+ Twelve 7" singles presented with their original sleeve designs in a bespoke 1960’s style carry case along with a Two Tone 7” slipmat and an art card hand signed by Jerry Dammers from The Specials.
TWO TONE RECORDS was created in 1979 by The Specials founder Jerry Dammers. The label ended up spawning a genuine youth movement and a number of well-known artists and singles through the its tenure including the aforementioned Specials with key singles ‘Gangsters’, the UK Number 1 singles ‘Too Much Too Young’ and ‘Ghost Town’.
They also helped launch the careers of Madness with ‘The Prince’, The Beat with ‘Tears of A Clown’, The Selecter with ‘On My Radio’ and The Bodysnatchers with ‘Let’s Do Rock Steady’. The label ended its chart run of singles with ‘Nelson Mandela’ by The Special AKA.
This 40th Anniversary 7” collection has been curated by Jerry Dammers, selecting his favourite 12 singles released on the label between 1979 and 1984.
Disc 1 - Side A 1. Gangsters
Disc 1 - Side B 1. The Selecter
Disc 2 - Side A 1. The Prince
Disc 2 - Side B 1. Madness
Disc 3 - Side A 1. On My Radio
Disc 3 - Side B1. Too Much Pressure
Disc 4 - Side A 1. A Message to You Rudy (feat Rico)
Disc 4 - Side B 1. Nite Klub (feat Rico)
Disc 5 - Side A 1. The Tears of a Clown
Disc 5 - Side B 1. Ranking Full Stop
Disc 6 - Side A 1. Too Much Too Young (Live) / 2. The Guns Of Navarone (Live)
Disc 6 - Side B 1. Skinhead Symphony (Live)
Disc 7 - Side A 1. Three Minute Hero
Disc 7 - Side B 1. James Bond
Disc 8 - Side A 1. Let's Do Rock Steady
Disc 8 - Side B 1. Ruder Than You
Disc 9 - Side A 1. Stereotype
Disc 9 - Side B 1. International Jet Set
Disc 10 - Side A 1. Sea Cruise
Disc 10 - Side B 1. Carolina
Disc 11 - Side A 1. Ghost Town / 2. Why? (Edit)
Disc 11 - Side B 1. Friday Night, Saturday Morning
Disc 12 - Side A 1. Nelson Mandela
Disc 12 - Side B 1. Break Down The Door
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