J.B's Allstars The Alphabet Army Picture Sleeve
TT30 The Specials (Special Productions)Ghost Town (revisited)
TT31 Various The 2 Tone EP Paper label
TT32 The Specials Sock It To 'Em J.B. (DUB) Paper label
TT999 The Specials Braggin And Trying Not To Lie More Specials Extra
TT999 The Specials Braggin And Trying Not To Lie
TTP1 Various Promotional EP (The 2 Tone Story)

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101Walterton wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 12:44am
The contents of the 2Tone box is my 2Tone 7" collection. The 2 in bold are the two I need although TTP1 is a promo not a 2Tone release.
Thanks to Marky D for his contribution.

TT1 / TT2 The Special AKA Vs The Selecter Gangsters Original Hand stamped sleeve
TT1 / TT2 The Special AKA Vs The Selecter) Gangsters Paper label / Silver label / Picture Sleeve
TT3 Madness The Prince Paper label / Silver label
TT4 The Selecter On My Radio Paper label / Silver label
TT5 The Specials (Featuring Rico) A Message To You Rudy Paper label / Silver label
TT6 The Beat Tears Of A Clown Paper label / Silver label
TT7 Elvis Costello I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down Unreleased - Free Giveaway
TT7 The Special AKA Too Much Too Young EP Paper label / Silver label
TT8 The Selecter Three Minute Hero Paper label / Silver label Picture Sleeve
TT9 The Bodysnatchers Let's Do Rock Steady Silver label
TT10 The Selecter Missing Words Paper label / Silver label (Misprint)
TT11 The Specials Rat Race Paper label / Silver label
TT12 The Bodysnatchers Easy Life Silver label
TT13 The Specials Stereotype Paper label / Silver label
TT14 The Swinging Cats Mantovani Paper label
TT15 Rico Sea Cruise Paper label
TT16 The Specials Do Nothing Paper label / Silver label Picture Sleeve
TT17 The Specials Ghost Town Paper label / Silver label Picture Sleeve
TT18 Rhoda & The Special AKA The Boiler Paper label / Silver label Picture Sleeve
TT19 Rico & The Special AKA Jungle Music Plastic label Picture Sleeve
TT20 The Apollinaires The Feeling's Gone Picture Sleeve
TT21 The Higsons Tear The Whole Thing Down Picture Sleeve
TT22 The Apollinaires Envy The Love Picture Sleeve
TT23 The Special AKA War Crimes Picture Sleeve
TT24 The Higsons Run Me Down Picture Sleeve
TT25 The Special AKA Racist Friend Picture Sleeve
TT26 The Special AKA Nelson Mandela Gold / Silver label Picture Sleeve
TT27 The Special AKA What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend Picture Sleeve
TT272 The Special AKA What I Like Most / War Crimes Picture Sleeve
TT28 Friday Club Window Shopping Picture Sleeve
TT29 J.B's Allstars The Alphabet Army Picture Sleeve
TT30 The Specials (Special Productions)Ghost Town (revisited)
TT31 Various The 2 Tone EP Paper label
TT32 The Specials Sock It To 'Em J.B. (DUB) Paper label
TT999 The Specials Braggin And Trying Not To Lie More Specials Extra
TT999 The Specials Braggin And Trying Not To Lie
TTP1 Various Promotional EP (The 2 Tone Story)


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Brilliant mate nice collection.
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Marky Dread wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 6:23am
101Walterton wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 12:44am
The contents of the 2Tone box is my 2Tone 7" collection. The 2 in bold are the two I need although TTP1 is a promo not a 2Tone release.
Thanks to Marky D for his contribution.

TT1 / TT2 The Special AKA Vs The Selecter Gangsters Original Hand stamped sleeve
TT1 / TT2 The Special AKA Vs The Selecter) Gangsters Paper label / Silver label / Picture Sleeve
TT3 Madness The Prince Paper label / Silver label
TT4 The Selecter On My Radio Paper label / Silver label
TT5 The Specials (Featuring Rico) A Message To You Rudy Paper label / Silver label
TT6 The Beat Tears Of A Clown Paper label / Silver label
TT7 Elvis Costello I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down Unreleased - Free Giveaway
TT7 The Special AKA Too Much Too Young EP Paper label / Silver label
TT8 The Selecter Three Minute Hero Paper label / Silver label Picture Sleeve
TT9 The Bodysnatchers Let's Do Rock Steady Silver label
TT10 The Selecter Missing Words Paper label / Silver label (Misprint)
TT11 The Specials Rat Race Paper label / Silver label
TT12 The Bodysnatchers Easy Life Silver label
TT13 The Specials Stereotype Paper label / Silver label
TT14 The Swinging Cats Mantovani Paper label
TT15 Rico Sea Cruise Paper label
TT16 The Specials Do Nothing Paper label / Silver label Picture Sleeve
TT17 The Specials Ghost Town Paper label / Silver label Picture Sleeve
TT18 Rhoda & The Special AKA The Boiler Paper label / Silver label Picture Sleeve
TT19 Rico & The Special AKA Jungle Music Plastic label Picture Sleeve
TT20 The Apollinaires The Feeling's Gone Picture Sleeve
TT21 The Higsons Tear The Whole Thing Down Picture Sleeve
TT22 The Apollinaires Envy The Love Picture Sleeve
TT23 The Special AKA War Crimes Picture Sleeve
TT24 The Higsons Run Me Down Picture Sleeve
TT25 The Special AKA Racist Friend Picture Sleeve
TT26 The Special AKA Nelson Mandela Gold / Silver label Picture Sleeve
TT27 The Special AKA What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend Picture Sleeve
TT272 The Special AKA What I Like Most / War Crimes Picture Sleeve
TT28 Friday Club Window Shopping Picture Sleeve
TT29 J.B's Allstars The Alphabet Army Picture Sleeve
TT30 The Specials (Special Productions)Ghost Town (revisited)
TT31 Various The 2 Tone EP Paper label
TT32 The Specials Sock It To 'Em J.B. (DUB) Paper label
TT999 The Specials Braggin And Trying Not To Lie More Specials Extra
TT999 The Specials Braggin And Trying Not To Lie
TTP1 Various Promotional EP (The 2 Tone Story)


