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Format

Price

THE SPECIALS Ghost Town (1991 UK 2 Tone 2-track promo CD including Ghost Dub 91 CHSTTCD30)

CD single

N/A

THE SPECIALS Do Nothing (1980 UK 2-Tone injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also includes Maggie's Farm [featuring Rico], housed in the full band image picture paper sleeve CHSTT16)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS featuring RICO A Message To You Rudy (1979 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single produced by Elvis Costello, also including Nite Klub, within a 2 Tone company die-cut paper sleeve. The vinyl is Excellent with some light signs of play CHSTT5)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Rat Race (1980 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single with 'Made In France' on the label, also including Rude Boys Outa Jail, 2-Tone company die-cut paper sleeve CHSTT11)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Stereotype (1980 UK 2-Tone paper label 7" vinyl single, also including International Jet Set, housed in the iconic die-cut 2 Tone black & white sleeve. The sleeve shows only very light wear, the vinyl looks barely played CHSTT13)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Ghost Town (1981 UK 3-track injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including Why? and the wonderfully deadpan Friday Night Saturday Morning, housed in glossy flipback picture sleeve with lyrics on the reverse. The sleeve displays so me minor general wear and the vinyl shows only light signs of play CHSTT17)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Ghost Town Revisited (1991 UK 4-track vinyl 12" single Includes Ghost Town, Why, Ghost Dub '91 and Version, housed in a black & white picture sleeve CHSTT1230)

12" vinyl

N/A

SPECIALS Ghost Town (Classic June 1981 UK first press 3-track 12" single on 2 Tone with black & white paper label, featuring the 6:02 Extended Version of the title track with the killer trombone solo from Rico, plus the non-album recordings Why? & Friday Night Saturday Morning, housed in the original front laminated picture sleeve with song lyrics on the back. This is a superb one previous owner example. The delicate sleeve is Excellent with merely the lightest crease & the vinyl rema

12" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Live At Tiffany's 1979 (French promo-only 4-trk CD including Longshot, Liquidator & Skinhead Moonstomp live from The Specials + 1 from The Selecter, custom picture sleeve SPCD-1665)

CD single

N/A

SPECIALS Beirut (Rare Sound Clinic 10" acetate [not mint] hence...)

10" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS More Specials (US 12-track LP, in great picture sleeve CHR1303)

vinyl LP

N/A

SPECIALS The Specials (Rare 1979 Japanese 14-track black & white Chrysalis label promotional sample issue vinyl LP for the classic debut album, housed in a glossy picture sleeve complete with fold-out lyric insert and original matching obi-strip. The obi on this copy has a small tear but is otherwise in MINT unplayed condition WWS-81288)

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend (1984 UK limited edition 4-track 7" vinyl single double pack, also including Can't Get A Break, War Crimes (The Crime Remains The Same) and Version, within a gatefold glossy picture sleeve. The main single has a solid centre with paper labels whilst the bonus disc is injection moulded. The sleeve displays only light wear and the vinyl looks barely played CHSTT27)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA Nelson Mandela (1984 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single produced by Elvis Costello, also includes Break Down The Door! [produced by Jerry Dammers]. The glossy flipback picture sleeve shows only light wear, whilst the vinyl ap pears in excellent condition CHSTT26)

7" vinyl

£ 6.99

THE SPECIAL AKA Too Much Too Young EP (1980 UK 5-track injection moulded 7" vinyl EP, also including Guns Of Navarone, Longshot Kick The Bucket, Liquidator and Skinhead Moonstomp. The front-laminated flipback picture sleeve displays some light wear and the vinyl remains excellent with only light signs of play CHSTT7)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Hypocrite (Stoker Radio Mix promo CD, p/s KUFFCDJ3)

CD single

N/A

THE SPECIALS Hypocrite (Remixes UK 4-mix promo 12", KUFFTDJ3)

12" vinyl

N/A

SPECIALS Pressure Drop (Handbaggers Mix UK promo 12", KUFFTDJ4)

12" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Pressure Drop (Original 1996 Kuff UK promotional only instore/fly poster. Measuring 20" x 30", this example is unused and remains free of pinholes, sellotape, rips or tears. Perfect for framing!)

poster

£ 20.00

THE SPECIAL AKA What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend (1984 UK 2-track 12" single featuring the Extended Version plus Can't Get A Break - Extended Version. Housed in picture sleeve which has very little wear with the vinyl in near mint condition CHSTT1227)

12" vinyl

N/A

SPECIALS Hypocrite (3:24s vers Virgin 1-trk promo-only video)

video

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA Nelson Mandela (1984 UK 12" vinyl single, including the Extended Version of the title track produced by Elvis Costello and Break Down The Door. Not many protest songs actually achieve their aim, but this one did. The black & white picture sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl remains in Excellent condition with few signs of play CHSTT1226)

12" vinyl

£ 15.00

THE SPECIAL AKA Gangsters (1979 UK solid centre AA-Side 7" single with 'A PORKY PRIME CUT' etched in run-out grooves on both sides - Do debut singles get any better than this? Backed with 'The Selecter' by The Selecter, 2Tone company die-cut p aper sleeve. The vinyl is Ex/VG+ with just light scuffs to indicate played TT1/2)

7" vinyl

£ 15.00

THE SPECIAL AKA Bright Lights (1983 UK 4-track 2-Tone label vinyl 12" single includes Racist Friend with instrumental versions of both songs. The glossy picture sleeve displays just light wear and the vinyl has only light signs of play CHS12TT25)

12" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Hypocrite (Rare 1996 "Colourised Version" UK promotional only Betacam Video Master tape. An unusual but entirely genuine collector's piece, this Betacam tape is custom labelled from West 1 Television noting the audio output and is d ated 25th January 1996)

video

N/A

THE SPECIALS Pressure Drop (1996 UK promo Betacam Master video)

video

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA Racist Friend (1983 UK 2-track 7" injection moulded vinyl single, also includes 'Bright Lights', glossy picture sleeve with lyrics to both songs printed on the reverse CHSTT25)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend (1984 UK 7" double pack also features Cant't Get A Break, Version and War Crimes, picture sleeve CHSTT272)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA War Crimes (1982 UK 7" vinyl single with 'black & gold' paper labels, superb late-period anti-war '45 that drew on Ennio Morricone and tricky jazz time signatures - not an obvious choice for a single by any stretch of the imagi nation, also includes a re-worked 'Version' on the B-side, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows light wear and the vinyl has just the odd sign of play CHSTT23)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Gangsters (US promo stereo/mono 7", die-cut p/s)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA War Crimes (1982 UK 2-Tone/Chrysalis limited edition 2-track 10" vinyl single, also including Version, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some light storage wear, whilst the vinyl is in excellent condition CHSTT1023)

10" vinyl

£ 15.00

THE SPECIALS Mas Specials (Spanish LP, glossy p/s CHRTT5003)

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIALS The Peel Sessions (1987 UK Strange Fruit label 4-track 12'' vinyl EP, an original and fully legitimate John Peel Session recording from 23rd May, 1979 taped at BBC's Maida Vale Studios and featuring Gangsters, Too Much Too Young, Con crete Jungle and Monkey Man, textured picture sleeve SFPS018)

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend (1984 UK limited edition 7" picture disc single, also featuring Can't Get A Break, clear sleeve CHSTP27)

7" picture disc

N/A

THE SPECIALS It's You (1998 US promotional 2-track CD - includes both Edit & Album Version of the track. Custom printed disc plus back inlay)

CD single

N/A

RHODA with THE SPECIAL AKA The Boiler (1982 UK 2 Tone paper label 7" vinyl single, also featuring Theme From The Boiler, black & white picture sleeve. The sleeve has only a little light ringwear and the vinyl looks barely played CHSTT18)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA Free Nelson Mandela (1984 UK 'Special 70th Birthday Remake' 2-track 12" vinyl single, features The Whole World Is Watching Dance Mix & Nelson Mandela Original Version, picture sleeve FNMX1)

12" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Gangster (1979 Japanese wide centred 7" single with cool Two Tone paper labels, also featuring The Selecter, with die-cut company sleeve & a unique picture/lyric insert. The thin insert shows just a little mild foxing & the vinyl is near mint WWR20652)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Stereo-typical (Deleted 2000 UK 46-track 3-CD album set featuring single releases, instrumental and extended versions recorded by The Specials and The Special AKA, including the classics 'A Message To You Rudy', 'Ghost Town', 'Nelson Mandela', 'Too Much Too Young' and many more.., complete with booklet)

3-CD set

N/A

THE SPECIALS Specials (UK PAL video featuring Gangsters, Message To You Rudi, Too Much Too Young etc, picture sleeve)

video

N/A

THE SPECIALS Today's Specials (UK issue 6-track maxi-cassette, picture sleeve KUFFMC2)

cassette single

N/A

THE SPECIALS/ THE SELECTER Gangsters (1979 French split-artist 7" single on a wide centre blue injection moulded label, also featuring 'The Selecter' by The Selecter, housed in a unique picture sleeve. The sleeve shows very little wear and the vinyl looks barely played)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS The Special A.K.A. Live (1980 Japanese 5-track 12" vinyl EP, featuring Too Much Too Young & versions of Guns Of Navarone, Longshot Kick The Bucket, Liquidator & Skinhead Moonstomp recorded live at London's Lyceum & Tiffany'sin Cov entry in November 1979, picture sleeve with illustrated Japanese/lyric insert & obi-strip, all near mint WWS-1002)

12" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Ghost Town (1981 Japanese 3-track 12" vinyl single, also featuring Why? and Friday Night Saturday Morning, picture sleeve with Japanese/lyric insert and obi-strip WWS-41007)

12" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You (UK 3-track promo picture CD featuring AC/Hot Mix DPRO11514)

CD single

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA Free Nelson Mandela (1988 UK Special 70th Birthday Remake 7" vinyl single also featuring Original Version, picture sleeve FNM1)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Today's Specials (1996 UK promo 5-track CD including Take Five, Hypocrite, Pressure Drop, A Little Bit and Somebody Got Murdered, custom card picture sleeve CDKUFFDJ2)

CD single

N/A

THE SPECIALS A Message To You Rudy (1979 Dutch 7" vinyl single with wide centre and 'blue' paper labels, backed with Nite Klub, unique glossy '2-Tone' picture sleeve too! The sleeve shows very little wear and the vinyl is in 'as new' condition )

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Pressure Drop (1996 UK 4-track CD single including Handbaggers Remix Edit, Do Nothing Live & Hey Little Rich Girl Live, picture sleeve KUFFD4)

CD single

N/A

THE SPECIALS The Specials Singles (1991 UK 16-track CD compilation album including the classic hits Gangsters, Too Much Too Young, Rat Race, Ghost Town, Nelson Mandela and Rudi, A Message To You & more. The disc comes issued in a jewel case wi th the picture booklet inlay CCD5010)

CD album

£ 9.99

THE SPECIALS Today's Specials (1996 Japanese-only 12-track promotional sample CD, includes A Little Bit Me A Little Bit You and Simmer Down, picture sleeve with lyrics plus obi-strip VJCP-25208)

CD album

N/A

THE SPECIALS Specials (1979 first UK issue 14-track LP produced by Elvis Costello, including A Message To You Rudy & the original version of Too Much Too Young, housed in the original front laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal we ar and the vinyl looks barely played. A classic 2-Tone record that should be in every collection! CDLTT5001)

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIALS Hypocrite (1995 UK 7-track CD single, including Intelligent Jungle Instrumental, Early Afternoon Dubwise and Stoker Radio Mix, picture sleeve KUFFD3)

CD single

£ 6.99

THE SPECIALS Gangsters (Mega rare 1979 Japanese promo-only Special DJ Copy 12" b/w The Selecter - The Selecter, unique custom 2-Tone picture sleeve PRP-8129)

12" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA (Free) Nelson Mandela (Extended Version Spanish 2-track promo 12" b/w Break Down The Door, picture sleeve with Spanish press release CHSC-2751)

12" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Stereotype (Rare 1980 Spanish wide centred 7" single, with black & white 2 Tone paper labels. Also features International Jet Set, housed in a unique textured picture sleeve. The cover is Excellent with just a little faint ring we ar & the vinyl too grades Excellent with minimal sign of play CHSTT13)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS A Message To You Rudy (1979 Spanish promo 7" b/w Nite Klub, textured picture sleeve CHSTT5)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA (Free) Nelson Mandela (1984 US promotional vinyl 12" for the single release, produced by Elvis Costello, plays the same 4:07 Version on both sodes, custom stickered die cut sleeve AS1868)

12" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Specials (New UK EMI Millennium reissue 180gram audiophile vinyl LP, heavy duty gatefold picture sleeve + outer PVC cover)

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA The Special AKA Live (1980 German 5-track 12", contains 5 live tracks, picture sleeve)

12" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS In The Studio (2002 UK enhanced 10-track Abbey Road promo CD-R acetate, custom printed disc and picture insert)

CD-R acetate

N/A

THE SPECIALS More Specials (2002 UK remastered 11-track 2 Tone promo CD-R acetate custom printed disc and picture insert)

CD-R acetate

N/A

THE SPECIALS Specials (2002 UK remastered 14-track 2 Tone Records promo CD-R acetate, custom printed disc and picture insert)

CD-R acetate

N/A

THE SPECIALS Specials/More Specials/In The Studio (2002 UK 35-track remastered EMI promotional 3-CD-R acetate set of the band's debut, second and third studio albums. Each disc is custom printed with title and commercial release date and is pres ented with picture inserts [full tracklisting on the rear insert] plus 3-page press release - a great set)

CD-R acetate

£ 30.50

THE SPECIALS & RODDY RADIATION Braggin' & Tryin' Not To Lie (1980 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single with paper labels, originally issued as a bonus with the 'More Specials' album and featuring Paul Heskett on saxophone, also including Rude BoysO uta Jail [Version] by Neville Staples aka Judge Roughneck, " Tone die-cut paper sleeve TT999)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS The Best Of The Specials (2002 UK EMI promo 20-track CD-R acetate, custom printed disc and studio title insert)

CD-R acetate

N/A

THE SPECIALS Gangsters (1979 Dutch injection moulded wide centred 7" vinyl single, also including The Selecter by The Selecter, unique black & white textured picture sleeve. The sleeve has just a little wear with some light foxing and the vinyl s hows little signs of play)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Ghost Town (1981 UK 3-track 2 Tone paper label label vinyl 7" single, backed with the killer non-album tracks Why and Friday Night Saturday Morning, front laminated flipback picture sleeve. The sleeve and vinyl are both in wonderf ul 'as new' condition CHSTT17)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS More Specials (Limited Edition 1980 UK 11-track LP, complete with bonus 7" featuring Braggin' & Tryin' Not To Lie & Rude Boys Outta Jail [Version] & the rare colour Poster, front laminated flipback picture sleeve. The poster remai ns unused & looks fantastic, with some very light foxing on the plain white back only. The picture sleeve [EX] displays a little faint discolouring to an edge including a couple of very small thumbnail tears by the opening, barely noticeable,

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIALS More Specials (1989 Japanese-only 11-track promo sample CD, picture sleeve with fold-out lyric insert and original '2800 Greenline' obi-strip! CP28-1028)

CD album

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA Gangsters (Original 1979 UK first issue solid centre 7" vinyl single with the black & white picture labels, also includes 'The Selecter' by The Selecter and comes housed in the very rare rubber stamped style 'The Special A.K.A.VS. The Selecter' die-cut paper sleeve. Hard to find in any condition, this copy displays some light surface scuffs and signs of play but appears in otherwise VG+/EX condition! TT1/2)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Live At The Moonlight Club (1992 Japanese 10-track promo sample PICTURE CD recorded live in May 1979. Custom printed inner rim of disc, promo-stickered picture sleeve, with English/Japanese lyrics & obi-strip TOCP-7240)

CD album

N/A

THE SPECIALS Guilty 'Til Proved Innocent! (1998 Japanese 18-track promo sample CD album including three bonus tracks for Japan - Rat Race, Concrete Jungle and Gangsters. The fold-out picture sleeve comes with an English/Japanese lyric booklet and obi-strip MVCE-24083)

CD album

N/A

THE SPECIALS More Specials (1980 UK 14-track cassette album featuring Enjoy Yourself, Man At C & A, Do Nothing & Stereotypes Parts 1 & 2, picture sleeve ZCHRT5003)

cassette album

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA War Crimes (1982 UK 10" b/w Version, picture sleeve. This copy also include a 2-page biography & an 8" x 10" black & white promotional photograph! CHSTT1023)

10" vinyl

N/A

RICO & THE SPECIAL AKA Jungle Music (Rare 1982 UK 2-Tone paper label 7" vinyl single from the legendary Jamaican trombonist, also includes 'Rasta Call You', picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just some light ringwear & the vinyl appears b arely played CHSTT19)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA Gangsters (1979 UK first issue double A-Side vinyl 7" single with 'GANGSTERS' etched in run-out groove, complete with intact four-prong centre & with TT scratched matrices in the run off vinyl. Also includes The Selecter by The Selecter, plain die-cut sleeve. The vinyl is Near Mint - now hard to find! TT1/2)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA Gangsters (Very rare 1979 original 1st issue UK 7" white label test-pressing b/w The Selecter by The Selecter. An extremely hard to find rarity!! TT1/2)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Blank Expression (2004 UK issue 35-track 2-CD album set comprising of an odds 'n' ends package featuring pre-Specials demos recorded at the Coventry Automatics including tracks re-recorded for their debut album plus 15 live record ings & cover versions of Trojan classics with a guest appearance by Desmond Dekker!)

