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The Specials Encore

  • Learn more about the program. The Specials Encore should you buy this album? Held up as paragons of virtue thanks to their staunch anti-racism, the original Specials were a trickier prospect than their canonisation suggests. Great album The Specials Encore tour! Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. Is there a concept here?

    The messages and stories were all there, but no real beat behind them. And sadly, some of the messaging felt to be in the moment protest rather than something that will linger on.

    Nelson Mandela has been dead for years, but still Free Nelson Mandela is a song that I could put on at any moment in my life, remember the message and feel my body move. There is nothing close to that on this album, nobody will remember any of these songs in five years, let alone thirty -- they all feel too much like they are talking about what everyone else is talking about -- and some, quite literally, are talking.

    A good example of all of this would be 10 Commandments - again, a song with a good message, but a bit late in the feminist moment to really say anything new.

    Unless Britain is quite behind the States, which I highly doubt that. I also understand the wanting to embrace Khan, the viral moment with the specials t-shirt, and her message, but at the cost of another song to qualify the LP, not sure it was worth it.

    If you want to respond to Prince Buster, unfortunately it fell flat, again, the music behind Buster is what made the song worthy of listening to, even after people felt ashamed of the lyrics. It also feels weird to address a guy that has been dead for a couple of years, and I could be wrong, but had not performed the song in years before his death. So this is really a "song" that is late to feminism and really late to addressing a guy's like 10 most popular song of all time maybe?

    Yes, it was the one with the most commercial success in the 60s, but show me one radio station that plays it today. Much more powerful was BLM -- a very interesting spoken word track with a disco beat.

    This is a spoken word track that works, and it felt like The Specials' message, rather than someone else's. The rest of the album meanders through smooth, disco-y tracks, with a little ska in there. All are fine, if they were on albums with stronger tracks, but alone they are just hard to get through if you are a whole album listener.

    Maybe if you play on random with a big playlist, it would be better. So should you buy this album? I want to just say yes because it is the Specials and it is a relatively low price. However, you are probably better listening to it on one of the streaming services, maybe spending that money on their upcoming tour if possible.

    Once I got over the fact that this is musically not the Specials of , I found it an easy album to like. In fact, it is arguably the best album of the decade. It's varied, well played, beautifully produced and most important, it's an unapologetic and poignant document of the time in which we live. Are YOU ready for them? The lyrics are as timely as The Specials always were. The music is , not The only other band releasing lyrics this timely is Sleaford Mods.

    Vote Tory? You won't like this album and you are fake if you pretend to like The Specials' first album. Pass on this one. The music is tight, especially the disco funk - Disco funk!? Think Blondie's Rapture. The lyrics are awful. I've been a Specials fan for nearly 40 years.

    There was nothing obviously sophomoric about their first album. It was sharp as a razor! The second album 'More Specials' was pretty forgettable. This is just bad. Kev could not have put it better Topical, cutting, musically and emotionally moving. Great to see something new from The Specials! Great album and tour! Hope to see more from them in the future.

    Highly recommend!! One person found this helpful. Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase. The specials See all 17 customer reviews. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Get fast, free delivery with Amazon Prime. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. It is their first studio album of original songs since 's Guilty 'til Proved Innocent!

    The Specials, in a different incarnation, previously released a cover of "Blam Blam Fever" on 's studio album Skinhead Girl. The album entered at number 1 on the UK Album's Chart after its first week of release, falling to 5 the week after and spending 9 weeks on the charts. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

    The Specials. Retrieved 28 May Retrieved 29 May Rolling Stone. Still, there are more members of the classic lineup here than on In the Studio , the Special AKA album commonly regarded as canonical. According to a recent feature in Mojo magazine, he attempted to legally prevent the current incarnation of the band from releasing new music, believing that it would besmirch the legacy of arguably the most influential British band of their era.

    With its mournful trombone solo and tension-ratcheting pile-up of queasy jazz chords, single Vote for Me is hardly coy in its attempts to get the listener to think of Ghost Town. Held up as paragons of virtue thanks to their staunch anti-racism, the original Specials were a trickier prospect than their canonisation suggests. Perhaps the kindest thing you can say about their attitude to women — as expressed on Little Bitch, Too Much Too Young or Hey Little Rich Girl — was that it tells you a lot about men of their era, including the ostensibly right-on ones.

    The same is true of BLM, on which Golding offers a potent, unflinching portrayal of racism across the decades, over more muscular funk-rock.


  • Reuse this content. Order by newest oldest recommendations. Show 25 25 50 All. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Loading comments… Trouble loading? Most popular. If you want to respond to Prince Buster, unfortunately it fell flat, again, the music behind Buster is what made the song worthy of listening to, even after people felt ashamed of the lyrics.

    It also feels weird to address a guy that has been dead for a couple of years, and I could be wrong, but had not performed the song in years before his death. So this is really a "song" that is late to feminism and really late to addressing a guy's like 10 most popular song of all time maybe?

    Yes, it was the one with the most commercial success in the 60s, but show me one radio station that plays it today. Much more powerful was BLM -- a very interesting spoken word track with a disco beat. This is a spoken word track that works, and it felt like The Specials' message, rather than someone else's. The rest of the album meanders through smooth, disco-y tracks, with a little ska in there. All are fine, if they were on albums with stronger tracks, but alone they are just hard to get through if you are a whole album listener.

    Maybe if you play on random with a big playlist, it would be better. So should you buy this album? I want to just say yes because it is the Specials and it is a relatively low price. However, you are probably better listening to it on one of the streaming services, maybe spending that money on their upcoming tour if possible.

    Once I got over the fact that this is musically not the Specials of , I found it an easy album to like. In fact, it is arguably the best album of the decade. It's varied, well played, beautifully produced and most important, it's an unapologetic and poignant document of the time in which we live. Are YOU ready for them? The lyrics are as timely as The Specials always were. The music is , not The only other band releasing lyrics this timely is Sleaford Mods. Vote Tory? You won't like this album and you are fake if you pretend to like The Specials' first album.

    Pass on this one. The music is tight, especially the disco funk - Disco funk!? Think Blondie's Rapture. The lyrics are awful. I've been a Specials fan for nearly 40 years. There was nothing obviously sophomoric about their first album.

    It was sharp as a razor! The second album 'More Specials' was pretty forgettable. This is just bad. Kev could not have put it better Topical, cutting, musically and emotionally moving. Great to see something new from The Specials! Great album and tour! Hope to see more from them in the future. Highly recommend!! One person found this helpful. Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase. The specials See all 17 customer reviews.

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