Qobuz Store wallpaper
Categorías:
Carrito 0

Su carrito está vacío

The Specials|Protest Songs 1924 – 2012

Protest Songs 1924 – 2012

The Specials

Disponible en
logo Hi-Res
24-Bit 96.0 kHz - Stereo

Streaming ilimitado

Escuche este álbum ahora en alta calidad en nuestras apps

Comenzar mi periodo de prueba gratis y escuchar este álbum

Disfrute de este álbum en las apps Qobuz con sususcripción

Suscribir

Disfrute de este álbum en las apps Qobuz con sususcripción

Descarga digital

Compre y descargue este álbum en múltiples formatos, según sus necesidades.

The Specials are a band with a trademark sound if there ever was such a thing, but a quick look at their catalog reveals only one of their albums truly reflects it. Their instant-classic 1979 debut defined the tough, furious dance groove that made them the greatest act from the U.K. ska revival of the late 1970s and early '80s. However, the follow-up, 1980's More Specials, was a deliberate detour into the then-unhip world of lounge music, and 1984's In the Studio was as stylistically diverse as Jerry Dammers knew how to make it. Thirteen years into the Specials' improbable reunion, the group has been winnowed down to a core of three original members -- lead singer Terry Hall, guitarist and vocalist Lynval Golding, and bassist Horace Panter -- and it's curiously predictable that their second record after returning to action, 2021's Protest Songs 1924-2012, isn't a ska album. The Specials had intended to make a roots reggae album before the COVID-19 pandemic upended their plans, and they opted to instead take on a more intimate project, covering 12 songs that express politically and socially conscious themes in different ways. That's certainly a concept in line with the group's firmly held ideals, but the result is an album that doesn't sound or feel like a Specials record. The stripped-down arrangements lack the muscle of their greatest work, and the insouciant tone of Hall's youthful vocals has given way to a more polished delivery, as if he's embraced his inner Bryan Ferry. Hall sings these tunes with conviction, but with a certain emotional reserve that buffers the attack, and it's not a great choice when he approaches songs like the Staple Singers' "Freedom Highway," the Mothers of Invention's "Trouble Every Day," or the classic spiritual "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Us Around." (Golding fares better when he takes over the lead for Big Bill Broonzy's "Black, Brown and White" and "My Next Door Neighbor" by Jerry "Boogie" McCain, giving them plenty of spirit and jump-blues bounce.) It's a bit difficult to understand how some of these selections qualify as protest songs, especially Leonard Cohen's "Everybody Knows," which is coolly world-weary but doesn't present a list of concrete demands. There are great moments here, particularly a spare, powerful reworking of Talking Heads' "Listening Wind," and the participants never sound less than sincere, but coming from a band whose heritage includes "Ghost Town," "Doesn't Make It Alright," and "It's Up to You," Protest Songs 1924-2012 never quite reaches its potential.
© Mark Deming /TiVo

Más información

Protest Songs 1924 – 2012

The Specials

launch qobuz app Ya he descargado Qobuz para Windows / MacOS Abrir

download qobuz app Todavía no he descargado Qobuz para Windows / MacOS Descargar la app Qobuz

Está escuchando muestras.

Escuche más de 70 millones de pistas con un plan de streaming ilimitado.

Escuche este álbum y más de 70 millones de pistas con los planes de streaming ilimitado.

1
Freedom Highway
00:03:24

Roebuck Staples, ComposerLyricist - George Murphy, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nikolaj Torp Larsen, Producer, Piano, Harmonica, AssociatedPerformer - Cenzo Townshend, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tim Debney, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Terry Hall, Producer, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Lynval Golding, Producer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Horace Panter, Producer, Electric Bass, AssociatedPerformer - The Specials, MainArtist - Steve Cradock, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Kenrick Rowe, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Rob Sellens, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Camden Clerk, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Hannah Hu, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Liam Larkin, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2021 Universal Music Operations Limited

2
Everybody Knows
00:05:23

George Murphy, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nikolaj Torp Larsen, Producer, Piano, Melodica, AssociatedPerformer - Cenzo Townshend, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Leonard Cohen, ComposerLyricist - Tim Debney, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sharon Robinson, ComposerLyricist - Terry Hall, Producer, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Lynval Golding, Producer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Horace Panter, Producer, Fender Bass, AssociatedPerformer - The Specials, MainArtist - Steve Cradock, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Kenrick Rowe, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Rob Sellens, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Camden Clerk, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Hannah Hu, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Liam Larkin, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2021 Universal Music Operations Limited

