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The Special A.K.A. / The Selecter - Gangsters / The Selecter download album

  • Performer: The Special A.K.A.
  • Title: Gangsters / The Selecter
  • Genre: Reggae
  • Country: UK
  • Formats: MP4 AUD FLAC MIDI AHX XM VOC
  • Released: 1979
  • Style: Ska
  • MP3 album: 1977 mb
  • FLAC album: 1406 mb
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The Special A.K.A. / The Selecter - Gangsters / The Selecter download album

These issues came with a plain white sleeve stamped by the band themselves with the words THE SPECIAL . A 'Gangsters' Vs THE SELECTER. This stamped sleeve was limited to 5000 copies. The subsequent issues came in the standard 2-Tone sleeve: Gangsters, The Selecter. On this pressing, Gangsters fades out towards the end. The solid centre has a less pronounced, single dip; later pressings have double dips. Some copies were pressed with Gangsters labels on both sides and some with The Selecter both sides.

This issue has paper labels, a solid centre and comes in a standard 2 Tone Records company sleeve. The B side was a demo that was recorded a few years before its release by Neol Davies, John Bradbury and Barry Jones. The record was the biggest selling independent single of the year. Matrix, Runout (Side A runout etched, xxx info after backslash scratched out): CHS TT1/xxx A-1 -NOEL.

Complete your The Special . Vs. The Selecter collection. Early pressings have the band named as Special . while later pressings use The Specials as the artist.

by Festival Records NZ Ltd ℗ 1979 2 Tone Records Side A: A 2 Tone Production Publisher: Control Side B: R. Lomas Production Publisher: ATV Northern. Matrix, Runout (Side A label): MX 54831. Matrix, Runout (Side B label): MX 54832. Other Versions (5 of 30) View All.

Gangsters is the first single by the Special . After a limited 5,000 copies of the track were distributed by the fledgling 2 Tone record label in May 1979, as a double A-side along with The Selecter by label mates The Selecter, it was given a full release two months later, when it went on to reach no. 6 in the UK charts in the summer of 1979, becoming both The Specials' and the 2 Tone label's first hit record

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The Special AKA - Gangsters. 2. The Selecter - The Selecter. 4. The Selecter - On My Radio. 883. 5. The Specials - A Message to You Rudy (feat.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A The Special A.K.A.* Gangsters
B The Selecter The Selecter
Producer – R. Lomas*Written-By – Bradbury*, Davies*

Companies, etc.

  • Marketed By – Chrysalis Records Ltd.

Credits

  • Mastered By – Porky

Notes

This issue comes in the standard 2-Tone man black and white sleeve.

Recorded for a mere £700 (if the legend is to be believed) and initially distributed by Rough Trade.

The B side was a demo that was recorded a few years before its release by Neol Davies, John Bradbury and Barry Jones and came complete with it's own unique catalogue number. This may seem unusual but was actually quite common with old ska and reggae singles.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TT1, TT2 The Special A.K.A.* Vs. The Selecter The Special A.K.A.* Vs. The Selecter - Gangsters / The Selecter ‎(7", Sta) Two-Tone Records, Two-Tone Records TT1, TT2 UK 1979
CHS 2374 The Specials / The Selecter The Specials / The Selecter - Gangsters / The Selecter ‎(7", Single) Chrysalis CHS 2374 France Unknown
TT1, TT2 The Special A.K.A.* / The Selecter The Special A.K.A.* / The Selecter - Gangsters / The Selecter ‎(7", RP, Sol) Two-Tone Records, Two-Tone Records TT1, TT2 UK 1979
6172 682 The Specials / The Selecter The Specials / The Selecter - Gangsters / The Selecter ‎(7", Single) Chrysalis 6172 682 France 1979
TT1, TT2 The Special A.K.A.* / The Selecter The Special A.K.A.* / The Selecter - Gangsters / The Selecter ‎(7", Pap) Two-Tone Records, Two-Tone Records TT1, TT2 UK 1979

Tracklist Hide Credits

A The Special A.K.A.* Gangsters
B The Selecter The Selecter
Producer – R. Lomas*Written-By – Bradbury*, Davies*

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Desert Songs
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – ATV
  • Pressed By – Orlake Records
  • Mastered At – Gedmal Galvanic Ltd.

Notes

This issue has a SOLID CENTRE and comes in Unstamped white sleeve.

Recorded for a mere £700 (if the legend is to be believed) and initially distributed by Rough Trade. These Rough Trade issues came with a plain white sleeve stamped by the band themselves with the words THE SPECIAL A.K.A 'Gangsters' Vs THE SELECTER. This stamped sleeve was limited to 5000 copies.

The B side was a demo that was recorded a few years before its release by Neol Davies, John Bradbury and Barry Jones and came complete with it's own unique catalogue number. This may seem unusual but was actually quite common with old ska and reggae singles.

The record was the biggest selling independent single of the year.

On Side B label: ℗ Desert Songs / A T V (although these are publishing entities, and therefore may not be the owners of the phonographic copyright)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: TT+1 - 3 OR GANGSTERS
  • Matrix / Runout: TT 2-1 G.G..

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TT1, TT2 The Special A.K.A.* Vs. The Selecter The Special A.K.A.* Vs. The Selecter - Gangsters / The Selecter ‎(7", Sta) Two-Tone Records, Two-Tone Records TT1, TT2 UK 1979
CHS 2374 The Specials / The Selecter The Specials / The Selecter - Gangsters / The Selecter ‎(7", Single) Chrysalis CHS 2374 France Unknown
TT1, TT2 The Special A.K.A.* / The Selecter The Special A.K.A.* / The Selecter - Gangsters / The Selecter ‎(7", RP, Sol) Two-Tone Records, Two-Tone Records TT1, TT2 UK 1979
6172 682 The Specials / The Selecter The Specials / The Selecter - Gangsters / The Selecter ‎(7", Single) Chrysalis 6172 682 France 1979
TT1, TT2 The Special A.K.A.* / The Selecter The Special A.K.A.* / The Selecter - Gangsters / The Selecter ‎(7", Pap) Two-Tone Records, Two-Tone Records TT1, TT2 UK 1979




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