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  • Singer: The Specials
  • Album: More Specials
  • MP3: 1472 mb | FLAC: 1168 mb
  • Released: 1980
  • Country: UK
  • Style: Ska
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 295
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The Specials - More Specials mp3 flac

More Specials is the second album by English ska band the Specials, released by 2 Tone Records in October 1980. After the success of the band's self-titled debut, band member Jerry Dammers assumed the role as the band's leader and stirred them into expanding their 2 Tone sound into other genres of music, most prominently a lounge music and easy listening style inspired by Muzak.

BEST ALBUM by the Specials in my opinion - much better than the first one which was fun and mildly political but mostly dance oriented. This one is much darker and moodier, more intelligent and more adventurously musical in my opinion. Reply Notify me 3 Helpful. referencing More Specials, LP, RE, RM + 7", Single, RE, RM, CHRTTX 5003.

I Can't Stand It. Vocals – Rhoda Dakar Written-By – Dammers. International Jet Set. Written-By – Dammers. Enjoy Yourself (Reprise). Written-By – Sigman, Magidson. C. – Roddy Radiation & The Specials Featuring Paul Heskett. Braggin' & Tryin' Not To Lie. Producer – Dave Jordan Saxophone – Paul Heskett Written-By – Radiation. The pink hype sticker covering the "E" in "More" was an intentional visual pun; referring to the influence of Muzak that Jerry Dammers was feeling at thew time of making the album. Placing the sticker exactly there had the effect of turning the title into "MOR Specials. MOR Middle Of the Road.

Less frenzied than its predecessor, but more musically adventurous, More Specials was nearly as popular in its day as its predecessor, falling just one chart place below their debut. It kicked off in similar fashion as well, with a classic cover, this time with an exuberant take on Carl Sigman and Conrad Magidson's 1940s chestnut "Enjoy Yourself.

Features Song Lyrics for The Specials's More Specials album. Man At C&A - 2002 Remastered Version Lyrics. The Specials Lyrics provided by SongLyrics. All Music News . Popular The Specials Lyrics.

More Specials Q&A. Writers Carl Sigman, Clayton Dunn, Herb Magidson & 7 more. More The Specials albums. Show all albums by The Specials.

Sonically, More Specials, is more adventurous than its predecessor and is a more intriguing matter but to compare the two would be to do each a disservice. It’s like comparing Hunky Dory with Low, both entirely different records but ones that can suit a different mood and are equal in their quality. The only shame about this album is that it signposts what could have been if the band had managed to stay together, but maybe they’d said all they could have as a unit by this time. That was for the band to decide

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think)
Written-By – Sigman*, Magidson*
3:39
A2 Man At C & A
Written-By – Dammers*, Hall*
3:36
A3 Hey, Little Rich Girl
Saxophone – Kix Thompson*Written-By – Byers*
3:35
A4 Do Nothing
Written-By – Golding*
3:43
A5 Pearl's Café
Written-By – Dammers*
3:07
A6 Sock It To 'Em J.B.
Producer – John BradburySaxophone – Paul Heskatt*Written-By – Dunn*
2:56
B1 Stereotypes
Written-By – Dammers*
7:24
B2 Stereotypes Pt 2
Written-By – Staples*
2:45
B3 Holiday Fortnight 2:45
B4 I Can't Stand It
Vocals – Rhoda DakarWritten-By – Dammers*
4:01
B5 International Jet Set
Written-By – Dammers*
5:37
B6 Enjoy Yourself (Reprise)
Written-By – Sigman*, Magidson*
1:46

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Ariola Benelux B.V.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Chrysalis Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Chrysalis Records Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Horizon Studios, Coventry
  • Mixed At – Wessex Sound Studios
  • Mastered At – Cutting Room

Credits

  • Backing Vocals – Belinda*, Charlotte*, Jane*
  • Bass – Sir Horace Gentleman
  • Engineer – Dave Jordan, Jeremy Allom
  • Flugelhorn, Cornet – Dick Cuthell
  • Guitar – Roddy Radiation
  • Guitar, Backing Vocals – Lynval Golding
  • Organ, Piano – Jerry Dammers
  • Photography By, Artwork – Carol Starr, Chalkie Davies
  • Producer – Dave Jordan (tracks: A1 to A5, B1 to B6), Jerry Dammers (tracks: A1 to A5, B1 to B6)
  • Trombone – Rico Rodriguez
  • Vocals – Terry Hall
  • Vocals, Percussion – Neville Staple

Notes

Made in Holland
Ariola-Benelux B.V. Haarlem.
℗ & © 1980 Chrysalis Records Ltd

Recorded at Horizon Studios (Coventry)
Mixed at Wessex Studios (London)
Special thanks to Rick and Sarah at Trigger, Pat, Rob, Pete and the crew.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BIEM/n©b
  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): 202.848-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): 202.848-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A): 202.848-A / 45 771-1-1 CR
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B): 202 848-B -B / 45 772-1

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CHR TT 5003 The Specials More Specials ‎(LP, Album + 7", Single) Two-Tone Records CHR TT 5003 UK 1980
LL 0703 The Specials More Specials ‎(LP, Album) RTV Ljubljana, Chrysalis LL 0703 Yugoslavia 1981
6399 104 The Specials More Specials ‎(LP, Album) Two-Tone Records, Chrysalis 6399 104 Greece 1980
CHR 1303 The Specials More Specials ‎(LP, Album) Chrysalis, Two-Tone Records CHR 1303 Canada 1980
ML 4451 The Specials More Specials ‎(LP, Album) Two-Tone Records ML 4451 South Africa 1980

