Limited double vinyl LP pressing. 2014 collection of tracks from the influential British Ska label. To celebrate the music and cultural movement that the label helped inspire, this compilation brings together the best tracks from their historic catalog. 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 Body snatchers' 'People Do Rocksteady,' plus three more songs by the Selector: '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. #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.'
Gangsters - By Special AKA
The Selecter - By The Selecter
The Prince - By Madness
On My Radio - By The Selecter
A Message to You Rudy (feat. Rico) - By The Specials
The Tears of a Clown - By The Beat
Too Much Too Young (Live) - By The Special AKA
Three Minute Hero - By The Selecter
Ranking Full Stop - By The Beat
Rat Race - By The Specials
Let's Do Rock Steady - By The Bodysnatchers
Missing Words - By The Selecter
Stereotype - By The Specials
Sea Cruise - By Rico
Do Nothing - By The Specials
Ghost Town - By The Specials
Nelson Mandela (Edit) - By The Special AKA
The Boiler (with The Special AKA) - By Rhoda
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.