2-CD album set

N/A

THE SPECIALS The Specials (1980 Canadian 15-track LP with paper labels, the debut album from the iconic ska band, produced by another musical giant, Elvis Costello. This issue includes the bonus track 'Gangsters' & has an alternate picture sle eve to the UK edition. The cover shows minimal shelfwear & the vinyl still looks barely played CHR1265)

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA Gangsters (1979 UK 7" vinyl single with 2-Tone paper labels, 'GANGSTERS' etched in run-out groove and an intact four-prong centre, also featuring The Selecter by The Selecter, 2 Tone company die-cut paper sleeve, the sleeve is in excellent shape and the vinyl remains barely played TT1/2)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Specials - Sealed (1989 Japanese 14-track promotional sample CD album - a great copy of band's debut album, originally released in 1979, featuring the classic tracks A Message To You Rudy, Monkey Man and Concrete Jungle. Issued in a promo-stickered picture sleeve with fold-out lyric insert & obi-strip - sealed CP21-6058)

CD album

N/A

THE SPECIALS Ghost Town (1981 German 2 Tone label 2-track 7" vinyl single, also includes Why?, black & white picture sleeve)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Picture T-Shirt - XL (UK Officially Licensed 100% cotton white t-shirt with the first album image of Jerry and the boys staring up at the camera screen printed across the chest. Size - XL)

t-shirt

N/A

THE SPECIALS Picture T-Shirt - Small (UK Officially Licensed 100% cotton white t-shirt with the first album image printed across the chest. Size - Small)

t-shirt

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA Racist Friend (Scarce 1983 UK 7" Picture Disc single, also including Bright Lights, great picture on the front with lyrics on the reverse and within a clear PVC sleeve CHSTT25)

7" picture disc

N/A

THE SPECIALS Stereotype (1980 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also includes International Jet Set. Issued in the Two-Tone company die-cut paper sleeve, the vinyl has a little cosmetic pressing fault but remains in excellent condition CHS TT13)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Hey, Little Rich Girl (Highly sought after original 1980 Japanese-only 7" vinyl single with wide centre and 2-Tone paper labels, also including International Jet Set, picture insert with lyrics on the reverse. This is a fantastic one previous owner copy with virtually no trace of wear to the sleeve/insert and unplayed vinyl WWS-17069)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend (1984 UK 2 Tone 7" vinyl single also featuring Can't Get A Break, flipback picture sleeve CHSTT27)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Stereotype (1980 German pressed wide centred 7" vinyl single with paper 2-Tone labels, also including International Jet Set, and comes housed in the unique titled paper sleeve. THere is just a little evidence of shelfwear to the s leeve however, the vinyl remains in barely played)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS The Specials/More Specials (1982 UK 27-track double play cassette album, total running time 90:52, picture inlay ZCDP104)

cassette album

N/A

THE SPECIALS The Specials (Official 2002 US Capitol/Chrysalis label 35-track promotional only THREE CD-R acetate set for the remastered reissue 'Specials', 'More Specials' & 'In The Studio' albums. Custom printed disc with a custom picture sleeve featuring all three albums' artwork and title/tracklisting back inlay)

CD-R acetate

N/A

THE SPECIALS The First Album (Rare 1980 Japanese Toshiba-EMI promotional only 33" x 23" black & white poster featuring the album artwork with tracklisting text in white on the left. This poster was never commercially available & was obtained from a Japanese record company executive. The poster itself is in superb condition & free from any rips or tears - Would look incredible framed!)

poster

N/A

THE SPECIALS Specials (Rare 1979 Japanese Toshiba EMI promotional only 16" x 23" black & white poster issued to promote the album & featuring the album artwork. This poster was never commercially available & was obtained from a Japanese record company executive. The poster itself is in superb condition & free from any rips or tears - Would look incredible framed!)

poster

N/A

THE SPECIALS The Specials Singles (1991 UK 2 Tone/Chrysalis 16-track vinyl compilation LP featuring the hits of both The Specials and The Special A.K.A., including Gangsters, Ghost Town, Too Much Too Young, Nelson Mandela and many more, pictur e sleeve + inner sleeve with a black & white montage of band pictures. The sleeve shows little wear and the vinyl has minimal sign of play CHRTT5010)

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIALS Ghost Town (1981 Japanese promo sample vinyl 12" also featuring Why? & Friday Night Saturday Morning & including Japanese/lyric insert, picture sleeve & obi-strip WWS-41007)

12" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Rat Race (1980 Dutch Chrysalis 2-track 7" vinyl single, also includes Rude Boys Outta Jail, unique glossy black & white picture sleeve)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Ghost Town (1981 US 2-Tone 3-track 12" vinyl single with a different label design to the UK issue incorporating the Chrysalis logo, featuring the extended version of the title track plus Why? and Saturday Night, Sunday Morning. House d in a picture sleeve with lyrics to all songs printed on the reverse CDS2525)

12" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS First Album Back Image T-Shirt - Medium (UK Officially Licensed 100% cotton black short sleeved t-shirt with picture from the back of the album sleeve screen printed across the chest. Size - Medium)

t-shirt

N/A

THE SPECIALS More Specials (1980 Japanese 11-track Chrysalis black & white label promotional sample vinyl LP album, housed in a picture sleeve with fold-out lyric insert and unique promo stickered black & white picture obi-strip WWS-81341)

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIALS featuring RICO Do Nothing (1980 UK first issue 7" vinyl single with paper labels, also including a cover version of the Bob Dylan song 'Maggie's Farm', die cut paper sleeve. The vinyl shows some light hairlines and cosmetic scuff mar ks but looks barely played CHSTT16)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Ghost Town (1981 Japanese 2 Tone label promo sample 3-track 12" vinyl single, also including Why and Friday Night Saturday Morning, sample stickered picture sleeve complete with illustrated Japanese text biography insert WWS-41007)

12" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Ghost Town T-Shirt - XL (US Officially Licensed 100% cotton black short sleeved t-shirt with the cover artwork image from the band classic 'Ghost Town' single screen printed across the front of the shirt in white. Size - XL)

t-shirt

N/A

THE SPECIALS Ghost Town T-Shirt - Large (US Officially Licensed 100% cotton black short sleeved t-shirt with the cover artwork image from the band classic 'Ghost Town' single screen printed across the front of the shirt in white. Size - Large)

t-shirt

N/A

THE SPECIALS Ghost Town T-Shirt - Medium (US Officially Licensed 100% cotton black short sleeved t-shirt with the cover artwork image from the band classic 'Ghost Town' single screen printed across the front of the shirt in white. Size - Medium)

t-shirt

N/A

THE SPECIALS Stereotypical T-Shirt - XL (US Officially Licensed 100% cotton black short sleeved t-shirt with the cover artwork from the bands best-of compilation album screen printed across the front of the shirt in white. Size - XL)

t-shirt

N/A

THE SPECIALS Stereotypical T-Shirt - Large (US Officially Licensed 100% cotton black short sleeved t-shirt with the cover artwork from the bands best-of compilation album screen printed across the front of the shirt in white. Size - Large)

t-shirt

N/A

THE SPECIALS The Specials (2002 issue UK 16-track enhanced CD album, debut long-player mixing original songs and classic ska tracks, includes the singles 'Message To You Rudy' and the album version of 'Too Much Too Young' plus 'Gangsters' & 'TooM uch Too Young' CD-Rom Videos)

CD album

N/A

THE SPECIALS More Specials (2002 issue UK enhanced 13-track CD album, the follow-up album sets a different course to the debut by throwing jazz, bossa nova and easy listening influences in to the mix to join the bands Anglophile take on Jamaican ska, includes the singles 'Do Nothing' and 'Stereotypes', guest performers include Belinda, Jane & Charlotte from The Go Go's, Lee Thompson from Madness and Rhoda Dakar from The Bodysnatchers, CD-Rom enhanced section features the videos to 'Ghost Town' and 'Rat Race')

CD album

N/A

THE SPECIALS In The Studio (2002 issue UK 12-track enhanced CD album - This is the third album recorded after Hall, Staples & Golding left to form The Fun Boy Three, includes the singles 'Nelson Mandela' and 'What I Like Most About You Is Your Gi rlfriend' complete with their accompanying CD-Rom Videos)

CD album

N/A

THE SPECIALS Specials (1984 UK 2-Tone/Fame issue 14-track vinyl LP originally issued in 1979 and produced by Elvis Costello, including A Message To You Rudy and the original version of Too Much Too Young. The glossy picture sleevee displays minim al wear and the vinyl looks barely played FA4131161)

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIALS Rat Race (Rare 1980 Japanese 2-track promo sample 7" vinyl single with paper 2-Tone labels and large centre hole, also including Rude Buoys Outa Jail, complete with unique picture insert incorporating artwork from the June 1980 UK 'S easide Specials' tour with lyrics in both Japanese and English printed on the reverse. As this is a promo sample, the insert has a small punch hole in the bottom left corner obscuring the pre-printed price - never issued in the UK with a picture sleeve! WWS-17022)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Specials (80s German issue 15-track vinyl LP, a Direct Metal Mastered pressing of the 2-tone pioneers debut long player produced by Elvis Costello, glossy picture sleeve)

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIALS More Specials (1980 UK Two Tone 11-track vinyl LP featuring their classic second album which saw them move away from the punk / ska of their debut to include elements of Mod R&B, exotica and film soundtrack influences, including t he singles Stereotype and Do Nothing, housed in a front laminated flipback picture sleeve with bonus poster. The sleeve has a few minor laminate pinchmarks to the edges and the poster has only light evidence of age, however the vinyl displaysm

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIALS Set of 7 Badges (Original UK 2-Tone collection of 7 different button badges comprising 5 x 1" diameter badges with various designs, 1 x 1" diameter badge and 1 x enamel badge with the familiar black & white logo)

badge

N/A

THE SPECIALS Specials (1990 issue Japanese 14-track CD album of their debut long-player mixing original songs and classic ska tracks, includes the singles Message To You Rudy and Too Much Too Young, picture sleeve and fold-out lyric insert plus ' Pastmasters' obi-strip CP21-6058)

CD album

N/A

THE SPECIALS Today's Specials (1996 Japanese-only 12-track CD album, includes A Little Bit Me A Little Bit You and Simmer Down, booklet picture sleeve, fold-out Japanese insert + obi-strip VJCP-25208)

CD album

N/A

THE SPECIALS Too Much, Too Young (2008 UK Region 0 PAL DVD with narration by Tim Lovejoy and features music videos for many of the band's biggest hits such as 'Ghost Town', 'Too Much, Too Young', 'Gangsters' & 'A Message To You Rudy' plus Bonu s Material including Super 8 footage by director Brian Zabawski, more details to follow...)

