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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Listening
The Specials (or The Special AKA as they were known occasionally) were arguably the most influential band of the late 70s/early 80s. Formed in 1977, two years prior to Thatcher's government, it was the bands ability to mix diverse musical styles (ska, punk, reggae, rockabilly) and turn them into something immesely enjoyable which endeared them to their legions of fans,...
Published on 15 April 2008 by Jimbo

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3.0 out of 5 stars The special bits are really special
The Specials are one of those bands that I didn't appreciate at the time. Some of these songs were recorded 30 years ago but they sound as good now as they ever did. As with a lot of best of collections, there are a few lame tracks on here, but it is still worth buying for classics like 'Gangsters', 'Man at C&A', 'Do Nothing', 'Ghost Town' and 'Friday Night/Saturday...
Published on 13 Aug 2009 by E. A. Banks


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3.0 out of 5 stars Message to you Rudy!, 12 Oct 2010
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K. Wellman (South Wales) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Best Of The Specials (Audio CD)
Apart from the later few tracks by the Special AKA, this is a great album that will send you back to your youth - bomber jackets, donkey jackets and stay press trousers! SKINHEADS!
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still as good as they ever were, 8 Sep 2011
This review is from: The Best Of The Specials (Audio CD)
Going to see them in Oct 11 and really looking forward to it.

They are certainly worth a look.
Still as good as they were.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the specials, 7 Jun 2009
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Mrs. Tracy A. Cliffe "tracyred" (dorset uk) - See all my reviews
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a must for any specials fans. great to hear all their hits on one album.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Best of the specials, 5 Jun 2009
This review is from: The Best Of The Specials (Audio CD)
Bought as a gift, have been informed that the collection of songs is good and includes the favorites
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