The Specials (ska band)

~ Group

Annotation

Split in 1984. Reunion in 2008.

Annotation last modified on 2010-01-25 23:47 UTC.

Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1979SpecialsThe Specials418
1980More SpecialsThe Specials411
1984In the StudioThe Special A.K.A.5
1993King of KingsDesmond Dekker & The Specials2
1996Today’s SpecialsThe Specials2
1998Guilty ’Til Proved Innocent!The Specials3
2000Skinhead GirlThe Specials1
2000King of SkaDesmond Dekker & The Specials1
2001Conquering RulerThe Specials1
2009Ghost Town: Greatest Hits (re‐recorded versions)The Specials1
2019EncoreThe Specials4

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1991The Singles CollectionThe Specials4
1996Too Much Too YoungThe Specials2
1996Best OfThe Specials31
1996Two Tone Live. Exciting Live Performances.The Specials, The Selecter, Special Beat1
1998Concrete JungleThe Specials and Friends1
1999A Special CollectionThe Specials1
2000Stereo-Typical: A's, B's & RaritiesThe Specials1
2000The Very Best OfThe Specials and Fun Boy Three feat. Neville Staple3
2006Greatest HitsThe Specials1
2008The Best of The SpecialsThe Specials3
20202 Tone: The AlbumsThe Specials, The Selecter, Rico Rodriguez & Various Artists1
2020Protest Songs 1924–2012The Specials3

Album + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1992Live in Concert Selecter and SpecialsThe Selecter & The Specials1
1992BBC Radio 1 Live in ConcertThe Selecter / The Specials1
1992Live: Too Much Too YoungThe Specials2
1992Live at the Moonlight ClubThe Specials2
1996GangstersThe Specials2
1998BBC SessionsThe Specials1
1999Blue Plate SpecialsThe Specials1
1999Ghost Town ‘Live’The Specials1
200330th Anniversary Tour LiveThe Specials2
2009BBC in Concert (15 December 1979)The Specials1
2012More… Or Less. – The Specials LiveThe Specials1

Single

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1979A Message to You RudyThe Specials1
1979Gangsters / The SelecterThe Specials / The Selecter3
1980Braggin’ & Tryin’ Not to Lie / Rude Boys Outa JailThe Specials1
1980Do NothingThe Specials1
1980Rat Race / Rude Buoys Outa JailThe Specials1
1980StereotypeThe Specials1
1981Ghost TownThe Specials6
1981Concrete JungleThe Specials1
1982War CrimesThe Special A.K.A.3
1982Jungle MusicRico and The Special AKA1
1982The BoilerRhoda with The Special A.K.A.1
1983Racist Friend / Bright LightsThe Special A.K.A.2
1984Nelson MandelaThe Special A.K.A.4
1984What I Like Most About You Is Your GirlfriendThe Special A.K.A.2
1991Ghost Town RevisitedThe Specials1
1995HypocriteThe Specials1
1996A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit YouThe Specials1
1996Pressure DropThe Specials1
2018Vote for MeThe Specials1

EP

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1980Too Much Too YoungThe Specials1

Broadcast + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
20212009-06-26: Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, UKThe Specials1

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