DVD

N/A

THE SPECIALS The Best Of (2009 issue UK 2-disc set - The Specials began a ska revival in Britain, putting ska & rocksteady beats together with a level of energy & attitude taken from the punk movement; this CD/DVD set features all of the hits & v ideosfrom their 1st hit single 'Gangsters', 'Too Much Too Young' [a pro-contraception song which was banned by the BBC but still hit the no. 1 spot], 'Ghost Town' [released amid race-related unemployment riots], to the latter singles of 'Racis

2-disc CD/DVD set

N/A

THE SPECIALS The Best Of The Specials (2008 Japanese issue 2-disc set, comprised of 20-track CD album, including the classics 'Gangsters', 'Message to You Rudy' and 'Ghost Town', plus bonus Region 2 NTSC DVD featuring 16 music videos, p icture sleeve + obi strip)

2-disc CD/DVD set

N/A

THE SPECIALS The Best Of (Official 2008 UK Chrysalis/EMI promotional 2-disc CD-R/DVD-R acetate set comprising 20-track CD and 16-track PAL DVD featuring all of the hits & videos from their 1st hit single Gangsters, Too Much Too Young and Ghost To wn, to the latter singles Racist Friend & Free Nelson Mandela. Custom printed discs + title/tracklisting insert)

CD-R acetate

N/A

THE SPECIALS Singles (2005 issue Japanese 14-track promo sample compilation CD album issue to reviewers and radio stations ahead of release. Features all the hits from The Specials and The Special A.K.A. including Gangsters, Rudi A Message To Yo u, Too Much To Young, Nite Klub, Ghost Town and Nelson Mandela. Picture sleeve, promotional stickered back insert + 'Rock You 1500' obi-strip - this copy is sealed from new! TOCP-53514)

CD album

N/A

THE SPECIALS Then And Now - Sealed (Rare 1999 Japanese-only 16-track promotional sample vinyl look PICTURE DISC CD album featuring 8 tracks recorded by Coventry Automatics aka The Specials in 1978 and 8 tracks recorded by The Specials with Desmon d Dekker in 1993. Includes early studio versions of Little Bitch and Nite Klub. Custom printed inner rim of disc, picture sleeve, fold-out Japanese insert + 'Master Of Rarity/Ska Collection' promo-stickered obi-strip - still sealed MECI-25125)

CD album

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA Free Nelson Mandela (1984 US Chrysalis 3-track 12" vinyl single, features Club Mix, Instrumental Mix and LP Version, plain die-cut sleeve which is still factory sealed from new 4V942793)

12" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS The Specials (1979 Japanese 14-track vinyl LP, the classic debut album, complete with fold-out lyric insert, picture sleeve and matching obi-strip WWS-81288)

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIALS Ghost Town (Rare original 1981 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single featuring the 6:02 Extended Version plus Why? & Friday Night Saturday Morning, 2 Tone die cut sleeve CHSTT1217)

12" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Live At The Moonlight Club (2009 UK 10-track CD album - This gig was said to have been secretly recorded by Decca Records who had an office next door to the famous Moonlight Club in Hampstead, London and then somehow made its way int o the hands of the bootleggers. More recently, Horace Panter has stated that although the entire set was recorded, the track 'Longshot [Kick De Bucket]', which had been recently added to the bands set list, was scheduled to appear on a live Mo

CD album

N/A

THE SPECIALS Live At The Moonlight Club (Official 2009 UK EMI 10-track promotional CD-R acetate album of this gig in May 1979 which was said to have been secretly recorded by Decca Records, who had an office next door to the famous Moonlight Club in Hampstead, London, but the album never actually materialised at the time for reasons unknown. Whatever its origins there is no doubting that it captures the band in top form and is a great example of a sound that was to quickly take the na

CD-R acetate

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA In The Studio With The Special AKA (2009 Japanese 10-track enhanced digitally remastered CD album, originally released in 1984, includes the singles 'Nelson Mandela' and 'What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend', plus enhanc ed section [contents TBC], picture sleeve + obi strip, more details to follow...)

CD album

N/A

THE SPECIALS More Specials - Special Edition (2015 UK 24-track remastered Double CD, originally released in 1980, includes the singles 'Rat Race' and 'Stereotype', expanded to include Single versions, rarities, BBC session recordings and more; fold-out digipak picture sleeve with booklet CDLTTR5003)

2-CD album set

N/A

THE SPECIALS Specials (2009 Japanese 16-track enhanced digitally remastered CD album, originally released in 1980, includes the singles 'A Message To You Rudy' and 'Too Much Too Young', plus bonus CD-Rom videos for 'Gangsters' and 'Too Muc h Too Young', picture sleeve + obi strip, more details to follow...)

CD album

N/A

THE SPECIALS The Specials (2008 issue US manufactured UK issue limited edition 15-track LP pressed on audiophile quality 180gram Vinyl and issued as part of the 'From The Capitol Vaults' series - Originally released in 1979, the Spe cials' debut album features the classic hits 'A Message To You Rudy', 'Monkey Man' & 'Too Much Too Young', presented in sealed & stickered picture sleeve)

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIALS A Message To You Rudy (1979 UK first press 7" single on heavyweight vinyl, with the original 2 Tone paper labels. Also features Nite Klub, with 'A MESSAGE TO YOU RUDIE/ NITEKLUB (discomix)' in the run-outs & 2 Tone company die-cut paper sleeve. The vinyl is Excellent with few signs of play CHSTT5)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Specials (2009 US issue 14-track limited edition Capitol label remastered LP of the 1979 album pressed on audiophile quality 180 Gram Vinyl, produced by Elvis Costello and including A Message To You Rudy and the original versi on of Too Much Too Young. Housed in a full colour picture sleeve and still sealed with the black & gold 'Capitol Vaults' sticker on the front)

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIALS Melody Maker (June 21st 1980 issue of the 64-page UK/US weekly music rag, featuring a three-page interview with the Special one Jerry Dammers. Neatly folded, this copy remains in excellent condition!)

magazine

N/A

THE SPECIALS The Specials (1980 US 15-track vinyl LP, the debut album from the iconic ska band, produced by another musical giant, Elvis Costello. This issue includes the bonus track 'Gangsters' & has an alternate picture sleeve to the UK edition . The sleeve shows some light shelfwear with a little discolouration in places but the vinyl is flawless. A nice copy at an advantageous price CHR1265)

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA In The Studio (1984 Japanese 10-track promo sample vinyl LP, includes the singles Nelson Mandela and What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend, picture sleeve, fold-out picture/lyric insert + obi-strip WWS-81663)

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIALS Guilty 'Til Proved Innocent (1998 US promotional-only press pack - issued to promote the band's debut release for Way Cool Music/MCA, this press pack includes a 2-page press release, plus a wonderful 10"x8" black and white publicity photograph of the group)

press pack

N/A

THE SPECIALS The Singles Collection (Original 1991 US 15-track Record Club Issue CD compilation album, complete with fold-out picture sleeve D-108028)

CD album

N/A

THE SPECIALS Hypocrite (1995 UK 9" x 7" proof artwork Chromalin for the Cassette Single release with colour bars, crop marks & quality control bar, dated 26-SEP-95)

artwork

£ 22.00

THE SPECIALS Pressure Drop (1996 UK 12" x 8" proof artwork Chromalin for the CD Single release, with crop marks & quality control notes, dated 19 Jun 95)

artwork

N/A

THE SPECIALS Too Much Too Young (1987 UK Old Gold issue 2-track 7" vinyl single of the 1980 classic, also includes Gangsters from 1979 OG9683)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Specials (1980 UK second issue of the 1979 14-track vinyl LP produced by Elvis Costello, including A Message To You Rudy and the original version of Too Much Too Young, glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just minor shelf wear and the vinyl is superb - a great copy CDLTT5001)

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA In The Studio (1984 UK 2 Tone label 10-track LP - the third studio album by the band was mischieviously titled as it referred to the amount of time Jerry Dammers & co. had spent 'in the studio' since their previous album three years earlier. Includes the tracks Nelson Mandela & Racist Friend & develops the exotic, filmic sound explored on More Specials, great blue wash picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve and inner show very little wear, the vinyl is near min

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIALS Ghost Town (Rare original 1981 UK Chrysalis white label test pressing 3-track vinyl 12" featuring the 6:02 Extended Version plus Why? & Friday Night Saturday Morning, custom stamped white label CHSTT1217)

12" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS More Specials (Deleted 1980 Japanese 11-track vinyl LP, picture sleeve with fold-out Japanese/English lyric insert + black & white picture obi-strip WWS-81341)

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIALS More Specials (1980 UK limited edition 11-track LP, including a bonus promotional-only 7" pressed on Translucent Red Vinyl, visible when held to the light. Classic second album by the originalline -up, way ahead of its time with hints of Ennio Morricone film scores, sixties girl group stylings, R&B, easy listening whilst still retaining elements of that all important ska/reggae sound of their debut. The front laminated flipback picture

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIALS Specials (1979 original French 15-track LP, produced in the main by Elvis Costello, front laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with a little corner scuffing & the vinyl too is superb with just a co uple of light cosmetic hairline marks to show for its thirty years)

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIALS Japan Tour Programme (Rare 1980 Japanese 20-page 10" x 14.5" tour programme, available to purchase at the various venues the band played. Includes an extensive biography [in Japanese] and rare photos of the Specials and the Japanese 2-Tone fashion scene at the time as well as the release dates for The Specials first album and Too Much Too Young single. The cover displays only minor edgewear and scuffing and all the pages are free from rips, tears and marks - a superb coll

tour programme

N/A

THE SPECIALS The Specials (2008 issue US manufactured UK issue limited edition 15-track LP pressed on audiophile quality 180gram Vinyl and issued as part of the 'From The Capitol Vaults' series - Originally released in 1979, the Spe cials' debut album features the classic hits 'A Message To You Rudy', 'Monkey Man' & 'Too Much Too Young'. Housed in a picture sleeve which has a deletion cut on the spin, still factory sealed in the 'From The Capitol Vaults' gold sticker on t

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIALS More Specials (1989 Japanese-only 11-track CD of the 1980 album, picture sleeve with fold-out lyric insert and original '2800 Greenline' obi-strip CP28-1028)

CD album

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA On Film (1984 Japanese 9-track NTSC 8" laserdisc featuring Nelson Mandela, Racist Friend, Bright Lights and Break Down The Door. Pasted picture sleeve with foldout Japanese lyric insert, the picture sleeve displays signs of age wi th a minor creasing on one corner, the disc is excellent - A true relic of the 2Tone age!)

laserdisc

N/A

THE SPECIALS Specials (1989 Japanese 13-track 1-sided NTSC laserdisc, featuring a compilation of the classic early and Spcial AKA videos including Gangster, Too Much Too Young, Ghost Town, Nelson Mandela and more. Heavy card picture sleeve comple te with lyric insert and in the original obi-stickered shrink. With no DVD alternative currently available this is a video & laserdisc exclusive! VLP-3147)

laserdisc

N/A

THE SPECIALS The Specials (1984 German issue of the classic 1979 15-track vinyl debut LP, produced by Elvis Costello and including 'A Message To You Rudy' and the original version of 'Too Much Too Young'. Picture sleeve in import stickered open s hrink)

vinyl LP

N/A

SELECTER And SPECIALS BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert (1992 Japanese issue 18-track CD manufactured in the UK by Windsong and exported to Japan, featuring the two bands recorded live at the Paris Theater in London on the 5th December 1979. Picture sl eeve with fols-out 'BBC Live In Concert' poster/catalogue informaion, fold-out lyric insert and obi-strip MSIF-3087)

CD album

N/A

THE SPECIALS Live At The Moonlight Club (1992 Japanese 10-track PICTURE CD recorded live in May 1979. picture sleeve, with English/Japanese lyrics & obi-strip TOCP-7240)

CD album

N/A

THE SPECIALS Too Much Too Young - Live (1993 Japanese 15-track live CD album, with 3 extra tracks to the UK/US issue; Little Bitch, It's Up To You and Too Hot. Complete with a nice 26-page lyrics booklet with picture sleeve and 'chequered - 1979 Vintage Punk Collection' obi-strip! TECX-25436)

CD album

N/A

THE SPECIALS Rat Race (1980 UK injection moulded jukebox vinyl 7" for the single release, also includes Rude Boys Outa Jail, 2 Tone company die cut paper sleeve CHSTT11)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Do Nothing (1980 UK wide centred injection moulded jukebox only vinyl 7" for the single release, also including Maggie's Farm, 2 Tone company die cut paper sleeve CHSTT16)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Ghost Town (1981 French contract press injection moulded label 7" vinyl single, also including Why? and Friday Night Saturday Morning, Two Tone company die-cut paper sleeve CHSTT17)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA Free Nelson Mandela (1983 UK promotional 12" single, with custom studio hand annotated labels sent out for review purposes prior to commercial release, also featuring Break Down The Door - Extended Version. The vinyl is excellentC HSTT1226)

12" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA Free Nelson Mandela (Special 70th Birthday Remake) (1984 UK white label promotional vinyl 12" for the single release, featuring The Whole World Is Watching Dance Mix & Nelson Mandela Original Version, plain company die cut slee ve FNMX1)

12" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Selection Of Publicity & Press Photographs (From the personal collection of former BBC Disk Jockey, Journalist & presenter, Mike Read, we have no fewer than SIXTEEN great official mostly 8" x 10" black & white publicity photog raphs of the band, individually & onstage, taken by several photographers & compiled by Mike Read over a period of time, all in pristine condition & unlikely to be seen here in this quanity again)

photograph

N/A

THE SPECIALS Rat Race (1980 French injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including Rude Boys Outa Jail, within a Two Tone company die-cut paper sleeve which was actually printed in France CHSTT11)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Do Nothing (1980 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including Maggie's Farm, Two Tone Records company die cut sleeve CHSTT16)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Too Much Too Young EP (1980 French 5-track wide centred injection moulded 7" vinyl EP, also including Guns Of Navarone, Longshot Kick The Bucket, Liquidator & Skinhead Moonstomp, Two Tone company die cut paper sleeve CHSTT7)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Rat Race (1980 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including Rude Buoys Outa Jail, die cut paper sleeve, the vinyl is in excellent condition CHSTT11)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Ghost Town Revisited (Rare 1991 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single with 2 Tone paper labels, this reworking of the bands seminal early '80s single was one of the last releases on the 2 Tone label and has subsequently become very hard to find, also includes Special Productions' Ghost Dub '91, issued in the black & white picture sleeve. The sleeve shows a littlle shelfwear to the corners but the vinyl appears barely played CHSTT30)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA Gangsters (1979 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single with paper labels and 'GANGSTERS' etched in run-out groove, stone cold classic debut '45 that was also a sly dig at their manager Bernie Rhodes, also includes 'The Selecter' by The Selecter. Issued in the matching 2 Tone company die-cut paper sleeve, the vinyl has just light signs of play TT1/2)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS featuring RICO Do Nothing (1980 UK first issue solid centre 7" single with paper labels, also including their unique take on Dylan's Maggie's Farm, housed in the original front laminated flipback picture sleeve. The sleeve is excelle nt with some faint ring wear creasing & the vinyl remains excellent with little sign of play CHSTT16)

7" vinyl

£ 25.00

THE SPECIALS Specials / More Specials (2002 UK 27-track enhanced 2-CD album set featuring their first two album releases: 'Specials' [1979] and 'More Specials' [1980] and includes the classic tracks 'A Message To You Rudy', 'Monkey Man', 'Too Muc h Too Young', 'Stereotype' & 'Do Nothing', plus the CD-Rom Videos for 'Ghost Town' & 'Rat Race' which can be found on 'More Specials', housed in a picture slipcase)

2-CD album set

N/A

THE SPECIALS More... Or Less - The Specials Live (2012 UK 26-track double vinyl LP featuring a collection of live tracks recorded at different venues in Europe and the UK during their 2011 tour, housed in a sealed gatefold picture sleev e)

2-LP vinyl set

N/A

THE SPECIALS The Specials E.P. Live! (2012 UK Record Store Day exclusive limited edition 4-track 7" EP, including Too Much Too Young, Nite Club, Gangsters and Guns Of Navarone, comes in a picture sleeve which is still factory sealed)
*** Limited to 1,000 Copies Only ***

7" vinyl

N/A

SPECIALS Ghost Town (1981 UK 2-Tone label 3-track 12" vinyl single including the Extended Version plus Why? and Friday Night Saturday Morning. Housed in a matt picture sleeve with lyrics to all 3 tracks printed on the reverse. The sleeve has only a few light storage marks and the vinyl with just a few light signs of play remain in excellent condition CHSTT1217)

12" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Specials (1980 German blue graduated label 15-track vinyl LP, produced in the main by Elvis Costello, matt picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some age yellowing to the edges and a small area of laminate loss along the open edge, the unlaminated back reveals some light creases and the vinyl displays some light hairlines and cosmetic surface scuffs but looks barely played)

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIALS featuring RICO A Message To You Rudy (1979 French injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including Nite Klub, 2 Tone company die-cut paper sleeve CHSTT5)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS The Special A.K.A. Live (1980 Japanese 5-track promo sample 12" vinyl EP, featuring Too Much Too Young & versions of Guns Of Navarone, Longshot Kick The Bucket, Liquidator & Skinhead Moonstomp, recorded live at London's Lyceum & T iffany's in Coventry in November 1979, picture sleeve with illustrated Japanese/lyric insert & promotional stickered obi-strip WWS-10002)

12" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Specials (Portuguese Chrysalis 14-track vinyl LP produced by Elvis Costello, including A Message To You Rudy, Too Much Too Young and It Doesn't Make It Alright. The labels have Portuguese text and English tracklisting, housed in a pi cture sleeve. The vinyl and sleeve are in excellent condition)

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIALS Rat Race (Original 1980 UK paper label 7" vinyl single, also including Rude Buoys Outa Jail, 2-Tone company die-cut paper sleeve. The vinyl appears barely played CHSTT11)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Specials (2002 UK 16-track enhanced CD issue of the 1979 album, including videos for Gangsters and Too Much Too Young, picture sleeve)

CD album

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA The Special A.K.A Live (1980 German 5-track 12" single, picture sleeve. Great variant of the band's superb live EP which features a unique picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some light shelfwear and the vinyl is in excellent cond ition)

12" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Sock It To 'Em J.B. / Rat Race (2014 UK limited edition 2-track double A-side 7" single released exclusively for Record Store Day pressed on Heavyweight Vinyl featuring Dub Version of both tracks. Housed in a replica 2 Tone die-cut card sleeve CHSTT32)
**Limited to 1000 Copies Only**

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA Nelson Mandela (1984 UK 2-Tone label 7" vinyl single produced by Elvis Costello, also including Break Down The Door! which was produced by Jerry Dammers, housed in a glossy flipback picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear , with a little scuffing and the vinyl is excellent with just light signs of play CHSTT26)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS The Specials (2014 UK 14-track 180gram heavyweight vinyl LP reissue fof their classic debut album, including Message To Rudy, Monkey Man and Too Much Too Young. All housed in a factory sealed picture sleeve CDLTTX5001)

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIALS More Specials (2014 UK 11-track 180gram heavyweight vinyl reissue of their second album which, like initial copies of the original, comes with a bonus 7". All housed in a factory sealed picture sleeve CHRTTX5003)

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIALS Ghost Town (Classic 1981 UK 3-track injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including Why? and Friday Night Saturday Morning, Two Tone die-cut paper sleeve. The vinyl and sleeve are in excellent condition with little sign of wear orplay CHSTT17)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA In The Studio (1984 UK 2 Tone label 10-track vinyl LP - the third studio album by the band was mischieviously titled as it referred to the amount of time Jerry Dammers had spent 'in the studio' since their previous album three years earlier. Includes the tracks Nelson Mandela and Racist Friend and develops the exotic, filmic sound explored on More Specials. Housed in a great blue wash picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve does have some notable creasing on the

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIALS More Specials (2002 Japanese-only 11-track promo sample enhanced CD, issued to radio stations and reviewers ahead of the actual release, including the CD-Rom videos for Ghost Town and Rat Race. Custom stamped inner rim on the disc and promo stickered back insert, complete with picture sleeve, lyrics and obi-strip TOCP-66042)

CD album

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA Too Much Too Young EP (1980 UK 5-track injection moulded 7" vinyl EP, also including Guns Of Navarone, Longshot Kick The Bucket, Liquidator and Skinhead Moonstomp, all recorded live during performances at the London Lyceum and at Tiffany's in Coventry. Issued in a 2-Tone company die cut paper sleeve, the vinyl remains in excellent condition CHSTT7)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA Jungle Music (1982 UK 3-track 12" single, backed with Rasta Call You and Easter Island, picture sleeve. Highly sought after 2 Tone release from the Jamaican music legend, three stunning tracks of reggae/ska/calypso that reallyd o the business. The sleeve shows some minor storage wear and the vinyl is excellent CHSTT1219)

12" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Ghost Town (1981 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single including the superb Extended Version, Why? and Friday Night Saturday Morning, glossy picture sleeve with lyrics printed on the reverse. The sleeve has just a little light wear whilst t hevinyl has only light signs of play CHSTT1217)

12" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS More Specials (Rare 2014 UK white label test pressing for the 11-track 180gram heavyweight vinyl issue of their second album, originally released in 1980. Includes the singles Stereotype and Do Nothing. With plain white labels and ca talogue number on the run-out groove CHRTTX5003)

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA In The Studio (Rare 2014 UK white label test pressing for the 10-track 180gram heavyweight vinyl issue of their 1984 album, including the classic Free Nelson Mandela. With plain white labels and catalogue number on the run-out gro ove CHRTTX5008)

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA In The Studio With The Special AKA (2002 Japanese 10-track digitally remastered promotional sample CD album, originally released in 1984, including the singles Nelson Mandela and What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend, p icture sleeve, obi & sample stickered back insert - highly recommended! TOCP-66043)

CD album

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA Nelson Mandela (1984 UK 7" wide centred vinyl single produced by Elvis Costello, also including Break Down The Door! produced by Jerry Dammers, housed in a glossy flipback picture sleeve. The sleeve shows only light wear and th e vinyl looks barely played CHSTT26)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS Specials (2015 UK Deluxe Edition double CD album containing a digitally remastered version of their 1979 debut album which was produced by Elvis Costello plus a collection of bonus recordings including the Too Much Too Young E P and a live performance recorded in at the Paris Theatre in December 1979. Both discs are housed together in a sealed & stickered fold-out digipak picture sleeve)

2-CD album set

N/A

THE SPECIALS Specials (Rare Test Pressing for the debut 1979 UK 14-track LP produced by Elvis Costello for Jerry Dammers' legendary Two Tone label, including the original version of Too Much Too Young & classic renditions of A Message T o You Rudy, Concrete Jungle & Monkey Man. The labels are numbered '1' & '2' in custom black on white & the matrix detail is machine stamped in the run-outs "CDL5001 A/1 & B/1". Obtained from the private collection of an ex-industry exec, thes

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA Racist Friend (1983 UK 7" vinyl single with black & gold paper labels, great late period '45 from the revamped band, also includes 'Bright Lights', glossy picture sleeve with lyrics to both songs printed on the reverse. The sle eve shows very little wear and the vinyl appears barely played CHSTT25)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA Too Much Too Young (Original 1980 UK paper label 5-track 7" live EP, including the faster version of Too Much Too Young & a brace of sixties ska covers - Guns Of Navarone, Longshot Kick The Bucket, Liquidator & Skinhead Moonstomp, front laminated flipback picture sleeve. The sleeve & vinyl remain in excellent condition with some minor ring wear & light signs of play CHSTT7)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS More Specials (Prepare for a spot of time travel with this SEALED yes, SEALED copy of the band's classic 1980 UK 11-track vinyl LP complete with bonus vinyl 7" featuring Braggin' & Tryin' Not To Lie & Rude Boys Outta Jail [Version], plus colour poster, housed in a front laminated flipback picture sleeve. Aside from some minor discolouration to the reverse and just the slightest of storage wear this copy has remained sticker sealed since first released! Su

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIALS Rat Race (1980 Dutch 7" vinyl single with wide centre, classic non-album '45 from Jerry Dammers and Co., backed with Rude Buoys Outa Jail, superb unique '2-Tone/Walt Jabsco' picture sleeve too! The sleeve shows virtually no trace of wear and the vinyl appears barely played!)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS A Message To You Rudy (1979 Spanish 7" vinyl single with wide centre and 'green' Chrysalis labels, backed with Nite Klub, unique colour picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little wear and the vinyl appears barely played A-1007 23)

7" vinyl

N/A

RHODA with THE SPECIAL AKA The Boiler (1982 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including 'Theme From The Boiler', blue & white illustrated picture sleeve. The sleeve is displaying a little ringwear but the vinyl remains in excellent condi tion CHSTT18)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIAL A.K.A. Gangsters (1979 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single with paper labels, pressed by Damont and mastered at PRT, also including 'The Selecter' by the Selecter, which is a demo that was recorded a few years before its release by Neol Davies, John Bradbury & Barry Jones, plain die-cut paper sleeve TT1/2)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA The Boiler (1982 UK 2 Tone paper label 7" vinyl single, also featuring Theme From The Boiler, black & white picture sleeve. The sleeve [VG+] displays light general wear and has two sticker marks on the front, yet the vinyl is Exce llent & still looks barely played. A nice collection filler, offered at an advantageous price CHSTT18)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIALS More Specials (1980 Canadian 12-track LP, picture sleeve with 'Ultra Stereo' flash & lyric inner. Much underrated second effort by Coventry's finest - out goes the ska & in comes the Morricone, lounge muzak & soul influences. Alsoinc ludes the bonus stand alone single, Rat Race. The sleeve, which shows only light wear, is the same photo given away as a poster with initial copies of the UK release &, unlike the UK version, includes a full lyric inner & different 2-Tone labe

vinyl LP

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA Nelson Mandela - Jukebox (1984 UK 7" wide centred vinyl single produced by Elvis Costello, manufactured for jukebox use, also including Break Down The Door! produced by Jerry Dammers, plain die-cut paper sleeve CHSTT26)

7" vinyl

N/A

THE SPECIAL AKA Nelson Mandela (Rare 1984 Spanish promotional wide centred vinyl 7" for the single release produced by Elvis Costello, with 2 Tone paper labels & custom 'Disco Promocional' print. Also features 'Break Down The Door!' produced b y Jerry Dammers, fully textured picture sleeve. The cover shows barely any signs of wear & the vinyl is Excellent with minimal evidence of play CHS-2751)

