Albums

€ 21,99

Ska en Rocksteady - Verschenen op 1 februari 2019 | UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)

In the midst of a punk explosion in the late ‘70s, the UK experienced a ska revival led by Madness and, most notably, The Specials. Originally from Coventry, the multicultural gang originally led by Jerry Dammers is now reviving the syncopated rhythms of Jamaican rocksteady and its derivative, ska. In the heart of a grey Thatcherian England, it seemed that their strict dress code (pork pie hats, black suits and chequered patterns) was mandatory to fully appreciate their singles A Message To You Rudy (a cover of Dandy Livingstone), Too Much Too Young or Gangsters, as well as their two albums, Specials in 1979 and More Specials in 1980. Going by the name of The Special AKA, they published the equally essential album In The Studio With in 1984, which topped the charts thanks to their hit song (Free) Nelson Mandela... In the middle of Winter 2019, the Specials broke their (very) long silence with Encore. However, Jerry Dammers – the author of their greatest songs - and Neville Staple are no longer in the group! Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Horace Panter are certainly present but for purists, wouldn’t The Specials without Jerry Dammers be like... The Rolling Stones without Keith Richards? With the help of guitarist Steve Cradock (from Ocean Colour Scene), drummer Kenrick Rowe and pianist Nikolaj Torp Larsen, these 2019 Specials look great. Their ska style crosses soul with vintage disco (with a beautiful cover of Black Skinned Blue-Eyed Boys by The Equals) and they certainly don’t forget to comment on the socio-political climate just as they did at the start. As a bonus, we find eleven live tracks (with all the hits from the golden era!), recorded in Paris at the Bataclan on November 30, 2014, and in London at the Troxy on November 16, 2016. A rather successful comeback. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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Ska en Rocksteady - Verschenen op 1 februari 2019 | UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)

€ 14,99

Ska en Rocksteady - Verschenen op 1 maart 2017 | Sanctuary Records

€ 19,98

Ska en Rocksteady - Verschenen op 21 augustus 2000 | Chrysalis Records

€ 14,99

Ska en Rocksteady - Verschenen op 3 augustus 2012 | Chrysalis Records

€ 1,98

Ska en Rocksteady - Verschenen op 13 juni 2011 | Hypnotic Records

€ 9,99

Ska en Rocksteady - Verschenen op 4 december 2009 | Chrysalis Records

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Ska en Rocksteady - Verschenen op 1 april 2009 | Cleopatra Records

€ 14,99

Ska en Rocksteady - Verschenen op 1 april 2009 | Cleopatra Records

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Ska en Rocksteady - Verschenen op 28 november 2008 | Chrysalis Records

€ 9,99

Ska en Rocksteady - Verschenen op 15 januari 2008 | Cleopatra

€ 14,99

Ska en Rocksteady - Verschenen op 2 oktober 2007 | Cleopatra Records

€ 9,99

Ska en Rocksteady - Verschenen op 9 mei 2006 | Cleopatra Records

€ 9,99

Ska en Rocksteady - Verschenen op 21 augustus 2000 | Chrysalis Records

€ 9,99

Ska en Rocksteady - Verschenen op 1 oktober 1999 | Chrysalis Records

€ 9,99

Ska en Rocksteady - Verschenen op 13 mei 1996 | Chrysalis Records

€ 13,99

Ska en Rocksteady - Verschenen op 1 januari 1996 | Virgin Catalogue

€ 9,99

Ska en Rocksteady - Verschenen op 6 april 1992 | Chrysalis Records

€ 9,99

Ska en Rocksteady - Verschenen op 4 oktober 1980 | Chrysalis Records

€ 14,99

Ska en Rocksteady - Verschenen op 4 oktober 1980 | Chrysalis Records