Various: The Best of 2-Tone 12"

Various: The Best of 2-Tone 12"


Tags: · 70s · 80s · punk · reissues · ska
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To celebrate the music and cultural movement that 2 Tone Records helped inspire, Chrysalis reissues the compilation that brings together the best tracks from the label's history. The Best of 2 Tone features 18 tracks, including the first single from Madness ("The Prince"), the Beat's classic cover of Smokey Robinson's "Tears Of A Clown," and Bodysnatchers' "People Do Rocksteady," plus three more songs by The Selecter: "On My Radio," "Three Minute Hero" and "Missing Words." Half of the album features music recorded by The Special AKA, which was shortened later to The Specials. Along with "Gangsters," the collection also includes both of the band's U.K. No. 1's - "Too Much Too Young" (1980) and "Ghost Town" (1981) - as well as several Top 10 songs: "A Message To You, Rudy," "Rat Race," "Stereotype," "Do Nothing," and "Free Nelson Mandela."