7" vinyl

£ 50.00

THE SPECIALS Greeting Card (1980s UK textured full-colour 15.5cm x 20.5cm Rock Art Print card featuring a fantastic illustration of the band by Brendan McCarthy, who as well as being one of the early illustrators for Judge Dredd, went on to be co -writer & designer for Mad Max: Fury Road. The card has no message inside, making it perfect for any occasion for which you wish to light up a Specials fan's day. These cards were produced for The Rock Art Shop Ltd London and are new old stock

memorabilia

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THE SPECIALS Japan Tour 2017 (A pair of official 2017 Japanese 7 x 10" handbill flyers produced to promote their four date tour Japan including performances in Osaka, Aichi and Tokyo between 21st - 24th March, featuring their classic black & whit e design with all venue and date information listed below. With the second handbill issued at a later following the announcement that the Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra would be supporting them!)

handbill

£ 8.00

THE SPECIALS Specials (2009 UK & European limited edition 15-track LP issue of their 1979 debut album pressed on Audiophile quality 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl, produced by Elvis Costello and including A Message To You Rudy and the origin al version of Too Much Too Young. The glossy black & white picture sleeve has minimal shelfwear and the vinyl appears barely played CHR43650)

vinyl LP

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THE SPECIALS 30th Anniversary Live (2009 UK 12-track Promotional CD album originally given away with copies of Sunday Times newspaper to promte their 30th Anniversary UK Tour, featuring Rat Race, Concrete Jungle and A Message To You Rudy, uniq ue card wallet picture sleeve with tour dates on the back UPSPCLS001)

CD album

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THE SPECIALS Do Nothing (1980 French injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including Maggie's Farm [featuring Rico], picture sleeve. Apart from a shop stamp on the front, the sleeve shows just a little light wear & the vinyl remains in excellen t condition with few signs of play CHSTT16)

7" vinyl

£ 10.00

THE SPECIALS In The Studio (1984 UK 10-track vinyl LP, mischieviously titled as it referred to the amount of time Jerry Dammers had spent 'in the studio' since their previous album three years earlier, including Nelson Mandela and Racist Friend, and developing the exotic, filmic sound explored on More Specials. Housed in a great blue wash picture sleeve with hard to find 'Free Nelson Mandela! sticker and lyric inner. The sleeve does have some notable corner creasing and the vinyl has

vinyl LP

£ 20.00

THE SPECIALS Too Much Too Young (1980 UK 5-track wide centred 7" vinyl single, also including Guns Of Navarone, Longshot Kick The Bucket, Liquidator & Skinhead Moonstomp, Two Tone company die cut paper sleeve CHSTT7)

7" vinyl

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THE SPECIALS More Specials (1980 German 11-track LP. Classic second album by the original line-up, way ahead of its time with hints of Ennio Morricone film scores, sixties girl group stylings, R&B, easy listening whilst still retaining elements o f that all important ska/reggae sound of their debut. The picture sleeve shows only minor wear and the vinyl is in excellent condition CHRTT5003)

vinyl LP

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THE SPECIALS Specials (1979 first UK issue 14-track LP produced by Elvis Costello, including A Message To You Rudy & the original version of Too Much Too Young, front laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear, mo stly to the unlaminated back & the vinyl remains in VG+/EX- condition with just light surface scuffs evident, which are mostly cosmetic. A classic 2-Tone record that should be in every collection! CDLTT5001)

vinyl LP

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THE SPECIALS More Specials Illustrated Songbook (1981 UK 64-page illustrated songbook featuring Too Much Too Young, Rat Race and International Jet Set among others, including words & chord arrangements. Fully illustrated with cartoon comic boo k style artwork and photographs of the band. It can be read from either end as it in a rather nifty 'topsy-turvey' style which turns over half way through! The cover shows minor age-related discoluring but all pages are in fantastic shape with

book

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THE SPECIALS More Specials (90s UK issue of the 1980 11-track LP, the classic second album by the original line-up, housed in a glossy barcoded picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl grades EX/EX- with a few spindle marks to show play CHRTT5003)

vinyl LP

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THE SPECIALS Too Much Too Young EP (Rare original 1980 UK Trident Recording Studios double-sided 7" metal based methyl cellulose lacquer for the 5-track EP, also including Guns Of Navarone, Longshot Kick The Bucket, Liquidator & Skinhead Moonstom p, generic studio label with handwritten song titles, plain die-cut paper sleeve. This acetate is one of a mere handful that would have been manufactured for reference purposes only and shows just a handful of faint scuffs on the playing surfa

acetate

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RHODA with THE SPECIAL AKA The Boiler (Rare original 1980 UK PRT Studios double-sided 7" metal based methyl cellulose lacquer for the single release, also including 'Theme From The Boiler' which is titled 'Instrumental' on the label, generic s tudio label with handwritten Artist ['Rhoda'] & song titles, plain die-cut paper sleeve. This acetate is one of a mere handful that would have been manufactured for reference purposes only and shows just faint scuffs & spots of cosmetic wear o

acetate

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THE SPECIALS More... Or Less - The Specials Live (2012 UK 26-track double vinyl LP pressed on heavyweight vinyl, featuring a collection of live tracks recorded at different venues in Europe and the UK during their 2011 tour, gatefold picture s leeve. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear & the vinyl is flawless)

2-LP vinyl set

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THE SPECIALS 2 CD Originals (2003 UK limited edition double CD album set comprising the 2002 digitally remastered issues of their Specials [1979] and More Specials [1980] albums. Both discs are UNPLAYED and sit nestled in their own jewel cases with picture sleeve inlays and are housed together within the sealed custom-printed picture slipcase)

2-CD album set

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THE SPECIALS Specials (1979 UK first press 14-track LP produced by Elvis Costello, including A Message To You Rudy & the original version of Too Much Too Young, front laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little discolouratation and minor edgewear, whilst the vinyl shows few sins of play. A classic 2-Tone record that should be in every collection! CDLTT5001)

vinyl LP

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THE SPECIALS More Specials (Limited Edition 1980 UK 11-track LP, complete with bonus 7" vinyl single featuring Braggin' & Tryin' Not To Lie & Rude Boys Outta Jail [Version] & the rare colour poster, housed in a front laminated flipback picture sleeve. The poster has a little light foxing, as does the sleeve; the 7" shows minimal sign of playand the LP has just a few light hairlines - a top copy offered at an advantageous price CHRTT5003)

vinyl LP

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THE SPECIALS Live At The Moonlight Club (2017 UK issue of their 1992 10-track CD album which was recorded live at the Moonlight Club, London in May 1979 on the eve of the British General Election that brought Margaret Thatcher to power. The di sc is UNPLAYED housed in the digipak picture sleeve which remains sealed within its original shrinkwrap CRTT1047)

CD album

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THE SPECIALS The Specials (2009 UK & European limited edition 15-track LP issue of their 1979 debut album including the classic singles A Message To You Rudy and Too Much Too Young. The glossy picture sleeve has some shelfwear evident and despite some light surface scuffs, the vinyl appears in excellent condition CHR43650)

vinyl LP

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THE SPECIALS The Specials (Rare 2015 UK limited edition 14-track remastered LP issue of their classic 1979 debut album pressed on 180gram Heavyweight White Vinyl, including the hits A Message To You Rudy, Monkey Man and Too Much Too You ng. Housed in a hype-stickered picture sleeve. This copy remains in near 'as new' condition CDLTTX5001)

vinyl LP

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THE SPECIALS The Specials (1980 German issue of the classic 1979 15-track vinyl debut LP on the blue & white Chrysalis label, produced by Elvis Costello and including A Message To You Rudy and their version of Too Much Too Young. The glossy pictu re sleeve has just light evidence of shelfwear while the vinyl appears in barely played condition)

vinyl LP

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THE SPECIALS BBC Sessions (1998 UK 16-track CD compilation album released as part of the 'BBC Music - The Archive' Series, featuring a collection of John Peel Sessions recorded between 1979-83 along with three unknown session tracks. The disc has only light signs of play housed in the jewel case with fold-out picture sleeve inlay)

