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An excellent CD.
on 28 January 2009
As I expected, there is quite the mix in quality (subjectively). After all, it is a collection of singles, not a discrete album.
I'm sorry to spin out what to some fans is a cliche, but I do feel that most of the best stuff was by "The Specials", not the "The Special Aka" (see the track list in the product description). Not all bands falter at this sort of stage, when one or more key members leave (e.g. Genesis), but I think The Specials never fully recovered.
That being said, this is still a mostly great eclectic mix that few modern bands can even imagine touching the soul of. If you only own one Specials CD, make it this one.