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on 25 August 2004
This is simply a mash of the tracks from 2 great albums.
The Specials is the classic album. More Specials is 2nd best. You need to hear all the tracks. That leaves the non-album tracks. Which aren't here. So its worthwhile getting for 2 kinds of people: people who only like the hits and people who already heard the albums (vinyl owners?) and only like the tracks here.
People who want to complete their hits collections after buying these two albums should look elsewhere for collections including the Special AKA hits- see Free Nelson Mandela, Gangsters (on the US The Specials release)
People who haven't got those tracks or have only The Specials should get More Specials. Not as good, but again it has a unique atmosphere created by the attitude of the songs. Definitely NOT this.