CD album

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THE SPECIALS The Specials (1979 Japanese monochrome paper label 14-track LP, the classic debut album, with fold-out lyric insert & picture sleeve. The sleeve is Excellent with just a minor spot of age wear & the vinyl is Near Mint WWS-81288)

vinyl LP

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THE SPECIALS Encore (2019 UK Limited Edition Online Exclusive 10-track LP pressed on White Vinyl - One of the most electrifying, influential and important bands of all time release their first new music for 37 years to feature founding mem bers Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Horace Panter, the first time this line-up have recorded new material together since the band's 1981 No.1 single Ghost Town. The vinyl is UNPLAYED and sits nicely in the title-embossed picture sleevew

vinyl LP

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THE SPECIALS Live - Too Much Too Young (1992 UK 15-track vinyl LP, recorded in Birmingham 1979, picture sleeve. Both the sleeve & vinyl are Near Mint - a fantastic example RRLP161)

vinyl LP

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JERRY DAMMERS Autograph (A genuine signed page from an autograph book, boldly signed in black marker pen by member of The Specials and founder of Two Tone Records, Jerry Dammers. This signature was obtained by the previous owner outside the stars hotel whilst they were on tour. This would look fantastic framed with your favourite album artwork or photograph)

memorabilia

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THE SPECIALS The Specials - 180gm Vinyl (2015 UK limited edition 14-track remastered LP issue of their classic 1979 debut album now pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl, including the hits A Message To You Rudy, Monkey Man and Too MuchT oo Young, picture sleeve. This copy like new CDLTTX5001)

vinyl LP

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THE SPECIALS Encore (Autographed 2019 UK 10-track Black Vinyl LP, the eighth studio album by the English ska revival band and their first new music for 37 years to feature founding members Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Horace Panter, t he first time this line-up have recorded new material together since the band's 1981 No.1 single Ghost Town; within an artist name-embossed picture sleeve with lyric insert and download card. This example remains in a 'near as new' cond

vinyl LP

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THE SPECIALS Encore (2019 UK Special 40th Anniversary Limited Edition double Red Vinyl LP issue of their eighth studio album [originally released in February 2019] now expanded with a bonus LP of greatest h its recorded live during gigs at Le Bataclan in Paris and the Troxy in London in November 2014 & 2016 respectively. Both discs are BRAND NEW & unplayed and come housed together in the embossed triple gatefold picture sleeve which remains se

2-LP vinyl set

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THE SPECIALS The Specials (1984 German issue of the classic 1979 15-track vinyl debut LP, produced by Elvis Costello and including A Message To You Rudy and the original version of Too Much Too Young, picture sleeve. The sleeve has only minor storage wear, whilst the vinyl looks barely played)

vinyl LP

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THE SPECIALS More Specials (1980 UK 11-track vinyl LP, the classic second album by the original line-up, way ahead of its time with hints of Ennio Morricone film scores, sixties girl group stylings, R&B, easy listening whilst still retaining elem ents of that all important ska / reggae sound of their debut. Housed in a front-laminated flipback picture sleeve. The sleeve shows only the lightest wear and the vinyl looks barely played CHRTT5003)

vinyl LP

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THE SPECIALS Ghost Town - SUPERSIZEART NUMBERED PRINT - Ideal for home framing in a frame of your choice.


Morgan is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Art and in 2010 he was shortlisted and received display notices at The Roya l Academy. Morgan currently shows at Galleries in London and Manchester and his work hangs at BBC Radio 2 and at BBC Radio 6Music. His series of 45RPM paintings are unique, with each single only ever painted once. Many are nowowned bythe original
** Produced at point of order and despatched by Morgan personally within 48 hours, Monday to Friday only**

artwork

£ 195.00

THE SPECIALS Stereotype (1980 Spanish wide centred 7" single, with black & white 2 Tone paper labels. Also features International Jet Set, housed in a unique textured picture sleeve. The cover [VG+] has a tiny paper tear in the bottom right ed ge, & otherwise shows just light age wear. The vinyl grades VG+ with a few faint hairlines & minor signs of play. Now hard to find in any condition! CHSTT13)

7" vinyl

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THE SPECIALS What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend (1984 UK blue injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including Can't Get A Break. Issued within the glossy gatefold picture sleeve which has a small storage to the front but the vinyl appears in EX condition with minimal signs of play CHSTT27)

7" vinyl

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THE SPECIAL AKA Gangsters (1979 UK solid centre AA-Side 7" single with 'A PORKY PRIME CUT' etched in run-out grooves on both sides - Do debut singles get any better than this? Backed with 'The Selecter' by The Selecter, this copy comes housed in a plain die-cut sleeve. The vinyl is Excellent with minimal signs of play TT1/2)

7" vinyl

£ 15.00

THE SPECIAL AKA Too Much Too Young (1980 UK 5-track injection moulded 7" live EP, also including Guns Of Navarone, Longshot Kick The Bucket, Liquidator & Skinhead Moonstomp, flipback picture sleeve. The sleeve is Excellent with some faint ring wear & the vinyl looks barely played CHSTT7)

7" vinyl

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THE SPECIALS Encore (2019 UK 10-track LP pressed on black heavyweight vinyl - the eighth studio album by the English ska revival band and their first new music for twenty-seven years to feature founding members Terry Hall, Lynval Golding a nd Horace Panter, the first time this line-up have recorded new material together since the band's 1981 No.1 single Ghost Town. Housed in an artist name-embossed picture sleeve with 4-page 12" fold-out insert including lyrics, photos and credits. This copy remains in its opened stickered shrinkwrap and appears in near as new condition)

vinyl LP

£ 20.00

THE SPECIALS More Specials (2017 UK issue of their 1980 11-track second album pressed on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl, including Stereotypes and International Jet Set, picture sleeve - still in opened hype-stickered shrinkwrap CHRTTX5003)

vinyl LP

£ 20.00

THE SPECIALS Specials (1989 Japanese 'Pastmasters' issue 14-track CD, their debut album originally released in 1979 mixing original songs and classic ska tracks, includes the singles Message To You Rudy and Too Much Too Young, picture sleeve w ith a fold-out lyric insert CP21-6058)

CD album

£ 16.00

THE SPECIALS The Specials (1979 Dutch 15-track vinyl debut LP on the blue & white Chrysalis label, produced by Elvis Costello and including A Message To You Rudy and their version of Too Much Too Young. The glossy picture sleeve has some minor age related discolouring while the vinyl remains in a seldom played condition)

vinyl LP

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THE SPECIALS Do Nothing (1980 UK first issue solid centre 7" single with paper labels, also including their unique take on Dylan's Maggie's Farm, housed in the original front laminated flipback picture sleeve. The sleeve has some creasing to the opening edge and some light ringwear [most notable on the reverse], whilst the vinyl appears near as new. Overall a very respectable play copy CHSTT16)

7" vinyl

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THE SPECIALS Specials - Deluxe Edition (2015 UK 29-track double CD set containing a digitally remastered version of their 1979 debut album which was produced by Elvis Costello, along with a collection of bonus recordings including the Too Much Too Young EP and a live performance recorded in at the Paris Theatre in December 1979; fold-out digipak picture sleeve with booklet)

2-CD album set

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THE SPECIALS Ghost Town (1987 UK Old Gold series solid centre 7" vinyl single issue of their classic 1981 hit, also including 'Rat Race' [1980]. Issued in a series die-cut paper sleeve, the vinyl remains in excellent condition OG9686)

7" vinyl

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THE SPECIALS More Specials (1980 UK Two Tone 11-track vinyl LP, their classic second album which saw them move away from the punk / ska of their debut to include elements of Mod R&B, exotica and film soundtrack influences, including the singles Stereotype and Do Nothing, housed in a front laminated flipback picture sleeve with a 'Promotional Copy' sticker on the reverse, and includes the bonus poster. The sleeve displays just a little light wear mostly to the edges & corners, the pos

vinyl LP

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THE SPECIALS Encore (2019 UK 10-track LP pressed on black heavyweight vinyl - the eighth studio album by the English ska revival band and their first new music for twenty-seven years to feature founding members Terry Hall, Lynval Goldin g and Horace Panter, the first time this line-up have recorded new material together since the band's 1981 No.1 single Ghost Town. Housed in an artist name-embossed picture sleeve with 4-page 12" fold-out insert including lyrics, photos

vinyl LP

£ 29.99

THE SPECIALS Ghost Town (1981 UK 3-track 7" vinyl single on the 2 Tone paper label, also including the killer non-album tracks Why? and Friday Night Saturday Morning. Issued within the classic black & white company die-cut paper sleeve, the vinyl remains in excellent condition CHSTT17)

7" vinyl

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THE SPECIALS Dub Mixes Exclusive (Record Store Day 2020 UK limited edition 3-track half-speed mastered 10" vinyl EP, issued as part of the Two Tone Records 40th Anniversary celebrations. Containing dub mix es of songs recorded at the time but remained unreleased, including Gangsters 'Glangster' Dub, Too Much Too Young Piano Instrumental. The vinyl is UNPLAYED, housed in a 2 Tone records die-cut company sleeve and remains sealed in the hype-stick

10" vinyl

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THE SPECIALS Ghost Town (Rare original 1981 UK Chrysalis white label test pressing 3-track vinyl 12" featuring the 6:02 Extended Version plus Why? & Friday Night Saturday Morning, plain white labels with CHSTT1217-A1 & CHST1217-A2 matrices CHS TT1217)

12" vinyl

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THE SPECIALS More Specials (2020 UK Limited 40th Anniversary Edition 11-track Half-Speed Mastered 2-LP set pressed on 45rpm 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Miles Showell using the original production tapes, along with a bonus vinyl 7" featuring Braggin' & Tryin' Not To Lie and Rude Boys Outa Jail [Version]. Single pocket picture sleeve with an obi style card stripe, and remains factory sealed)

2-LP vinyl set

£ 29.99

THE SPECIALS Gangsters - Punk Art Sleeve (2020 UK limited edition vinyl 7" from London artist & musician MAL-ONE featuring his '430 Kings Road' track in an exclusive Specials decollage picture sleeve using original classic artwork images and e phemera of the artist. The Giclee printed spined cover on 315gsm Heritage paper is one of a collection of original punk 45 releases reworked into an exclusive limited edition of just 20 hand-numbered copies per release (the lowest number in st

7" vinyl

£ 75.00



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