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think)
Written-By – Sigman*, Magidson*
3:39
A2 Man At C & A
Written-By – Dammers*, Hall*
3:36
A3 Hey, Little Rich Girl
Saxophone – Kix Thompson*Written-By – Byers*
3:35
A4 Do Nothing
Written-By – Golding*
3:43
A5 Pearl's Cafe
Vocals – Rhoda DakarWritten-By – Dammers*
3:07
A6 Sock It To 'Em J.B.
Producer – John BradburySaxophone – Paul Heskatt*Written-By – Dunn*
2:56
B1a Stereotypes
Written-By – Dammers*
7:24
B1b Stereotypes-Pt. 2
Written-By – Staples*
B2 Holiday Fortnight
Written-By – Byers*
2:45
B3 I Can't Stand It
Vocals – Rhoda DakarWritten-By – Dammers*
4:01
B4 International Jet Set
Written-By – Dammers*
5:37
B5 Enjoy Yourself (Reprise)
Written-By – Sigman*, Magidson*
1:46

Credits

  • Backing Vocals – Carlisle*, Caffey*, The Go-Go's*, Wiedlin*, Lynval Golding
  • Bass – Sir Horace Gentleman
  • Cornet – Dick Cuthell
  • Drums – John Bradbury
  • Engineer – Dave Jordan, Jeremy (The Blade) Allom*
  • Flugelhorn – Dick Cuthell
  • Guitar – Lynval Golding, Roddy Radiation
  • Organ – Jerry Dammers
  • Percussion – Neville Staples*
  • Piano – Jerry Dammers
  • Producer – Dave Jordan (tracks: A1 to A5, B1 to B5), Jerry Dammers (tracks: A1 to A5, B1 to B5)
  • Trombone – Rico Rodrigues*
  • Vocals – Neville Staples*, Terry Hall

Notes

Direct Metal Mastering

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 94632 50031

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CHR TT 5003 The Specials More Specials ‎(LP, Album + 7", Single) Two-Tone Records CHR TT 5003 UK 1980
LL 0703 The Specials More Specials ‎(LP, Album) RTV Ljubljana, Chrysalis LL 0703 Yugoslavia 1981
6399 104 The Specials More Specials ‎(LP, Album) Two-Tone Records, Chrysalis 6399 104 Greece 1980
CHR 1303 The Specials More Specials ‎(LP, Album) Chrysalis, Two-Tone Records CHR 1303 Canada 1980
ML 4451 The Specials More Specials ‎(LP, Album) Two-Tone Records ML 4451 South Africa 1980

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think)
Written-By – Sigman*, Magidson*
3:38
2 Man At C+A
Written-By – Dammers*, Hall*
3:37
3 Hey, Little Rich Girl
Saxophone – Kix Thompson*Written-By – Byers*
3:33
4 Do Nothing
Written-By – Golding*
3:42
5 Pearl's Cafe
Vocals – Rhoda DakarWritten-By – Dammers*
3:08
6 Sock It To 'Em J.B.
Producer – John BradburySaxophone – Paul Heskatt*Written-By – Dunn*, Holman*, Garvin*
2:56
7a Stereotypes / Stereotypes Pt. 2
Written-By – Dammers*, Byers*
7:24
8 Holiday Fortnight
Written-By – Byers*
2:46
9 I Can't Stand It
Saxophone – Paul Heskatt*Written-By – Dammers*
4:02
10 International Jet Set
Written-By – Dammers*
5:38
11 Enjoy Yourself (Reprise)
Written-By – Sigman*, Madison*
1:47

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – EMI
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Chrysalis Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Chrysalis Records Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Horizon Studios, Coventry
  • Mixed At – Wessex Sound Studios

Credits

  • Backing Vocals – Belinda*, Charlotte*, Jane*
  • Bass – Sir Horace Gentleman
  • Drums – John Bradbury
  • Engineer – Dave Jordan, Jeremy (The Blade) Allom*
  • Flugelhorn, Cornet – Dick Cuthell
  • Guitar – Roddy Radiation
  • Guitar, Backing Vocals – Lynval Golding
  • Organ – Jerry Dammers
  • Photography By [Cover], Artwork – Carol Starr, Chalkie Davies
  • Producer – Dave Jordan (tracks: 1 to 5, 7 to 11), Jerry Dammers (tracks: 1 to 5, 7 to 11)
  • Trombone – Rico Rodrigues*
  • Vocals – Terry Hall
  • Vocals, Percussion – Neville Staples*

Notes

Manufactured in the U.K. This version contains two hidden bonus tracks: "Braggin' and Tryin' Not to Lie" by Roddy Radiation and "Rude Boy's Out of Jail" by Judge Roughneck (Neville Staples).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 094632 130327
  • Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS
  • Label Code: LC 1626
  • Matrix / Runout: CDP 321303 .1 EMI SWINDON

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CHR TT 5003 The Specials More Specials ‎(LP, Album + 7", Single) Two-Tone Records CHR TT 5003 UK 1980
LL 0703 The Specials More Specials ‎(LP, Album) RTV Ljubljana, Chrysalis LL 0703 Yugoslavia 1981
6399 104 The Specials More Specials ‎(LP, Album) Two-Tone Records, Chrysalis 6399 104 Greece 1980
CHR 1303 The Specials More Specials ‎(LP, Album) Chrysalis, Two-Tone Records CHR 1303 Canada 1980
202 848 The Specials More Specials ‎(LP, Album, RP) Two-Tone Records, Chrysalis 202 848 Europe 1987