3
I Don't Mind Failing In This World
00:04:40

George Murphy, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nikolaj Torp Larsen, Producer, Glockenspiel, Harp, Harmonium, Mellotron, AssociatedPerformer - Cenzo Townshend, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tim Debney, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Malvina Reynolds, ComposerLyricist - Terry Hall, Producer, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Lynval Golding, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Horace Panter, Producer, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - The Specials, MainArtist - Steve Cradock, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Kenrick Rowe, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Rob Sellens, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Camden Clerk, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Liam Larkin, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2021 Universal Music Operations Limited

4
Black, Brown And White
00:02:57

George Murphy, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nikolaj Torp Larsen, Producer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Cenzo Townshend, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tim Debney, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Big Bill Broonzy, ComposerLyricist - Terry Hall, Producer - Lynval Golding, Producer, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Horace Panter, Producer, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - The Specials, MainArtist - Steve Cradock, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Kenrick Rowe, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Rob Sellens, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Camden Clerk, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Liam Larkin, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2021 Universal Music Operations Limited

5
Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Us Around
00:03:46

George Murphy, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nikolaj Torp Larsen, Producer, Organ, Vocals, Clapping, Foot Stamping, AssociatedPerformer - Traditional, ComposerLyricist - Cenzo Townshend, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tim Debney, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Terry Hall, Producer, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Lynval Golding, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, Clapping, AssociatedPerformer - Horace Panter, Producer, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Fender Bass, Clapping, AssociatedPerformer - The Specials, MainArtist - Steve Cradock, Guitar, Vocals, Clapping, AssociatedPerformer - Kenrick Rowe, Drums, Tambourine, Vocals, Clapping, AssociatedPerformer - Rob Sellens, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Camden Clerk, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Liam Larkin, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2021 Universal Music Operations Limited

6
Fuck All The Perfect People
00:04:05

George Murphy, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nikolaj Torp Larsen, Producer, Piano, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Cenzo Townshend, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tim Debney, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Terry Hall, Producer, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Lynval Golding, Producer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Horace Panter, Producer, Fender Bass, AssociatedPerformer - The Specials, MainArtist - Steve Cradock, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - James Wesley Voight, ComposerLyricist - Kenrick Rowe, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Rob Sellens, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Camden Clerk, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Liam Larkin, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2021 Universal Music Operations Limited

7
My Next Door Neighbor
00:02:33

George Murphy, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nikolaj Torp Larsen, Producer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Cenzo Townshend, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tim Debney, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Terry Hall, Producer, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Lynval Golding, Producer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Horace Panter, Producer, Fender Bass, AssociatedPerformer - The Specials, MainArtist - Jerry McCain, ComposerLyricist - Steve Cradock, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Kenrick Rowe, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Rob Sellens, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Camden Clerk, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Liam Larkin, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2021 Universal Music Operations Limited

8
Trouble Every Day
00:05:04

George Murphy, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nikolaj Torp Larsen, Producer, Guitar, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Cenzo Townshend, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Frank Zappa, ComposerLyricist - Tim Debney, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Terry Hall, Producer, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Lynval Golding, Producer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Horace Panter, Producer, Fender Bass, AssociatedPerformer - The Specials, MainArtist - Steve Cradock, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Kenrick Rowe, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Rob Sellens, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Camden Clerk, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Liam Larkin, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2021 Universal Music Operations Limited

9
Listening Wind
00:04:05

George Murphy, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nikolaj Torp Larsen, Producer, Vocals, Dulcimer, AssociatedPerformer - Cenzo Townshend, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Michael 'Bammi' Rose, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Eno, ComposerLyricist - Tim Debney, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - David Byrne, ComposerLyricist - Terry Hall, Producer, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Pablo Mendelssohn, Flugelhorn, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Smart, Trombone, Bass Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Lynval Golding, Producer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Horace Panter, Producer, Fender Bass, AssociatedPerformer - The Specials, MainArtist - Jim Hunt, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Kenrick Rowe, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Rob Sellens, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Camden Clerk, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Hannah Hu, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Liam Larkin, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tony ‘Groco’ Uter, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2021 Universal Music Operations Limited

10
I Live In A City
00:02:20

George Murphy, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nikolaj Torp Larsen, Producer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Cenzo Townshend, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tim Debney, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Malvina Reynolds, ComposerLyricist - Terry Hall, Producer, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Lynval Golding, Producer, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Horace Panter, Producer, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - The Specials, MainArtist - Steve Cradock, Acoustic Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Kenrick Rowe, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Rob Sellens, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Camden Clerk, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Hannah Hu, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Liam Larkin, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2021 Universal Music Operations Limited

11
Soldiers Who Want To Be Heroes
00:02:51

Rod McKuen, ComposerLyricist - George Murphy, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nikolaj Torp Larsen, Producer, Accordion, Piano, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Cenzo Townshend, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tim Debney, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Terry Hall, Producer, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Lynval Golding, Producer, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Horace Panter, Producer, Hofner Bass, AssociatedPerformer - The Specials, MainArtist - Steve Cradock, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Kenrick Rowe, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Rob Sellens, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Camden Clerk, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Liam Larkin, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2021 Universal Music Operations Limited