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Brilliant mate nice collection.
Cheers Marky.
Seems to be never ending as I set out to get a copy of each 7” but now the OCD in me wants to get every label type of each 7”.
Luckily I have restricted it to 2 Tone label catalogue #’s so I don’t have to worry about the 1,000s of import versions.

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Great collection.

Just played Encore again. Gets better on every listen.

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laxman wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 4:11pm
Great collection.

Just played Encore again. Gets better on every listen.
Yes I’m loving it. Far exceeding expectation.
Have you listened to the new Best album? Great reviews.

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101Walterton wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 4:30pm
laxman wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 4:11pm
Great collection.

Just played Encore again. Gets better on every listen.
Yes I’m loving it. Far exceeding expectation.
Have you listened to the new Best album? Great reviews.
George Best has an album out?
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Marky Dread wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 6:01pm
101Walterton wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 4:30pm
laxman wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 4:11pm
Great collection.

Just played Encore again. Gets better on every listen.
Yes I’m loving it. Far exceeding expectation.
Have you listened to the new Best album? Great reviews.
George Best has an album out?
d'oh wha'ppen

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101Walterton wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 6:14pm
Marky Dread wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 6:01pm
101Walterton wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 4:30pm
laxman wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 4:11pm
Great collection.

Just played Encore again. Gets better on every listen.
Yes I’m loving it. Far exceeding expectation.
Have you listened to the new Best album? Great reviews.
George Best has an album out?
d'oh wha'ppen
Haven't got the new Beat album yet. Have you heard it, I really liked Bounce.
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Marky Dread wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 6:21pm
101Walterton wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 6:14pm
Marky Dread wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 6:01pm
101Walterton wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 4:30pm
laxman wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 4:11pm
Great collection.

Just played Encore again. Gets better on every listen.
Yes I’m loving it. Far exceeding expectation.
Have you listened to the new Best album? Great reviews.
George Best has an album out?
d'oh wha'ppen
Haven't got the new Beat album yet. Have you heard it, I really liked Bounce.
No I haven't that's why I asked Laxman, might try and get a copy this weekend (buy not stream).

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101Walterton wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 6:26pm
Marky Dread wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 6:21pm
101Walterton wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 6:14pm
Marky Dread wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 6:01pm
101Walterton wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 4:30pm


Yes I’m loving it. Far exceeding expectation.
Have you listened to the new Best album? Great reviews.
George Best has an album out?
d'oh wha'ppen
Haven't got the new Beat album yet. Have you heard it, I really liked Bounce.
No I haven't that's why I asked Laxman, might try and get a copy this weekend (buy not stream).
I checked a couple of songs out on YouTube, wasn't impressed enough to delve further.

As for the new Specials album, I've been playing it for a couple of weeks, and whilst it's good, it's a bit one-paced. I know they're getting on a bit but a couple of stompers would have been welcome. I will say the album is fantastic lyrically.
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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Heston wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 6:34pm
101Walterton wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 6:26pm
Marky Dread wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 6:21pm
101Walterton wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 6:14pm
Marky Dread wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 6:01pm


George Best has an album out?
d'oh wha'ppen
Haven't got the new Beat album yet. Have you heard it, I really liked Bounce.
No I haven't that's why I asked Laxman, might try and get a copy this weekend (buy not stream).
I checked a couple of songs out on YouTube, wasn't impressed enough to delve further.

As for the new Specials album, I've been playing it for a couple of weeks, and whilst it's good, it's a bit one-paced. I know they're getting on a bit but a couple of stompers would have been welcome. I will say the album is fantastic lyrically.
Agreed re the lyrics. Shame Jerry isn't involved I am sure he would be a real fan of the lyrical content as that was his inspiration for the band from day one.

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101Walterton wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 6:50pm
Heston wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 6:34pm
101Walterton wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 6:26pm
Marky Dread wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 6:21pm
101Walterton wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 6:14pm


d'oh wha'ppen
Haven't got the new Beat album yet. Have you heard it, I really liked Bounce.
No I haven't that's why I asked Laxman, might try and get a copy this weekend (buy not stream).
I checked a couple of songs out on YouTube, wasn't impressed enough to delve further.

As for the new Specials album, I've been playing it for a couple of weeks, and whilst it's good, it's a bit one-paced. I know they're getting on a bit but a couple of stompers would have been welcome. I will say the album is fantastic lyrically.
Agreed re the lyrics. Shame Jerry isn't involved I am sure he would be a real fan of the lyrical content as that was his inspiration for the band from day one.
In truth I think they miss Roddy more as he was always the rock 'n' roll elment of the band. Still a solid album regardless.
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