12
Get Up, Stand Up
00:04:07

George Murphy, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nikolaj Torp Larsen, Producer - Bob Marley, ComposerLyricist - Cenzo Townshend, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tim Debney, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peter Tosh, ComposerLyricist - Terry Hall, Producer - Lynval Golding, Producer, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Horace Panter, Producer - The Specials, MainArtist - Steve Cradock, Acoustic Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Rob Sellens, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Camden Clerk, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Liam Larkin, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2021 Universal Music Operations Limited

DISCO 2

1
The Lunatics (Live at Coventry Cathedral, July 2019)
00:04:01

Roebuck Staples, ComposerLyricist - Nikolaj Torp Larsen, Producer, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Debney, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Terry Hall, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Pablo Mendelssohn, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Smart, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Lynval Golding, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Horace Panter, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - The Specials, MainArtist - Steve Cradock, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Kenrick Rowe, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Marcos Ferrari, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2021 Universal Music Operations Limited

2
We Sell Hope (Live at Coventry Cathedral, July 2019)
00:05:40

Nikolaj Torp Larsen, Producer, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Tim Debney, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Terry Hall, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Pablo Mendelssohn, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Smart, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Lynval Golding, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Horace Panter, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Specials, MainArtist - Steve Cradock, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Kenrick Rowe, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Marcos Ferrari, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2021 Universal Music Operations Limited

Descripción del álbum

The Specials are a band with a trademark sound if there ever was such a thing, but a quick look at their catalog reveals only one of their albums truly reflects it. Their instant-classic 1979 debut defined the tough, furious dance groove that made them the greatest act from the U.K. ska revival of the late 1970s and early '80s. However, the follow-up, 1980's More Specials, was a deliberate detour into the then-unhip world of lounge music, and 1984's In the Studio was as stylistically diverse as Jerry Dammers knew how to make it. Thirteen years into the Specials' improbable reunion, the group has been winnowed down to a core of three original members -- lead singer Terry Hall, guitarist and vocalist Lynval Golding, and bassist Horace Panter -- and it's curiously predictable that their second record after returning to action, 2021's Protest Songs 1924-2012, isn't a ska album. The Specials had intended to make a roots reggae album before the COVID-19 pandemic upended their plans, and they opted to instead take on a more intimate project, covering 12 songs that express politically and socially conscious themes in different ways. That's certainly a concept in line with the group's firmly held ideals, but the result is an album that doesn't sound or feel like a Specials record. The stripped-down arrangements lack the muscle of their greatest work, and the insouciant tone of Hall's youthful vocals has given way to a more polished delivery, as if he's embraced his inner Bryan Ferry. Hall sings these tunes with conviction, but with a certain emotional reserve that buffers the attack, and it's not a great choice when he approaches songs like the Staple Singers' "Freedom Highway," the Mothers of Invention's "Trouble Every Day," or the classic spiritual "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Us Around." (Golding fares better when he takes over the lead for Big Bill Broonzy's "Black, Brown and White" and "My Next Door Neighbor" by Jerry "Boogie" McCain, giving them plenty of spirit and jump-blues bounce.) It's a bit difficult to understand how some of these selections qualify as protest songs, especially Leonard Cohen's "Everybody Knows," which is coolly world-weary but doesn't present a list of concrete demands. There are great moments here, particularly a spare, powerful reworking of Talking Heads' "Listening Wind," and the participants never sound less than sincere, but coming from a band whose heritage includes "Ghost Town," "Doesn't Make It Alright," and "It's Up to You," Protest Songs 1924-2012 never quite reaches its potential.
© Mark Deming /TiVo

Acerca del álbum

Mejorar esta página

Qobuz logo Por qué comprar en Qobuz...

De oferta actualmente...

Abba Gold Anniversary Edition

ABBA

Super Trouper

ABBA

Arrival

ABBA

Arrival ABBA

The Essential Collection

ABBA

Más en Qobuz
Por The Specials

Ghost Town

The Specials

Ghost Town The Specials

The Best of the Specials

The Specials

The Specials

The Specials

The Specials The Specials

Encore (Deluxe Edition)

The Specials

Protest Songs 1924 – 2012

The Specials

Quizás también le guste...

Brave Heart Riddim

SKITTA MUSIC PRODUCTION

Brave Heart Riddim SKITTA MUSIC PRODUCTION

The Comet

Gravity

The Comet Gravity

Venum

Kantus

Venum Kantus

Full House - The Very Best of Madness

Madness

Chap Lawd (feat. Jahwhiz Prod)

Tevo 27k

De actualidad...